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Qantas cloaks international flights, pushes domestic options

Qantas – which recently removed from its website mention of almost all its international flights through to the end of March 2021 (except for flights to New Zealand) – has now made it easier for its frequent flyers to use their points on domestic and trans-Tasman flights, by boosting reward seat availability. … Continue Reading

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NSW holiday parks welcome Qld visitors over open borders
The New Approach to Cleaning Hotels
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Accolades

Frost & Sullivan Honors Leading Organizations in Asia-Pacific in an Inaugural Virtual Ceremony for the 2020 Asia-Pacific Best Practices Awards

Frost & Sullivan honored Asia-Pacific’s leading companies at the 18th annual Asia-Pacific Best Practices Awards on 8 July in an inaugural virtual awards ceremony. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Can Inflight Entertainment Touch-Screens Survive COVID-19?

As airlines scramble to provide passengers with a hygienic travel environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, inflight entertainment touch-screens are coming under increased scrutiny as transmission points for the virus. Now Australian company Inflighto is helping Airlines fast-track their removal. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Executive Introduces The Diamond Agreement: An Unparalleled Private Jet Travel Programme
Australia’s Economic Recovery Reliant On Ground Handling Industry

Airport

Dubai International (DXB) welcomes tourists, return of foreign airlines

Dubai Airports today welcomed the resumption of scheduled operations by foreign carriers at Dubai International (DXB).  … Continue Reading

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Eclectic Taste: Victorian Silver Plate
Further progress on the way to commissioning BER

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Appointment Of Chris Mumford As Board Advisor At Lhc International

LHC International is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Mumford as Board Advisor. … Continue Reading

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Management Appointment at a New Resort Opening, The Gems Mining Pool Villas Pattaya

Association

PATA launches expanded Crisis Resource Center

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is excited to announce the launch of the expanded and revamped PATA Crisis Resource Center (CRC) to aid in the rapid, robust and responsible renewal of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. … Continue Reading

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Business News

The Delivering Group Develops Good to Go Recovery Platform for Asia Pacific Hospitality and Tourism Businesses

HONG KONG Asia Pacific hospitality companies, hotels and resorts, destinations and tourism businesses can now access a platform designed to help plan and manage their recovery from the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths: A Grim Few Weeks Coming Up

“The dumbest time to lie is when you know you’re going to get caught.” (great advice from an old mentor) … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Le Jacques Cartier, final ship of the PONANT EXPLORER series delivered

“At a time of difficulty in the cruise industry, I am pleased to announce on Bastille Day that PONANT, the world leader in luxury expeditions continues to invest in the future with confidence, pursuing our growth strategy exampled by the launch of Le Bellot in March this year, and now the delivery of Le Jacques Cartier, the latest ship to join our modern fleet” announced Sarina Bratton, PONANT Chairman, Asia Pacific.

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Hurtigruten releases health and safety video boosting confidence in cruising
Extraordinary Journeys For 2021 And 2022 To Be Featured In Next Installment Of NCL’s News & Network Series
PONANT announces resumption of cruise activities featuring Le Bellot’s inaugural season in Iceland
A-ROSA resumes cruises in France

Destination Global

UNWTO Recognizes Safe and Responsible Restart of Tourism on the Canary Islands

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, for a series of high-level meetings with both public and private sector leaders. … Continue Reading

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Glamping

Reflections Holiday Parks Welcome Queensland Visitors now Borders are open

With NSW school holidays in full swing and the recent opening of the Queensland border last week, Reflections Holiday Parks along the NSW North Coast are welcoming guests from the Sunshine State whilst ensuring a COVID-safe holiday.

