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Headline News

Qantas Sells Old Business Class Seats

Were you a Qantas frequent Business class flyer and aficionado? Stretching out on an A380 business class Skybed must rank as one of the highlights of a long-haul flight.

So, do you miss it and fancy reviving the experience anytime you want? … Continue Reading

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Royal Caribbean announces new Australian domestic summer season starting 13 December, 2021, but cancels other overseas cruises.
Study says that Australia needs 80% vaccinated, but where does that leave travel, tourism and also cruising?
Back to the Future? Airline Sector Poised to Change Post-COVID-19
Scott Morrison Announces Target to COVID-19 Freedom


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Aviation

United Airlines Let Passengers Pre Order Food Before Flights

United Airlines announced a new option for passengers to pre-order food, snacks, and beverages online up to five days before their scheduled flight. Orders can be made either on United’s website or through the airline’s mobile app. United claims that it is the “first and only” carrier to allow economy customers this option. … Continue Reading

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EU Pressures Cathay Pacific to Restart Flights or Lose Slots
American Airlines Takes TikTok to New Heights with Free Inflight Access for Customers
IATA Warns Testing Costs May Deter Travellers
JetBlue Strengthens Commitment as New York’s Hometown Airline® With Intention to Keep Headquarters in New York City, Advance World-Class Terminal Project at JFK

Airport

SFO Announces Participation in United Against Slavery “National Outreach Survey for Transportation” Project

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced its participation in a global research collaboration spearheaded by United Against Slavery to fight human trafficking via the 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation (NOST) project. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui GM Pulido Anticipates Bright Future For Island

WITH stints at high profile resorts in the Caribbean, the Middle East, China, South Korea and his native Mexico in his locker, Adrian Pulido can draw upon extensive experience in the global tourism industry. … Continue Reading

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Omni Boston Hotel At The Seaport Announces Executive Chef

Apps

Revolut’s ‘super app’ could threaten future profitability of leading travel brands across Europe and US, says GlobalData

Revolut’s new super app, ‘Stays’, could threaten the profitability of leading travel brands across Europe and the US, says GlobalData. … Continue Reading

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Arkansas News

August Edition of ‘Discover Arkansas’ Available Online

The August edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now 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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ASEAN NEWS

Myanmar-China Friendship Witnessed by History

Following the narration of U Naing Wynn, we can understand this period of history in the video produced by Myanmar Chan You Film. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Hearts Are Soaring During Romance Month At Melbourne Star

August is known as the Romance Month, so why not spoil your dearest with a date night in the city

… Continue Reading

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Business News

Top Olympic-themed passwords: “biles”, “tokyo”, “hockey”, and others

New research by NordPass shows that, despite numerous warnings from cybersecurity experts, people draw inspiration for their passwords from all sorts of things, including the Olympics. … Continue Reading

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The Power of Partnerships Leads to New Sales

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Brisbane Quarantine Hub Given Green Light

Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles has welcomed the news that the proposed quarantine site on Commonwealth land near Brisbane Airport has been deemed a viable option, adding that it must be “built as soon as possible.” … Continue Reading

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UK’s Summer Travel Takes Off but Nothing Like Pre-COVID
The Delta Variant in Countries with Zero “Or Almost Zero” Cases

Cruise Deals

Unique Cruises NYE Cruise

Are you looking for a unique experience to bring in the New Year? Don’t like the NYE crowds? How about guaranteed views of the Sydney Harbour Fireworks? … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Azamara’s(R) New Winter 2021/22 Itineraries Are Now Open for Booking for Azamara Quest(R) and Azamara Journey(R)

As the cruise industry restarts, we wanted to be in touch on behalf of Azamara – the boutique cruise line dedicated to Destination Immersion® experiences – to share with you that bookings have opened today for the new winter 2021/22 itineraries. … Continue Reading

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P&O Cruises Australia goes country!
It’s a Silver Moon for Silversea Cruises

Dining

The Londoner Announces Restaurant Openings

The Londoner, the world’s first super boutique hotel, is set to unveil six unique hospitality offerings that will honour and re-shape the legacy of the West End. Created for a new world era, concepts will include Whitcomb’sThe StageThe Residence, Refuel, 8 at The Londoner and Joshua’s Tavern.  … Continue Reading

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Flavours of India unveils Independence Day Weekend Dhamaaal offer

Events Calendar

Everything that glitters is a Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival; Inaugural event announced for 23 October 2021

The Gold Coast is gearing up for a Festival celebrating Australia’s best golden brews, with the announcement of the first-ever Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival on Saturday, 23 October 2021.   … Continue Reading

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Stream is a virtual front row seat at the Sydney Opera House from anywhere in the world
OzAsia Festival 2021 program celebrates Asian Australian talent on new level

Financial

People Globally Want to Expand their Minds, Unwind from the Daily Grind and Seek Selfless Self-Care, According to New Mastercard Experience Research

Findings from Mastercard’s inaugural Experience research reveal that people recognize the value of self-enrichment and are willing to invest time and energy in experiences that leave them feeling uplifted long after the moment ends. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

The Dorchester launches Children’s Afternoon Tea in Collaboration with Manorfield Primary School

The Dorchester is pleased to announce the launch of a new afternoon tea for children, created in collaboration with the Year Four pupils of Manorfield Primary School, Poplar, Tower Hamlets.  … Continue Reading

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Chinese Valentine’s Day Celebrations At Nuo Hotel Beijing
Vintage cheddar cheese: CHOICE testing reveals which brands are “grate”

Glamping

NRMA Parks and Resorts Strikes Gold as BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Joins the Group

