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First signs of ‘current and future employment carnage’

Latest tourism employment figures, just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), contain the first indications of a looming collapse, with the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) warning that the disquieting labour statistics “only hint at the current and future employment carnage across travel agencies”. … Continue Reading

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TripAdvisor Best of the Best Awards

TripAdvisor have released their “Best of the Best” Travellers Choice Awards and New Zealand bed and breakfast properties are coming up trumps!!! … Continue Reading

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Now Serving: American Airlines Brings Back Signature Menu Items to Select Admirals Club Lounges

American Airlines is reintroducing complimentary hot food items and signature food-for-sale favorites at select Admirals Club lounges across the country. … Continue Reading

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More space for coronavirus testing in Terminal M of Berlin Schönefeld Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers


Australian software company Wotsay to launch world’s first AI tourism app

Assets: Company websites, 3x videos (promotional, product, CEO), photo of the team … Continue Reading

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The science of beer and wine

These are just a few of the intoxicating events happening across Australia during National Science Week (August 15 to 23). … Continue Reading

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Limited opportunity for wine collectors to own an exclusive piece of Australia’s history
Australia’s Top Drops Are Coming To Vintage Cellars

Business News

The Importance of Omni Channel Communication to Businesses

Omnichannel is increasingly becoming a general phrase in customer service departments of hotels and property businesses. Whether you are an already established business or just starting out, delivering excellent, customer-friendly services is essential. Omni-channel communication remains a very effective strategy that property managers and hotel businesses can employ to provide customers with a seamless experience. … Continue Reading

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CIMGlobal, The Global Association Management and Conference Organiser to Open Offce in Australia
Travel Agencies At The Frontline Of Tourism Devastation
New Govt must have the vision to revitalise tourism
ATIC backs latest JobKeeper Program extension


Oceania Cruises Launches New Trade Survey

As part of its commitment to staying closely connected to its travel partner community, Oceania Cruises, has launched a Trade Survey, which gives travel advisors in Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to provide feedback on the cruise line’s latest trade initiatives, and tell us how we can best support them. … Continue Reading

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Carnival Cruise Line Joins Industrywide Pause in U.S. Through Oct. 31

Cruise Deals

Crystal debuts more flexible booking terms plus savings of $8200 per couple on Christmas 2021 NZ cruise

Crystal’s new relaxed and flexible booking terms for its luxury, all-inclusive ocean, river and expedition journeys are now available through Australia’s leading small ship cruise specialists, Cruise Traveller. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS welcomes the Northern Territory back to the land of the touristically living.

The Northern Territory borders will officially reopen on July 17,with iconic destinations including World-Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park accessible again for all Australians to enjoy. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global


Contemporary Vegetarian Restaurant ‘Soil to Soul’ Inspired by Korean Temple Food Opens at K11 MUSEA

Contemporary Korean vegetarian cuisine inspired by the country’s ancient ‘temple food’ debuts in Hong Kong today with the opening of Soil to Soul at K11 MUSEA in Tsim Sha Tsui East. … Continue Reading

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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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First Look: Unboxing the Galaxy Note20 Ultra

The Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra are officially here, and they’re ready to transform how smartphone users work, play, create, and connect. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is introducing a new style of wellness for 2020

Tony de Leede, owner of Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat and Wellness Solutions has introduced a new style of wellness fit for the twenty-first century. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

IHCL Announces A Vivanta In Lucknow

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Feature

Vacations in Italy in times of Corona – a field report

As the founder of Green Pearls®, I have the opportunity to travel a lot, both professionally and privately. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Homegrown Brands Band Together: Banyan Tree forms Strategic Partnership with KrisShop, Singapore Airlines’ flagship retailer

Banyan Tree Group announces a brand partnership with KrisShop, Singapore Airlines’ flagship retailer. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel results for week ending 1 August

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending 1 August showed slightly higher occupancy and room rates from the previous week, according to STR.
… Continue Reading

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Places We Swim Sydney

From lap pools to ocean pools, harbour pools to waterfalls, Sydney is arguably the best major city in Australia for swimming, if not the world! … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels


Event Planners: designing digital events key to success, China more optimistic than APAC and most want to stay close to home for business events

Planners are struggling to budget for hybrid events as they try to find the balance between taking an event online and managing face-to-face attendee’s expectations, and 61 percent of planners and 47 percent of suppliers are only willing to travel within their country for a business event according to research conducted by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the world’s largest platform for business events planners. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Away With Six Senses

As the world unfurls and daydreams turn to the next vacation, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to be reopening around the world. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Hotel Barge Cruising Specialist European Waterways On Pace for Record 2021 Season With Advance Bookings Currently Up 170% Over Last Year

While health concerns have severely impacted the travel industry worldwide this year, travelers are “unquestionably optimistic” about the future, says European Waterways, a luxury hotel barge cruising specialist with vessels that navigate the inland waterways of Europe and the United Kingdom.  … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

North America’s tourism & leisure industry sees a drop of 52% in deal activity in Q2 2020

North America’s tourism & leisure industry saw a drop of 52% in overall deal activity during Q2 2020, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database. … Continue Reading

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Sabre extends its distribution agreement with United Airlines

 Sabre Corporation the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announced the extension of its global distribution agreement with United Airlines, reinforcing both companies’ commitment to providing travel agents access to United Airlines content globally through the Sabre travel marketplace.   … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Intrepid Runs First Tour In Over Four Months

While the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt across  the global travel industry, Intrepid Travel has officially departed on its first tour since March 2020. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

IBTM Americas Evolves – Launches Virtual Summit To ‘Humanize The Change’

IBTM Americas today announced details of a virtual summit that will take place on 25th and 26th August 2020. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Visit California

Tourism Officials Renew the Call to Roam Responsibly

 Visit Yosemite | Madera County supports the Responsible Travel Code launched by Visit California, which asks visitors to travel with RESPECT by committing to seven best practices when exploring the southern Yosemite region: … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Monaco gets ready for tomorrow’s Business Travel

Business travel is without a doubt one of the industry sectors most affected by the crisis the world is going through. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

SNAPSHOT: Recent explosions across military bases in Iraq to escalate tensions with geopolitical rivals Israel and US

On 26 and 27 July 2020, explosions took place at two military bases near the capital, Baghdad. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Hong Kong Protest Monitor – 7 August 2020

Over the recent monitoring cycle (31 July – 6 August), there were very limited significant public street-level protests, continuing on with a trend of subdued activities after the national security law (NSL) was implemented on 30 June. The resurgence of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and the related restrictions on outdoor mobility have also prevented pro-democracy activists from holding large-scale demonstrations. … Continue Reading

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