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Headline News

From beach to bush: Qantas launches two new NSW routes

Qantas has launched two new routes from Sydney to regional NSW, helping to reboot the local tourism industry’s post-Covid recovery – while avoiding the controversy that surrounds flights from Victoria, where a number of Melbourne suburbs are in full coronavirus lockdown. … Continue Reading

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‘Not quite as terrible.’ Pax demand 91.3% down in May
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Accolades

Agents Incentives

Win a Luxury European River Cruise! Australian consumers and travel agents invited to enter

Riviera Travel River Cruises and its Australian representative, Cruise Traveller, are giving Australian consumers and travel agents the chance to win a luxury, eight-day cruise for two aboard Riviera Travel’s brand new, five-star river ship, MS Geoffrey Chaucer. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Virgin Australia To Put More Passengers And Planes Back Into The Sky

Virgin Australia is opening up more travel options for Australians, with the airline resuming domestic flights on 17 more routes, taking travellers to just under 30 local destinations by early August. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Beverage service returns: Delta reintroduces select beer and wine on domestic flights with added safety measures

Beginning July 2, domestic First Class and Delta Comfort+ customers will begin to see complimentary beer and wine on all flights greater than 500 miles as Delta begins reintroducing adult beverage offerings after recent service adjustments made in March. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Qatar Airways Reinstates 11 Destinations Worldwide Today in a Bumper Day of Flight Resumptions
United Airlines Adds Nearly 25,000 Flights in August
Star Alliance helps you plan and fly with confidence
American Airlines Resets International Network for Remainder of 2020 Through Summer 2021

Airport

Towards a safer journey through Changi Airport

Changi Airport has begun transforming the passenger experience with new contactless and cleaning innovations for a safer, but yet seamless, airport journey. … Continue Reading

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Emirates resumes on-ground services for premium customers
Victoria’s tourism council congratulates Melbourne Airport on 50-year milestone

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

The Travel Corporation Announces A Dedicated Wellbeing Director On Guided Holidays

The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced an industry first with a new innovative initiative, adding to its comprehensive, new wellbeing and hygiene measures for every guest and team member. … Continue Reading

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Six Senses Douro Valley Welcomes Marc Lorés Panadés as the Resort’s New Executive Chef
Christine Dilger appointed as Director of Sales for Australia and New Zealand

Apps

Singapore Airlines Launches Appchallenge 2020 To Build An Innovative Future For Air Travel

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched its AppChallenge for 2020, the sixth time the successful program has been run. The AppChallenge is an opportunity for startups at the forefront of innovation to work with the world’s leading airline and be part of the driving force in changing the way we travel. … Continue Reading

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Association

IATA Welcomes ICAO Council Decision on CORSIA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use 2019 as a baseline for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). … Continue Reading

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May Passenger Demand Shows Slight Improvement
IAPCO forms Strategic Global Task Force of National PCO Associations

Beverage

Royal Adelaide Wine Show to go ahead with relaxed entry rules

Low yields in recent vintages, bushfires and the impact of COVID-19 have resulted in the Royal Adelaide Wine Show relaxing its entry requirements for this year’s awards. … Continue Reading

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Crystalbrook Collection Cairns Welcomes Back Interstate Travellers with $100 on the Bar

Business News

Cargo & Freight

May Air Cargo Shows Slight Pickup Amid Continuing Capacity Crunch

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in May showing a slight improvement in the air cargo market. But capacity remains unable to meet demand as a result of the loss of belly cargo operations on passenger aircraft that have been parked. … Continue Reading

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Competition

Win a Luxury European River Cruise!

Riviera Travel River Cruises and its Australian representative, Cruise Traveller, are giving Australian consumers and travel agents the chance to win a luxury, eight-day cruise for two aboard Riviera Travel’s brand new, five-star river ship, MS Geoffrey Chaucer. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Cruise

Introducing Polar And Beyond, Hurtigruten’s 2021/2022 Expedition Cruise Brochure

Dive into Polar and beyond, Hurtigruten’s new 2021/2022 expedition cruise brochure, and discover the world’s spectacular coastlines with the leader in sustainable exploration travel. … Continue Reading

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Viking’s Risk-Free Guarantee Extended
Find Out What Makes Australia’s Kimberley Coast So Special

Cruise Deals

Dream Big With Three Perks For Everyone And Incredible Savings

For a limited time, book the best premium cruise line, and everyone in every stateroom gets everything they could need to unwind. … Continue Reading

