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Headline News

Hermit Oz looks on as leaders urge Biden to open borders

Just two days after Australians learned that their international borders are likely to remain shut until the second half of 2022 (except for one or two ‘travel bubbles’), leaders of 23 global travel companies have started lobbying US President Joe Biden to reopen international travel – warning of dire economic consequences if America’s borders remain closed. … Continue Reading

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$13,600 fine for passenger who blew his nose into a blanket
Scott Morrison’s international travel stuff up
Its Friday and your fourth and final opportunity to win your very own bottle of amazing Australian premium Never Never gin!
ABC’s Leigh Sales and others sum up the ineptitude of the Federal budget assumptions.


Accolades

Love is in the air for Sunshine Coast’s boutique hotels as Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is named World’s Top Hotel for Romance in Travellers’ Choice Awards

It’s a case of true love for the Sunshine Coast’s boutique hotels, as the region has once again dominated Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Top Hotels for Romance. … Continue Reading

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Banyan Tree Krabi Pays Homage to ‘Best Food in the World’

Airfare Deals

Etihad Airways launches Summer Sale with up to 50% off flights

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is encouraging residents to start planning their summer getaway with the launch of its latest sale. Date or destination changes can be made for free. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Senior appointments equip Quest for the future

Change is afoot at Quest Apartment Hotels, with the company announcing a senior restructure that will galvanize the business ahead of ongoing innovation, aggressive global expansion, and a heightened commitment to franchisee success. … Continue Reading

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HRS Hospitality and Retail Systems Appoints Tan Xiao Chen as General Manager, Sales for HRS China
Hilton Worldwide Sales appoints Sergi Ruiz Pique as Assistant Managing Director of Sales

Business News

Why do women make better investors?

Research from Yoppie, the pioneers of organic period care, has found that when it comes to long-term investment, females are more likely to see a greater return than their male counterparts – 25% more on average. … Continue Reading

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Every Voice Matters: Shaping a Better Travel Ecosystem

Charity

The Kids’ Cancer Project Celebrates Annual Pirate Day With Fundraising Events Across Australia

Pirate Day is today, Friday 14 May, which is an annual national day of dressing up to raise awareness and much-needed funds for childhood brain cancer. Since 2015, Pirate Day has raised over $360,000 for childhood brain cancer research organised by The Kids’ Cancer Project. … Continue Reading

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Competition

Its Thursday and it is down hill from here to the weekend and gin time…and your fourth 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

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Cruise News

US CDC says no masks outdoors and independent shore excursions for vaccinated passengers

According to a report by Fran Golden in Cruise Critic, in what she describes as a major win for cruise fans, the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention updated its Conditional Sailing Order on May 12 to loosen mask-wearing requirements for fully vaccinated cruise passengers and the update also allows vaccinated cruise passengers to explore independently on shore at ports of call. … Continue Reading

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Discover and explore the Whitsundays this winter…
Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Much-Anticipated Norwegian Prima
Oceania Cruises Unveils New OceaniaNEXT Enhancements To The Guest Experience
H2-Whoa! First-Ever Disney Attraction at Sea Will Make a Splash Aboard the Disney Wish in Summer 2022

Financial

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

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Hotel Deals

Celebrate the Travel Bubble with an Adults-Only Stay at Muri Beach Club Hotel

The team at Muri Beach Club Hotel – the Cook Islands’ most celebrated adults-only hotel – is inviting travellers to dust off their suitcases and make the most of the recently announced travel bubble with New Zealand by booking a stay at the intimate, waterfront oasis. … Continue Reading

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The Galt House Debuts “Legendary Louisville” Packages for Summer

Hotel News

Lifestyle News

Telstra accused of over-selling to seniors

Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunications company, and for some senior citizens it holds a special place in the market that pre-dates privatisation and the introduction of competition in 1997. … Continue Reading

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Glo Unveils Eco-Friendly, Self-Purifying Water Bottle For Clean, Safe Drinking Water

Loyalty

Q2 Points Purchase Promotion

Between May 13 and June 20, Marriott Bonvoy announces members globally can save 30% on purchases of 2,000 or more Marriott Bonvoy Points. It’s a great way to top off your account or accumulate points toward a vacation. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Hilton to Offer Carbon Neutral Business Meetings in the Netherlands

Hilton hotels in the Netherlands have partnered with South Pole Group to offer businesses the opportunity to offset the carbon footprint of their meetings and events at no extra cost. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Soneva Welcomes the Maldives Surf Season with Release of New Documentary, SALT

Soneva, the award-winning resorts operator, is welcoming the start of the new surf season in the Maldives with the launch of a short 15-minute documentary titled SALT: The Story of Maldivian Wave Riders. … Continue Reading

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Responsible 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

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River Cruising

Uniworld Announces Inaugural ‘Rivers Of The World’ Cruise For 2023

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises announces its inaugural Rivers of the World cruise for 2023. The 46-night trip will depart on May 20, 2023, and take travellers to nine countries aboard five luxury Super Ships combining both cruise and land. This itinerary is the first of its kind for the brand, including exclusive experiences and special surprises throughout the journey. … Continue Reading

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Crystal River Cruises Announces 2023 Deployment

Sports

Mallorca announces the return of the ATP Mallorca Championships

After nineteen years, Mallorca will once again host the world-class men’s tennis ATP tournament, following 2020’s cancellation due to covid-19.  … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Extraordinary Journeys Launches Passports: (Virtual) Travel For The Wild At Heart

Following a successful run of virtual events during the last year, Extraordinary Journeys, the award-winning tour operator and adventure travel specialist, kicks off an all-new monthly webinar series, Passports: (Virtual) Journeys on May 20, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

New Exclusive ‘Opera in the Outback Air Adventure’

A spectacular opera production at Uluru, the famous Dingo Fence, the underground town of Cooper Pedy, the mysterious etching of Marree Man, vast deserts and the giant salt lake of Lake Eyre are among the iconic outback destinations featured in an exclusive, new, four-day aircruising adventure launched by Cruise Express. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

London invites UK visitors to rediscover their capital city with launch of biggest-ever domestic tourism campaign

Visitors from across the UK are being encouraged to rediscover everything they love about London, with the launch of the city’s biggest ever domestic tourism campaign – called ‘Let’s Do London.’ … Continue Reading

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The billion-pound boom – UK staycationers set to boost local economies

Visit Queensland

Destination Gold Coast Launches Online Content Library

Destination Gold Coast (DGC) has announced the launch of their new online digital content library, where over 10,000 professional images and videos can be accessed for free for noncommercial positive promotion of the Gold Coast. … Continue Reading

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