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Headline News

Russia claims Covid-19 victory. Vaccine registered and ready

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced last night that Russia has registered the world’s first vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus, a development which, if it lives up to the publicity, will be hailed by the world and certainly by the travel industry. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition winners revealed

The results of the 21st Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition have been announced, with designer Lee Wing-yan, sponsored by Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited, taking the top prize with her entry “Freedom and Bondage”. … Continue Reading

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Samujana Villas Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
Tangalooma Island Resort named in top 3 hotels in Australia
34 Event Hospitality & Entertainment Properties Recognised In 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards

Aviation

Airport

Corona testing station at Tegel Airport in Terminal D since Monday

As of yesterday, more space has been provided at Tegel Airport for passengers arriving from high-risk areas who wish to be tested for coronavirus. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Strong Agent Demand For AFTA Micro Credentials Program

There is a strong Agent demand for the AFTA Micro Credentials Program which is now live. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Melbourne agency’s sweet solution to COVID’s rocky road

There are plenty of inspiring and morale-boosting stories emerging from the gloom of COVID-19, but Travellers Choice member Belmore Travel may have come up with the sweetest of them all. … Continue Reading

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Travel Community Reacts to Breakdown of Coronavirus Relief Talks
COVID recovery choices shape future climate
Potentially predictive humoral immune response markers in COVID-19 patients

Cruise

Seabourn Announces Upcoming Voyage Cancellations For Three Ships As Part Of Pause In Global Ship Operations

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury travel experience, announced today that it will cancel upcoming voyages for three cruise ships in its fleet as a part of its pause in global ship operations. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

WTTC (London) extends safe travel stamp to Sri Lanka

Recognising the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ensure the safety of domestic and international travellers, destination Sri Lanka was recently endowed with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

The 27th Istanbul Jazz Festival to be held with a new programme in September

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Garanti BBVA for 23 years with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Istanbul Jazz Festival will be held with a new programme in September. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Gogo Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Gogo the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Return to one of Europe’s Leading Luxury Spas at Syntopia

After months of lockdown, we can all now celebrate the return on travel in Europe. No doubt, you need a truly calming holiday to unwind your mind, during which you can drift away in a spa from the current state of the world. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Don’t Miss! Our “Ultimate Bangkok Staycation” Book Now & Get More!!

Ultimate Bangkok Staycation Promotion To qualify, simply book a room through the hotel’s site. As part of our “Stronger Together” exclusive offer (rates from THB 2,240), we will give you THB 2,020 credit to use during your stay to indulge in our luxurious range of food, beverage and spa offerings. … Continue Reading

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Buy Now, Paradise Later in the Maldives
DEWA PHUKET (Beach Resort, Villas and Suites) joins Travel Together (เราเที่ยวด้วยกัน) and Holiday for heroes

Lifestyle

Loyalty

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club Is Redefining Loyalty Programme With a Newly Enhanced Qmiles Policy

Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme, Privilege Club, is pleased to announce a change to its Qmiles policy in efforts to enhance the programme to further honour members loyalty. … Continue Reading

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Emirates Skywards introduces over 1,500 new ways to earn Miles

Luxury Hotels

A Special Collection of “A Taste of The Peninsula” e-Cookbook by The Peninsula Hotels

Over the years, many visitors and guests have enjoyed the delicious cuisine and libations offered across The Peninsula Hotels, which is often missed once they have returned home. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Traveller Deluxe

Designer Jacques Garcia’s Sicilian Paradise

One of the most beautiful options for accommodation on the island of Sicily is Villa des Oliviers, a five-bedroom villa on a vast estate owned by famed French interior designer Jacques Garcia. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Dubai Spearheads Reopening of The Global Events Sector With AI Everything X Restart Dubai Summer Conference 2020

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is emphatically driving forward the resumption of the global events sector with the launch ofthe H2 2020 MEASA MICE calendar in partnership with theNational Artificial Intelligence Program, with the flagshipAi Everything x Restart Dubai Summer Conference on Thursday 16th July, accelerating the momentum Dubai has been building to reopen various economic sectors, as the world seeks to return to normalcy. … Continue Reading

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TravelManagers’ Sells Out Small Group Tour During COVID-19

With the ongoing COVID-related restrictions on movement around Australia over the past six months, would-be travellers have been forced to find alternative remedies for their itchy feet. … Continue Reading

Responsible Tourism

Beautiful Ningaloo: One of WA’s biggest ever conservation communications campaigns launched to protect Exmouth Gulf

one of WA’s biggest ever conservation communications campaigns – kicked off today with a series of major print, radio and online advertisements, and the mass distribution of postcards across Perth. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

‘Loy River Song’ Takes its Maiden Journey to Thailand’s Lost Kingdom of Ayutthaya

Loy River Song, Thailand’s latest ultra-private luxury river cruise, has officially launched on the Chao Phraya River, charting a route from modern day Bangkok to Siam’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya, … Continue Reading

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Crystal Announces Crystal Clean+ 2.0 Protocols for its River Fleet

Social Media

Sharing to social media: is it sensationalism or social good?

Sharing footage of crimes and natural catastrophes on social media can be both beneficial and detrimental to the wider community, says criminology expert Alyce McGovern. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Europe’s tourism & leisure industry sees a drop of 53.1% in deal activity in Q2 2020

Europe’s tourism & leisure industry saw a drop of 53.1% 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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Tech

Connexus Travel issues first commercial Aeronology tickets online. Dated 09 August 2020

Gloria Slethaug, CEO of Connexus Travel today announced the successful live issuance of online airline tickets via the ticketing application developed by Aeronology, Connexus Travel’s new travel technology partner. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

IBTM announces Pancho Campo as first keynote speaker for IBTM World 2020

IBTM has announced that Pancho Campo, former tennis professional turned high profile events producer, will be the first keynote speaker for IBTM World 2020, which will take place in Barcelona from 1-3 December. … Continue Reading

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Training

28 new apprentices start their training at SWISS

Twenty-eight young people commence their four-year SWISS apprenticeships in aircraft maintenance today. Three of them are female.. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda Reopen Borders to U.S. Travelers as of August 1, 2020

Extraordinary Journeys, the award-winning tour operator and safari specialist, joins Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda in welcoming guests back to Africa for exceptional safari experiences. … Continue Reading

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Kiboko Safaris welcome guests with special offers
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Visit Europe

Rovaniemi – Local companies joining forces for Sustainable Travel Finland

Local sustainable accommodation companies – Arctic TreeHouse Hotel awarded with the Green Key eco-label, as the first private hotel in Finnish Lapland. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,563 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 38,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

Visit North Asia

WKCDA Announces Arts Relief Scheme 2020 Results Granting HK$3M to Support Local Arts and Culture Community

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA or the Authority) announced today the results of its Arts Relief Scheme 2020 (the Scheme), a time-limited response fund (Fund) amounting to approximately HK$3 million, which was initiated in April 2020 to support local artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Share some Queensland goodness with your southern mates

When all of Australia is sending love and support to Victoria, now you can send something much more flavour-filled because the brains behind the Scenic Rim Farm Box have announced how to send a box of Queensland goodness anywhere in Australia! … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

Witness Western Australia’s Dazzling Wildflower Show

West Australians are being encouraged to get out and explore one of the greatest flower shows on Earth, with Western Australia’s 2020 wildflower season underway. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

$1.5 Billion ADB Loan to Support Thailand’s COVID-19 Response

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $1.5 billion loan to support the Government of Thailand’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. … Continue Reading

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