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The Rees Hotel Queenstown Again Awarded Skal International’s Global Sustainable Tourism Award

Skål International, a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation has announced The Rees Hotel Queenstown as winner of the Urban Accommodation category in its global awards for the property’s sustainability and environmental initiatives 2018-202. … Continue Reading

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Product of the Year 2021 Winners Revealed – Hamper Send Out Request


Hong Kong Airlines to operate Embrace “Home” Kong flight

Hong Kong Airlines will operate a special Embrace “Home” Kong sunset flight on Saturday, 24 October 2020. HX852 will depart Hong Kong International Airport at 4:30pm, flying within 200 nautical miles from Hong Kong over the South China seas. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways Special Flight ‘Drew’ the Pink Ribbon Symbol in the Skies to Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month
THAI Flies From London To Bangkok With “Thailand Homecoming” Campaign
Oman Air and Amouage Join Hands to Honour Omani women
Emirates redesigns signature onboard experience


Muscat International Airport Becomes First Middle East Health Accredited Airport

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific today announced that the first airport in the Middle East to be accredited under the ACI Airport Health Accreditation programme is Muscat International Airport, managed and operated by Oman Airports.

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Cairns women on top of Skål International

In a global online election held over the weekend, Fiona Nicholl from Cairns is one step closer to becoming World President after securing a coveted Vice President position on the Executive Board of Skål International. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Govt’s first 100 days critical to tourism

In its first 100 days, the new Government must make plans to reopen New Zealand’s borders and issue a $200 domestic Travel Card to every Kiwi, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. … Continue Reading

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New Multi-Media Travel Platform Launches
ATEC program supporting Australian tourism exporters to attract domestic visitors
AFTA-led Resilient Mind Program delivers results for travel industry members

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

IATA Welcomes US Military Report on Low Risk of Catching COVID-19 on a Flight

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release of the results of testing by the United States Transportation Command (US Transcom) confirming the low risk of COVID-19 transmission onboard an aircraft. … Continue Reading

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American Cruise Lines Rolls Out American Melody

American Cruise Lines announced today, that just two months after accepting delivery of the American Jazz, its next new ship is already being readied for launch. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Seabourn’s Extends “Early Bonus Savings” Promotion To Provide Additional Savings Opportunities For Travellers

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, has extended its Early Bonus Savings promotion, offering travellers additional savings opportunities by taking advantage of the promotion. … Continue Reading

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Premium Dining on Sydney Harbour has been Re-imagined

As Sydney starts to re-open and welcome people back to its beautiful harbour, Captain Cook Cruises has re-designed their famous lunch, high tea and dinner cruises on Sydney Harbour. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On


Global Processing Services Continues International Growth with Visa Investment

Leading payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS) has secured a strategic investment from strategic partner, Visa Inc., the world’s leader in digital payments. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Relax, Dine And Shop With New Packages At Emporium Hotel South Bank

This year has been challenging for most, so make sure you take time to relax, spend time with family and friends and celebrate being together and thanks to Emporium Hotel South Bank’s new accommodation packages- A Taste of Emporium and Girl’s Staycation, the hardest part will be deciding how soon you can go. … Continue Reading

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Move over staycations – enter the ‘Playcation’ as Australians seek to get creative around their home and local communities
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney Celebrates its First Anniversary with Exciting Promotions, Programmes and Partnerships

Hotel Feature

Most popular casino hotels in Australia

Eat, sleep, repeat. Or in this case… Gamble, sleep, repeat? Well, if you combine those two, something extraordinary is going to come out, setting the limits, of course. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

QT Auckland Reveals Signature Restaurant in Collaboration With Chef Sean Connolly and Auckland’s Newest Rooftop Bar

QT Hotels & Resorts has announced the signature restaurant and rooftop bar concepts set to open at the highly-anticipated QT Auckland this November. Under the direction of internationally renowned Chef Sean Connolly, QT Auckland will introduce Esther to Viaduct Harbour’s vibrant dining scene. … Continue Reading