NRMA Parks and Resorts has struck gold in regional tourism this week with the addition of the prized Big4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park in Victoria’s Central Highlands to its growing portfolio of properties across Australia’s eastern states. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street Unveils Its New City Sleepover Staycation Package

Check into one of the hotel’s stylish King Guest Rooms, and cosy up on a king-size Hilton Serenity Bed with luxury cotton sheets and duck down bedding. Modern room amenities include a 55-inch HD Smart TV; complimentary Wi-Fi; a contemporary workspace; daily e-news; a mini-refrigerator; coffee amenities by Dukes Coffee; with bathroom amenities by Hunter Lab. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Three Month Countdown To Nesuto Curtin Hotel Opening

Nesuto Curtin Hotel Perth, the 10th property in the Australian Nesuto portfolio, will open its doors in November 2021. 

… Continue Reading

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IHG continues its run in regional Victoria with Holiday Inn signing in iconic Ballarat
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Hotel Trends

UK hotel bookings hit highest level since March 2020

Hotel bookings in the UK have reached their highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index, sourced from the company’s open hotel commerce platform, used by 35,000 hotels and connected to more than 400 hotel booking channels globally. … Continue Reading

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India News

COVID-19 hospitalization costs impose substantial financial burden on Indian patients, says GlobalData

India’s public expenditure on healthcare has exposed weaknesses in its infrastructure, especially during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, patients must rely on private hospitals, which is imposing a heavy economic burden on COVID-19 patients, says GlobalData, a leading data analytics and research company. … Continue Reading

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Loyalty

Earn a Mile-A-Minute in Dubai with Emirates Skywards

Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has announced a special “Mile-A-Minute” offer in which members can register to earn up to 5,000 Miles during a stopover or holiday stay in Dubai. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Giving Business Events A Shot

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) is supporting the call for the industry and broader community to get vaccinated as quickly as they are able, to support the first stage of the Government’s 4-step national plan and #GiveBEaShot. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

RPM Automotive Group Strengthens North Queensland Presence With Three Strategic Growth Transactions

RPM Automotive Group Limited (ASX: RPM) (“RPM” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the acquisitions of Queensland businesses, Carline Automotive – Cairns, Carline Automotive and Revolution Racegear – Townsville and leased anew warehouse. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Skyscanner new ‘Road Trips’ Planner Makes It Easier than Ever to Book a Multi-Stop Trip

 Skyscanner has launched a new road trip travel planner, Road Trips, in partnership with Inspirock, the AI-powered personalized itinerary platform.  … Continue Reading

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Hotelbeds signs agreement with Prioticket to expand activities & theme parks portfolio

Resort News

Soneva Jani Unveils New Seasonal Menu at Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren

Soneva Jani, the iconic over-water resort in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll, has introduced  a new seasonal menu at Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren. … Continue Reading

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Longines Conveys The Timeless Beauty Of Pimalai And Koh Lanta With Stylish New Promotional Video
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Shopping

Visitors Flock to Popular 2021 Sands Shopping Carnival

The 2021 Sands Shopping Carnival successfully concluded July 25 at The Venetian® Macao, after attracting more than 110,000 visits with three days of shopping, activities and entertainment. … Continue Reading

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Ski

Highest Snow Depth in Over 20 Years for Snowy Mountains Resorts

Snow depth levels in the Snowy Mountains, NSW are higher than they have been in more than 20 years according to measurements taken by Snowy Hydro at Spencer’s Creek. … Continue Reading

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South Pacific News

GVB & BSP launch Marine Tour Operator Certification program

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that it will be launching the first ever Marine Tour Operator (MTO) certification program. … Continue Reading

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Sports

From Red Gold to Olympic Gold: Seedo Corp. Seeks Solutions for Athletes and More

Seedo Corp. (http://saffron-tech.ag) (OTC: SEDO), an agtech company that is developing the protocols to grow saffron using vertical farming technology, today announced that it is expanding its research to include the study of the spice’s well known natural anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

YouTrip: Singaporeans’ overseas shopping behaviour persists, nearly doubling in purchases in the past 12 months

YouTrip, Singapore’s leading multi-currency wallet, registered an 84% year-on year increase in online overseas purchases by Singaporean users from July 2020 to June 2021[1]. … Continue Reading

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ABS releases first tally of 2021 Census forms submitted
Restaurant-To-Customer Delivery Segment In US To Pass $20B Revenue Mark in 2021 – $22.54B

Sustainable Tourism

Online Green Building Marketplace Gaining Support

Planitree is delighted to announce that their new online green building marketplace has signed vendors from 15 countries and is positioning for rapid growth. … Continue Reading

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Tech

ISO Travel Solutions to deliver Digital Travel Distribution Platform for the National Travel Operator of Oman, VISITOMAN.OM

ISO Travel Solutions GmbH has been chosen by the National Travel Operator of the Sultanate of Oman to provide the new digital travel distribution platform, with a core reservation system and a website to make the tourism products of Oman available and bookable for Travel Trade partners. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Intrepid Launches New South Australian Outback Adventure

Intrepid Travel, the world’s leading sustainable tour operator, has launched a new South Australian adventure to its growing collection of local tours available to Australians. Designed to celebrate First Nations histories and culture, this new tour marks Intrepid’s continuing commitment to developing trips that provide Australians with opportunities to discover their own vast backyard. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

PATA announces dates for Virtual PATA Travel Mart – September 2021

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced that Virtual PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2021 will take place from September 2-5 and Leshan, China will once again be the featured destination for the event. … Continue Reading

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