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Headline News

Pipeline rail blockade halts all VIA Rail trips in Canada

Protests and blockades over a gas pipeline have forced Canadian train operator VIA Rail to cancel all scheduled train trips throughout Canada and stop all transcontinental trains across its Canadian network. … Continue Reading

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Enchanting Oman! The best secret of the Arabian Peninsula
Campaign urges footy fans to stay and play in WA
John Rozentals checks out the week’s travel bargains.
Trainers flock to Kangaroo Island races


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Airfare Deals

Air New Zealand offers Elton John fans fare flexibility

Air New Zealand has introduced special fare flexibility following the rescheduling of Elton John’s Auckland concert from Tuesday 18 to Wednesday 19 February. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Wide-Ranging Transformation Continues To Drive Strong Results

GROUP FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

The Singapore Airlines Group delivered a strong set of results in the third quarter of the 2019/20 financial year. … Continue Reading

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African Destinations Open up to British Airways’ Customers With Royal Air Maroc Codeshare Agreement
FlyArystan doubles Almaty destinations served for summer 2020; Launches both Almaty-Kostanay & Almaty-Aktobe.
JetBlue Celebrates 20th Birthday, 20 Years of Award-Winning Customer Service and Low Fares
THAI Adjusts Flight Frequency to Korea and Singapore
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Airport

New handling record for Iberia Airport Services

Iberia Airport Services is celebrating! In 2019 it handled over 100 million passengers, a new record for Spain’s leading handling provider with operations at 29 national airports. … Continue Reading

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HKIA Announces Traffic Figures for January

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Attraction

First ever Drag SKYWALK at Sydney Tower Eye to be hosted by Maxi Shield

Ladies and Gentlemen, Queens, Bears – and the sky-curious – get ready to don your brightest accessories, as the Sydney Tower Eye launches the first ever sunset Drag SKYWALK, hosted by Sydney’s fabulous Maxi Shield! … Continue Reading

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Beverage

Four Seasons Resort Nevis Celebrates 29th Anniversary With Unveiling Of Exclusive New Crowned Monkey Rum

Four Seasons Resort Nevis has unveiled a bespoke signature rum at crowned monkey RUM BAR, fittingly called Crowned Monkey Rum. … Continue Reading

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Record export figures ahead of a challenging year for Australian wine

Business News

Connecting backpackers to bushfire affected communities a win-win

Extending the working holiday maker scheme to allow backpackers to stay for longer and help out in bushfire affected regions of Australia will deliver positive support for the tourism industry ATEC Managing Director Peter Shelley says. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Business News
Black Americans Setting Top Travel Trends in 2020
Business Travel Programme Simplification Relies on Improved Prioritisation, Stakeholder Alignment
Resilience Council Mini Masterclass Crisis Management and Resiliency in the Shadow of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) ITB, Berlin 2020

Cruise

Silversea Launches New Solo Promo: Zero Single Supplement Fares For Solo Travellers

Silversea introduces zero single supplement fares on a curated selection of nine voyages, providing solo travellers with more of a reason to give themselves the gift of travel. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Cruise
American Cruise Lines Signs 20-Year New Docking Agreement with Vicksburg
Small Ship cruising from Croatia to the Kimberley – there is something for everyone with APT!
Royal Caribbean Announces Maiden Voyage to Eden
Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces All-New Norwegian Spirit Following An Over Us$100 Million Revitalisation

Destination Africa / Seychelles

Seychelles politician meets Dr. Sylvia Earle, the recognised champion for ocean protection

The Leader of the One Seychelles political party today had the pleasure and privilege of meeting Dr. Sylvia Earle, an esteemed marine  scientist and globally recognised champion for ocean protection. Dr. Earle is here in Seychelles along with her team to film a programme for the BBC; when given a choice as to where in the world she would like to film, she expressed her preference for Seychelles.

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Destination ASEAN

Southeast Asian tourism likely to be worst hit due to coronavirus, says GlobalData

Following the news that the impact of coronavirus on Southeast Asian (SEA) tourism industry could result in a significant hit; … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

M&A activity remains steady in European region amidst uncertainty, finds GlobalData

Europe witnessed growth in mergers and acquisition (M&A) deal volume and value in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019 amidst uncertainty around Brexit and the UK general election. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

Tahitian Dreaming

Michael Osborne finds a Tropical Paradise with Paul Gauguin Cruises

‘la ora na e mamava. Welcome!

What do the ‘Islands of Tahiti’ inspire in you? … Continue Reading

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Destination New York

New York’s Finger Lakes region launches ‘Brave Women’ tourism campaign

The Finger Lakes, one of New York State’s eleven regions, has launched a new 2020 tourism campaign called Brave Women. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

2020 Memphis Festivals And Events

There’s no doubt that the city of Memphis knows how to party, and with the new decade comes a host of fun events, exciting festivals and a plethora of things to do in the southern city. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Australia’s Newest Ancient Aboriginal Tourism Experience Seeks Industry Partnerships

Set to be Australia’s newest Aboriginal cultural tourism destination, the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2019, making it one of the most recent additions to the globally-respected list. … Continue Reading

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10 fun things to do on a weekend getaway to the South Coast
The Islands of Tahiti named best destination

Dining

The new year brings a fresh food direction to Seminyak’s KU DE TA, as the iconic beachside establishment welcomes a new executive kitchen team

