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Headline News

The key elements: collaboration, consultation and clarity

As the impact of Covid-19 is felt once again in Australia, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has stressed the critical importance of collaboration, consultation and clarity between government and the business community. … Continue Reading

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Can I cross the NSW-Victoria border? There are exemptions, but you’ll need a very good reason
South Africa gradually opening up tourism
Prices up to 25% less as True North sets sail again
Oklahoma appoints Australian representation agency, Linkd Tourism


Accolades

Vietjet retains “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” award

New-age carrier Vietjet has been honored among Top 50 Best Companies to Work for in Asia” for two consecutive years thanks to its unrelenting commitments and efforts in investing in human resources, improving well-being and engagement of employees. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Qantas to Give Final 747 Jumbo Jet a Farewell Fit for a Queen

Qantas has announced a program of events to farewell its last remaining Boeing 747 and provide Australians the opportunity to say goodbye to the much loved “Queen of the Skies” ahead of its retirement from the national carrier’s fleet. … Continue Reading

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oneworld launches customer information portal in alliance commitment to health and well-being
Air New Zealand limits capacity on inbound international services
Etihad Airways To Resume Wider Network Of Flights As Uae Travel Restrictions Eased
SWISS makes face masks compulsory on board with immediate effect

Airport

Two new destinations from Schönefeld

The capital region is getting two new destinations. Wizz Air now flies to Kharkiv in Ukraine. The Hungarian airline will fly directly from Berlin-Schönefeld twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, to the city in north-east Ukraine. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

R Hotels appoints cluster general manager for Wyndham hotels in Ajman

R Hotels announces the appointment of Ravi Santiago as cluster general manager of Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman, and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche. … Continue Reading

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Oklahoma Readies for Return of Australian and New Zealand Travellers with Appointment of Local Representation Agency, Linkd Tourism

Association

Tourism Associations Agree Platform for Mutual Cooperation

Two global tourism associations are joining forces to dovetail key objectives in their fields of cultural heritage protection and vocational training. … Continue Reading

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PATA joins with the Asian Development Bank to expand Crisis Resource Center

Business News

Surge in holiday bookings as more than 50 countries open up for travel

A POPULAR independent travel agent is reopening its offices early as holiday bookings surge now England’s quarantine restrictions are being lifted. … Continue Reading

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Collaboration, Consultation And Clarity Key
Business Advice Needed To Restore Growth, Warn Accounting Bodies

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Premium Passports Lose Their Shine in a Post-Pandemic World

As parts of the globe cautiously begin to open up, the focus is on what travel freedom and global mobility will look like in a post–Covid-19 world. … Continue Reading

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Lack of lockdown increased COVID-19 deaths in Sweden
Study confirms ‘classic’ symptoms of COVID-19

Cruise

Cruise Deals

Solo Travelers Enjoy Reduced Single Supplements Aboard Select Crystal Symphony Getaways

Crystal Cruises has announced reduced single supplements of just 105 percent for six Crystal Getaways aboard Crystal Symphony. … Continue Reading

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Emerald Waterways 2021 European River Cruise Season Now On Sale

Dining

Refined Contemporary Cantonese Restaurant MOON YUE Opens Atop CUBUS Skyscraper in Causeway Bay

Stylish contemporary Cantonese restaurant MOON YUE is newly-opened with spectacular views atop the CUBUS skyscraper in Causeway Bay. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

New Dates, Format And Participants Of The 5th Istanbul Design Biennial Announced

Curated by Mariana Pestana with Sumitra Upham (Curator of Programmes) and Billie Muraben (Assistant Curator & Deputy Editor), and organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism and under the sponsorship of VitrA, the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial will open on 15 October 2020. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Gouda Things Come for Those Who Wait – High Cheese is Back and Better Than Ever

The Westin Melbourne‘s ever-popular High Cheese is back and better than ever. In collaboration with premier cheesemonger Anthony Femia of Maker & Monger, the cult classic offering will see us through the colder months and can be enjoyed in the elegant surrounds of The Westin’s Lobby Lounge or for the first time ever, in the comfort of your own home. … Continue Reading

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Gadgets

Our Lives Have Changed. But the Game Must Go On.