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Oceania Cruises Launches Exclusive Upgrade Sale, with Option to Upgrade up to Four Cabin Catergories

Destination Global

Istanbul Biennial Streams Eight Artist Films In July

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of Koç Holding, Istanbul Biennial opens two artist films to online access every Friday in weekly periods since 3 April, in collaboration with the artists participated in past editions. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Prego Brunch Infinito Reopening

As the world is slowly shifting into the new normal phase, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is delighted to announce the reopening of its Brunch Infinito at Prego. … Continue Reading

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All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum At Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Value Set Meal At Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Summer Al Fresco At Nuo Hotel Beijing N’joy All-Day Dining

Events / Whats On

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers set to bloom brightly

The power of the flower is set to reign this year with the iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers today announcing that over 170,000 blooms have been planted across the city’s major parks and public spaces to create a spectacular canvas of colour for much needed celebrations in September. … Continue Reading

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Another Record-Breaking Year For Adelaide Fringe And Ready To Face The Challenges Ahead

Financial

Customer owned bank at the forefront of Consumer Data Right innovation

The Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) has congratulated Regional Australia Bank for being one of only two accredited data recipients at the commencement of open banking. … Continue Reading

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Take the fight off-shore: customer owned banks support government’s $1.35 billion cyber package

Food & Beverage

Donburi Box To Takeaway, Starting At Thb 290 Net

Order Food Online Now at Tenshino Bangkok! Treat yourself anywhere you like by enjoying our tasty new takeaway ‘Donburi Box’ for lunch and dinner from Tenshino, the best Japanese Restaurant in Bangkok, 2nd floor at Pullman Bangkok King Power. Order time every day at 11.00 – 19.30 hrs. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

A summer full of fun and adventure awaits at Ramada Ajman

Visit the charming emirate of Ajman and have a fun-filled, adrenaline-pumping time with your loved-ones at Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Gudou Holdings Partners with China Aoyuan Again to Further Develop Tourism Properties at Gudou Hot Spring Resort

Gudou Holdings Limited (“Gudou Holdings” or “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries, is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 8308), a well-known operator of hot spring resorts and hotels and developer of tourism properties, announces its further cooperation with China Aoyuan Group Limited (“China Aoyuan”, SEHK stock code: 3883) in developing tourism properties at Gudou Hot Spring Resort in Yamen Town, Xinhui, Jiangmen, Guangdong Province. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Feature

A Quarantine Stay Fit For A Rock Star And Helps Those In Need!

Ovolo knows 14-night quarantine stays are not the easiest, being confined to a cramped room consecutively for days and with little to do and limited service. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

50 Best Releases Its First-Ever E-cookbook Featuring Recipes From the World’s Top Chefs and Bartenders to Support the Global Hospitality Industry

The organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has released its first ever e-cookbook, entitled Home Comforts: simple lockdown recipes from the world’s best chefs and bartenders, … Continue Reading

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Partnership between Grays marketplace and d’Albora Marine going full steam ahead
Sephora Bans Fur Eyelashes After PETA Push
What classic Simpsons episodes can teach us about Trump-era politics

Luxury Hotels

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Invites Guests To Celebrate Small & Intimate Events In Grand Settings

As hotels around the world reopen to the public and restrictions on travel and gatherings are increasingly relaxed, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is pleased to lead the hospitality industry with a thoughtful approach to celebrating special occasions, milestones and other important gatherings. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Traveller Deluxe

Hillwood Estate: Russian Art In Washington

In an age when companies mining for iron ore, coal, uranium, and personal information yield fortunes for their owners measured in the billions, it is hard to fathom a man building wealth through breakfast cereal.  … Continue Reading

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MICE

IBTM World launches 2020 business mentorship and investment programme

IBTM World, which takes place in Barcelona from 1-3 December, has launched its 2020 ‘Event Business Accelerator’, an investment and mentoring programme for event industry entrepreneurs. … Continue Reading

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TRC Release Contact Tracing Add-On For In-Person Events to Support Duty of Care
A “Team Adelaide” approach to delivering SA a unique recovery advantage with the nation’s only end-to end COVID-safe plan for business events

Motoring

Car Rental Safety Measures During Covid-19

Following a number of countries easing their lockdown rules and getting almost back to ‘normal’, DiscoverCars.com surveyed almost 400 car rental providers to find out what Covid-19 safety measures are in place to keep customers safe. … Continue Reading

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Avis Introduces Car Rental Subscription Service in Singapore

