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Headline News

Airbus zero-emission hydrogen planes. The future of flying?

Australia’s newly released technology road map, which sees hydrogen as a fuel of the future, has coincided neatly with the release by Airbus of three concepts for the world’s first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission commercial aircraft – which could enter service within 15 years.

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Sam Chui asks Does COVID-19 Mean the Death of First Class?
Australian travel agent predicts more big spending clients by mid 2021
Car Rental Industry in China Enjoys Speedy Recovery Post-pandemic
COVID-19 Travel Curbs Casting Dark Shadows on Australia’s Elite Sports Industry?


Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2020 Winners Revealed

CENTRESTAGE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), became virtual in 2020, with both the exhibition and fashion shows migrated to an online platform. … Continue Reading

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‘Michelin’ Wins Product Innovation Awards 2020 For Lifestyle Product In Tyre Category
Yili Group Becomes World’s Most Valuable Dairy Brand

Agents Incentives

Port of Seattle Launches Training Program with CLIA and $100 Mastercard Agent Incentive

The Port of Seattle has launched a dedicated training program and agent resource centre for Australasian agents to brush up their knowledge on the premier North America cruise port destination, which is now live on the CLIA training hub. … Continue Reading

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Airbus Reveals New Zero-Emission Concept Aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand super school holiday schedule
Aircraft Auctions Begin to Take-Off in Australia

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Jennifer Catto appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Travelport

Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, today announced it has appointed Jennifer Catto as its new Chief Marketing Officer. … Continue Reading

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Spain Tourism Board Appoints New Director For Southeast Asia, Australia, And New Zealand
Kenya Airways Appoints APG As Its Passenger GSA In Europe


Focus Is On Fun And Forest Facts At Reopened Daintree Discovery Centre

Fun, funky and informative – all combine in new interactive interpretive signage at Daintree Discovery Centre designed to enhance the visitor experience in the Daintree Rainforest. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Border openings an important part of recovery

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) today welcomed the South Australian border opening and the relaxation of the QLD border restrictions. … Continue Reading

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COBA welcomes regulators’ recommitment to competition in new MOU


Thinking of Moving to Australia? Here is Why Australia is One of the Best Places in the World to Find a Job

Many people migrate for different reasons, but they all share one thing in common; the desire for a better life. Australia is one of the most attractive destinations for a lot of people for a litany of reasons. Its vibrant economy, awesome weather, picturesque landscape, and great healthcare and education system are some of the top reasons for this. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Cruise Deals

Seabourn Entices Travellers To Plan Their Vacation For Mid 2021 And Beyond By Extending “Sensational Suite Savings” Through November 2020

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, has extended its Sensational Suite Savings event through November 20, 2020, offering enhanced benefits and exceptional savings on even more sailings on the line’s award-winning fleet of ultra-luxury ships, giving them something to look forward to in 2021 and beyond. … Continue Reading

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New 2023 Departure for Baltic Jewels & The Midnight Sun

Destination Global

Uttarakhand’s approach towards revival of tourism presents key learning lessons for other tourist destinations, says GlobalData

Following the news that the state of Uttarakhand in India has revised the guidelines for inter-state travel; … Continue Reading

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Carousel Launches Islandwide Delivery with Crowd Favourites

Guests can now pick and choose their favourite dishes from Carousel and have the feast delivered from the chefs’ kitchens to their doorsteps for a mini home buffet.

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Events / Whats On

A Personal Invitation to Hear From Independent Aviation Experts About What Aviation Might Really Look Like After COVID.

As a valued subscriber, you are invited to join our special panel of leading, independent aviation experts to hear the facts and nothing but the facts about What Aviation Might Really Look Like After COVID in our FREE eGlobal Travel Media “What Might The Future of Aviation Look Like” webinar taking place on Zoom on this Thursday 24 September at 1.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

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Vanuatu Tourism Office launches Vanuatu Moments webinar series


Reflections Holiday Parks Welcome Queenslanders back to their Far North Coast Parks

Reflections Holiday Parks in the Far North Coast are excited to welcome guests from Queensland again with today’s announcement that Queensland is expanding its border bubble with NSW from Thursday, 1 October 2020. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Sleep, connect and explore Malaysia’s world-renowned heritage city with OZO George Town Penang

Explore the culture, heritage and hidden treasures of George Town with the newest offering from ONYX Hospitality Group, OZO George Town Penang. … Continue Reading

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Crowne Plaza readies to return to Sydney CBD with special opening offer

Hotel Developments

Absolute Hotel Services Announces the First Eastin Hotel in Laos

Jonathan Wigley, CEO of the Absolute Hotel Services group, has announced the first hotel in Laos to add in the company portfolio. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Marriott International CFO To Speak At Bernstein European Strategic Decisions Conference September 24; Remarks To Be Webcast

Leeny Oberg, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Marriott International, Inc. will speak at the 2020 Bernstein European Strategic Decisions Conference, to be held on Thursday, September 24. … Continue Reading

