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The Spa by Paresa, Joins the Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards 2021

 Paresa Resort, “Heaven of all Heavens,” is a truly unique hideaway-style luxury resort perched on the side of a cliff and surrounded by lush tropical forest on the “Millionaires Mile” coastal road between Patong and Kamala. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
Innovation and creativity in a virtual environment: AIM Group International wins 6 prizes at the Eventex Awards
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat named best in the world in 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards


Qantas Launches Supermoon Scenic Flight

Qantas will hold a one-off flight giving passengers the best view of this month’s rare supermoon and full lunar eclipse combo. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Malaysia Airlines Retires The Airbus A380 Fleet In Coming Months
ACCC Seeks to Block Qantas, Japan Airlines Alliance
Qatar Airways offers exclusive benefits for New Zealand travellers

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Multi Award-Winning Maslina Resort Is Delighted To Announce The Appointment Of Michelin Star Chef Serge Gouloumès As Head Chef

Maslina Resort, a stunning, award-winning, Relais & Chateaux mindful luxury property located near Stari Grad, on the island of Hvar, Croatia, is delighted to announce the new appointment of Chef Serge Gouloumès as Head Chef. … Continue Reading

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CLIA launches Ready, Set, Sail campaign

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has stepped up its fight for a resumption of cruising in Australia, issuing a call for travel industry supporters to join its Ready, Set, Sail campaign. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Association

Business News

Budget assumptions highlight need for ongoing support

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents says the Government’s confirmation in the Federal Budget that international travel is likely to “remain low through to mid-2022” highlights the critical need for ongoing support for travel agents and businesses. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Business News
Treasurer’s view on importance of digital skills and infrastructure welcomed by ACS
Federal Budget “a step towards fairer super”: Super Consumers Australia
Budget goes for growth, but borders need to open sooner


Betting History In Australia

Australia has long been recognized for its intense love of all forms of sports betting, and it’s been a running trend in the country for years.  Many people have introduced their passion for sports betting to the nation since it was first colonized, and it has continued to evolve to become the vast market leader that it is now. It’s rare to come across an Australian who is not even interested in sports and the various forms of betting that sports provide. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Casino


Coles supports FightMND in more ways than ever as the Big Freeze returns in 2021

Coles is gearing up to raise unprecedented funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease this year by nearly doubling the number of locations where it will run its annual FightMND Big Freeze campaign. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Charity


Here we go again! – its Wednesday, its hump day and you are half way to the end of the week and gin time…and your third opportunity to win your very own bottle of amazing Australian premium Never Never gin!

As we are all making progress in our recovery from COVID 19, with at least we can travel in Australia and New Zealand, trying all the amazing products of our countries including, South Australia’s amazing Never Never gin! … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Competition


Qatar Airways to Participate in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Qatar Airways will be one of the leading international companies attending the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 2-5 June. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Conferences

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

High cost of PCR tests will continue to negatively impact international travel recovery, says GlobalData

Vaccination rollouts have been pinpointed as a catalyst for the recovery of travel, but the pricing of PCR tests is also a critical factor and risks holding back recovery in the long-term, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Budget needs 200k vaccines per day to meet target

Cruise News

Events Calendar

Sydney Film Festival Returns To Cinemas 18-29 August

From Wednesday 18 August to Sunday 29 August 2021, Sydney Film Festival will become one of the first major festivals in the world to return to cinemas when it premieres its much anticipated 68th Edition. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Events Calendar
World Cocktail Day – Thursday, 13 May 2021
The countdown is to the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular


ACI World shows economic fundamentals are the benchmark for recovery

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published its 2021 Economics Report and industry Key Performance Indicators which explore the fundamentals of the industry as airports plan their long term recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Financial

Hotel Deals

Highly popular Handpicked Holidays by IHG® Hotels & Resorts is back with new value-packed offers

With a brand new release of Handpicked Holidays by IHG®Hotels and Resorts , travellers in the mood for a short break can dust off their passports. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel Deals
Home-Away-From-Home Family Experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Hotel News

Thailand, 47% of Hotels Expected to Close in The Next 3 Months

The surge of the pandemic in Thailand is beginning to start lining up some bigger casualties. Thailand was preparing to start opening up to international tourism and the new surge of Covid-19 could potentially set the plans back. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel News
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc opens its doors for a summer of sensational surprises
Queensland Number One For Tourism Recovery
WaiThai Hospitality is here to help Thailand’s Hotels and Restaurants, today’s situation and future success
Relais & Chateaux A Revival: Embarking on New Journeys

