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Headline News

World’s top authorities agree: ‘No need to let virus stop travel’

As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have issued a joint statement, and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has backed it up. … Continue Reading

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New supersonic airliner commits to carbon-neutral test program
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Airfare Deals

Limited time offer from Aircalin sees kids snag return flights to New Caledonia for less than $200

There’s never been a better time for families to visit New Caledonia. The country’s international airline, Aircalin, is offering return airfares from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Noumea for kids under 12 at just $199 (including taxes) with the purchase of every adult ticket, which is only $579 return. … Continue Reading

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Cue the adrenaline rush with Jetstar’s See NZ Sale

Aviation

Fiji Airways & Tourism Fiji Partner to Bring the Bulanaires onboard

 Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has partnered with Tourism Fiji for the next phase of its Bulanaire campaign, bringing it to life inflight. Travellers can experience the famed Fijian hospitality of the cabin crew and learn about the happiest parts of Fiji via the Bulanaires. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand launches tourism campaign to get Kiwis to Tairāwhiti Gisborne
Delta reduces flight schedule to South Korea following coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
JetBlue Suspends Change and Cancel Fees for New Reservations to Give Customers Booking Confidence as Coronavirus Concerns Evolve
Star Alliance Welcomes Thai Smile Airways As Connecting Partner

Airport

Airport Revenue Under Pressure Following Moderate Growth in 2019 and COVID-19 Challenges

Asia-Pacific and Middle East airport revenues are under tremendous pressure two months into 2020 amidst the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, despite moderate growth in 2019. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Mulholland Appointed Wendy Wu Tours Managing Director

Andrew Mulholland has been appointed WWT Managing Director Australia effective March 2020. … Continue Reading

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Ori Lahav, Kenes Group announced as new IAPCO President

Attraction

Oh MY, MY, MY…Troye Sivan is joining Madame Tussauds Sydney!

His music has reached all corners of the globe with over 8.5 Billion streams, he has starred in movies, shot covers for international fashion magazines, fronted campaigns for major global designers and today it has been announced that Troye Sivan will be honoured with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Cruise

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Greece and Offers an Exciting Array of Itineraries for Families in Summer 2021

In summer 2021, Disney Cruise Line will sail a variety of itineraries around the world including a return to Greece – back by popular demand – and exciting and varied European destinations, Alaska ports and tropical locales. … Continue Reading

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A-Rosa Expands Its Excursion Program To Over 300 Options And Reveals New Speciality Dining
Silversea Showcases The Best Of Antarctica, Photographed By Steve Mccurry For The Very First Time
Kyneton local Laurie Marshall crowned P&O Cruises Local Cricket Legend 2020
Oceania Cruises Unveils 2021-22 Tropics And Exotics Voyages

Destination Europe

ATECA Holding Embarks on Unlocking Uzbekistan’s Huge Tourism Potential

H.E. Aziz A. Abdukhakimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development, met with Mr. Michel P.J. Noblet, Chairman of ATECA Holding, to discuss opportunities of bilateral collaboration to drive growth of tourism and hospitality sector in Uzbekistan. He was joined by the executive team of ATECA including Mr. Karimov Kamoladdin, Chief Executive Officer, and Ms Hina Bakht, Chief Marketing Officer. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Snow and Sun: Break Into Spring With a Colorado Getaway

While springtime in the Rockies brings plenty of snow, temperatures across the state begin to warm, and unique experiences beckon travelers to break away from the ordinary. … Continue Reading

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Spring Family Beach Break Adventures in Daytona Beach
Upgrades and Exciting new tours arrive at Warm Heart Adventures Lodge

Destination North Asia

GWEC and JWPA launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan

 Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have announced that they have formed a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan.

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Tourism Solomons – Coronavirus Update

Tourism Solomons has advised all passengers entering the Solomons Islands via air and sea ports and other points of entry who has been in or travelled through a ‘restricted country’ in the 14 days prior to arrival will be denied entry to the Solomon Islands. … Continue Reading

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Whale Sharks Arrive to Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef

Dining

Stride into Hyde this March and April for 49% off food

Stride into Hyde Paradiso during March and April for 49% off food when paired with any drink purchase… and, best of all, this incredible offer has dropped just in time for the Hyde tribe to sample the lively lounge and bar’s exciting new menu and cocktail list. … Continue Reading

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Beachhouse At The Moana Pops The Cork On First “Pairings” Of 2020

Financial

Air New Zealand reports interim profit1 of $198 million and maintains interim dividend

Air New Zealand has today announced earnings before other significant items and taxation of $198 million for the six-month period ended 31 December 2019, compared to $217 million in the prior period, reflecting the slower demand growth environment, weakness in the global cargo market and the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong. … Continue Reading

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Virgin Galactic Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results
Leap Year is Giving Us One More Day, and Mastercard Wants to Help You Share it With Someone You Love
Marriott International Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results
Quarterly Results In Line With Guidance

Gadgets

Galaxy S20 Ultra: Ready, Set, Build

At Samsung, we embrace the spirit to question and challenge conventions. It is at the core of our innovations and the central value that powers our creativity. … Continue Reading

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Galaxy S20: 3 Tips to Shoot Like a Pro, From a Pro

Golf Tourism

Malaysia Open Receives Timely Shot-in-the-Arm

The Malaysia Open has received a timely shot in the arm with Bandar Malaysia being named as title sponsor of the historic championship that is returning to the Asian Tour schedule following a four-year absence. … Continue Reading

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Doctor Orders Million Dollar Hole-in-One Opportunity
Don’t Cut Golf Tourism Funding, Urges IAGTO
Golf Genius Gets Online with Asian Golf Industry Federation

