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Cruise industry calls for end to inaction and a clear plan for the future

A media release from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that it is expressing its concern at the lack of progress on a cruise resumption in Australia and today called on the Federal Government to take real steps towards establishing a plan for future cruise operations. … Continue Reading

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Devastating COVID biosecurity extension news for the cruise and travel industries

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Headline News

Reunite: The World Travel and Tourism Council’s new campaign

Now is the time to reconnect, rebuild, recover, and reunite. So, let’s #reuniteadventure, #reunitecommunities, #reunitecultures, #reunitebusinesses, and #reunite the world once again, expresses The World Travel and Tourism Council. … Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Carnival Australia expected cruise ban extension but bitterly disappointed…Royal Caribbean though says date does not affect them.
Airbus CEO Expects Business Travel to Recover
Europe’s Five Largest Accommodation and Restaurant Markets to Hit $418B
Europe’s vaccine “Green Pass” How Does it Work?

Agents Incentives

Win A Share of $1000 Worth of Prizes from Arizona

After assembling their A-Team for their Aussie and Kiwi return in April, the Arizona Office of Tourism is thrilled to announce the next initiative in their Australian and New Zealand market blitz.  … Continue Reading

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Western Sydney Airport Unveils Final Terminal Design

Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the core of the airport as CEO Simon Hickey reveals details of the $5.3 billion project.  … Continue Reading

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Heathrow Airport reopens Terminal 3 for Red List Arrivals

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

HKECIA welcomes appointment of Michael Duck as UFI’s incoming president

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA,) welcomes the appointment of Mr Michael Duck as Incoming President (2022-2023) of UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. … Continue Reading

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iD Collective appoints Joel Victoria as Brand Evolution Director
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Analog-Driven Wellness Company, Silk + Sonder, Elevates Its Membership with Digital Advancements

Silk + Sonder, the leading monthly journal planner aimed to empower women through daily self-care, extends their wellness driven community with the launch of the Silk + Sonder app. … Continue Reading

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Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings opens tomorrow

Visitors and Sydneysiders will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with more than 120 artworks created by one of the world’s leading visionary artists from tomorrow. … Continue Reading

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Baby cownose ray welcomed at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast


Licensed Venue Operation To Ensure Covid & Alcohol Safety On The Slopes

Liquor & Gaming inspectors will be visiting licensed venues at the snow this long weekend to ensure they have proper measures in place for COVID safety and responsible service of alcohol.

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Business News

GBTA Calls for Action as World Leaders meet at G7 Summit

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, is calling for world leaders of the G7 countries to lead conversations for a seamless return of international travel to boost the global economic recovery. … Continue Reading

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Rich Data Corporation Secures $15 Million To Accelerate Growth

Car Rentals

Surprising driving laws Aussies might be breaking every day

Motorists have been urged to consider their everyday driving habits in case they’re breaking the law unknowingly.  … Continue Reading

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US Airlines Are Getting Ready to Re-Hire Again

In the US the fast and well-organised vaccination campaign is starting to show the airlines and travel industry are returning to normal and the two words being repeated at most of the nation’s major airlines are: Help wanted, as reported by CNN. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

Air Cargo Up 12% in April Compared to Pre-COVID Levels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels (April 2019) with demand up 12%. … Continue Reading

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Mobile gaming will become a $272bn industry by 2030, says GlobalData

Set to be a $272bn industry by 2030, mobile gaming* is the dominant segment in the global video games sector. With the upcoming 5G revolution around the corner, new processors and improved display technologies are making mobile platforms more game ready than before. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Pilots in India Seek Payment for Colleagues Who Died of Covid

Amitesh Prasad, a pilot with Air India, came down with Covid-like symptoms in April this year after he flew from San Francisco to the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. He was among the many pilots who had worked on one of India’s largest humanitarian missions to bring home stranded residents and transport essential pandemic-related supplies. … Continue Reading

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Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccines Safe for IBD Patients
Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Generates Robust Immune Responses Against COVID-19 Variants
Hopes Rise for Vaccinated Travelers in Europe, but Global Restart Still Stalled

