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Aviation

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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SWISS plans restructuring in response to structural market change
Inspiring the next generation of aviation professionals

Airport

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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Temporary cessation of operations cost EUR 3 million / Dismantling and clearance to cost a further EUR 6 million

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Two Government Members Elected to the PATA Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of two new government members to the PATA Executive Board.
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Association

IATA Welcomes G20 Push to Restart Tourism

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

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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Beverage

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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Business News

Travellers Choice members applaud unrivalled support

A new national survey of Travellers Choice members has revealed unprecedented approval ratings for the award-winning group’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis. … Continue Reading

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Tourism industry keen to partner with Govt on revitalisation

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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Casino

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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Competition

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 Deals

Exclusive Travel the World Offer – 30% Savings and €100 OBC on Ponant’s Iconic Kimberley Itinerary

Offering 30% in savings of up to $3,940 based on Ponant’s full fare price, agents booking Ponant’s Kimberley itineraries through Travel the World can secure prices starting from $10,060 per person twin share for the Deluxe Stateroom for their clients. … 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

Dining

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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Events Calendar

Start Planning Your 2021 Adventures To Australia’s Hottest Winter Arts Festival

Darwin Festival is back in a big way for 2021 and a tantalising taste of some of the many treats on offer from Thursday 5 – Sunday 22 August is out now! There really is no better place to spend Hot August Nights than in the Top End, and with ten sizzling shows on sale, now is the time to get planning. … Continue Reading

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Exhibitions

17th Istanbul Biennial exhibitions rescheduled to 2022

The 17th Istanbul Biennial, its curators and participants continue to be affected by the pandemic and its life-altering consequences. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Regional Tourism Organisations funding

Regional Tourism New Zealand has welcomed Tourism Minister Stuart Nash’s announcement of a further Government funding package for Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs). … Continue Reading

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Market Cap of Top Five Online Travel Companies Jumped by $54B in Four Months, Expedia the Biggest Gainer
PXP Financial Launches Pan-European Research Report on COVID-19’s Effect on E-Commerce and Retail

GDS

NDC Leadership Council shares industry-wide consensus on NDC servicing requirements

The NDC (New Distribution Capability) servicing features that are critical to achieving NDC at scale are those than enable refunds and the management of customer and airline-initiated changes, according to new research by the Travelport hosted NDC Leadership Council. … Continue Reading

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Glamping

Kakadu Open For Business As Visitors Soak Up Wet Season Sites

Kakadu National Park is looking forward to the seasonal opening of various sites across the park to visitors after a big wet season, as water levels drop and crocodile surveys near completion. 

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Golf Tourism

World’s Top Female Golfers look forward to challenges at Honda LPGA Thailand 2021 Set to Tee Off behind closed doors at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course, Chonburi

One of the world’s top women’s golf tournaments, the Honda LPGA Thailand 2021, is set to tee off tomorrow behind closed doors and features 72 of the world’s best women’s professionals. … 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

Latest News under Category: Hotel Developments
Hoteliers who change the world – Seraina and Daniel F. Lauber CERVO Mountain Resort
Site investigation works start for new Westin on the Sunshine Coast.
InterContinental Parramatta to become Greater Western Sydney’s home of luxury travel
The Standard Continues Its Global Growth With Its First Hotel Down Under

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 News

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair Prepares for Opening in May 2021

Strengthening its presence in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International will soon welcome yet another stunning hotel in Bahrain – Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair – that is undergoing final finishing touches. … Continue Reading

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

Loyalty

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Offers More New Ways to Earn and Spend Qmiles with Hotel & Car Rewards

Qatar Airways Privilege Club is excited to announce more new options for its members to earn and spend Qmiles. Privilege Club members can now stay or drive away with Qmiles, with the launch of Hotel & Car Rewards. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Atelier Di Carne And Hakkasan Makes Its Debut At Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Nestled among the luscious greenery of Bodrum Peninsula’s mesmerizing Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers its guests remarkable experiences and venues within a unique setting – and this year is no exception. … Continue Reading

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MICE

HKTDC’s Start-up Fiesta kick-starts today

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today announced the launch of the inaugural Hong Kong Start-up Fiesta campaign that will run in May and June. … Continue Reading