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Unforgettable Experiences Have Arrived on La Isla Bonita: Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection Opens as the First Marriott International Resort in Belize

Calling all those looking to discover the outdoors and live with purpose, as owner and developer, Andrew Ashcroft, in partnership with Autograph Collection Hotels, announces the grand opening of the highly anticipated boutique resort – Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection. … Continue Reading

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech Invites Guests To Travel Once Again And Enjoy Wellness And Family Treats

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is inviting travellers to turn their wanderlust into discovery while enjoying the ultimate Moroccan escape. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Luxury Hotels


Singapore to Host Inaugural Global Esports Games

Singapore is set to host the inaugural Global Esports Games in December 2021, which will see esports teams from more than 80 countries and territories compete in Singapore for pride and glory. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE
Applications now open for National Business Event Program

OTA News

Airbnb searches boom on both sides of the Tasman one month after travel bubble launches

A month since the announcement of quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand, Airbnb guests across both sides of the ditch have been busy planning their trans-Tasman adventures.

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Latest News under Category: OTA News

Resort News

Crane Resorts’ Luxury Beach Houses Development Opens For Bookings

Luxury real-estate developer Crane Resorts has partially unveiled a stunning new development, Beach Houses by The Crane, on Barbados’ wild, picturesque east coast. Offering a secluded tropical retreat perfect for ‘bubble’ holidays, group reunions and multigenerational travel, the newly-constructed front-row villas are now open for bookings. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Resort News


BE OUR GUEST Chadstone invites Australia to shop, dine, and stay at the state’s premier fashion destination


This winter, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital in partnership with Hotel Chadstone, is inviting Australians to Be Our Guest and indulge in a carefully curated package, designed to offer the ultimate escape. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Shopping


Football legend Roberto Carlos becomes Global Ambassador for Football for Friendship

Real Madrid and Brazil legend, World Cup winner and three-time UEFA Champions League winner Roberto Carlos has become the Global Ambassador for the Gazprom International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship (F4F) this year. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Sports
Singapore Company Makes A Quarter Million US Dollar Investment In Collegiate Esports
World eSports League (WSL) Unveils Plan to Become an International Sensation

Sustainable Tourism

Hurtigruten Norway makes a large-scale investment in batteries and biofuel – cuts emissions by 25%

Batteries, shore power and biofuel are at the core of Hurtigruten Group’s large-scale green upgrade of the entire fleet of Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express ships. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Sustainable Tourism
Australian government takes huge steps forward to protect globally significant marine hotspot

Trade Events

The 10th Business Travel MICE Procurement Convention has exceeded expectations, marking the full recovery of China’s domestic MICE market

The 10th edition of the Business Travel MICE Procurement Convention, hosted by China BT MICE and co-hosted by ITB China, was successfully held at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing on 8 May 2021. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Trade Events


Recovery of hospitality industry at the heart of NovoLearning and Jugo Consultancy collaboration

Netherlands based NovoLearning and Singapore based Jugo Consultancy have joined forces to offer hospitality providers with a free digital learning platform for 2021 to aid capacity building through the Hospitality Recovery Programme.  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Training

Travel Deals

The ATG Winter Sale is Here

The APT Travel Group brands APT and Travelmarvel have revealed they are holding a Winter Sale to encourage customers to feel excited to get away on a last-minute winter holiday. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Travel Deals

Visit Africa / Seychelles

Seychelles Tightens Restrictions as Coronavirus Cases Surge

Despite its current record as the nation with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated residents, Seychelles has temporarily placed limits on social gatherings following a spike in the number of coronavirus cases on the islands. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Africa / Seychelles
Travel to Seychelles uninterrupted despite strict health measures

Visit Europe

The inaugural Helsinki Biennial will open on 12 June 2021 with an extensive programme of art, events and digital initiatives for in-person and remote audiences

Helsinki Biennial will take place for the first time from 12 June to 26 September 2021 on Vallisaari island, located in the Helsinki Archipelago. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Europe

Visit USA

Nation’s Capital To Lift Most Restrictions May 21, Fully Reopen June 11

Beginning May 21, most capacity limits and restrictions will be eased across DC, allowing restaurants, museums, attractions, hotels, shops, meetings and conventions, and special events to operate at full capacity. … Continue Reading

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