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Headline News

Aussie ‘Chapter 11’ provision may help smaller travel firms

For some smaller travel companies struggling to contend with the pandemic and subsequent collapse of air transport, Australia’s planned new insolvency rules (which will resemble the US “Chapter 11” bankruptcy protection provisions), could be a lifesaver. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Agents Incentives

Norwegian Cruise Line Invites Agents To Get In The Spirit With New Travel Partner Incentive

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, has launched a new booking incentive and giveaway for its valued travel partners in Australia and New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Airport

HKIA among First in the Region to be Accredited by Global Health Programme Aimed to Build Passenger Confidence in Air Travel

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced today that the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been accredited under the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme of the Airports Council International (ACI), recognizing the airport’s high standard in upholding health and safety in its operations. … Continue Reading

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Innovative food technology solution comes to Brisbane Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Christian Wiegele appointed Director and Executive Vice President of Dole Asia Holdings and Division President Asia Fresh

Christian Wiegele has been appointed Division President of Dole Asia Fresh and Director, Executive Vice President of Dole Asia Holdings. … Continue Reading

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BCD Travel appoints leaders for new European region, Global Network

Apps

There’s an App for That: New App Clips and Widgets Added to American Airlines Mobile App

American Airlines is the first U.S. airline to integrate the latest mobile software features into its app to enhance the customer experience. … Continue Reading

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Association

Trailblazing Legacies Rewarded – ICCA & BestCities Global Alliance Announce 2020 Incredible Impacts Winning Associations

The business events sector has recently been faced with many challenges – but one thing that has prevailed is the exhibition of perseverance through adversity and dedication to creating legacy that goes far beyond the conference walls. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Coles’ support reaches new record in year of challenges

In a year marked by drought, bushfires and COVID-19, Coles and its customers, team members and suppliers have contributed a record $139 million to support communities across Australia – more than 20 per cent higher than the previous year.

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Purpose-driven travel media can now apply to the newly launched “Herald Media Program”
Gogo Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan to Protect Valuable Tax Assets

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

World’s first indigenous business accelerator program continues to help entrepreneurs overcome COVID-19

OVID-19 has had a severe impact on First Nations businesses with Kinaway Chamber of Commerce claiming 22% of its Members (Indigenous businesses) in Victoria ceased operations in March 2020. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Amorepacific’s Enough Project Releases New All-in-One Essence on Amazon

Enough Project, the pragmatic beauty brand launched by Amorepacific last month, is proud to announce the launch of their brand-new All-in-One Essence, packed with powerful ingredients like Bakuchiol, Beta-Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides for the ultimate in hydration and radiance.

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Explore Jamaica’s Diverse Natural Attractions

Financial

Card payments continue to rise in Malaysia amid COVID-19, reveals GlobalData

Malaysia has traditionally been a cash-dominant society. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated Malaysia’s push towards electronic payments, with card payments at point of sale (POS) terminals continuing to rise, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard Expands its Digital First Card Program Amid Growing Demand for Digitally Driven Money Management Solutions
CHOICE comment on Westpac’s AUSTRAC settlement

Hotel Deals

Hotel News

Hotel Trends

Central/South America hotel performance for August 2020

The Central/South America hotel industry reported slight improvement over the previous month, but low overall performance, according to August 2020 data from STR. … Continue Reading

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New rates on The Ghan, 3 days 2 nights Adelaide / Darwin or v.v. Gold & Platinum categories. … Continue Reading

Insurance

The bad value health insurance deals from the biggest health funds: CHOICE

CHOICE has analysed thousands of policies and found that many of the biggest health funds are selling some policies that offer terrible value for customers. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

PETA to South Australian Government: Take Fish off Menu

After the South Australian government announced a ban on some single-use plastics, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has sent a letter to the state’s premier, Steven Marshall, suggesting a tangible action that would go a long way towards reducing the amount of plastic in the ocean: not serving sea life at state government events and in the State Administration Centre staff café. … Continue Reading

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How to escape the city if you don’t own a car and hate public transport!
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MICE

Signs of recovery at TCEB’s ‘Thailand MICE United’ event as Government vows high level support for domestic MICE

In a show of the industry’s readiness for domestic MICE post-COVID-19, some 6,000 suppliers, entrepreneurs and prospective clients attended the full-day hybrid event “Thailand MICE United” comprising a trade mart, a technology showcase, dialogue sessions, and the launch of two new MICE cities. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

GWM Set to Debut New Models at Auto China 2020

GWM (601633.SS/02333.HK), a world-renowned SUV and pickup manufacturer, will showcase models from its three leading vehicle brands at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020 (Auto China 2020). … Continue Reading

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OTA News

From learning about space with an astronomer to mastering origami, Airbnb launches new series of educational Online Experiences

Airbnb is launching a new collection of Online Experiences – Field Trips – designed to broaden kids’ horizons by tapping into a network of experts based all over the world. … Continue Reading

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Agoda’s Hygiene Survey: Daily Room Disinfections is key component to get travelers moving again

Resort News

Tripadvisor Travellers Continue Love Affair With Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and its Metzo’s Bar & Grill have both been voted into the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Statistics & Trends

Flying low Europe’s airlines flex fares to woo passengers

According to research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, Europe’s airlines have been offering significantly discounted fares for the September to December period in a bid to attract back travellers. … Continue Reading

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Get Set For The Biggest Staycation Ever With Aussies Itching To Explore Their Own Backyard This Christmas, New Innocean Research Finds

Tech

SITA helps Lufthansa Group deliver contactless, mobile way to report and track delayed baggage

Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

ONE SEYCHELLES Takes A Strong Stance Against The Industrial Fishing Fleets Operating Within Our Waters

Despite being so isolated, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra is receiving unprecedented amounts of plastic litter every day along its shores. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Chongqing’s Rongchang District features touching natural beauty and radiating prosperity

Featuring touching natural beauty and radiating prosperity, the Rongchang District in west China’s Chonqing Municipality held a livestreaming promotion campaign as part of the 2020 Chongqing Showcase on Sept. 21. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

The ‘PAC Is Back: Major Arts Companies Stage QPAC Homecoming

Thanks to recovery funding from the Queensland Government, Queensland’s flagship arts companies will once again grace the stages of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 27 September to 20 December 2020. … Continue Reading

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Visit STH Pacific & Oceania

Removal of Quarantine Requirement for Travellers from NSW and ACT to Norfolk Island

Providing there are no major changes associated with the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 from people from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, existing blanket 14-day quarantine requirement will be removed for travellers from both of these locations visiting Norfolk Island from 1 October. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Visitor Finds 9-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

On Labor Day, Kevin Kinard, a 33-year-old bank branch manager from Maumelle, Ark., visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park and found the second-largest diamond found in the park’s history. … Continue Reading

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