From the crack of a bat to the enthusiastic cheers from energetic fans, there are so many things that we love about baseball – and so many things that we’ve missed since the pandemic brought the sports world to a standstill. … Continue Reading

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Glamping

Camping proves popular for families this school holidays, providing welcome relief to regional tourism

Tourism operators and regional Australia benefit from families choosing camping this school holidays. 

… Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Hotel Developments

IHG to take on Fiji’s iconic Grand Pacific Hotel under the InterContinental brand

IHG has signed an agreement to take over management of one of the most famous hotels in the Pacific, Fiji’s Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, in July 2020 and rebrand it as an InterContinental by 2022. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Feature

Gourmet Dining Surprises Aboard The Vietage

As The Vietage makes its way through the diverse Vietnamese landscape, guests aboard the carriage can sit back and enjoy a three-course epicurean experience from an exclusively-curated menu. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

andBeyond WILDchild Goes Virtual

Conservation-led luxury travel company andBeyond has innovated its highly successful WILDchild program so kids can enjoy the excitement of a safari holiday from home. … Continue Reading

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World TM Announces ‘Stay Small, Stay Safe’ Initiative As Hotels Prepare to Welcome Travellers

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Expansive Gaylord Hotels Re-Open Today Marking a Positive Return for the Hospitality Industry

It marks a significant milestone in the return to business of the U.S. hotel industry, as three sprawling resorts reopen their doors. … Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Coles celebrates Sustainability Week as more than 1 billion pieces of plastic saved from landfill

Coles has taken a major step towards its goal of becoming Australia’s most sustainable supermarket after diverting more than 1 billion pieces of soft plastics from landfill. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Partners with EMBARK Beyond to Offer Private Luxury Camp Experiences

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is pleased to announce its partnership with Embark Beyond offering private luxury camp experiences for families with children. … Continue Reading

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COVID Brings Change of Focus for Personal Travel Managers

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a new lexicon: “bubble”, “cluster”, “contact tracing” and “lockdown” among the terms that have found their way into our everyday vocabulary. … Continue Reading

OTA News

Expedia Partner Solutions and Travala.com join forces to offer frictionless cryptocurrency travel booking

London  Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), one of the B2B brands of Expedia Group, has announced a new collaboration with Travala.com, the leading cryptocurrency-friendly accommodation booking platform. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Dreaming of a Little Paradise – A Message From Our Family

We are looking forward to the day you are able to return to stay with us here in the Cook Islands. In anticipation for this day we have continued our on going maintenance daily to ensure our properties are in tip top shape when we welcome you back again! … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Naga Cruises launches in Vietnam this September with mini cruises exploring the backwaters and small towns of the great Mekong Delta.

Two exciting itineraries are being offered initially by Naga Cruises, operating every weekend from 4th September. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Real Madrid CF And Legends Announce Groundbreaking Global Omnichannel Retail Program

Real Madrid CF today announced an expansive omnichannel retail program, inclusive of an all-new official online store, the relaunch of three official stores in Madrid, and a new Flagship Megastore at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Explore Announces Covid-19 Refund Promise

Adventure travel company Explore has announced a new COVID-19 refund promise that sets out to reimburse the full costs of any customer’s trip*, where they are required to self-isolate due to COVID-19 and are therefore unable to travel. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

All Out Africa & Meet the People Tours showcase Eswatini’s cultural excellence

Highly respected Eswatini local operator All Out Africa, and UK tour operator  Meet the People Tours known to be cultural specialists, have combined forces to offer an excellent tour showcasing Eswatini in 2021 in a beautifully raw and untouched fashion. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,066 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 35,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

Outdoor enthusiasts urged to explore their local region in new international tourism drive

Bavaria-based Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and skiing, has launched a new social media campaign to help tourism providers around the world address the challenges of COVID-19. … Continue Reading

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Abu Dhabi Specialist Program a Major Success!

Visit North Asia

Japan’s Favourite Hot Spring Town is celebrating 1,300 Years

Kinosaki Onsen, Japan’s Best Hot Spring Town, is celebrating its 1,300th anniversary this year. The charming village, known for its serene ambiance and its authentic old Japan allure, has been a local favourite since the 8th century when hot springs were discovered in the area. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

We’re Ready to Welcome You to Our Place

As the borders open, the Balonne Shire in south west Queensland is inviting everyone to escape
the crowds and breathe in the fresh country air and wide-open spaces of the picture-perfect river
town region. … Continue Reading

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