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Travel problems top list of complaints in Year of Covid-19

Covid-19’s devastating impact on travel has driven 24,210 consumers to complain to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in the first 10 months of this year, an increase of 497% compared to the same period last year. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Qatar Airways launches Black Friday sale with up to 30% off flights

Qatar Airways has launched its annual Black Friday sale early this year, offering Aussies huge savings on international travel.

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Melbourne Airport announces Now is the time

A coalition of aviation industry partners has joined forces to spark holiday dreams on the eve of summer. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers


IATA AGM Calls for Reopening Borders with Testing and Without Quarantine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders to travel. … Continue Reading

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IATA AGM Calls for Governments to Support Safe and Sustainable Industry Restart

Business News

GBTA Completes Acquisition of ACTE

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, has completed its acquisition of key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), continuing its pledge to unify the industry and help lead business travel out of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Australian Travel Agents Working Around The Clock To Support Consumers
Professional Advice Could Deliver Windfall To Economy, Hip Pockets And Health

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Sighting The Opportunity For Travel In The Covid Crisis

The annual 40th World Travel Mart (WTM) was held in London from 09-11 November 2020, speaking at WTM Virtual, Taleb Rifai, Chairman, International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) and Former Secretary-General, UNWTO, discusses travel revival and how governments should work with the private sector to build the industry back … Continue Reading

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Cruise Industry to Lose Almost $20B in Revenue Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, a 71% Plunge YoY

Not many industries have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak as the cruise industry. Cruise line revenues practically disappeared since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, with all of the largest operators reporting double-digit sales drops. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Croatia’s Katarina Line Announces Black Friday Special Of Up to 50% Off on Select 7-Night Dalmatian Cruises in 2021

Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company, Katarina Line is offering Black Friday specials of up to 50% off on a wide range of sailings throughout the 2021 season for two of the company’s most popular 7-night cruises,  Dalmatian Paradise and Kvarner Bay of Islands, valid when booked by November 30, 2020.  … Continue Reading

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Royal Caribbean’s Launches Black Friday And Cyber Monday Sales Bonanza


The Grand Celebration Of The Festive Season At Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao

24th November 2020: Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok guarantees the perfect ways to celebrate the festive season in grand style, with a feast full of sensational dining, thrilling rooftop parties and enticing treats along with joyous entertainment for all.

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Events / Whats On

New Caledonia Tourism and Aircalin invite agents to an exclusive French film screening

New Caledonia Tourism and Aircalin are delighted to invite agents to an exclusive private screening of French romantic comedy, La Belle Epoque at Palace Cinemas in Leichhardt in conjunction with the Alliance Francais French Film Festival. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Take Advantage Of Sun Siyam’s Biggest Online Sale With Incredible Black Friday And Cyber Monday Offers: Receive Up To 50% Off On Accommodation Along With A Range Of Exclusive Extras!

Sun Siyam Resorts, the luxury Maldivian hotel and resorts brand are delighted to announce its biggest online sale to date with a series of incredible offers across every one of its resorts in the Maldives, enabling guests to save up to an incredible 50% on accommodation! … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood Debuts with Landmark Signing of First Three Properties by 8M Real Estate

Oakwood® today announced the launch of The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, a new brand which allows for a curation of independent properties that retain their unique positioning yet leverage Oakwood’s hospitality management expertise and distribution network. … Continue Reading

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Accor takes full ownership of sbe hotel brands
Accor doubles down on lifestyle and enters into exclusive negotiations with Ennismore

Hotel News

Iconic Kunming Zhongwei Green Lake Hotel in Yunnan Joins WorldHotels Elite collection

WorldHotels, a global brand representing over 250 of the world’s finest independent hotels, has announced the addition of the celebrated Kunming Zhongwei Green Lake Hotel to its Elite collection. … Continue Reading

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Summer is in the AIRstream – Airstream Hotel launching at Mitchelton Winery this December

With travel restrictions easing, Victorians can relax on ‘cloud wine’ thanks to a brand-new set of stunning vintage-style Airstreams set to land at Mitchelton, Nagambie this December. … Continue Reading

Lifestyle News

Deadset Studios Launches First Original Podcast Curveball

Award-winning radio and podcast producer Kellie Riordan is pleased to announce the launch of CURVEBALL, the first original podcast produced by her new independent audio consultancy DEADSET STUDIOS. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways Privilege Club Cuts the Number of Qmiles Required to Book Award Flights by up to 49%