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Hotel Deals

TIME Hotels launches DSS and staycation deals

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, has launched three new summer promotional packages making it more convenient to book a stay at TIME Hotels in Dubai. … Continue Reading

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Romance Experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
The Manor Experience: A Secluded Getaway On Sentosa Island
M Social Hotel Singapore Offers Two New Staycation Packages
Escape to an oasis in the city with a legendary staycation at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Hotel News

Hilton Introduces Hilton EventReady with CleanStay, Setting New Standards for Event Cleanliness and Customer Service

For more than 100 years, Hilton hotels around the world have set the stage for the world’s most coveted and important meetings, events and entertainment gatherings – from star-laden award shows and movie sets to energetic political conventions, global conferences and wow-worthy weddings. Today, that tradition continues – even at a safe distance. … Continue Reading

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JA Resorts & Hotels Receives Another Hallmark of Safety – the #DubaiAssured Safety Stamp
Have fun under the sun at Wyndham Garden Ajman
Port Douglas to be home to Australia’s second Accor Fairmont
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Presents ‘Go Safe’ Certification Initiative to Hotels Via Virtual Awareness Session

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Introducing Australian Rail Journeys industry rates exclusive to TIC members – 40% discount!

The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Great Southern 4 days 3 night journeys to explore Australia. Iconic Australian experiences traversing the full length and breadth of our diverse country by romantic rail, in unparalleled style. … Continue Reading

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Personal Travel Manager Facilitates Dash to USA for New Parents

A heart-warming story of new parents travelling halfway around the world to be united with their infant, overcoming bureaucracy and dodging a global pandemic to return home to Australia, assisted every step of the way by their trusty personal travel manager. … Continue Reading

OTA News

Agoda joins Thailand’s largest-ever subsidy program to boost domestic tourism

Today, Agoda announces a partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance, and Krungthai Bank PCL to support the THB 20 billion (USD 482 billion) ‘Rao Tiew Duay Gan’, … Continue Reading

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Lisbon’s ‘Renda Segura’ program could be problematic for Airbnb if successful, says GlobalData
Hotelbeds signs new strategic partnership with Louvre Hotels Group

Photo Gallery

Flight Centre agent celebrates wedding anniversary with Cook Islands vibes

Travel agent Alicia Terry from Flight Centre Travel Group’s Hunter Valley office wanted to celebrate her first wedding anniversary on the Cook Islands.  … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Travel Deal – Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef Couples Retreat

All Inclusive Couples Retreat

Spoil yourselves with an all-inclusive retreat and experience the Whitsundays and Daydream Island Resort. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Extend your Viking Mississippi cruise in Memphis

Although international travel is currently on hold during this time, this has not stopped keen Australian and New Zealand travellers from booking ahead. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Journey Within: Behold Retreats Launches Entheogen Plant Medicine Journeys

Guided by ancient wisdom and modern science, Behold Retreats is launching a bespoke entheogen plant medicine service – the first of its kind. Designed to elevate guests to peak performance and wellbeing, each journey is facilitated in destinations where plant medicine such as ayahuasca, psilocybin, or the san Pedro cactus are legal. … Continue Reading

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Here’s to APT’s New Walking Holidays
The untold true story of the ANZACS & Allies escape from the Gallipoli Peninsula – a life or death gamble which concluded the treacherous 9-month Gallipoli campaign.

Visit Europe

Visit Rovaniemi – The Official Hometown of Santa Claus®

What if I told you we have an overall population density of 1,98 persons per square kilometer, which is one of the lowest in Europe, more reindeer then people, the cleanest air and waters in the world. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

HTA Responds to the State of Hawaii’s Decision to Delay Start of Pre-travel Testing Program

Gov. David Ige announced this afternoon that after meeting with the four county mayors and officials from the Department of Health (DOH) he has decided to delay the start of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program from August 1st to September 1st.

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Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Visit Middle East / Dubai

Dubai starts receiving international tourists with the highest global standards of safety and precautionary measures

Dubai today started receiving its first set of international tourists since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, with comprehensive precautionary measures and protocols implemented to ensure the highest international standards of health, safety and wellbeing for visitors. … Continue Reading

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Abu Dhabi Sees Promising Signs of Progress in Tourism as Domestic Restrictions Ease
Abu Dhabi delivers the dream as UFC Fight IslandTM kicks off with a successful opening event

Visit USA

Two Visitors Find Large Diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Confirmation of two large diamonds found at Crater of Diamonds State Park made for a busy week last week at the park, one of the only places in the world where the public can search for diamonds in their original volcanic source. … Continue Reading

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