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Kenes Group One of the Big Winners at Eventex Awards 2021

Kenes Group once again stole the show at the 11th Global Eventex Awards. The company won first place in two new categories and an impressive five other prestigious trophies.  … Continue Reading

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SAS starts new route from Luleå to London

SAS will introduce a seasonal route with non-stop flights from Luleå to London, Heathrow, starting December 17, 2021, to March 21, 2022. Flights will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, and it will be the only direct link between Luleå and the UK.  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Vaccine rollout, pent up travel demand, robust digital transformation underscore AirAsia’s bright future
American Revamps Amenity Kits with Brands Rooted in Thoughtful Design and Creativity


Bevie breaking ground at Brisbane Airport

The world’s largest distributor for homebrewing brands like Still Spirits, Mangrove Jacks, and Grainfather is ready to call Brisbane Airport home, with an on-site sod turning event on Friday morning marking the commencement of construction. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Airport
Collinson’s Priority Pass announces a 20% portfolio expansion for its members


London Created Cocktails Take Flight at Living Room Bar

W Brisbane will amp up the Sunshine State’s cocktail scene for all of the city’s party goers with its latest collab. A trio of expert mixologists from East London’s Oriole Bar have created a coveted cocktail menu for W Brisbane’s Living Room Bar, available from May 19. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Beverage
Discover the Symphony of Chinese Wine Infused Gastronomy at Dynasty
Westward Launches A New Expression – Westward Single Malt Pinot Cask – Just In Time For World Whiskey Day

Business News

Budget goes for growth, but borders need to open sooner

This Budget delivers on jobs and makes critical social investments, but more will need to be done to sustain strong growth while international borders remain closed, says the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Business News
Targeted Federal support for Australian tourism still critical due to closed borders.
Big AFTA presence in Canberra for Budget


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


Planeterra launches Fundraising Challenge to Promote Community Tourism

This week, Planeterra launched the Around the World Challenge, encouraging travel lovers to join the non-profit’s movement to support community tourism enterprises as travel reemerges post-COVID, all while celebrating the diversity and power of community tourism. … Continue Reading

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Here we go – its Tuesday and your second of five opportunities to win your very own bottle of amazing Australian premium Never Never gin!

I am sure you will agree it is time to celebrate the great progress we are all making 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

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

FAU Poll Tells Disturbing Tale of Hospitality and Tourism Employment in Wake of COVID-19

The world’s battered hospitality and tourism industry has a long way to go to rebound from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of workers conducted by Florida Atlantic University. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Cruise Deals

Cruise News

Deadly cruise restart silence in Australia, while US CDC gets tougher on crew and guest vaccinations

While Australian cruising continues to wallow in the dark, with a deadly silence and no tangible information regarding the restart of even domestic cruising in Australia emerging from any government or even industry body, CLIA, as part of Phases 2B and 3 of the Conditional Sailing Order (CSO), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in the USA has recommended all port personnel and cruise travellers, including passengers and crews, get a coronavirus vaccine when available. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Cruise News
Holland America’s new Rotterdam passes sea trials
P&O Cruises Australia takes guests on Pacific Explorer’s inaugural virtual cruise
Royal Caribbean re-starts hiring Indian crew.
Holland America Line’s New Rotterdam Successfully Sails Through Sea Trials in Italy

Destination Global

Dominica Invites you to Work In Nature

The Work in Nature (WIN) Programme is the answer for digital nomads and those working remotely who want to escape to a stress free and unrestrictive living and working environment.

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Latest News under Category: Destination Global


Burger & Lobster At Raffles Hotel Raises The Bar With Limited Edition Cocktail Collection For The Month Of May 2021

In honor of moms and their special day, Burger & Lobster at Raffles Hotel has crafted five beautiful cocktails for guests to imbibe with their loved ones from 9 to 31 May.  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Dining

Events Calendar

The countdown is to the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular

They are the Gentle Giants of the horse world, recognised in Australia as ‘the breed that built the nation’ and over the weekend of June 12 and 13 at Boonah in the Scenic Rim, the CLYDESDALE will be celebrated in style. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Events Calendar
Food lovers hungry for Eat Local Week as events sell out
Brisbane’s time to shine this weekend


Marriott International Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Marriott International, Inc. today reported first quarter 2021 results, which were materially impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and efforts to contain it (COVID-19). … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Financial
Total Revenue From All US Airlines Drop Almost 50% in 2020 – $130B
Card payments in China to rebound with 21.3% growth in 2021, forecasts GlobalData

Food & Beverage

Oh Snap! Boost Juice Celebrates Its 21st Birthday By Bringing Back The Iconic “What’s Your Name Game”

