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Headline News

Pilot conducted tourist flight with badly damaged propeller

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is welcoming the conviction of a former commercial pilot who flew from Milford Sound to Queenstown with six tourists aboard despite knowing the aircraft’s propeller was severely damaged. When he saw the propellor was damaged, he just filed it down. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

The 9th Annual World Ski Awards Announce Kiroro As Nominee For Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Hotel And Best Boutique Ski Hotel

Kiroro, a stunning alpine secluded in the rolling hills of the Yoichi mountains, Kiroro is pleased to announce their multiple nominations for the 9th annual World Ski Awards for Japan. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Oman Air Paving the Way for Omani Pilots

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its commitment to train the next generation of Omani cadets with the aim to increase the number of national pilots at the airline and contribute to Oman’s Vision 2040 Omanization objectives. … Continue Reading

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JetClub flies into a sustainable future with Bye Aerospace ‘eFlyer 800’ electric aircraft
easyJet launches 12 new UK domestic routes to give Brits more options to reconnect or take a break this summer
KLM network in Asia and the Middle East as good as fully recovered this summer
Gogo AVANCE L5 and L3 Now Flying on 2,000 Business Aircraft

Airport

SFO Concludes Eight-Month Series of Drive-Through Food Distribution Events

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) concluded an eight-month series of drive-through food distribution events on Monday, June 21, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Attraction

One of Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Has Landed on Australian Shores!

She’s been busy owning it on the global stage as an Actor, fashion icon, singer and the youngest woman to win ‘best actress in a drama series’ at the Emmys, now Zendaya is set to cause a stir as she steps onto the catwalk for her Madame Tussauds Sydney debut on 24 June 2021. … Continue Reading

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It’s full steam ahead for the 35th Anniversary Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest
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Beverage

Campfire Stout – Shelter Brewing release a stout perfect for camping

Shelter Brewing’s latest limited release beer, the Campfire Stout, will hit bars and bottle shops from Monday 28 June, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Essentials of an Incredible Travel Video Production Process

Many businesses are turning to video to increase the reach of their brand because people like to watch videos more than any other form of content. … Continue Reading

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CTM Announces New Global Structure To Drive Growth

Careers

Four Seasons ramps up hiring in 2021 as it reopens several of its hotels, finds GlobalData

Four Seasons and Hotels has been ramping up hires in 2021, with new job postings doubling from 431 in February 2021 to 889 in March 2021. The Canada-based company is hiring several senior-level personnel and support staff across its 119 hotels and 44 private residences, finds GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Export Tourism Industry asks #whereistheplan?

As Australia’s export tourism industry heads into its second year of border closures, with no end in sight, grassroots tourism businesses are asking the Federal Government to provide clarity on what it believes are the necessary parameters of reopening. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Safer, Cleaner Ships Leader to Analyze DeSantis’ Recent Legal WIN Against CDC’s “No Sail Order” & Future of Cruise Travel, Economic Impacts

Governor Ron DeSantis won a key victory in federal district court Friday in his legal battle to stop the Centers for Disease Control’s “No Sail Order” that shut down cruise travel in Florida during the onset of Covid-19. … Continue Reading

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Solo Travel is Back With the Relaunch of European Waterways’ Annual Solo Cruise in Italy, Departing October 10, 2021

Destination Global

Online Meeting “Tourism Potential of Karakalpakstan: New Opportunities and Challenges”

On 16 June 2021, an online one-day meeting “Tourism Potential of Karakalpakstan: New Opportunities and Challenges” will be held in Tashkent and Nukus to discuss the tourism potential of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Savour unlimited food and fun at Ramada Downtown Dubai

Spend quality time with your family and loved-ones over sumptuous food at Kenza Restaurant at Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai. … Continue Reading

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Events Calendar

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week set to ignite the senses from Saturday!

With the famous Scenic Rim Eat Local Week set to officially begin this Saturday, organisers are urging food lovers to buy their tickets now as many events are already sold out. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Open Banking is picking up steam with Up launching as Frollo’s seventh Data Holder

Today Frollo, the Australian leader in Open Banking, has announced they’ve made neobank Up available on their Open Banking platform as the seventh Data Holder in Australia. … Continue Reading

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Crypto discussions among corporates grew in Q1 2021, yet negativity persists, says GlobalData

Golf Tourism

2001 golf holes in seven days to raise $250,000… and take the world record title!

To play 2001 golf holes in seven days (that’s 286 holes or 16 rounds per day), raise $250,000 and take the world record: that’s the aim of Brisbane businessman, philanthropist and Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland (RMHC SEQ) supporter Mick McLoughlin. And those that know Mick well, know that this crazy idea will be achieved. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Holey Moley Staycation and Palace Cinema Staycation at Four Points by Sheraton, Perth

Holey Moley Staycation

A holiday designed for the whole family. Enjoy a staycation in the city and let your inner Happy Gilmore loose with 9 Holes of Mini Golf at Holey Moley Northbridge. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

IHG Hotels & Resorts expands footprint in Southern France

IHG Hotels & Resorts is growing its Premium & Essentials Collections in France with the recent openings of Crowne Plaza Nice – Grand Arenas and Holiday Inn Express Nice – Grand Arenas in partnership with HPVA HOTELS. Located on the stunning French Riviera, both hotels are less than a five-minute tram ride from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and just ten minutes from Nice city centre. … Continue Reading