Seminyak, Bali favourite KU DE TA has announced the arrival of a new executive kitchen team, led by Executive Chef Jeremy Hunt and Head Chef Warren Carney. The new culinary lineup signals a fresh direction for the quintessential Bali establishment. … Continue Reading

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Brunch Infinito Refreshed Sunday Brunch Concept At Prego
The Spa At Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta Proudly Introduces The Latest Addition To The Biologique Recherche Pigm 400 Range

Exhibitions

Ithra Dubai Developer of the Dubai Gold Souk Extension, Main Sponsor at The Retail Jeweller India Forum 2020

Ithra Dubai, the powerhouse landowner, developer and operator of pioneering mixed-use and community-oriented real estate projects sponsored and participated in the Retail Jeweller India Forum 2020 for the second consecutive year. … Continue Reading

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Gadgets

[Design Story] The Story Behind the Galaxy Z Flip’s Fashion-Forward Design

Last year, Samsung redefined smartphone design as we know it with the introduction of its first foldable device, the Galaxy Fold. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Enjoy Gastronomic Delights At Raffles Hotel Singapore

Well known for being a dining destination offering a multitude of cuisines, Raffles Hotel Singapore introduces a limited time offer for residents of Singapore to enjoy its gastronomic experiences with families and friends. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

QT Gold Coast launches newest poolside precinct

The dry spell is over at QT Gold Coast, as the design-led resort officially unveils its reinvented poolside precinct aptly named, The Spring and neighbouring lawn and terrace The Green. … Continue Reading

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Villa De Pranakorn, A Luxurious New Boutique Retreat, Opens Its Doors In Old Bangkok

Unicorn Hospitality, the forward-thinking Thai hotel management company, has announced that Villa de Pranakorn, its elegant new luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok’s historic Sam Yot district, will open for bookings on 14th of February 2020. … Continue Reading

Hotel Trends

China hotel performance recovered quickly following SARS

Amid the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), STR analyzed historical data for China and found that the country’s hotel performance recovered quickly following the containment of SARS in 2003. Recovery around the current outbreak situation of 2020 could follow a similar timeline. … Continue Reading

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STR: Caribbean/Mexico hotel construction up 26.9% in January

Lifestyle

Photo Gallery

Mtg Takes Seminar To Sea

My Travel Group (MTG) brought together 53 delegates from across Australia for its inaugural Seminar @ Sea on board the newly amplified Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Sanctuary Retreats does romance all year round

So Valentine’s Day has come and gone for another year. But at Sanctuary Retreats romantic experiences are in plentiful supply throughout the year. Here are some of our most memorable romantic activities below guaranteed to send even the hardest heart aflutter, no matter what the time of year … … Continue Reading

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Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion Launches Wellbeing Retreat Programmes
Meet The Maldivian Mantas: All Aboard Four Seasons Explorer For An Expedition With The World’s Leading Manta Ray Experts
Treasures Of The South: An Exclusive One-Week-Only Maldivian Adventure Cruise Aboard Four Seasons Explorer
YAANA Ventures Launches Naruna Retreats for Business Leaders

Responsible Tourism

Love. The. Earth. with Conscious Living

Yoga Design Lab, famous for its uber-colorful yoga mats made from recycled plastic bottle microfibres, is excited to be launching their first ever collection of beautiful Cork yoga products, designed to love the earth. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand project diverts nearly 900 tonnes of inflight waste from landfill
Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon neutral airline globally
Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Macao Federation of Trade Unions

River Cruising

‘Hot August Night’ Music Cruise back for 2020!!!

Captain Cook Cruises spectacular, “Hot August Night” Music Cruise, on-board paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess is back for its third year in 2020 for one departure only, on Friday August 21, 2020. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

Interstate football fans are being encouraged to head west to cheer on their team in Perth and stay on to holiday as part of Tourism Western Australia’s marketing campaign for the 2020 AFL season. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Bangladesh Revealed As The Country Whose Employment Is The Most Dependant On Tourism

official-esta.com has analyzed the number of tourism jobs available in over 170 countries around the world to reveal how many jobs are created for every 100 tourists visiting. You can view the full findings here. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Experts reveal top destinations for impactful travel in 2020

With tragic environmental disasters rife at the start of 2020, it is now more meaningful than ever to travel with a conscience to preserve the planet. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

AIME 2020 Officially Opens

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) – the leading meetings and incentives event in the region – has officially opened its doors for its much-anticipated 2020 show. … Continue Reading

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Uncover Melbourne Gala rolls out the Red Carpet
AIME Delegates To Surf Waves At Austrlia’s First Surf Park, Urbnsurf Melbourne
Business Events Australia Steps Up Presence At Aime 2020
ITB India Conference 2020 gets right to the heart of India’s emerging travel market

Travel Deals

Exclusive deals from A&K on Southern Africa’s finest safari lodges

Travellers booking an Abercrombie & Kent safari in Southern Africa before 31 March 2020 can take advantage of exclusive rates at luxurious Sanctuary Retreats’ safari camps and lodges in Botswana, South Africa and Zambia. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

SHITBOX RALLY 2020 SPRING: Crazy Cars Head North Raising Money For Cancer Research This October

Look out Mackay, Darwin and towns in-between – 550 people in crazy cars are headed your way this October! These are not your average cars – this is Shitbox Rally 2020 Spring and it’s going to be one heck of an adventure. … Continue Reading

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