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New Report Shows Why SFO is a Sustainability Leader Among Airports

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) released its annual Zero Annual Report, summarizing continued progress towards “triple-zero”… zero waste going to landfill, zero net energy facilities, and zero carbon operations. … Continue Reading

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ACI World data reveals COVID-19’s impact on world’s busiest airports

Apps

Courtyard By Marriott Taps Clubhouse App to Host NFL Draft Conversation with Rich Eisen

Courtyard by Marriott, the Official Hotel of the NFL, is partnering with Rich Eisen, an Emmy-nominated sports talk show broadcaster, to host an intimate live Clubhouse conversation for fans to come together and chat on predictions and commentary around the NFL Draft. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Covid Safe Travel A Priority For The Modern Traveller

Since the pandemic started, COVID safety has become the number one concern for the ‘modern’ traveller. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Travel the World Offers Savings Up To $2,660 pp with Exclusive Holland America Fares

Travel the World is offering savings of up to $2,660 per person with exclusive fares on Holland America’s 35-night Circumnavigate Australia Sydney-roundtrip itinerary departing 12 November 2022. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

While Australian cruising wallows in the dark series: AIDA Cruises also sailing from Greece from May!

In our ongoing series of how cruising is getting going around their world while Australia wallows in the dark, AIDA Cruises says that after launching its 2021 season last month, it is also offering new sailings in Greece from May to Oct 2021, with the cruises beginning nine days after Greece reopens to tourism, with bookings on 23 dates between 23 May and 24 Oct open from tomorrow, but of course not to Australians. … Continue Reading

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Day 5: Hurtigruten shows how every day can be Earth Day
Sail into 2022 aboard the world’s newest and largest sailing ship with newly released sail, stay and tour packages

Destination Global

Nevis Tourism Authority Invites You To Join In Target Marketing And Be Rewarded

The first-ever survey launched to gather information on visitors to Nevis for target marketing has been launched and the intelligence garnered will be used to help support industry partners in selling the island. 

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IBERO-American Leaders Urged To Embrace Tourism As Driver Of Development

Dining

A Stellar Dining Experience by Chef Kenny Huang at Grissini

Grissini welcomes Chef Kenny Huang as the newly appointed Head Chef. At just 33 years of age, Chef Kenny is young, innovative and passionate about the culinary arts. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

Bathurst’s inaugural Festival of Bells rings out 7-9 May 2021

Music lovers can soak up the magic of Bathurst’s inaugural Festival of Bells which will feature a series of free concerts in the historic city from 7-9 May 2021. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Citi Taps Mastercard Send™ to Expand Payment Exchange Capabilities for Clients in the U.S.

As the demand for quick, secure, and easy digital payments solutions continues to grow, Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) announced today that it has expanded payment options for Citi® Payment Exchange institutional clients through the integration of Mastercard Send™.  … Continue Reading

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Reduced Losses But Continued Pain in 2021 -Immediate Priorities are Restart Plans, Employment Support, and Costs-

Gadgets

Top 5 Gadgets on Amazon

Within its massive catalogue of 12 million products, Amazon has a great collection of gadgets. Hence, it’s easy to glance through and select one when you’re in need. Gone are the days when we had to run down to gadget stores anytime we needed something. There are many unique gadgets on their site, but some are so good, you’d be missing out if you don’t own them. The only problem you might have is finding these spectacular items. It could take hours – time you could spend relaxing with free no download slots. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Sandals Resorts International Announces Plans for Three New Hotels in Jamaica

Signaling the brand’s ongoing confidence in the destination, Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the Caribbean’s leading luxury all-inclusive resort company, will add three new hotels to its Jamaica roster. … Continue Reading

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Accor announces the signing of Mercure Cebu Downtown

Hotel News

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Doors to Newcastle’s first five-star hotel to open 15 June

Crystalbrook Collection, one of Australia’s leading sustainable hospitality companies, is now taking reservations for the first five-star hotel to open in Newcastle, Crystalbrook Kingsley, due to open 15 June 2021. … Continue Reading

Insurance

Auto and General Insurance “shamefully lagging behind” on fair fire definitions: CHOICE

Consumer group CHOICE has slammed Auto and General Insurance (the insurer behind Budget Direct, Virgin Money and ING) for failing to fix fire definitions in their home and contents policies. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

K-Beauty Brand Donginbi Launches Men’s Skincare

Premium Korean beauty skincare brand from Korea Ginseng Corp (KGC), DONGINBI, is launching an exclusive men’s skincare collection Red Ginseng Homme Power available on Amazon today. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s Oldest Farming & Trading Family Auction Almost 200 Years of History