OTA News

Snow season bookings on Airbnb up as Aussies plan winter escapes

Australians are rushing to book local snow getaways in 2020, with new data from Airbnb showing pre-season bookings up on the same time last year. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Daydream Island Membership Privilege

Wanting to share that Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef have re-introduced their Daydream Island Privilege Club with the re-opening of the island on July 1st. … Continue Reading

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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort supports domestic “Love Our Locals” initiative by opening its doors for locals
Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef, first in region to welcome back guests ahead of QLD borders re-opening

Responsible Tourism

Centara donates 10,000 room nights to medical heroes

 Centara Hotels & ResortsThailand’s leading hotel operator, continues its support of the country’s medical workers with the launch of its “10,000 Thanks” campaign dedicated to the heroes working tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people.  … Continue Reading

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Shangri-La Partners With Diversey To Upcycle 12,500kg Of Hotel Linen Into Half-A-Million Reusable Face Masks For The Vulnerable

River Cruising

European Waterways to Launch 2020 Hotel Barge Cruising Season On July 12 as Europe Begins Reopening Borders to Visitors

With European nations easing travel restrictions and reopening their borders to most visitors, European Waterways announced the launch of its 2020 hotel barge cruising season, to start July 12, 2020.  As part of the launch, the company is offering up to 20% off charters on select departures, valid when booked by August 31, 2020. … Continue Reading

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Ski

Sno’n’Ski Holidays release Ski New Zealand 2021 Book Now, Pay Later & $1 Extensions

The team at Sno’n’Ski Holidays have negotiated exclusive packages for New Zealand’s 2021 snow season months ahead of schedule. Many popular New Zealand hotel’s & ski resorts have jumped at the chance to be at a part of this super early bird promotion. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Travel & tourism sector witnesses 3.8% decline in deal activity during week ended June 28, finds GlobalData

The number of deals announced in the global travel and tourism sector declined by 3.8% during the week ended June 28, 2020, compared to the previous week, according to GlobalData’s deals database. … Continue Reading

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US air travel rebounds

Tech

Travelport completes sale of Locomote

 Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, has today completed the sale of Locomote, a technology solution enabling travel agencies and travel management companies to manage corporate travel. … Continue Reading

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Oracle Ecosystem Ignites Innovation to Accelerate Hospitality Recovery
RMS Cloud connects with Pace revenue optimisation
Human touch to human tech – a travel seller’s journey to the path of recovery

Tour Operator

Kangaroo Island – New Road to Recovery Tour!!!

To aid the recovery of Kangaroo Island in the aftermath of their devastating bushfires, Kangaroo Island Odysseys has launched a new one-night/one-day ‘Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour’. … Continue Reading

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G Adventures launches Mt Kilimanjaro Step Challenge
Virtually the next best thing… Chat to andBeyond Guides in your own private sessions
The Tailor Launches Exclusive Kangaroo Island Itinerary: Expedition Kangaroo Island

Training

New online training for A-Rosa European River Cruises

A-Rosa continues its focus on travel agent training launching a new training video with Travel Industry Network. … Continue Reading

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UNWTO and Sommet Education Offer 30 Scholarships Through “Hospitality Challenge”

Travel Deals

Camino Special Offer July 2020: Get 10% Off!

To celebrate that we will once again walk the Camino de Santiago routes with our friends in 2020, caminoways.com are giving you a very special offer of 10% off! … Continue Reading

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A great catch for female anglers

Travel Goods

TUMI Builds On Legacy Of Innovation Through Sustainability

With a heritage of producing the highest quality products, today TUMI, the leading international travel and lifestyle brand, takes the next step in its mission to protect what matters. … 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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Eswatini to offer luxury flight services with partners Royal Jet
A Mhlumeni Bush Camp Experience
Take on the Sheba’s Breast Hiking Trail Corona Challenge to support vulnerable communities

Visit Europe

UNWTO Official Visit To Italy As Borders Re-Open Across The Schengen Zone

The closure of tourism operations for several months has had a devastating effect for many businesses and millions of livelihoods across the world. … Continue Reading

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Greece must attract its largest source market to reboot vital part of its economy, says GlobalData

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 1,786 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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Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Visit North Asia

Taiwan dubbed “the new Hawaii” as it becomes the hot new surfing destination

Taiwan has become one of the hot new surfing destinations in the world, with some surfing adventurers dubbing it “the new Hawaii”. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

July ‘Discover Arkansas’ now online

The July edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. … Continue Reading

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Mic Check One, Mic Check Two KAMU Ultra Karaoke Opens July 2
Utah Tourism receives major funding boost and remains committed to Australia and New Zealand

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