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This major cruise line just announced plans to restart

It seems that the return of cruising is starting in high gear. One of the world’s biggest cruise lines, MSC Cruises, announced on Thursday it would resume operations with more than half its fleet over the next three months, but not in Australia though! … Continue Reading

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Garuda drops appeal, to pay huge price fixing penalty in instalments
While Australian cruising wallows in the dark series: another 13 ships and 40,000 berths resume cruising
Qantas Remains Confident its Fleet of Airbus A380’s Will Return
Spain invests in sustainability, ready to welcome tourists with ‘TravelSafe’


Travel + Leisure Announces the 2021 It List of Best New Hotels

Meredith Corporation’s Travel + Leisure announces its annual It List of the best new hotels of the year, spotlighting the 73 most remarkable new and newly redone properties around the globe. … Continue Reading

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50 Best Unveils 50 Next, a Global List of Young People Shaping the Future of Gastronomy



Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Joanna Flint Appointed Chief Commercial Officer

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Joanna Flint as Chief Commercial Officer from 1 April 2021. … Continue Reading

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Cora Cora Maldives, Opening In October 2021, Appoints Martin Van Der Reijden As General Manager


Songtradr Acquires Music Licensing Platform For Live Streamers, Pretzel

Songtradr, the world’s largest B2B music licensing marketplace, announced today that they have acquired Pretzel, the world’s first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. … Continue Reading

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“Now or Never” for Single European Sky

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the Single European Sky (SES) project to reform Europe’s air traffic management system faces collapse if European states do not support the European Commission’s proposals to reboot the stalled initiative. … Continue Reading

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Gentle Giants of the horse world to be celebrated at the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular – June 12 and 13, 2021

They are the Gentle Giants of the horse world, recognised in Australia as ‘the breed that built the nation’ and over the weekend of June 12 and 13 at Boonah in the Scenic Rim, the CLYDESDALE will be celebrated in style. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Cruise Deals

2023 American river cruises launched with earlybird savings

To help meet growing, pent up demand for cruising in years ahead, the American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) has fast-tracked the release of the 2023 program of its famous paddlewheeler river cruises in America – the earliest the famous cruise line has released a program in advance. … Continue Reading

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European river cruise line partners with Cruise Traveller

Cruise News

Events / Whats On

ANZAC Twilight Event honours the five flags who fought

This Sunday 25 April 2021, Spirits of the Red Sand is breaking with tradition to host a unique ANZAC twilight event at the Beenleigh Historical Village from 2-7pm lest we forget the sacrifices our brave Australian, Aboriginal, Torres Strait, Kiwi and Maori men and women made and make for us, for country and for freedom.  … Continue Reading

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Save The Date: 5th Istanbul Design Biennial Closing Event “Not Quite A Finissage!”


Ajman Bank Brings Apple Pay to Customers

Ajman Bank, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions, today brings its customers Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash — and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Financial
United Releases First-Quarter Financial Results – Rebounding Demand is Driving Clear Path to Profitability
Mastercard Furthers Support for Black Women Entrepreneurs with Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Fearless Fund, a Venture Capital Firm Built by Women of Color for Women of Color
March 2021 Quarterly Activities Report: Record Revenue As NGS Enters Two New Markets


TAG’s global operations upgrade to Travelport+

Worldwide leader in travel retail, Travelport, today announced that the award-winning travel and event management company, TAG, has upgraded to Travelport+. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Summer Promotions At Auriga Wellness Now – 31 May 2021

Capella Bangkok, the city’s urban retreat on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, invites guests to experience a new level of wellness at Auriga Wellness. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

DIY Staycation At Nuo Hotel Beijing

Come for a flexible holistay and travel back in time to the golden age of the Ming Dynasty at NUO Hotel Beijing, where stress is left behind and a relaxing, worry-free adventure awaits. … Continue Reading

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Fancy a WA holiday with a sweetener? Stay at Seashells for twice as long for no extra cost!

Hotel Developments

S Hotels & Resorts Books THB 182 million From Divestment of UK hotels, in line with Portfolio Enhancement Strategy

S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited (SET: SHR), the flagship hospitality arm of Singha Estate PCL (SET: S), has disclosed its intention to divest a selection of its underperforming hotel assets in the United Kingdom, as part of its strategy to optimise its UK portfolio and maximise returns. … Continue Reading

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Marriott International Signs Agreement to Debut JW Marriott Brand in Spain


InsureMyTrip Identifies the Countries with the Best (and Worst) Remote Working Visas

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many traditional office workers to relocate to their home offices, and over the past year many have adjusted to this new method of working remotely. … Continue Reading

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The Slate Welcomes LGBTQ Community with “Rainbow Escapes” on the Pure Shores of Phuket

