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Clever airlines turning spare economy seats into beds

According to a report by Tom Boon in Simple Flying, Lufthansa, which sadly does not fly to Australia is being ingenious with the empty seats on its flights currently by trialling offering beds in the economy cabin of its Boeing 747-8 aircraft. … Continue Reading

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Why are POMS getting the COVID jab now and Aussies are not?
Accor and Ennismore enter into exclusive negotiations to be world’s leading lifestyle operator in hospitality.
Thailand government says Thai tourism closed until March 2021
Melbourne To Resume International Flights from December 7


Bangkok Named ‘Best Leisure City in Asia-Pacific’ for Fifth Consecutive Year

Readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific have once again named Bangkok the ‘Best Leisure City in the Asia-Pacific’, helping Thailand’s capital city retain its crown for the fifth consecutive year. … Continue Reading

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Discover the latest travel and tourism recovery solutions at PATA Beyond

COVID-19 has and will continue to accelerate the development of technologies and solutions that will transform our daily lives, and travel and tourism organisations will need to use new platforms, solutions and digital tools to gain agility and efficiency in order to survive. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s only LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre has reopened to the public in Melbourne.

Families can enjoy an awesome day out at the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground, which has implemented several new measures to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and team members. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

Cathay Pacific Launches Seasonal Cargo Service from Hobart to Hong Kong

On 16 December, Cathay Pacific will launch the first ever seasonal cargo service between Hobart and Hong Kong. The new seasonal service shows the airline’s continued support of local Australian exporters whilst meeting the growing demand to move a wide range of fresh produce from Hobart to various parts of Asia via Hong Kong, the key Asian Logistics Hub. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Group Charged with Forging Coronavirus Documents

You knew this was inevitable, right? … Continue Reading

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Cruise Lines are optimistic about restarting their activity in 2021

The tenth edition of the International Cruise Summit, held on December 1st and 2nd in Madrid, focused all its attention on the different strategies of cruise lines to overcome this long period of inactivity caused by the Covid-19 crisis, and how they are preparing for the resumption of their voyages.
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UK’s Saga Cruises secures Lloyd’s Register COVID safety accreditation


Chinese New Year Dinner at Jia

As another icy Beijing winter beckons, NUO has prepared a feast of activities and delicious culinary surprises to warm you up. Celebrate the holidays in style with NUO Hotel Beijing. … Continue Reading

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New Augmented Reality Game Lets Players Buy and Sell Real World Properties

Become a virtual real estate mogul in New York, Sydney, or anywhere on earth with Landlord Go
Walking down the street you notice something has changed. You take out your phone hastily, to check the available properties around you. Yes! There they are! New shares and you’re the first one to get them. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Upgrade your summer staycation at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific is inviting travellers to upgrade their Sydney staycation this summer, launching two new offers for added excitement and indulgence this season. … Continue Reading

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Christmas has come early this year with Oaks’ ‘12 Stays of Christmas’ offering

Hotel News

IHG expands Crowne Plaza brand in Thailand

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has signed a landmark franchise agreement with real estate experts, Siamese Asset to expand its world-renowned Crowne Plaza brand in Bangkok. … Continue Reading

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Paradise Resort on Track for Summer Fun With Launch of New Safari Train

Hotel Trends

Pandemic to Trigger $95.7B Revenue Loss Within German, UK, and French Accommodation and Restaurant Sector

The year 2020 has been a rough one for the accommodation and restaurant industry. After the COVID-19 lockdown in the first months of 2020, many restaurants reopened in the second half of the year, but their daily traffic dropped sharply compared to a year ago. … Continue Reading

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U.S. hotel profitability improved in October

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Cruising Into Christmas

Emerald Waterways
Award winning deluxe river cruises in Europe and Asia, providing exceptional value. Previously known as Evergreen tours, Emerald Waterways has a fleet of 9 star-ships. … Continue Reading


Qantas sees no int’l flying till July, so sells home insurance

The latest forecast by Qantas, issued yesterday, assumes “no material international travel until at least the end of June 2021 beyond an increase in trans-Tasman flying to New Zealand” – and the announcement is accompanied by a move into the home insurance field. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Top tips to keep you and your gear recharged these holidays

As families gear up to get away these holidays, it’s likely outdoor leisure will be a feature as parents and kids look to enjoy the outdoors and what our nation has to offer. … Continue Reading

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JFF Plus Opens This Friday!

