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Returning to the skies with sustainability in mind

Each month, American Way features an article written from the perspective of an American Airlines team member — a unique way to connect the airline’s customers with the people who care for them on life’s journey. In the April issue, Jill Blickstein shares how American is focused on long-term sustainability as the airline returns its aircraft to the skies. … Continue Reading

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SFO Completes AirTrain Extension to Long-Term Parking

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has completed a project to extend the AirTrain electric people mover system to Long-Term Parking. With this accomplishment, the AirTrain now provides seamless connectivity between all terminals, all parking garages, the on-airport hotel, BART station, and Rental Car Center. … Continue Reading

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What makes Sydney the Best Place to go Whale Watching?

Sydney is the envy of Australia with a whale watching season that lasts over five months of the year. One of the best ways to see Humpback whales in their natural environment is aboard Captain Cook Cruises. … Continue Reading

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Writers Bar Celebrates Launch of Murder Mystery ‘The Raffles Affair’ by Latest Writer-In-Residence, Vicki Virtue

Raffles Hotel Singapore is delighted to announce the launch of “The Raffles Affair”, a thrilling whodunnit novel set in the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore penned by the latest Writer-in-Residence, Vicki Virtue, a seasoned travel writer from New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

Air Cargo Demand Reaches All Time High in March, up 4.4% Compared to Pre-COVID Levels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels (March 2019) with demand up 4.4%. March demand reached the highest level recorded since the series began in 1990. … Continue Reading

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Studio City achieves HACCP food safety certification

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announces Studio City has achieved the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification for food safety after successfully passing an audit by third-party certification agency SGS Hong Kong Limited. … Continue Reading

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The South Korea Friendship Series Launches – A Series of Conversations to Celebrate South Korea’s 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties With Australia

As part of South Korea’s 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Australia, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Sydney Office will be hosting a series of conversations, with interesting Australians who all share a special link to the destination from sportswomen, popstars to influential photographers, to take viewers on unique journeys as they talk about the best of Korea. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

WTCC advocates waiving patents on Covid-19 vaccine production

It comes as wealthy countries have faced increased pressure from WTCC and the World Health Organization (WHO) to share technology and rights with vaccine manufacturers in poorer and middle-income countries. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Cruise Passenger magazine also reveals: The Extraordinary Fight To Save Australia’s 2021 Cruise Season

I sometimes feel I am like a lonely voice in the wilderness writing articles and interviewing people about the incredible plight of the Australian cruise industry with the delay and silence of the government in still not allowing Australian cruising even within our own bubble absolutely disgraceful and reprehensible. … Continue Reading

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While Australian cruising wallows in the dark series: MSC Cruises takes leadership role in itinerary planning
PONANT announces vaccination is at the heart of its ‘Covid-safe’ protocol
US CDC issues cruise restart clarification while deadly silence continues in Australia.
US CDC launches efforts to vaccinate cruise ship crews, but will Australia


Local Canberra Eatery, Braddon Merchant, Launches New Lunchtime Offering

With Executive Chef Bernd Brademann at the reins, Braddon Merchant has reintroduced its weekday lunch service, providing good, honest food to the locals and professionals of Braddon. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Huge year for Accor in Southeast Asia, despite the pandemic – over 9,000 new rooms signed in 12 countries and 21 hotels opened

According to the latest report by Horwarth HTL, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan & South Korea signed more new hotel rooms than any other hotel operator in the region for 2020, with 9,243 rooms signed across the region’s 12 countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam). … Continue Reading

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Hoteliers who change the world – Seraina and Daniel F. Lauber CERVO Mountain Resort
Site investigation works start for new Westin on the Sunshine Coast.

Hotel Feature

Ecotourism and Mindfulness: Thailand, Indonesia and Nepal

In our newsletter series on ecotourism and mindfulness, we write about Green Pearls® hotels that combine these two future trends in unique and special ways. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

Hotel profit reaches 50% of 2019 level

Gross operating profit for U.S. hotels reached 50% of the comparable 2019 level, according to STR‘s March 2021 monthly P&L data release. … Continue Reading

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Industry Deals Sponsored by Travel Industry Club

This Week’s Deals! From your friends at Travel Industry Club

As travel starts to resume with all the required health and safety procedures in place, we are at least experiencing some liberation. On the cruise lines websites you will see their stated policies regarding reservations and cancellations. … Continue Reading

Statistics & Trends

The Water Price Index, the search engine for holiday rentals, has released a study that looks at the difference in the price of both tap and bottled water in over 100 cities around the world. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

MTN Bushfre launch Digital Series

MTN Bushfire is on the cutting edge as it develops further into the digital space, bringing the many diverse elements of the festival to the virtual and broadcast worlds.  … Continue Reading

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Lao Tourism Will Not Die: Only Companies Die

In spite of Covid-19’s effect on the worldwide travel industry, the Lao tourism, and hospitality sector continues to look towards a brighter future. However, our global tourism partners and clients are uncertain of the situation in Laos, and what the plan is for reopening when international travel gets rolling. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Sunshine Coast Big Day Out gets tourism into top gear

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) are determined to make the most of the boom in domestic tourism and the heavily discounted and air fare war with wore than 500 tourism industry professionals, including, Visitor Information Centre volunteers from the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Noosa, Moreton Bay and Brisbane regions, meeting at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre for the region’s largest tourism exchange of the year: SCouT 2021. … Continue Reading

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