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Headline News

Is Virgin Australia sold! It looks like it may not be!

With the administrator of Virgin Australia, Deloitte’s Vaughan Strawbridge and Bain Capital recently announcing that the airline had been sold to Bain Capital, it may be that they may have rather jumped the gun! … Continue Reading

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Leaf Through Three Key Factors Defining Travel Space Recovery Scenario
VIP TALK | Exclusive Interview with Mertcan Tanaydı (Istanbul Airport)
Emirates Brings Back the A380 to Six Destinations
JOHN ROZENTALS previews playing with the whales at Hervey Bay.

Agents Incentives

Norwegian Cruise Line Encourages Travel Agents To Book Early And Be Rewarded With New Incentive And Generous Guest Offer

 Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, has launched a new booking incentive for its valued travel partners in Australia and New Zealand, alongside an offer which will see guests receive a 20% discount off their cruise fare. … Continue Reading

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Transfer / Transit Services at HKIA for Passengers from Airports in Mainland China Resume on 15 August

Transfer/transit services at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for passengers from airports in Mainland China will resume with effect from 15 August 2020 until 15 October 2020. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Lydia Nzayo Promoted To General Manager Of Singita In Rwanda

Singita is pleased to announce the promotion of Lydia Nzayo to General Manager at Singita Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. … Continue Reading

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You ‘nose’ what day it is! Celebrity chef Anna Polyviou helps famous wax figures get ‘red’y for Red Nose Day

It was a different kind of glam session for famous wax figures at Madame Tussauds Sydney today where Australian celebrity pastry chef Anna Polyviou whipped up rosy new looks for Red Nose Day. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Business Travel Recovery will be Uneven; Innovative and Creative Companies Will Take the Lead

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest professional association – hosted well-regarded futurist and trendcaster Dr. Shawn DuBravac for the first webinar in its GBTA Collaboratory 2020 series. … Continue Reading

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GBTA Urges For Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation To Restore Safe Travels
Webjet Limited Joins AFTA Now ATAS Accredited
Support Small Business – Go Past Page 1 On Google

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Malaria discovery could expedite antiviral treatment for COVID-19

The study, conducted by an international team and led by RMIT University’s Professor Christian Doerig, outlines a strategy that could save years of drug discovery research and millions of dollars in drug development by repurposing existing treatments designed for other diseases such as cancer. … Continue Reading

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Impact Of Covid-19 On Global Tourism Made Clear As UNWTO Counts The Cost Of Standstill
COVID-19 clinical trials lack diversity
Perfecting the Cleaning Process
Statement From Ibiza: Covid-19 Responses Must Not Undermine Solidarity And Confidence


A Journey to Finland and Back Home Again

Petu Kummala, senior director of interior design and architecture for Carnival Cruise Line, dispels the old adage that you can’t go home again. … Continue Reading

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Celebrity Cruises Agent Survey Ends Soon

Destination Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS writes about the wild residents of Yukon kicking off their summer party

While Aussie travellers wait for the world to come out of hibernation, it’s reassuring to know that the wild residents of Canada’s Yukon Territory have come out to play. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Mauritius – Wakashio Oil Spill Daily Updates

Early this evening, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, who chairs the crisis committee, confirmed that there has been no further spillage of hydrocarbon since yesterday. … Continue Reading

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Balmoral Hospitality to operate The Waterfront dining precinct

Balmoral Hospitality has purchased the nearly 1,000 sqm of prime retail space at harbourfront dining precinct on the ground floor of Aqua at The Waterfront, Shell Cove, promising to bring a unique dining and social experience to the NSW South Coast. … Continue Reading

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Seasonal Restaurant ‘Ellora by Vikas Khanna’ Opens at JA The Resort Dubai

Events / Whats On

A Multidisciplinary Artist Exchange Programme Between Europe And Turkey, Be Mobile – Create Together! Project Comes To An End

Supported by four established and active cultural institutions in Turkey – Institut français de Turquie, Embassy of the Netherlands in Turkey, Goethe-Institut and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the aim of promoting artistic and cultural exchange between Europe and Turkey, the Be Mobile – Create Together! project came to an end. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard Accelerate Ignites Next Generation of Fintech Disruptors and Partners to Build the Future of Commerce

11 companies join the Start Path startup engagement program; nearly 50 new deals signed to Engage network to help customers make growth ambitions a reality … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Baked Indulgence unveils first pop-up store at IFC Mall

Baked Indulgence announces the launch of its first-ever pop-up store at IFC Mall starting 28 August 2020 till 10 February 2021. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Course Closures as Bintan Lagoon Resort Files for Bankruptcy

Southeast Asia is poised to lose two more golf courses with Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR) shutting its doors. … Continue Reading

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Tracing a New Interactive Path for Young Golfers