Qatar Airways Privilege Club has cut the number of Qmiles required to book award flights by up to 49 per cent in a major development in its transformation to provide more and better rewards to its loyal members. … Continue Reading

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Shane Hannam to depart IBTM Events Claude Blanc to manage Portfolio

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that Shane Hannam is stepping down from his position as Portfolio Director of IBTM Events after almost three years in the role. … Continue Reading

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AIM Group realised the “FIMP House”: an unprecedented virtual congress with a human touch
SA business events – back in business for some months now; next step is welcoming back the east as it finally re-opens safely

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Travel Counsellors takes global conference to the virtual stage

Following the highly successful Australian conference held virtually in July, this annual event, which saw almost 2000 Travel Counsellor business owners and colleagues tune in from multiple countries, marked the first time in the company’s history that the global conference was solely streamed live. … Continue Reading


New research reveals almost half of Aussies aren’t taking the detours whilst travelling

With summer only weeks away and domestic travel restrictions starting to ease, Australia’s most trusted car retailer Subaru has launched its ‘Great Australian Detour’ research report, highlighting some of the changing Aussie travel habits of 2020. … Continue Reading

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Rolls-Royce Lights Up Black Badge Family With ‘Neon Nights’ Paint Trilogy
Volvo Financial Services Realigns Asia Pacific Organization to Better Serve Customers
The world’s longest indoor test track for self-driving vehicles

OTA News

Traveloka aims at boosting Domestic Tourism through SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s leading digital travel and lifestyle booking platform has been appointed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as one of the authorised booking partners for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, to encourage Singaporeans in rediscovering or enjoying domestic destinations in Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

An Average of 48% Global Consumers to Significantly Cut 2020 Holiday Spending

Data presented by Buy Shares indicates that an average of 48% of global consumers plans to significantly reduce their 2020 compared to 2019. The research sampled consumer feedback from 13 countries. … Continue Reading

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Canada’s investment in Universal Broadband will help accelerate growth of online travel industry, says GlobalData

The Canadian government’s recent announcement that it plans to connect 98% of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026 will only accelerate online travel demand, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Monaco Government Tourist Bureau launches Training Program for Agents Your Chance to Win the Ultimate Luxury Trip to Monaco

The Monaco Government Tourist Bureau has launched a brand-new online training program, giving Australian and New Zealand travel agents the chance to become certified “Monaco Tourism Experts” and be in the running to win fantastic prizes. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Intrepid Travel offers up to 15 per cent off cyber sale

With border restrictions easing and travel bubbles on the agenda, Intrepid Travel has announced up to 15 per cent off for this year’s annual cyber sale valid for travel until 15 December 2021. … Continue Reading

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Visit Arkansas

The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights is this winter’s perfect social distancing activity

The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns this week with a statewide celebration of the holiday season. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for October 2020

Hawaii’s visitor industry continues to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2020, visitor arrivals decreased 90.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division.

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Visit New York

Zoom-Thanksgiving Dinner in the Hudson Valley, New York

I asked five physicians, who are my friends about how they are personally handing meeting with their families for Thanksgiving dinner. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Setouchi Cominca Stays Pioneers Regenerative Travel To Revive Japan’s Rural Towns

Setouchi Cominca Stays, a unique collection of traditional Japanese cominca homes that have been transformed into exclusive-use, modern vacation rentals, is also a regenerative travel initiative, focused on preserving the local culture of the remote, lesser-known towns of Uchiko in Ehime Prefecture and Shobara in Hiroshima Prefecture. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

Look no further than Lake Mac to fill your Santa sack

We all know the feeling of pretending to be pleased when opening a pair of new socks or pyjamas left under the tree. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

Spectacular ‘green weddings’ inspire couples to eco-elope to Queenstown

It is the ultimate in love, sustainability and adventure. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Colorado’s accessible adventures for all!

Colorado Tourism Office is demonstrating its passionate about providing opportunities that empower and encourage travel amongst all individual, with in recognition of International Day of People with Disability on December 3, Colorado is highlight the huge range of accessible national and state parks, wilderness areas, experiences, and hotels with to discover the best accessible tourism destinations in Colorado for people travelling with disabilities here. … Continue Reading

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