Health and Wellness

Until the end of April, Hotel Eden’s La Libreria shall be transformed into an irresistible chocolaterie in collaboration with “Said dal 1923”

Hotel Eden, a 5-star luxury hotel of the Dorchester Collection chain, is proud to announce a special collaboration with “Said dal 1923”, the historic artisan chocolate producer from Rome. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Accor grows its luxury presence in Australia with the announcement of SO/Melbourne

Today, Accor announces the continued expansion of its luxury portfolio in Australia, with the debut of the vibrant and playful SO/Hotels & Resorts luxury brand in Melbourne, Australia. … Continue Reading

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Hyatt Expands Presence in Turkey With Plans for Hyatt Regency Izmir Istinye Park
Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt Centric Cambridge

Hotel News

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Hotel Trends

STR: Asia Pacific hotel performance for January 2020

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported mostly negative results in the three key performance metrics during January 2020, according to data from STR. … Continue Reading

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STR: U.S. hotel performance for January 2020
STR: Central/South America hotel performance for January 2020
STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 15 February
STR: Global hotel chains lead Europe in hotel net unit growth

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Insurance

Regulatory initiatives to help Malaysian life insurance business surpass US$13bn in 2023, says GlobalData

The Malaysian life insurance market, in terms of gross written premiums, is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% from MYR46.7bn (US$11.6bn) in 2019 to MYR55.4bn (US$13.7bn) in 2023, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Anti-bacterial hand-gel selling out due to coronavirus

Would this work as a news piece or tie in to anything you’re doing on the coronavirus? … Continue Reading

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Advocates pleased the door is open to some important safety measures

Loyalty

Shangri-La Group Extends Golden Circle Programme Tier Status and Benefits

In view of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Golden Circle, the loyalty programme of the Shangri-La Group, is extending tier status for its Diamond and Jade members globally. … Continue Reading

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MICE

HML welcomes Hong Kong Government’s US$130-million subsidies under novel coronavirus to reinvigorate the exhibition and convention industry

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), welcomes the latest revitalisation measures initiated by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to support the exhibition and convention industry. A subsidy of over HK$1,020 million (US$130 million) will be injected to subsidise exhibition and convention organisers and participants, in order to reinvigorate Hong Kong’s reputation as the event capital of Asia. … Continue Reading

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ASTM International to Host Large Standards Meeting in Prague
Preventive measures at the HKCEC in response to novel coronavirus infection

OTA News

Kuoni Business Travel expands its long stay travel offer through Acomodeo’s digital solution and services

Kuoni Business Travel has integrated Acomodeo’s innovative, digital serviced apartment booking platform into its travel management services. … Continue Reading

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Airbnb rounds up Sydney’s fabulous & dazzling listings to celebrate Mardi Gras

Resort News

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Forays Into Sustainable Fashion

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort is dressing its staff in a runway-worthy collection of apparel that brings a bold, contemporary layer to Vietnamese culture, after joining forces with a sustainable fashion house. … Continue Reading

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Resort Trades… The Next Decade
Outrigger Fiji and Tourism Fiji target Japan
Ulu Cliffhouse Welcomes Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco – Sat 9th May in Bali

Responsible Tourism

Huma Charity Challenge Giveaway

Supporting your favourite charity has never been more rewarding. Sign up to one of Huma Charity Challenge 2020 Challenges and you can invest in a new pair of trekking boots for your Kokoda Challenge, or maybe some hiking poles to help you along the Larapinta Trail or perhaps a day pack for your Challenge to Ethiopia. … Continue Reading

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As Reef threat builds, time for Reef-safe climate policy say marine conservationists

River Cruising

American Cruise Lines to Accelerate Expansion 3 New Riverboats to Debut in the Next 20 Months

American Cruise Lines announced today that it will launch two additional modern riverboats for the 2021 season. Construction is already underway on the new riverboats and will ramp up as American Jazz, the Line’s 3rd modern riverboat, is readied for its 2020 debut in New Orleans. … Continue Reading

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Untethered Danube River cruise among Avalon Waterways’ most unique – and most popular – itineraries for 2020
Save up to A$3600 per couple on three Mississippi fly, stay and cruise packages

Social Media

The Most Instagrammed Road Trips in the World!

Road trips are an increasingly popular way of discovering and experiencing new countries, and how good your trip looks ‘on the gram’ is very important in an age where everything has to be captured. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Travelport achieves Level 4 NDC Aggregator Certification from International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Travelport, the leading technology company serving the global travel industry has achieved level 4 NDC certification as an aggregator from IATA. … Continue Reading

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Air Europa strengthens partnership with Amadeus
Sabre Announces Strategic Priorities Designed to Accelerate Growth

Theme Parks

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Stirs in the Key Ingredient of Storytelling to Create a Uniquely Disney Experience, from Feb. 28 to April 21, 2020

The highly anticipated Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort for a limited time* Feb. 28 to April 21, 2020, with innovative food, beverages and pairings created with a magical Disney twist. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Trade Events

ATM Registration open

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is a travel and tourism event organized annually in Dubai to provide a platform for inbound and outbound tourism professionals from the Middle East and around the world. … Continue Reading

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2XL Furniture & Home Decor and Swiss-Belhotel International Announce ‘2XL Interior Design Challenge’ for Arabian Travel Market 2020

Travel Deals

On The Go launches 2-for-1 sale on tours to Turkey

Travel with a friend and save 50% off on group tours to Turkey with On The Go Tours’ 2-for-1 sale. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

March to the APT Travel Showcase

The leaders in luxury cruising and touring, APT, is hosting luxury Travel Showcase this March. Travel agents in Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney are encouraged to attend these events that will showcase insider tips and offer exclusive deals on a great range of exciting destinations. … Continue Reading

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