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The Bali Government Tourism Office Further Confirms The Excellency Of Meliá Bali To Face ‘New Normal’
Border uncertainty could cripple Queensland’s economic rebound warns Accor

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Marriott International Continues Robust Growth in China with the Opening of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong South

Marriott International today announced the opening of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong South, celebrating the seventh Marriott Hotels property opening in the buzzing city of Shanghai, China. … Continue Reading


PETA Pal Stella McCartney Sends Faux-Fur Coat to Sophia Loren for 86th Birthday

A special birthday gift is on its way from long-time PETA supporter Stella McCartney to screen icon Sophia Loren, who turned 86 on Sunday: a luxurious, cruelty-free coat from McCartney’s new collection, made with KOBA – the world’s first bio-based faux fur, created exclusively by ECOPEL. … Continue Reading

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PETA Challenges Gladys Berejiklian to Go Vegan


Cievents Launches Carbon Offset Program To Deliver Carbon-Neutral Meetings And Events

Meetings and event management agency cievents has today launched a carbon offset program aimed at delivering carbon-neutral meetings and events programs. … Continue Reading

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Personal Travel Managers Connect for Lunch and Laughs on Sydney Harbour Cruise

For travel industry personnel who have been deprived of their regular travel fix during 2020, there can be few more idyllic ways to enjoy an afternoon than with an indulgent lunch cruise on beautiful Sydney Harbour with a small group of colleagues. … Continue Reading

OTA News

Upward Trends In One Way Travel And Shorter Booking Windows – Skyscanner Publishes New Predictions Report

Leading travel marketplace Skyscanner has today released a new report titled ‘The New World of Travel’. … Continue Reading

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Now at your fingertips, the new Eurail and Interrail Mobile Pass

As per today, the Eurail and Interrail Global Passes are available as a mobile Pass offering an easier, paperless and more flexible travel experience. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Nanuku Celebrates Fijian Ozone Week

Even throughout a global pandemic, nothing will disrupt Nanuku Auberge Resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

The five-star pacific paradise who was awarded the “2019 Best Sustainable Travel/Tourism Initiative” at the Travel Daily Sustainability Summit as well as Travel Weekly’s “2019 Sustainable Tourism Company of the Year”, seized the opportunity to continue their conservation efforts while guest arrivals were low. … Continue Reading

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Elite Havens Expands Bali Portfolio With Nusa Lembongan
Celebrate CROSSROADS Maldives’ milestone first anniversary in affordable style
Yalago makes Maldives resort and transfer bookings easier than ever
As the world shifts away from city centre working, could this possibly be the world’s greatest commute?

River Cruising

400 per cent increase in solo guests paves ways for record number of solo-only European river cruises in 2021

A 400 per cent surge in solo passenger bookings for luxury, European river cruise line, Riviera Travel River Cruises, has prompted the company to offer a record 15 solo-only sailings across an unprecedented 10 itineraries in 2021 – its biggest variety of solo-only departures yet. … Continue Reading

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Serviced Apartments

Work from Oakwood®: Residential Work Spaces for Discerning Executives Seeking Privacy and Productivity

Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), has introduced Work from Oakwood at 17 properties across Asia Pacific. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Juniper Research Forecasts Mobile Ticketing Transaction Volume to Grow 150% by 2022, as Market Slowly Recovers from Pandemic

A new study from Juniper Research has found that mobile ticketing transaction volume, including tickets purchased via contactless, in-app, and mobile messaging, will recover to pre-pandemic 2019 levels by 2022. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

V Travel Network Releases New Brochure Today

So times aren’t great right now, but we know they will get better soon and when they do, we wanted to make sure V Travel Network has plenty of options ready for those independent travellers no matter how far (or not so far) they can go. … Continue Reading

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PATA offers free online training for travel and tourism professionals

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the PATA eLearning Platform for travel agents, tourism professionals, and destination marketers who want to refresh their knowledge, learn new skills and stay relevant. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Santa Claus joins climate action! – Santa Claus Village takes steps towards carbon neutrality with one million seedlings

In Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi, the Arctic Circle, summer is a busy time for Santa Claus. The White Beard has taken over the protection of an ambitious project called Santa’s Forest. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

Chile to crack the UAE’s walnut market following COVID-19

Chile is doubling its efforts to become the UAE’s exporter of choice regarding dried fruits, particularly walnuts,  with the launch of a new campaign to showcase the superior quality and ultimate health benefits the nut offers. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Welcome to the “Chinese Bridge” and to Hainan to Feel the Island Charm

The 19th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students and the 13th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students will be held in Beijing from September to December 2020. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Move Over New England – Fall Foliage Blazes in Virginia Beach

Located in Southeastern Virginia, Virginia Beach is an ideal autumn destination with a temperate coastal climate (think low 70s) that extends the dazzling fall foliage season further into the year, and makes outdoors exploration a delight. … Continue Reading

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