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Headline News

Berserk woman on flight gets huge bill and two years jail

A woman who became extremely disruptive on a flight has been handed a bill of almost AUD 170,000 by the airline – and jailed for two years. … Continue Reading

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Unions and Jetstar blame each other for strike this Wednesday
The Economic Cost of Quarantine
Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds
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The Shilla Seoul retains Five Star rating in Forbes Travel Guide 2020 for 2nd year running

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list earlier, announcing that The Shilla Seoul has upheld its five-star rating. Touted as a “luxury powerhouse”, The Shilla Seoul is the first and only hotel in Korea to receive this prestigious accolade for two years in a row. … Continue Reading

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Excellence VIP Services – When the Name Speaks for Itself
Red Carnation Hotels Celebrates Greatest Success to date in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Awards
Rosewood Hong Kong Earns Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide in the 2020 Star Rating List
Four Seasons UAE Collection Properties Retain Prestigious Five-Star Ratings in Forbes Travel Guide 2020



Bold New Restaurants Open in Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Terminal 1 dining in Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) just keeps getting better. … Continue Reading

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More than two million passengers at Berlin airports in January / Passenger numbers decline as expected
SFO Scores Award for Lunar New Year PR Campaign
Nintendo Switch Lounges Offer Travelers Gateways to Adventure at U.S. Airports
Architectus to rejuvenate Perth Airport’s international gateway


Azalea Hospitality Launches NotifyMe Club Communications App

Azalea Hospitality, an innovative golf management and consulting firm, has announced the launching of a revolutionary mobile communication platform called NotifyMe. … Continue Reading

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British Virgin Islands Launches Groundbreaking BVI Now App
Make your loved one blush with JOOX’s 2020 Valentine’s Day special playlist and limited gift card discount offers


Are you Queensland’s biggest Penguin fan?

To celebrate the upcoming launch of SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s first-ever Penguin Encounter experience, the much-loved Mooloolaba attraction has launched a state-wide search for a kid who identifies as Queensland’s biggest penguin fan! … Continue Reading

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Business News


Royal Caribbean Signs Agreement With Antigua For First Royal Beach Club

Royal Caribbean International and the government of Antigua and Barbuda, along with the assistance of the Consulate General of Antigua and Barbuda, have signed an agreement for the company’s first Royal Beach Club. … Continue Reading

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Statement #10 Westerdam Cleared for Disembarkation in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Updates on Diamond Princess
Princess Cruises Itinerary Modifications and Cancellations

Destination California

Celebrating 10th Edition Of Our Award-Winning Fashion Week

The Award-Winning Fashion Community Week cordially invites you to the spring edition this March 5th through 8th in San Francisco. After achieving growth and success consecutively, we are happy to present the biggest Fashion Community week yet, at our 10th edition this year! … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Party Cities in the World: Momentous Party Experience

Whatever the reason for celebrating is, parties bring people together to do something extraordinary, marking that momentous day. And people going places to have the biggest party of a lifetime would be one check off their bucket list. … Continue Reading

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Destination Middle East / Dubai

Plans to Develop AlUla, Saudi Arabia Into the ‘World’s Largest Living Museum’ by 2035 Unveiled at World Urban Forum 2020

A milestone in Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision to establish AlUla as the world’s largest living museum and a major heritage, cultural, arts and adventure tourism destination was reached this week as the AlUla framework plan was revealed at the 10th UN World Urban Forum. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

PANDEMIC MONITOR Updated 13 February 2020

The Pandemic Monitor is now part of our portfolio of geopolitical intelligence reporting services. Below, we have provided highlights of some key developments, analysis and forecasts impacting global businesses that can be found in the full report.  … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

New Zealand’s retail lending to cross US$265bn in 2023, finds GlobalData

New Zealand’s retail lending market is expected to record a healthy growth over 2019–23 to reach NZ$395.9bn (US$265.6bn) in 2023, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Seven Weekenders to Love in NSW: Book a Getaway That Gives Back Now


Six Courses of Indulgence on ‘HARBOUR SPICE’ Gold Lunch Cruise

Enjoy six courses of Asian-Pacific indulgence, paired with premium Tyrrell’s Wines and a selection of international beers and stunning harbour views on Captain Cook Cruises HARBOUR SPICE Gold Lunch cruise, departing King St Wharf No.1, Barangaroo on Sunday 23 February 2020. … Continue Reading

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Hilton Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (“Hilton” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HLT) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2019 results. Highlights include: … Continue Reading

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Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition Makes Its Debut at Exclusive New York Fashion Week Event

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and top fashion brand Thom Browne hosted an intimate and exclusive event in New York, showcasing their Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition collaboration to top New York media, celebrities and influencers for Fashion Week. … Continue Reading

