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Headline News

PM and National Cabinet set vaccination target for domestic and international travel and tourism?

In bad news for domestic and also international inbound and outbound travel and tourism, media reports over the weekend say that Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the National Cabinet has agreed in principle on vaccine targets for Australia’s path out of the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue Reading

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Qantas to Launch ‘Digital Health Pass’ for International Flights


Accolades

Thredbo Nominated for Best Ski Resort

Thredbo has been nominated for Australia’s best ski resort at the World Ski Awards. Launched in 2013, World Ski Awards aims to drive up standards within the ski industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field. … Continue Reading

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Ranks 9th after high ratings for safety, COVID compliance in January
Air France awarded 5-star Covid-19 safety rating by Skytrax
Thailand’s annual ‘Songkran Festival’ named 1 of 3 major festivals in Asia
GIS Group from Taiwan wins 1st place in the race to the IAPCO Driving Excellence Innovation Award Prize

Africa News

African Wild Dogs return to Malawi

14 African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) were translocated successfully from South Africa and Mozambique to Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve, in an historic project to reintroduce this endangered and iconic species to Malawi. … Continue Reading

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A Sudanese Professor Asks for Government to Cooperate with NGOs for Democratization

Aviation

Airport

Vaccine arrival and global update

Airports Vanuatu Ltd (AVL) is pleased to announce the third batch of covid-19 vaccinations was received today at Port Vila Airport. … Continue Reading

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Apps

How Does The World Use Emojis?

Before Millennials were over laugh-cry emojis, they were the most used emojis across the world, according to researchers at USC. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Mary Valley Rattler celebrates 140th

140 years ago ‘green and gold’ was more literal – you had to get through the Mary Valley’s green hills to get to the gold of the Gympie goldfields. … Continue Reading

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Museum of Underwater Art Set to Celebate First Anniversary This Sunday

Business News

Venture capital investors continue to bet big on low value deals in Asia-Pacific during Q2 2021, finds GlobalData

Low value deals (≤ US$10m) accounted for most of the venture capital (VC) investment volume in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region while billion-dollar deals remained mostly non-existent during the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Could Little Girls all over Africa Become Beekeepers?

Casino

Melco Splendors of China Passport advocates Chinese history and culture to colleagues through patriotic music sharing session

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, Melco Resorts & Entertainment recently hosted a patriotic music session as part of its Splendors of China Passport program. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Australian Cruise Association moves annual conference to November 2021 due NSW COVID lockdown.

The Australian Cruise Association has announced that as a result of the extension of the lockdown in NSW, it has been decided to move their Annual Conference to 10-12 November 2021, … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

US COVID-19 testing shouldn’t overshadow testing for other diseases such as RSV, says GlobalData

Following a reported rise in RSV cases in the US, leading data and analytics company GlobalData notes that the country should test COVID-19-free patients that are showing symptoms for RSV in order to address this worsening issue. … Continue Reading

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Fear of Delta Variant Impacting Some Travel Plans

Cruise News

Carnival Cruise Line Begins Summer Season in Alaska As Carnival Miracle Departs Seattle

Carnival Cruise Line begins its weekly Alaska cruises from Seattle today and the company held a “Back to Fun” ribbon-cutting ceremony officially welcoming guests back on board. … Continue Reading

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Relax, Recharge, Reconnect: Disney Cruise Line Reveals New Indulgences for Adults Aboard the Disney Wish
Carnival Cruise Line Makes Plans for Additional Ship Restarts in September and October

Dining

Hakka Heritage At Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya 01 – 31 August 2021

In response to the government’s latest announcement, Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant is providing their meals to-go—with premium comfort food to tide you through MCO 3.0. … Continue Reading

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Eat Well And Stay Safe With One World Hotel Petaling Jaya’s Takeaway Offerings

European News

Traditional glassblowing made in Majorca.

From lamps to costume jewellery, vases and crockery; carved from turquoise, blue, green or red glass, all of these pieces of art are unique. … Continue Reading

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London swings again!

Exhibitions

Hong Kong’s Largest Fair a Prelude to Strong Exhibition Resumption in Q3

On the heels of Hong Kong topping the charts in The Economist’s ‘Global Normalcy Index’#, the vibrancy in the city’s exhibition scene is demonstrating how Hong Kong continues cultivating business under the new normal —the Hong Kong Book Fair, the city’s largest annual fair, returned with fanfare this July with more than 830,000 visits recorded, about 85 per cent of the pre-pandemic levels, all under a new standard of stringent hygiene and seamless operations. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Q4 FY21 Quarterly Report: Commercialising social e-commerce marketplace

Aumake Limited (ASX: AUK, Aumake, or the Company), operator of an emerging Australian-based social e-commerce marketplace that connects Asian influencers and consumers with highquality and authentic Australian and New Zealand brands, is pleased to release its consolidated quarterly cashflow and business update for the quarter ended 30 June 2021 (Q4 FY21). … Continue Reading

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Gadgets

The Next Era of Smartphone Innovation is About to Unfold

At last August’s Unpacked event, I shared my strategy to bring more empowering mobile technology to as many people as possible, especially at a time when they needed it most. … Continue Reading

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Hawaii News

Total Visitor Spending And Arrivals In June 2021 Remained Below Pre-Pandemic June 2019 Results

According to preliminary visitor statistics jointly released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and Hawaii Tourism Authority, total spending for visitors arriving in June 2021 was $1.44 billion¹.