Medical Tourism

Avance Clinical Invited to Present “Decentralized Trials – No Going Back” for Oracle Health Sciences Connect

The leading Australian CRO for biotechs and Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award winner Avance Clinical has been invited to present on the future of decentralized clinical trials at the Oracle Health Sciences Connect conference. … Continue Reading

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MICE

The Highly Anticipated Event Venue Becomes First in Macau to Receive Silver Certification for Environmental Design from Earthcheck

Poised to be one of the most advanced MICE destinations in Asia when it opens in the second half of this year, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) has already garnered multiple awards for MICE and Environmental Design. … Continue Reading

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Yili Announces its “Innovation Trilogy” at Bo’ao Forum for Asia
New Convention Center Opens in Ulsan Metropolitan City

OTA News

Hotelbeds welcomes IHG Hotels & Resorts and Accor to its Green Hotels Programme

 Hotelbeds,  the world’s leading bedbank, has today welcomed global hotel chains IHG Hotels & Resorts and Accor to its Green Hotel Programme, further strengthening its commitment to sustainable tourism. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Historic Iconic Seychelles Resort Welcomes Back Guests With A Fresh New Look

STORY Hospitality announces the reopening of Fishermans Cove Resort in the Seychelles to add to their growing portfolio of hotels and resorts globally. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Statistics & Trends

Japanese millennials reinforce need for innovative insperiences this Golden Week, says GlobalData

Golden Week, which starts on 29 April 2021, gets its name due to a cluster of Japanese national holidays, and is big business in Japan. Despite the relatively low COVID-19 case numbers compared to other countries, Japan has struggled to control the disease effectively. … Continue Reading

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Tech

SiteMinder enables digital transformation of Ona Hotels

Ona Hotels has selected SiteMinder, the world’s largest open hotel commerce platform, to support the process of digitally transforming its 25-year business and consolidating its technology as it prepares for future growth. … Continue Reading

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Lux Group and Intrepid look to New Relic to aid post-pandemic travel boom
Suha Hospitality boosts online bookings with RateTiger

Tour Operator

Globus family of brands unveils the Lighthouse Project to support a sea of needs

Today, on Earth Day, the Globus family of brands is unveiling the Lighthouse Project: An illuminating initiative created to help travellers come together to reduce our footprint and give generously for the globe’s greater good. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Top Industry Leaders set to speak at Virtual PATA Annual Summit 2021

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse line-up of top industry leaders from both the public and private sectors to explore the critical challenges and issues facing our industry at the upcoming Virtual PATA Annual Summit 2021 taking place from April 27-29.

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Visit ASEAN

Phu Quoc United Center – Vingroup’s super tourism-resort-entertainment complex officially launched

On April 21st, Vingroup officially opens Phu Quoc United Center – the brand new super tourism-resort-entertainment complex of in Southeast Asia. Setting 5 national records, featuring thousands of annual grand multimedia shows, mini-shows and offering one-of-a-kind experiences, Phu Quoc United Center – Vietnam’s “Sleepless City” – is poised to become a must-go destination in the global tourism map. … Continue Reading

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Visit Florida

Gogo Marks Key Milestone in Comprehensive Refinancing with Pricing and Allocation of New Term Loan B and Revolver

Gogo Inc. (“Gogo”) today announced the pricing and allocation of a 7-year $725 million term loan B (the “Term Loan B”) and a 5-year $100 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolver” and together with the Term Loan B, the “Facilities”), marking an important milestone in its comprehensive refinancing efforts. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

Major surge in share price at leading Digital Twin company Cityzenith after huge revenue increase

Forecasts that the Digital Twin market will grow 58% a year to $48.2bn by 2026 (MarketsandMarkets) have helped stock in Cityzenith rocket from $0.575 cents to $1.50 per share in just five months. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Ten Traditional Temples of South Korea

There are about 900 traditional Buddhist temples in South Korea.  Many have been built in places believed to have the best pung-su (feng shui) and so you’ll find temples in stunning mountain areas, lush forests or along coastlines. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Gold Coast Whets the Appetite of Kiwis in $1.3m Marketing Push

As the first international market restarts, Gold Coast is wasting no time with a million-dollar promotion asking Kiwis to holiday here this winter to boost the region’s visitor economy. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

The Travel Bubble with the Land of The Long White Cloud is On

Yesterday thousands of passengers were able to move freely without quarantining or any other restriction between Australia and New Zealand for the first time in a year, prompting celebrations. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Who Says Crime Doesn’t Pay?

Many well-known gangsters may be buried in the desert, or sleeping with the fishes, but the tools of their trade are alive, well and ripe for the taking, at least in the digital world. … Continue Reading

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