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Urgent treatment for airline that’s losing $1.6 million an hour

The paralysis of global travel triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is costing Europe’s second-biggest airline, Lufthansa, the equivalent of AUD 1.6 million an hour – forcing it to make a plea for state aid in the face of what its chief executive calls “the biggest challenge in our 65-year history”. … Continue Reading

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Technology – Your Partner in Crisis
JOHN ROZENTALS laments a loss of regionality in an otherwise great red.
Mark William Sheehan joins the Global Travel Media Team



Emirates resumes flights to 6 more cities

Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Geneva (from 15 July), Los Angeles (from 22 July), Dar es Salaam (from 1 August), Prague and Sao Paulo (from 2 August), and Boston (from 15 August), offering customers even more travel options. … Continue Reading

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Malaysia Airlines Advances Digital Transformation Strategy with PROS
Pegasus Airlines is restarting flights to Tel Aviv
JetBlue’s West Coast Focus City Strategy Lands at LAX
ASTM International Publishes 2nd Technical Report on Aviation


KLM welcomes customers back to its lounges

KLM has reopened its European Schengen Crown Lounge at Schiphol. The KLM Crown Lounge (Non-Schengen) remained open to customers, offering them an opportunity to continue to use the most important facilities. … Continue Reading

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Love is in the air! It’s Penguins in Paradise as SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium welcomes new bachelorettes this breeding season

Kissing, cuddling and group hangouts is what you can expect to see the Little Penguins at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium to be up to as they welcome three new beautiful birds into the mix these school holidays. … Continue Reading

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Kavalan’s Surprise Honour by Japanese Whisky Elite

In an unexpected outcome, Kavalan’s Solist Vinho Barrique has topped a gruelling blind tasting by prestigious Japanese judges in search of the world’s best single malt. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Contracting COVID-19, Lifestyle and Social Connections May Play a Role

Unhealthy lifestyle choices, like smoking and avoiding exercise, are known risk factors for certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. A growing body of research reveals that these risk factors and a lack of supportive social connections can also increase the risk of developing respiratory infections, like the common cold and influenza. … Continue Reading

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52% of Australians plan to travel domestically this year, but want stricter hygiene measures on flights and would cancel travel plans to COVID-19 hotspots – Toluna survey reveals
Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?
Travellers should ‘wear to care’ in the new normal says WTTC


Carnival Cruise Line Sets Ship Delivery Changes and Related Deployment Plans

Carnival Cruise Line will be notifying guests and travel agents on Tuesday of revisions to the delivery of its newest ship, Mardi Gras, as well as the transformed Carnival Radiance – both resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – and new itineraries for Carnival Breeze and Carnival Magic that are all part of an updated deployment plan from November 2020 to May 2021. … Continue Reading

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Huion Unveils Its Latest Kamvas 22 & Kamvas 22 Plus to Empower Artists Around the World

Huion, one of the leading manufacturers of graphic input devices, launched two 21.5-inch pen displays today, namely Kamvas 22 and its higher configuration version Kamvas 22 Plus. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Complimentary Summer Activities for an Engaging Stay at New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel

This summer, New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, the iconic five-star landmark on the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui East, curates special programs and activities, free-of-charge, for all ages, families and couples to enjoy during their stays. … Continue Reading

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Away With Six Senses

Hotel Feature

Gourmet Dining Surprises Aboard The Vietage

As The Vietage makes its way through the diverse Vietnamese landscape, guests aboard the carriage can sit back and enjoy a three-course epicurean experience from an exclusively-curated menu. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Survey: Consumers Eager to Travel with Certain Conditions for Hotels

Global Oracle and Skift study highlights what consumers expect from hotels including increased cleaning and more contactless technology … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings - in Association with

Bangkok’s Best-located Hotel Back…Better Than Ever!

Following temporary closure caused by the COVID-19 outbreak Pathumwan Princess Hotel is delighted to be fully re-opening from Saturday 18th July 2020, with “new normal” operating procedures in place to ensure returning guests have a safe and comfortable stay. … Continue Reading

Samphire Rottnest set to open in October 2020
Banyan Tree Group opens its third property in Mexico – Hacienda Xcanatun by Angsana, an oasis on the outskirts of Merida

Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel results for week ending 4 July

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending 4 July showed a slight decline in occupancy from the previous week, according to STR.
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Raising private health premiums in October “disgraceful” and “cruel”: CHOICE

CHOICE responds to private health COVID-19 mega profits … Continue Reading

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PETA Asks Bunnings to Turn Sausage Sizzles Vegan

Following news that Bunnings’ sausage sizzles will soon make a comeback in some states, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to Deb Poole, COO of the nationwide hardware store chain, asking her to consider allowing only vegan sausages at its fundraisers.

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New Video Shows Perilous, Gruelling Journeys of Cows Killed for Leather


Digitalise and thrive: Thailand’s event organisers go digital with TCEB’s new Virtual Meeting Space project

40 events in Thailand will move online or achieve enhanced online presence this year with the support of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) as a result of TCEB’s Virtual Meeting Space (VMS) project. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Aeronology announces strategic partnership with WebBeds

Today two Australian travel business joined forces to provide the travel agent community the opportunity to book hotel rooms via Aeronology’s world-class online business application. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Commercially fished shark species declared critically endangered

The Australian appetite for shark meat, commonly referred to as ‘flake’, continues to drive species to extinction. In breaking news, the school shark has been listed today as Critically Endangered by the international scientific body, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Savings offered for Mississippi River journey in October 2021 aboard brand new paddlewheeler

The latest authentic paddlewheeler on US rivers, the majestic, new American Countess, will ply the iconic Mississippi River in 2021. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

APAC accounts for more than half of the world’s total domestic flights in July, says Cirium

China and the US jostle to lead the world in domestic flights as air travel slowly resumes following a relaxation of travel restrictions, according to a new analysis from Cirium. … Continue Reading

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The aircraft data insight that can drive your operation forward

Operations across the air transport industry have a great deal to gain through digital transformation. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

The Tailor Launches 2nd Itinerary In New Expedition In Style Series – Exclusive Multi-Day South Australian Air Expedition – Featuring Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges And Barossa

Australia’s premier luxury and five-star experiential travel company The Tailor has launched a six-night immersive, fully-hosted South Australian itinerary to showcase the state’s finest ocean, outback, and wine experiences in the Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges, and Barossa Valley. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

John Rozentals checks out the week’s travel bargains.

Enjoy a feast of food, flavours and fun in Geelong until July 31, from the comfort of your own home and in person at a range of cafes and restaurants. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Ashford Castle crowned #1 resort hotel in UK & Ireland by iconic travel publication

Ashford Castle has been voted the number one resort hotel in the UK and Ireland by readers of the iconic Travel & Leisure magazine, one of the most acclaimed travel publications in the world for discerning travellers. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

Changes to planned border restrictions for visitors to Norfolk Island

With the increase in COVID-19 cases in Victoria and uncertainty about the level of community
transmission in NSW and ACT, the Emergency Management Team (EMT) has decided to exercise caution and postpone reopening Norfolk Island to visitors from NSW and ACT until Friday, 24 July 2020. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Travel Costa Mesa Invites Visitors To “Create Your Escape”

Summer is well underway in Costa Mesa, a coastal community just minutes from the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. … Continue Reading

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