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Health sector key to business events recovery
My First Post-Pandemic In-Person International Business Conference

OTA News

Booking.com Unveils the Best Staycations for You to Treat Mom for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible moms supporting and providing for their families. This Mother’s Day, treat the queen of your life to a luxurious staycations and make it a day she’ll never forget. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Terranea Resort Invites Guests to Rediscover and Renew with Summer Celebrations

Terranea Resort invites guests to immerse themselves in its annual Summer Celebrations with a variety of sun-soaked activities designed for wellness seekers, families, couples, adventure travelers, and more. … Continue Reading

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Soneva Announces Summer Programme Across its Maldives and Thailand Resorts

Responsible Tourism

Shocking before-after images reveal what the Great Barrier Reef will look like by 2050

Rising sea temperatures threaten to wipe out this living, breathing natural wonder. As of 2018, half of the coral that makes up the Great Barrier Reef was dead. … Continue Reading
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Wyndham hotels Ajman organise Ramadan medicine donation drive

Sports

Inmarsat Announced As The Ocean Race’s Official Satellite Communications Partner For Sixth Time

With a promise to create one of the most connected sporting events in history, Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, will power The Ocean Race with its cutting-edge technology as Official Satellite Communications Partner for the sixth consecutive time. … Continue Reading

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Modon and UAE Special Olympics sign MOU to accelerate sporting events for People of Determination

Statistics & Trends

The Water Price Index

Holidu.com, 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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Sustainable Tourism

LATAM Group Announces that it will be Zero Waste to Landfill by 2027 and Carbon Neutral by 2050

Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, zero waste to landfill by 2027 and protecting iconic ecosystems in South America, are some of the commitments that are part of the LATAM Group Sustainability Strategy, launched today. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Bunnik Tours partners with the South Australian Tourism Commission to promote their South Australian small group tours.

Bunnik Tours is pleased to be partnering with the South Australian Tourism Commission to promote their unique range of small group tours in their home state. … Continue Reading

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Training

UNWTO, IE University, Sommet Education Partner To Accelerate Online Education

The World Tourism Organization, in keeping with its firm commitment to democratizing online education; IE University, with more than 20 years’ experience in online training, and Sommet Education, global leader in higher education in hotel management and culinary arts are partnering to accelerate on-line education in the Hospitality sector. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Intrepid Travel upcoming deals

Save 10 per cent on Intrepid Travel’s five day Australia Retreat: Queensland Daintree when booked from 15th May-30th June 2021 … 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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Visit Arkansas

May Edition of ‘Discover Arkansas’ Available Online

The May edition of “Discover Arkansas” is available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. … Continue Reading

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Visit ASEAN

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 Middle East / Dubai

European butter enhances Iftar recipes this Ramadan

French butter is lauded as one of the true flavour enhancers of the world. It is now making its way into the most important meal of the day during Ramadan as chefs look to utilise the versatile ingredient through a range of Iftar dishes. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

New Campaign Urges Australians to Take an Epic Holiday

The next phase of Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign launches today, with ambassadors Hamish Blake and Zoe-Foster Blake showcasing some of Australia’s most epic holiday experiences. … 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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Visit South Asia

India sees Huge Headroom for Growth Across TV and Digital

At the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) recent Future of Video India conference, industry leaders remained upbeat on the potential for growth despite a painful 2020 which had seen a 25% drop in TV advertising revenue. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

Tourism New Zealand Launches First International Campaign Using the Element of Dream

During a year full of highs and lows, quarantine-free travel is not the only dream that has infiltrated the minds of Australians. In a tourism first, Tourism New Zealand today launches its first international campaign partnering with an expert to translate dreams. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

David Barrett after 32 years living in Thailand this former senior travel executive recently returned home to the UK to set up home. Here’s his story…

One year on and a reversal of fortune. A year ago, well just over, on 18th March 2020 I flew to the UK on a mission to view a prospective property investment in Cornwall.

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Visit USA

Arizona Assembles its A-Team for its Australian and New Zealand Advance

Australia-based travel sales and marketing consultancy, Linkd Tourism, has been appointed by the Arizona Office of Tourism to represent the State on several initiatives across Australia and New Zealand in the lead up to international travel resuming.

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