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Ultima Gstaad and COYA launch new partnership to bring the ultimate luxury dining experience and South American inspired pop-up to the Swiss Alps
Stayz announces top 20 holiday homes for 2020
Explore Tasmania’s Last Frontier from Your Own Private Floating Hotel
Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ Welcomes 44 New Members to the Luxury Hotel Portfolio


How To Try On Glasses At Home With Vision Direct

With the outbreak of Covid-19 people, are urged to stay home to avoid the spread of this virus. Due to this global pandemic, people have more free time than ever as they are staying at homes 24/7. The impact of coronavirus has affected all of us globally.  … Continue Reading

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What Are Some FAQ’s About Industrial Power Factor Correction?

Medical Tourism

Osteoporosis – Think About Them Bones, Early

WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY (WOD), on October 20 each year, marks a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. … Continue Reading

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Alena Murang sets Tribe Legacy at ICCA 2020

Asia Pacific Regional Hub for the 59th International Convention and Congress Association (ICCA) Congress 2020 has selected Alena Murang, a Sarawak-born musician and creative artist of Dayak Kelabit and English-Italian ancestry as the keynote speaker. … Continue Reading

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Australian Edition of Cvent Planner Sourcing Report 2020 Reveals Continued Importance of In-Person Events and Focus on Attendee Safety


GWM Announces First Launch Markets and More Safety Features for the New POER Pickup

GWM (601633.SS/02333.HK), a world-renowned SUV and pickup manufacturer, has revealed that its new POER pickup, with the name recently announced at Auto China 2020, will firstly launch in Australia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Chile, enhancing GWM’s competitiveness in these markets. … Continue Reading

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OTA News Offers 4 Hotel Staycation Options to Make Your Green Getaway a Reality

Bored of the city? An active trip outdoors surrounded by trees, seas and the vast sky sounds like the ideal trip for you! … Continue Reading

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Resort News

New Resort Launches Getaways Designed to Strengthen Family Bonds

Luxury beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui has introduced packages designed to reconnect loved ones and foster quality family time, combining a getaway in a remarkable “Family Suite” with a host of recreational, culinary and wellness experiences for all ages. … Continue Reading

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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort celebrates its 20th anniversary

Responsible Tourism

TIME Hotels labeled CSR leader by Dubai Chamber for sixth year in a row

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, has added the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber) CSR Label Award for H1 2020, to its growing list of accolades, for the sixth year in succession. … Continue Reading

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Serviced Apartments

Serviced Apartment Provider SMARTments business Intensifies Digitalization Strategy Backed by apaleo

In a new collaboration between the open software platform apaleo and the serviced apartment brand SMARTments business, the technology behind the booking and administrative processes takes a leap into the future with digitalization and automatization. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

The Facebook Group that Changed Small Business Forever For Rural Australia

It’s only been 1 year but changed over 285,000 lives. … Continue Reading

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World champions urge kids to get on track with Little Athletics

Australia’s top athletes including Sally Pearson and World Champion Kelsey-Lee Barber have urged kids to dust off their running shoes and get back on the track this summer. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Sustainable, Natural Dog Toys From Outback Tails

Introducing the beautiful new collection of Australian animal dog toys from Outback Tails that help raise money for native animal charities. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Trade Registration Opens for WTM Virtual

Travel trade professionals from around the world can now register for WTM Virtual (9-11 November 2020) to access the unrivalled range of online conference sessions, briefings and meetings. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

‘Explore Central NSW with new Culture Maps’

A new set of interactive online maps that pulls together the amazing arts and cultural experiences in Central NSW has been launched at … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

Queenstown launches Home of Adventure brand with new domestic campaign

Destination Queenstown is today launching its latest domestic campaign, unveiling the region’s Home of Adventure brand and giving Kiwis plenty of reasons to visit during the long days of spring and summer. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Grant to Aid the Arkansas Service and Hospitality Industries

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), and the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) received approval to proceed with a grant program utilizing $50 million in CARES Act funds for Arkansas businesses in industries significantly impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. … Continue Reading

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