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From beach to bush: Qantas launches two new NSW routes

Qantas has launched two new routes from Sydney to regional NSW, helping to reboot the local tourism industry’s post-Covid recovery – while avoiding the controversy that surrounds flights from Victoria, where a number of Melbourne suburbs are in full coronavirus lockdown. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Brisbane rising star awarded AACB Destinations International Prize

Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s (Brisbane EDA) Lucinda Hunter has been awarded the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux (AACB) 2020 Destinations International Prize. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Virgin Australia To Put More Passengers And Planes Back Into The Sky

Virgin Australia is opening up more travel options for Australians, with the airline resuming domestic flights on 17 more routes, taking travellers to just under 30 local destinations by early August. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Beverage service returns: Delta reintroduces select beer and wine on domestic flights with added safety measures

Beginning July 2, domestic First Class and Delta Comfort+ customers will begin to see complimentary beer and wine on all flights greater than 500 miles as Delta begins reintroducing adult beverage offerings after recent service adjustments made in March. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways Reinstates 11 Destinations Worldwide Today in a Bumper Day of Flight Resumptions
United Airlines Adds Nearly 25,000 Flights in August
Star Alliance helps you plan and fly with confidence
American Airlines Resets International Network for Remainder of 2020 Through Summer 2021

Airport

Towards a safer journey through Changi Airport

Changi Airport has begun transforming the passenger experience with new contactless and cleaning innovations for a safer, but yet seamless, airport journey. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

The Travel Corporation Announces A Dedicated Wellbeing Director On Guided Holidays

The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced an industry first with a new innovative initiative, adding to its comprehensive, new wellbeing and hygiene measures for every guest and team member. … Continue Reading

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Six Senses Douro Valley Welcomes Marc Lorés Panadés as the Resort’s New Executive Chef

Association

IATA Welcomes ICAO Council Decision on CORSIA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use 2019 as a baseline for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). … Continue Reading

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May Passenger Demand Shows Slight Improvement

Beverage

Royal Adelaide Wine Show to go ahead with relaxed entry rules

Low yields in recent vintages, bushfires and the impact of COVID-19 have resulted in the Royal Adelaide Wine Show relaxing its entry requirements for this year’s awards. … Continue Reading

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Business News

As Tourism Restarts, Our Responsibilities Remain

Four months ago, UNWTO asked its Members, the tourism sector and tourists themselves for patience. To stay at home for today so we could travel again tomorrow. … Continue Reading

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Growing Chinese customer database and online performance update

Competition

Win a Luxury European River Cruise!

Riviera Travel River Cruises and its Australian representative, Cruise Traveller, are giving Australian consumers and travel agents the chance to win a luxury, eight-day cruise for two aboard Riviera Travel’s brand new, five-star river ship, MS Geoffrey Chaucer. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

COVID-19: Olivier Jolivet, CEO of COMO Group, on the future of travel in a post-pandemic era

Luxury hotels and resorts have always positioned seclusion, exclusivity and a host of wellness options as touchpoints in their offerings. … Continue Reading

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Aussies seek domestic holidays as Travel and Tourism industry plans road to recovery – PayPal study

Cruise

Introducing Polar And Beyond, Hurtigruten’s 2021/2022 Expedition Cruise Brochure

Dive into Polar and beyond, Hurtigruten’s new 2021/2022 expedition cruise brochure, and discover the world’s spectacular coastlines with the leader in sustainable exploration travel. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Prego Brunch Infinito Reopening

As the world is slowly shifting into the new normal phase, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is delighted to announce the reopening of its Brunch Infinito at Prego. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Customer owned bank at the forefront of Consumer Data Right innovation

The Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) has congratulated Regional Australia Bank for being one of only two accredited data recipients at the commencement of open banking. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Donburi Box To Takeaway, Starting At Thb 290 Net

Order Food Online Now at Tenshino Bangkok! Treat yourself anywhere you like by enjoying our tasty new takeaway ‘Donburi Box’ for lunch and dinner from Tenshino, the best Japanese Restaurant in Bangkok, 2nd floor at Pullman Bangkok King Power. Order time every day at 11.00 – 19.30 hrs. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

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Lifestyle

50 Best Releases Its First-Ever E-cookbook Featuring Recipes From the World’s Top Chefs and Bartenders to Support the Global Hospitality Industry

The organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has released its first ever e-cookbook, entitled Home Comforts: simple lockdown recipes from the world’s best chefs and bartenders, … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Car Rental Safety Measures During Covid-19

Following a number of countries easing their lockdown rules and getting almost back to ‘normal’, DiscoverCars.com surveyed almost 400 car rental providers to find out what Covid-19 safety measures are in place to keep customers safe. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Snow season bookings on Airbnb up as Aussies plan winter escapes

Australians are rushing to book local snow getaways in 2020, with new data from Airbnb showing pre-season bookings up on the same time last year. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Daydream Island Membership Privilege

Wanting to share that Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef have re-introduced their Daydream Island Privilege Club with the re-opening of the island on July 1st. … Continue Reading

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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort supports domestic “Love Our Locals” initiative by opening its doors for locals

Responsible Tourism

Centara donates 10,000 room nights to medical heroes

 Centara Hotels & ResortsThailand’s leading hotel operator, continues its support of the country’s medical workers with the launch of its “10,000 Thanks” campaign dedicated to the heroes working tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people.  … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Travel & tourism sector witnesses 3.8% decline in deal activity during week ended June 28, finds GlobalData

The number of deals announced in the global travel and tourism sector declined by 3.8% during the week ended June 28, 2020, compared to the previous week, according to GlobalData’s deals database. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Travelport completes sale of Locomote

 Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, has today completed the sale of Locomote, a technology solution enabling travel agencies and travel management companies to manage corporate travel. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Kangaroo Island – New Road to Recovery Tour!!!

To aid the recovery of Kangaroo Island in the aftermath of their devastating bushfires, Kangaroo Island Odysseys has launched a new one-night/one-day ‘Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour’. … Continue Reading

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Training

New online training for A-Rosa European River Cruises

A-Rosa continues its focus on travel agent training launching a new training video with Travel Industry Network. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Camino Special Offer July 2020: Get 10% Off!

To celebrate that we will once again walk the Camino de Santiago routes with our friends in 2020, caminoways.com are giving you a very special offer of 10% off! … Continue Reading

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Travel Goods

TUMI Builds On Legacy Of Innovation Through Sustainability

With a heritage of producing the highest quality products, today TUMI, the leading international travel and lifestyle brand, takes the next step in its mission to protect what matters. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

UNWTO Official Visit To Italy As Borders Re-Open Across The Schengen Zone

The closure of tourism operations for several months has had a devastating effect for many businesses and millions of livelihoods across the world. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 1,786 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 35,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Taiwan dubbed “the new Hawaii” as it becomes the hot new surfing destination

Taiwan has become one of the hot new surfing destinations in the world, with some surfing adventurers dubbing it “the new Hawaii”. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

July ‘Discover Arkansas’ now online

The July edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. … Continue Reading

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