Health and Wellness

5 Easy Steps to Zen Out as told by Marina Bordet

We all know that going out travelling around the world isn’t an option right now. But, what if you went on an inwards journey instead, to explore your inner self, savour the present moment, and experience a feeling of wholeness? … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Hong Kong Residents Can Enjoy a “1+1 Bonus Night” Extended Stay Offer at New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, the iconic five-star landmark on the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui East, now offers Hong Kong residents an exclusive “1+1 Bonus Night” room package:  from now until 30 September, guests staying one night can enjoy an extra night complimentary. … Continue Reading

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Get more out of your family staycation at Wyndham hotels Ajman

Hotel Developments

Nesuto partners with AsheMorgan with the signing of Nesuto Docklands Apartment Hotel

Nesuto today announced the signing of Nesuto Docklands in Melbourne’s The District Docklands precinct, its first property to open in Victoria. … Continue Reading

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Construction Officially Underway at Hilton’s Newest Resort in Costa Rica, Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton

Hotel News



Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre honoured with Māori name

A cultural milestone has been reached in the construction of the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre which has been bestowed the Māori name Tākina. … Continue Reading

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HKTDC Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE builds a business success
Welcoming Back Small Business Groups And Events At Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido

Resort News

COMO Cocos Island Reopening Sept 1, 2020 + New Images

COMO Cocoa Island’s 2019 renovation emphasizes the island’s natural elegance, while giving guests even more space and time to focus on their wellbeing. … Continue Reading

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Family Fun in Raro

Responsible Tourism

ACT plastics ban will save wildlife but must go further, say marine conservationists

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the tabling of legislation that will ban the use of plastic cutlery, drink stirrers and polystyrene food and beverage containers in the Australian Capital Territory. … Continue Reading

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Pro cyclists swap bikes for snorkels on Great Barrier Reef
Tourism Sector To Continue Taking Action On Plastic Pollution
Reef Envoy right to make climate change call
World Elephant Day 2020 Falls On Uncertain Times For Largest Land Mammal And Communities Conserving African Wildlife

Serviced Apartments

Ascott Offers ‘Work In Residence’ And ‘Space-As-A-Service’ To Seize New Business Opportunities

CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has launched its ‘Work in Residence’ initiative at participating properties worldwide, leveraging its design strengths to transform selected apartments into conducive work suites which guests can now book on its website. … Continue Reading

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Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU prepares for a COVID-SAFE 2021 Ski Season

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing international travel to a standstill and causing the hospitality industry to rethink current dining and leisure habits, Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU has been updating safety and hygiene protocol in hopeful anticipation for the rebound of leisure travel. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Study: 40% of Excess Unemployment Is in Leisure & Hospitality Sector

Faced with a fresh round of bleak employment data, the American travel industry is renewing its pleas for leaders in Washington to return to the negotiating table and finalize another coronavirus-related relief package—without which the prospects for an overall U.S. economic recovery look increasingly grim. … Continue Reading

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Australia ranks fifth in worldwide ranking with $10.3 Million lost per day of casino closures


Vonage to Power Cloud Software Provider Spacely’s Virtual Reality Solutions

 Vonage a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, is to power Japan-based virtual reality (VR) cloud software provider Spacely’s 360-degree VR solutions over video. … Continue Reading

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Making passengers’ smart devices their inflight control center

Tour Operator

Indigenous Travel Experiences with Crooked Compass

Crooked Compass invites Australians to experience Indigenous culture first-hand through immersive travel experiences, led by expert local guides who connect you to the land, sea and sky, and our rich history. … Continue Reading

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World Expeditions Travel Group Launches NEW ‘Australian Cycle Tours’ Brand for Self-Guided Cyclists

Trade Events

ITB Asia Virtual kicks off with the launch of ITB Community

Messe Berlin (Singapore) today announced the launch of ITB Community, in Asia (ITB Community). … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

“ONE SEYCHELLES is neither left nor right, we are steering straight through the middle. Our only direction is forwards, not sideways.”

A handful of aggressively vocal individuals hailing mainly from one political party have recently taken to the ONE SEYCHELLES Facebook Page (@enselsesel) to engage in petty name-calling and insults. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,253 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 36,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Stars align for Sunshine Coast as Hemsworths and Adam Scott drive surge in booking searches for Maleny & Rainbow Beach

The worldwide attention that accompanied Chris and Liam Hemsworth’s visit to Rainbow Beach, and Adam Scott’s live broadcast of a round of golf at the picturesque Maleny Golf Club, has seen online searches for the two Sunshine Coast destinations surge into’s fastest-growing Top 10 in Australia. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

Hua Hun Emerges As Heir To The Title Of Thailand’s Leading Luxury Residential Destination As Covid-19 Hits Tourism Hotspots

Pioneering luxury real estate development, Banyan Residences, is fighting back against Covid-19 by refocusing its strategy to concentrate on the fast-growing Thai domestic market for the purchase of its elite hillside residences as second homes or investments. … Continue Reading

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Thailand most confident country in the world to reopen its tourism sector

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