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Galaxy Buds+: Change the Way You Experience Sound

Hotel Developments

Island Developers and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts announce partnership bringing the group’s first luxury hotel to the Bahamas

Island Developers and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts today announce a partnership introducing the Banyan Tree’s first property in The Bahamas. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Brings Authentic Luxury to Malaysia’s Golden Shores

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas – Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ first luxury hotel in Malaysia – has opened its traditional kampong doors, ready to welcome discerned travellers to the golden shores of Malaysia’s south-eastern coastline with authentic Anantara luxury and indigenous-inspired hospitality. … Continue Reading

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Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Offers Unrivaled Technology Enhancements AED 5 million investment in Room and MICE facilities upgrades

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Hotel Trends

STR: Asia Pacific hotel construction up 14.1% in January

STR’s hotel pipeline data for the Asia Pacific region showed 2,021 projects accounting for 441,819 rooms in construction as of the end of January 2020. … Continue Reading

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STR: U.S. hotel construction up 6.8% in January
STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 8 February
STR: Barcelona hotel bookings drop after Mobile World Congress cancellation


Top Teen Birthday Party Ideas

If you are a parent, it is in your nature to always make sure that your child is happy. You give extra time and effort so that your child has everything that he needs. … Continue Reading

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Katie Noonan Releases New Mini Album ‘Late Night Tunes with Noons’


World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys Returns With Double Points

Today, World of Hyatt, Hyatt’s award-winning loyalty program, announced the return of Bonus Journeys, a global promotion providing World of Hyatt members opportunities to accelerate point earnings this year. … Continue Reading

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THAI Offers 30 Percent Mileage Discount to Redeemers on 34 Destinations

Meeting Venues

Introducing The Green – QT Gold Coast’s freshest new event space

QT Gold Coast has unveiled its reinvented poolside precinct and neighbouring lawn and terrace, The Green. Following the completion of the first stage of a hotel-wide refurbishment including a brand new pool, a private dining room in Yamagen and sixteen refurbished suites, the iconic poolside destination is back, complete with a new conferencing and events space that brings a little Palm Springs to the GC. … Continue Reading

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Swiss-Belhotel International Unveils ‘Meet Now, Stay Later’ MICE Package In Indonesia

Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has celebrated its deep connection with Indonesia by introducing a striking MICE package. … Continue Reading

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Thailand’s strong Covid-19 response builds confidence for MICE


World Premiere of BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000: Three Exclusive Originals and a Limited Edition of the BMW M2 Competition

In the wake of the further development of BMW Individual, the BMW M GmbH presents its latest collaboration at this year’s Frieze Los Angeles: a multi-tiered project with international artist FUTURA 2000. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

3RD Annual Serengeti Girls Run Opens For Entries – Discover One Of Africa’s Most Iconic Adventures

Since its inception in 2017, the Serengeti Girls Run has become a highlight on the events calendar. Singita has just released the dates for the third annual event, which is held in partnership with the Grumeti Fund in Singita Grumeti, a private 350,00-acre concession in Tanzania. … Continue Reading

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GlobalData reveals top ten Mobility as a Service influencers in Q4 2019

An analysis of GlobalData’s Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Influencer Platform, which tracks over 200 leading global mobility experts, their thoughts and insights relating to emerging trends, pain areas, new fields of innovation and other popular areas on Twitter, … Continue Reading

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S-Cube Smartboard with UC.NOW Meeting Software Launched for ‘Work-At-Home’ Staffing Needs
eBook on Revenue Management collated by Industry Leaders
India’s banking sector to see increased use of blockchain technology in 2020 and beyond, says GlobalData

Tour Operator

Holiday With Your Friends This Valentine’s Day With Tucan Travel

Tucan Travel is celebrating Valentine’s Day by highlighting why travelling with friends is important. As a global adventure tour operator, Tucan Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over thirty years, to countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. … Continue Reading

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EHL Group Unveils Its New Singapore Campus

After having received the EduTrust certification from Singaporean authorities last June, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne has now secured the location of its future campus. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Last chance for great savings in the Small Group Touring Co. 2020 Summer Sale

As summer comes to an end so does the Small Group Touring Co. Summer Sale.   Clients booking before February 29, 2020 will receive a 10% discount on new bookings on all the Small Group Touring Co’s tours throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and the United Kingdom and Ireland. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Every Epic Gold Coast Event to Pencil Into Your 2020 Diary

There are many reasons that the Gold Coast has established itself as Australia’s favourite playground, and being home to premier events is one of the major drawcards. … Continue Reading

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