Medical Tourism

AG Speakman’s drug proposal with make NSW safer

The Take Control campaign for safer, saner drug laws and drug treatment experts from the Ted Noffs Foundation are calling for the NSW Government to heed the advice of the recent special commission and remove criminal sanctions for personal drug use if it is serious about reducing drug use. … Continue Reading

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Australia welcomes EV Mojo, the first online showroom for electric cars.

Electric cars have seen their sales tripling with 6718 vehicles sold across Australia in 2019 and experts* forecasting a global sales growth from 2.5 million in 2020 to 11.2 million in 2025.

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OTA News

Tripadvisor says Australian travel confidence on the rise, with Port Macquarie No1

Tripadvisor​, the world’s largest travel platform, has released findings from its Summer Travel Index for 2020, providing insights into what Australians are up to for the holidays, with the big takeaway being that despite COVID-19 concerns, almost two thirds, that is 65% of Australians are still thinking about travel and where they want to go next. … Continue Reading

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Hotelbeds increases distribution reach in Latin America with ‘superApp’ Rappi

Responsible Tourism

Reef declared critical due to global heating but Federal Government cares little for climate action

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) says it is appalled there is still no decisive action on climate change by the Federal Government as a report released by an international conservation body recognises the dire outlook for our Great Barrier Reef because of global heating. … Continue Reading

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Monash Experts: Festive and Summer season

Monash University experts are available for comment on a range of topics relating to Christmas and the summer season, including politics; climate and bushfires; COVID-19; road safety; retail and spending; online safety; gambling and more. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

John Rozentals Checks Out The Week’s Travel Bargains.

With travel restrictions easing, visitors can relax thanks to a set of vintage-style Airstreams set to land at Mitchelton winery near the Victorian town of Nagambie this December. … Continue Reading

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Visit California

At 110th Annual Meeting, San Francisco Travel Association Calls Stakeholders to Rebuild Tourism Together in 2021

2020 industry awards presented in recognition of loyalty, dedication and innovation during challenging year … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Escape to the Scottish Isles with soulful sounds

While Australians can’t get to Scotland right now, they often think of Scotland as all castles and highlands, and while these remain big drawcards, the untouched magical quality of the islands also attracts travellers to the region, with the fourth and final Spotify playlist in the #SoundsOfScotland series has been released, curated specially to showcase musicians from the Scottish isles, as inspiration for visiting Scotland once we can travel again. … Continue Reading

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Escape to the Islands with #SoundsOfScotland playlist

Visit Oceania

Get Hedonistic in the Grampians

Victorian Grampians Hedonistic Hiking says that vouchers for a half or full-day guided hike in Victoria from them as the gourmet hiking specialist are the ideal gift for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthdays and other special celebrations, with the half and full-day guided hikes part of Hedonistic Hiking’s new 2021 Australia programme which also includes one-week tours in the Grampians National Park. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Rock on up to Rockingham this summer

The City of Rockingham in Western Australia has launched a new marketing campaign focused on reminding Western Australians that the Rockingham region offers the quintessential summer holiday experience. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

What’s new in New Zealand | NZ Richie McCaw, All Blacks Experience and Forest of Hope

Forest of Hope

2020 has been a turbulent year that no one will ever forget. To say goodbye to the frustrations and disappointments of 2020, Tourism New Zealand and Trees That Count have come together to create a Forest of Hope. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

TAT & Locanation launch ?ASQ Paradise? hotel bookings platform

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thailand-based Locanation Company Limited today jointly launch the newly-developed website under the ‘ASQ Paradise’ project to provide arriving foreign visitors with world-class information regarding standards for quarantine and control at Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotels located around Thailand. … Continue Reading

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