To celebrate its 21st birthday, Boost Juice is calling on Aussies to bust out their flared jeans, Tamagotchis and favourite So Fresh! … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Food & Beverage

Health and Wellness

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva Introduces An Expert Approach To Sleep For Vitality And Wellbeing

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has launched a new accommodation package: Check-up with CENAS Sleep Clinic in collaboration with Switzerland’s first private medical sleep clinic, CENAS. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Health and Wellness

Hotel Deals

COMO Cocoa Island Package for New Family Memories + COMO Maalifushi​ Package for Couple Reconnection – Maldives

Enjoy privacy, luxury and plenty of indulgence during a family holiday at COMO Cocoa Island or romantic oasis for couples at COMO Maalifushi. With soft sand and azure waters, both COMO properties are ideal for spirited adventures, meditative rest, connecting as partners or making new family memories. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel Deals
Simply Elegant Wedding Package at Elegant Hotels
Do-Over Intimate Weddings Package at Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

Hotel News

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Opening June 22, the Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos Offers an Ideal Pod-Friendly Getaway

Travelers looking to celebrate honeymoons, family getaways, or weddings will enjoy their stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, which offers exquisite views of white-sand Caribbean beaches. … Continue Reading

Luxury Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Offers the Ultimate Setting for “Do-Over” Celebrations this Summer

Perched atop a rugged ocean bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine Northern California coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay exudes coastal luxury at every turn. … Continue Reading

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Launches Pod Travel Concierge


PATA joins The Future of Tourism Coalition to chart a more sustainable direction for tourism as the sector recovers from COVID-19

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has today become a signatory of The Future of Tourism Coalition with the global mission to place destinations at the centre of recovery strategies. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE

Resort News

Skydive into the Tropics at Niyama Private Islands

Skydiving has been introduced in the Maldives and can now be experienced by guests at Niyama Private Islands in the country’s southern Dhaalu Atoll.  The new tandem skydiving experience, which launches for guests to experience this month, takes place from Dhaalu Airport just a short speedboat ride from the resort. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Resort News
Book a 2022 Taste of Chiva-Som Retreat with Travel the World for Exclusive 2021 Prices
Get The Taste Of Barbados With Friends at Colony Club
Enjoy a secluded celebration at the new Beach Houses by The Crane, Barbados
Bachelorette at Moxy South Beach

Responsible Tourism

Emirates launches India humanitarian airbridge to transport urgent COVID-19 relief items

Emirates has set up a humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India to transport urgent medical and relief items, to support India in its fight to control the serious COVID-19 situation in the country. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Responsible Tourism

Theme Parks

Disneyland Resort Welcomes Guests Back to this Happy Place, Reopening Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Long considered a beacon of happiness around the world, Walt’s Disney’s original Disneyland Park reopened to the public, along with Disney California Adventure Park, on Friday, April 30, 2021. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Theme Parks

Trade Events

Emirates to showcase its Premium Economy Seats for the first time at ATM Visitors will also personally view enhanced signature onboard products

Emirates will be showcasing its Premium Economy seats for the first time at Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM). The region’s leading travel and tourism exhibition will run from 16-19 May, and will be the first in-person travel industry event to take place since the onset of the pandemic. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Trade Events

Visit Florida

Miami Beach Invites Art Aficionados to Experience the City’s Bustling Arts & Culture Scene This Spring

Miami Beach, a city like no other place in the world, is inviting travelers and art enthusiasts to take a step back from day-to-day stresses, headlines, and routines and experience the city’s extensive arts and culture offerings this spring. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Florida

Visit Middle East / Dubai

Make the best of your Eid holiday at Hudayriyat and enjoy the exciting offers, events and activities for the whole family

Eid Al Fitr is right around the corner and Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District by Modon Properties is waiting to welcome you to enjoy a variety of exciting activities with your friends and family. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Middle East / Dubai

Visit North Asia

Tara Milk Tea Shares Top Places To Visit In Korea As Part Of ‘Friendship Series’ Conversations

Sydney creative and photographer, Tara Whiteman also known as @TaraMilkTea to share her ‘Little Black Book’ of where to go, what to see and eat in Korea, with Edwina Bartholomew on 26 May at 6PM (AEST).  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit North Asia

Visit USA

U.S. Travel Reacts to U.K. Placing U.S. on ‘Amber’ List for Travel

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on today’s release of the U.K.’s “traffic light system” for international travel: … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit USA
Despite Jobs Gains, Leisure & Hospitality Sector Hamstrung by Lack of Int’l and Business Travel


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