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Aussies cancel $10 billion in holidays but agents shine

Australians have cancelled holidays worth about $10 billion – and hard-pressed travel agents are reaping praise for clawing back clients’ money from hotels, tour operators and airlines, whereas travellers who booked online are making endless phone calls and getting nowhere. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Emporium Hotel South Bank Appoints New General Manager

Emporium Hotel South Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of John McIlwain as General Manager for their multi-award winning luxury boutique hotel in Brisbane.  … Continue Reading

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HRS Hospitality and Retail Systems appoint David Deng as General Manager for HRS China
Khiri Travel Myanmar Restructures


BELUGA WHALE SANCTUARY UPDATE: Little Grey and Little White arrive safely after move to bay care area

The SEA LIFE Trust is delighted to confirm that two beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, are now safely in their new sea sanctuary care area at Klettsvik Bay in Iceland. … Continue Reading

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The Calyx Presents…Inbloom A World Of Colour And Light


Kavalan Announces its Second ‘STR Whisky’

The soon-to-be-launched Kavalan whisky has been aged in specially shaved, toasted, and recharred casks … Continue Reading

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Business News

BCD Travel drives hotel program adoption, savings opportunities through new SAP(R) Concur(R) connection

BCD Travel today announced an agreement with the SAP® Concur® organization to expand integration between BCD’s proprietary hotel platform and the Custom Hotel Sourcing functionality, providing customers access to even more advanced content, booking and payment options. … Continue Reading

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Dify Social Hires 11 New Marketers Across Australia

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

New York Times best-selling author, Martin Lindstrom launches new COVID-safe travel tips e-book

From handbags and in-flight socks to remote controls and clothes hangers, Lindstrom shines a light on the pitfalls to avoid when travelling this new COVID-19 World. … Continue Reading

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Businesses Can Now Test Workplace Surfaces for Coronavirus Contamination


‘Have Mask, Will Travel’ – Cruisers Take to the Water in Age Of Social Distancing as Katarina Line Ramps Up 2020 Season

Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company Katarina Line is reporting brisk bookings since launching its 2020 season, following Croatia’s reopening of borders to visitors.  … Continue Reading

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Viking launches new digital brochure: 2021-22 World Cruises
PONANT extends its Serenity Policy providing greater confidence and peace of mind

Events / Whats On

48th Istanbul Music Festival To Be Held Online In September

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the 48th Istanbul Music Festival will meet with music lovers virtually between 18 September and 5 October 2020. … Continue Reading

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Consequences of Corona pandemic have a considerable impact on Lufthansa result

The collapse in demand for air travel due to the Corona pandemic led to an 80 percent drop in revenue for the Lufthansa Group in the second quarter to 1.9 billion euros (previous year: 9.6 billion euros). … Continue Reading

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Hyatt Reports Second-Quarter 2020 Results

Hotel Deals

G Hotel Kelawai 7-Day Sale!

This sale is only for 7 days where guests can book now till the 16th of August to stay during these dates: 28 – 31 August 2020 for the price of RM288nett inclusive of breakfast for 2. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

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New Travelodge Hotel For Australia’s Largest Health Precinct

TFE Hotels and Drill Management Pty Ltd have today announced a new Travelodge Hotel will be built as part of the multi-million-dollar West Grove development in Sydney’s western suburbs. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index declines 1.7% in July

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index decreased 1.7% in July to a level of 3,010. Year to date through the first seven months of 2020, the stock index was down 42.9%. … Continue Reading

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Agency Rejects Powerful Anti-Mulesing Billboard

Melbourne – A billboard ad by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been deemed “too graphic” for one out-of-home advertising company, owing to the bloody reality it depicts. … Continue Reading

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13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be held virtually

The Caribbean Plant Health Directors (CPHD) Forum will convene the 1st virtual session of the 13th Annual CPHD meeting on 11th and 12th August 2020.

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ECM and ICCA form European Partnership
International Trade Centre announces business support directory for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
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OTA News

How the Travel Industry Has Evolved During COVID-19 with Airbnb

While the travel industry, including Airbnb, has been hit hard by COVID-19 – and there will continue to be tremendous uncertainty moving forward – recent data shows that travel is beginning to bounce back. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Two tails fly 787-10s in two days at Melbourne Airport

For the first time at Melbourne Airport we have had two tails fly 787-10s in two days, into our airport. On Thursday a Singapore Airlines’, Boeing 787-1, plane landed into Tullamarine just after midday and departed as a repatriation service at 14:03pm the same day. … Continue Reading

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Connexus Travel issues first commercial Aeronology tickets online. Dated 09 August 2020

Gloria Slethaug, CEO of Connexus Travel today announced the successful live issuance of online airline tickets via the ticketing application developed by Aeronology, Connexus Travel’s new travel technology partner. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

‘Book Your Bubble’ – new private travel benefits for groups of family and friends

A recent G Adventures panel survey looking at travel trends post-pandemic has indicated that 35% of travellers* intend to take their next trip with multiple friends and / or family members. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

Zomba: a great place for physical distancing!

During these unprecedented times, Pakachere Backpackers are very much open for business! Adhering to all social distancing and health and safety standards you would expect (and serving the domestic market while international borders remain closed), Pakachere are welcoming guests to this beautiful area of Malawi and have provided us with an update on what you can do at Zomba right now and what’s planned for the rest of the year. … Continue Reading

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Newly Revamped Thawale Lodge to Open in Majete Wildlife Reserve
The Rediscovered Singita Sabora Tented Camp – Opening End September

Visit Europe

Switzerland’s Top Castle Winery Experiences

Wine and history lovers heading over to Switzerland in the future will be pleased to discover these lesser-known wine experiences set in the grounds of some of the country’s most enchanting castles. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,338 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 38,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Sands China Kicks Off Sands Shopping Carnival with Grand Opening Event

Sands China Ltd. kicked off its three-day Sands Shopping Carnival with a grand opening celebration Friday at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Expo, officiated by guests of honour from government, finance, and business. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

A Guide to NSW Artisans: 60 to Put on Your Radar

To celebrate the inaugural #AussieArtisanWeek from August 17 – 23 2020, Destination NSW has prepared a list of 60 talented NSW artisans to put on your radar. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

A retrospective on Frasier, America’s sitcom set in Seattle

2020 marks the 27th anniversary of America’s popular TV show Frasier. The well-loved sitcom, which can be viewed in Australia on 10 Peach and streamed on Stan and Foxtel, had an 11-year run and was set in Seattle. … Continue Reading

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