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Hotel Deals

Tantalising Gastronomo Dining Experiences on Kangaroo Island back for 2021!

SeaLink Kangaroo Island has partnered with Kangaroo Island dining experience designer, Gastronomo, to launch their new spring wilderness dining experience – The Feast, Kangaroo Island from 14 October and the popular Enchanted Fig Tree from 16 December 2021 until 4 April 2022. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

LXR Hotels & Resorts Reveals Plans to Enter Seattle

Hilton has signed an agreement with the new owners of Hotel 1000 in Seattle. Lighthouse Investments and ESI Ventures with equity financing from Kildare Partners acquired Hotel 1000 last month and plan to transition the property to LXR Hotels & Resorts, in August. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Add flavour to your next escape and experience unforgettable dining moments with an exclusive foodie offer from Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

For those looking to combine two of the greatest pleasures in life – food and travel – then look no further than Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts (www.Jumeirah.com). … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Radisson Hotel Group expands Moroccan presence with the opening of four hotels

Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotelGroup.com) is proud to announce the extension of its Moroccan footprint with the opening of four hotels in beloved tourist destinations Al Hoceima, Taghazout Bay, and Saïdia. … Continue Reading

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IHG Hotels & Resorts continues growth of avid hotels with 40th opening; launches dual-branded prototype with Candlewood Suites in select markets
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brings a new luxury experience to Azerbaijan

Lifestyle News

Why uncertainty makes us change our behaviour – even when we shouldn’t

Why uncertainty makes us change our behaviour – even when we shouldn’t ‘Panic buying’ might be a normal human response to uncertainty, after all. … Continue Reading

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Gibson: Announces Brand Partnership with Guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica
ABF & AFP stand with victims for World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

Luxury Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Features the Works of Local DC Artist Halim Flowers

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC presents The Audacity to SEE, an exhibition by local DC artist Halim Flowers from July 1 to August 31, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Middle East News

Saudi Arabia now welcoming international travelers

Travellers seeking a cultural adventure rich in historical attractions and undiscovered treasures can add a new destination to their wish list – Saudi. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Kerry Packer’s Huge Horsepower Jaguar Going for Auction at $1. No Reserve.

A 1977 Jaguar XJS once owned by Kerry Packer is now presenting the opportunity for an enthusiast’s or investors to own a piece of classy history going under the hammer this Saturday. … Continue Reading

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New York News

NYC & Company Launches Largest-Ever Global Tourism Recovery Campaign “It’s Time for New York City”

 NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, today launched the first phase of “It’s Time for New York City,” the largest-ever, multi-phased global tourism marketing and advertising campaign to promote New York City. … Continue Reading

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Oceania News

Road Trippin’ Inspo: Sydney to Byron Bay

Dream about the ultimate New South Wales road trip, exploring the breathtaking coastline from Sydney up to the buzzy beach town of Byron Bay on the far North Coast. Break up the 800km journey with stops in these picturesque coastal destinations along the way. … Continue Reading

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Iconic NSW Wildlife Experiences

OTA News

New research reveals price no longer primary driver of travel decisions

New research from Expedia Group reveals shifting views on travel, including positive sentiment on vaccine passports, increased budgets, and an enduring demand for safety and financial security. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Disneyland Resort Celebrates its 66th Anniversary July 17, 2021, as it Continues to Welcome Guests Back to the Magic

“To all who come to this happy place, welcome! Disneyland is your land.” When Walt Disney opened the gates to Disneyland Park on July 17, 1955, those were the words he chose to dedicate it as a source of joy and inspiration for all the world. Continuing as that happy place more than six decades later, the Disneyland Resort is celebrating 66 years as it welcomes guests back to the magic once again. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Banyan Tree Global Foundation Invites 2022 Greater Good Grants’ Project Entries

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Banyan Tree Global Foundation launched the inaugural Greater Good Grants (GGG) in 2020 to support impactful initiatives that benefit local communities and environments where the Group operates. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Tennis star leaves court in wheelchair amid ‘brutal’ Tokyo heat

Between record-breaking performances and awe-inspiring feats of athleticism, the “brutal” heat beating down on Olympians at the Tokyo Games has garnered more headlines than the athletes would hope. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

Qld Gov Climate Action Plan comes at a crucial time, with not a second to spare

Today’s announcement of a Climate Action Plan 2030, driven by a Cabinet sub-committee chaired by the Premier, has the opportunity and responsibility to commit to power up Queensland with 100% renewable energy before 2030. Anything less seriously risks Queensland energy security and international reputation. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Tourist Boards

Atkins Kroll joins Håfa Adai Pledge Program

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that Atkins Kroll Inc. has taken the Håfa Adai Pledge (HAP) this afternoon at the AK Showroom in Tamuning. … Continue Reading

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Training

Paul Gauguin Cruises partners with CLIA to launch New Learning Academy Modules

Paul Gauguin Cruises launched a new Learning Academy Modules in partnership with CLIA, offering agents the opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge of the French Polynesian specialists. … Continue Reading

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