The Slate, the whimsical art-inspired beachfront resort in Phuket, is rolling out the rainbow coloured welcome mat for the LGBTQ community this summer, with a fabulous new package that allows guests to escape the city, immerse their senses in art and culture, and indulge in magical moments together. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore unveils New East Wing showcasing a Library Reception, Lounge and Bar

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has reimagined its East Wing to include a Library Reception and an exciting new food and beverage concept called Republic. Conceived by tonychi studio, the Library Reception, Lounge and Bar are designed to evoke the warmth, intimacy and elegance of a private residence. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Maslina Resort, Croatia Announces Its Inclusion On Travel + Leisure’s 2021 ‘It List’

Maslina Resort, a newly opened Relais & Chateaux mindful luxury resort on the island of Hvar, Croatia, celebrates being included on Travel + Leisure Magazine’s acclaimed ‘It List’. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Crystalbrook Collection will plant a tree for every guest this Thursday – Earth Day 2021

Trees are the lungs of our planet. They gift us with oxygen, filter nasty pollutants and provide a home to the world’s flora and fauna. They also slow the rate of global warming by absorbing CO2 as they grow. … Continue Reading

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Conserving Sea Cows: Qatar marks Earth Day by Celebrating Dugongs

River Cruising

Uniworld Announces First-Ever Mystery Cruise For 2022

 Uniworld Boutique River Cruises announces its first-ever Mystery Cruise that will be hosted by President and CEO, Ellen Bettridge. … Continue Reading

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Introducing storied sailings with world-famous storytellers
Rapid Growth of Private Rental Market Drives Popularity of European Waterways’ Luxury Hotel Barge Charters

Serviced Apartments

Oakwood Debuts its Distinctive Style of Hospitality in the USA

Oakwood® today announced the double brand debut of Oakwood Suites and Oakwood Studios in the United States of America. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

It’s one way traffic in the A-NZ travel bubble

As travel is revived between Australia and New Zealand this week, research undertaken by ForwardKeys, which has the most up to date and comprehensive fight booking data available, reveals that Australians appear ready to flock to New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

The Apurva Kempinski Bali Celebrates Sustainability

The Apurva Kempinski Bali has been known to implement a series of initiatives, each targeting different aspects of its sustainability commitment. … Continue Reading

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Every Action Counts and the Sooner we Take Action, the Higher Chance Humanity can win against Climate Change.

Tour Operator

Toasting the Kimberley: APT partners with Spinifex Brewing Company

Pulling up a seat at the bar and sipping on a cold beer at the end of a big day of exploring is all part of the Aussie Outback experience. … Continue Reading

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Intrepid Travel Priortises Decarbonised Tours Amid Tourism’s Recovery
First Australian guests to experience Queenstown adrenaline packed Shotover Jet tour

Trade Events

Tourism industry prepares to futureproof its comeback

An event to prepare the New Zealand tourism industry for the return of international visitors has reached capacity with more than 700 tourism operators registered to attend.   … Continue Reading

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Key industry figures to address delegates in-person on ATM Global Stage


CLIA’s Masters Program returns for the online era

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has relaunched its elite Masters Program in a new online format, allowing travel agent members to advance their sales and marketing skills to the highest level. … Continue Reading

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Visit Arkansas

Shore Line Shuttle is fast track to mountain biking fun

Shore Line Shuttle puts mountain bikers on the fast track to fun by making it easy on visitors to Northwest Arkansas to jump on a mountain bike trail for a thrilling ride through the Ozark Mountain hardwoods. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

A tasting menu of great Irish regional dishes

Hopefully it won’t be long until travel to Ireland can resume, but in the meantime you can still enjoy a taste of the island by trying out some of its great regional dishes and recipes. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

7 Iftar experiences at Hudayriyat you can’t miss

From traditional buffets to set menus, Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment Destination is the place to celebrate the Holy Month with family and friends. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

World’s Largest Dragon Kite Unveiled at the 38th Weifang International Kite Festival

With the debut of the world’s largest 280-meter-long dragon kite at the Weifang Binhai International Kite Flying Field, the 38th Weifang International Kite Festival kicked off on April 17 in Weifang, east China’s Shandong Province, organized by the International Kite Federation and Weifang Municipal People’s Government. … Continue Reading

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Xinhua Silk Road: China Yangzhou hails contracting of RMB100 bln inv’t projects at “Flowery March” festival Sun
China releases new documentary on modern-day Xinjiang

Visit South Pacific

Air Chathams Resuming Direct Weekly Flights From Auckland To Norfolk Island

New Zealanders will once again be able to fly direct to Norfolk Island following Air Chathams’ announcement it will resume weekly return flights from Auckland on Thursdays commencing 27 May 2021. … Continue Reading

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