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Ascott Boosts Fund Assets Under Management With Acquisition Of Two Properties in France and Vietnam for S$210 million through Ascott Serviced Residence Global Fund

Hotel News

100% of hotels in Qatar are now Qatar Clean certified

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) marks a milestone in its Qatar Clean programme, with 100% of QNTC-licensed hotels now “Qatar Clean” certified.  … Continue Reading

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Round Hill Hotel And Villas Announces New ‘Summer For All’ Programming

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

The Seine on Show | Cheval Blanc Paris opens on September 7, 2021

Bathed in light, from intimate hideaways to big city wonders: 72 accommodations — 26 rooms, 46 suites — and 4 restaurants. Cheval Blanc Paris comes to life thanks to passionate visionaries, artisans and artists. … Continue Reading

Tribute Portfolio Celebrates Its Expansion in Japan with Opening of Hiyori Chapter Kyoto

Lifestyle News

Portal to Paradise: Let the New Fouta Harissa Collection Transport You

Introducing Fouta Harrissa’s new Portable to Paradise collection. Step out of time, and into a hazy analog summertime fantasy. … Continue Reading

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Netflix, Disney find themselves at opposite ends of sentiment spectrum in India, reveals GlobalData
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MICE

Peace Online Workshop to Recovery Education System in the Pandemic Era

*According to UNESCO, “One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, close to half the world’s students are still affected by partial or full school closures, and over 100 million additional children will fall below the minimum proficiency level in reading as a result of the health crisis.” … Continue Reading

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Tourism industry moves forward as Summit makes Waikato debut
Melco onsite outreach vaccination session in coordination with Macau Health Bureau attended by close to 2,400 colleagues, family and friends Company’s Get the Jab campaign continues to support government efforts towards community-wide vaccination

Motoring

Super Rare Holden Torana For Auction

A super rare Million Dollar Holden Torana A9X Hatch, 1 of only 33 ever built and with only 475km on the clock is set to break records at auction this weekend. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Palladium Hotel Group Joins Global Initiative on Tourism and Plastics

Palladium Hotel Group commemorates World Environment Day, which is celebrated on June 5th, with the signing of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, promoted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an act with which the hotel group has strengthened its commitment to sustainability.

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World Giraffe Day – AWF Launches New Giraffe Conservation Fund With Expertise Of Anne Innis Dagg Foundation

Statistics & Trends

Sentiments around China up by 16% in 2021 as US firms continue to rely for domestic supply, reveals GlobalData

The COVID-19 pandemic and strained economic ties between the US and China impacted the sentiments of US-based companies around China in 2020. However, sentiments seem to have gained ground in 2021* growing year-on-year by around 16%, finds GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

Australian Government’s climate inaction to blame for Reef World Heritage ‘In Danger’ recommendation

UNESCO has sent a powerful message to the Australian Government: the Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the List of World Heritage In Danger because of the threat of climate change along with poor water quality.  … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

New Group Tour Company in Canada Helps Vegans Voyage in Style

An afternoon tea in a prestigious five-star hotel in Paris, an après-ski in Whistler, seeing gorillas in the wild in Rwanda, sunset drinks in carved out boats in Botswana’s Okavango Delta while observing incredible birdlife, visiting a sanctuary for ex-circus bears in the Black Forest in Germany… … Continue Reading

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Tourist Boards

Air V&V Program ready for takeoff

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announced that the Air V&V (vaccination and vacation) program has officially been approved by Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS). … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

HKTB Debuts Great Outdoors Summer Video Series to Tickle and Titillate the Senses

Hong Kong’s great outdoors will be very much within reach to those who reside abroad — thanks to a series of uniquely soothing sensory videos created under the 360 Hong Kong Moments initiative by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), which have managed to capture and bottle the city’s auditory essence into highly immersive and pleasurable viewing experiences. … Continue Reading

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Nagoya Institute of Technology and NGK Establish “NGK Environment Innovation Laboratory”

Visit Oceania

Discovering local wildlife, sleeping underground and learning about the world’s oldest living culture – kid-approved Aussie travel bucket list revealed

Today, the go-to site for domestic travel Wotif.com announces the official Wotif Aussie Kids Bucket List – the definitive list of 13 dream Aussie travel experiences to do before you turn 13, as decided by Aussie kids1. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Sunshine Coast partners with New Zealand’s House of Travel to attract Kiwi winter refugees

The name ‘Sunshine Coast’ immediately conjures up images of balmy beach days, sparkling clear waters and endless sunshine. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

Thailand further relaxes COVID-19 measures from 21 June 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the following updates regarding the Royal Thai Government’s announcement on the further relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the country’s preparations to reopen to international tourism next month. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

International WELL Building Institute and Los Cabos Tourism Board Join Efforts to Promote Health and Safety, Boost Travel Economy

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and Mexico’s Los Cabos Tourism Board announced today a joint effort to promote health and safety protocols throughout Los Cabos, a coastal region located in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, and Mexico’s top luxury travel destination.

… Continue Reading

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