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World’s top authorities agree: ‘No need to let virus stop travel’

As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have issued a joint statement, and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has backed it up. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Limited time offer from Aircalin sees kids snag return flights to New Caledonia for less than $200

There’s never been a better time for families to visit New Caledonia. The country’s international airline, Aircalin, is offering return airfares from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Noumea for kids under 12 at just $199 (including taxes) with the purchase of every adult ticket, which is only $579 return. … Continue Reading

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Cue the adrenaline rush with Jetstar’s See NZ Sale

Aviation

Airport

Airport Revenue Under Pressure Following Moderate Growth in 2019 and COVID-19 Challenges

Asia-Pacific and Middle East airport revenues are under tremendous pressure two months into 2020 amidst the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, despite moderate growth in 2019. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Mulholland Appointed Wendy Wu Tours Managing Director

Andrew Mulholland has been appointed WWT Managing Director Australia effective March 2020. … Continue Reading

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Ori Lahav, Kenes Group announced as new IAPCO President

Attraction

Oh MY, MY, MY…Troye Sivan is joining Madame Tussauds Sydney!

His music has reached all corners of the globe with over 8.5 Billion streams, he has starred in movies, shot covers for international fashion magazines, fronted campaigns for major global designers and today it has been announced that Troye Sivan will be honoured with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Future of seafood is in the lab and your garden, but gap in market is closing, says GlobalData

Due to environmental and health concerns, meat substitutes have seen unparalleled growth in the last few years. But the seafood industry – which is also facing criticism for labelling, sourcing and overconsumption – is a lesser known opportunity. … Continue Reading

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GSK’s involvement in coronavirus vaccine research game changing, says GlobalData
A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination

Cruise

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Greece and Offers an Exciting Array of Itineraries for Families in Summer 2021

In summer 2021, Disney Cruise Line will sail a variety of itineraries around the world including a return to Greece – back by popular demand – and exciting and varied European destinations, Alaska ports and tropical locales. … Continue Reading

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A-Rosa Expands Its Excursion Program To Over 300 Options And Reveals New Speciality Dining
Silversea Showcases The Best Of Antarctica, Photographed By Steve Mccurry For The Very First Time
Kyneton local Laurie Marshall crowned P&O Cruises Local Cricket Legend 2020
Oceania Cruises Unveils 2021-22 Tropics And Exotics Voyages

Financial

Air New Zealand reports interim profit1 of $198 million and maintains interim dividend

Air New Zealand has today announced earnings before other significant items and taxation of $198 million for the six-month period ended 31 December 2019, compared to $217 million in the prior period, reflecting the slower demand growth environment, weakness in the global cargo market and the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong. … Continue Reading

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Virgin Galactic Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results
Leap Year is Giving Us One More Day, and Mastercard Wants to Help You Share it With Someone You Love
Marriott International Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results
Quarterly Results In Line With Guidance

Hotel News

Hotel Trends

STR: Asia Pacific hotel performance for January 2020

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported mostly negative results in the three key performance metrics during January 2020, according to data from STR. … Continue Reading

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STR: U.S. hotel performance for January 2020
STR: Central/South America hotel performance for January 2020
STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 15 February
STR: Global hotel chains lead Europe in hotel net unit growth

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MICE

HML welcomes Hong Kong Government’s US$130-million subsidies under novel coronavirus to reinvigorate the exhibition and convention industry

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), welcomes the latest revitalisation measures initiated by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to support the exhibition and convention industry. A subsidy of over HK$1,020 million (US$130 million) will be injected to subsidise exhibition and convention organisers and participants, in order to reinvigorate Hong Kong’s reputation as the event capital of Asia. … Continue Reading

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ASTM International to Host Large Standards Meeting in Prague
Preventive measures at the HKCEC in response to novel coronavirus infection

River Cruising

American Cruise Lines to Accelerate Expansion 3 New Riverboats to Debut in the Next 20 Months

American Cruise Lines announced today that it will launch two additional modern riverboats for the 2021 season. Construction is already underway on the new riverboats and will ramp up as American Jazz, the Line’s 3rd modern riverboat, is readied for its 2020 debut in New Orleans. … Continue Reading

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Untethered Danube River cruise among Avalon Waterways’ most unique – and most popular – itineraries for 2020
Save up to A$3600 per couple on three Mississippi fly, stay and cruise packages

Theme Parks

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Stirs in the Key Ingredient of Storytelling to Create a Uniquely Disney Experience, from Feb. 28 to April 21, 2020

The highly anticipated Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort for a limited time* Feb. 28 to April 21, 2020, with innovative food, beverages and pairings created with a magical Disney twist. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

ATM Registration open

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is a travel and tourism event organized annually in Dubai to provide a platform for inbound and outbound tourism professionals from the Middle East and around the world. … Continue Reading

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2XL Furniture & Home Decor and Swiss-Belhotel International Announce ‘2XL Interior Design Challenge’ for Arabian Travel Market 2020

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