Cruise News

Holland America updates summer 2021 Europe schedule

Holland America Line says that while it continues to work with governments and port authorities regarding the phased resumption of cruising, it is cancelling the remainder of the summer 2021 European sailings aboard two ships, Nieuw Statendam and Volendam. … Continue Reading

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Princess provides new On-Demand FeatureCrewCallTM and CrewCallTM Chat 
Group Travel Surges As Tropical Destinations, Cruises Sell-Out
Cruise industry calls for end to inaction and a clear plan for the future

Destination Feature

Whale watching season helps First Nations communities in South Australia

The Head of Bight Visitors Centre is welcoming the whales and tourists back for a season it hopes will help in its mission to support First Nations communities on the Nullarbor. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Time Out Names the Coolest Streets in the World Right Now

Today, Time Out, the global media and hospitality brand debuts its first-ever list naming the World’s Coolest Streets. The top 30 streets listed includes a street in Melbourne crowned number one  with Barcelona, London, Havana and LA narrowly missing out on the top spot. … Continue Reading

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Churchill’s Table to Delight with British-inspired Dining Experience at The Londoner Macao

The Londoner® Macao’s British-themed Churchill’s Table is a four-meal restaurant that offers an international breakfast, Mediterranean-inspired lunch and dinner, the quintessential English afternoon tea and a unique Dessert Tasting Journey. … Continue Reading

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Explore Limited Launch Sale with Unexpected Dining Offers at Renaissance E-shop


Hotel News

QT Falls Creek Welcomes Winter

QT Falls Creek is gearing up for what is set to be an incredible snow season. This winter, snow lovers can warm up this winter and celebrate the start of a new season by treating themselves to a luxury QT apartment, balcony Jacuzzis and fresh trails. … Continue Reading

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School holidays scoop – Free ice cream for kids staying at Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
Viceroy Los Cabos Celebrates Creativity This Summer With New Family Programming
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Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel results for week ending 5 June

U.S. weekly hotel performance remained relatively flat from the previous week but still reached pandemic-era highs, according to STR‘s latest data through 5 June.
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I have just returned from another quick trip to NZ and a highlight for me was a road trip to Hobbiton Village, the movie set as featured in the Lord of the rings and the Hobbit Trilogies. … Continue Reading


“Return what you didn’t earn”: CHOICE to health insurers

CHOICE response to HBF return of COVID-19 surplus. Quotes attributable to CHOICE Health Campaigner Dean Price: … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Private Collection Of Rare Australian Pink Diamonds Discovered In Brisbane Is Expected To Exceed Auction Records

Directors of holding the sale include Tim Goodman, former Sotheby’s Australia chairman; Jim Fernandez, former executive vice president of Tiffany & co. New York; her highness, the Sheika Dheya, of the Bahraini Royal Family. … Continue Reading

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Jared James Nichols Releases New Song ‘Skin ‘N Bone’; Shadow Dancer’ EP, Due Out Sept. 17; Jared Joins Gibson As Brand Ambassador
Lonely Planet Food launches the Eat series, complete culinary companion guides to Italy, Japan and Vietnam


Airlines Loyalty Programs as Lifelines

Some US carriers have seen their loyalty programs in a new light as collateral to raise billions in loans. … Continue Reading

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HKTDC launches GoGBA one-stop platform

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has announced the launch of the GoGBA one-stop platform, a new business support programme that helps companies access the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). … Continue Reading

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MCEC Working With Rmit Students To Eliminate Single-Use Plastics


GWM’s Globalization Strategy is accelerated on 2nd Anniversary of Tula Factory in Russia

June 5 witnessed the second anniversary of the operation of GWM’s Tula factory in Russia. Since the first batch of HAVAL F7, HAVAL F7x, HAVAL H9 and other models got mass-produced, HAVAL-branded automobiles have ranked high in sales volume for many years, and HAVAL JOLION recently approved for marketing has also attracted many users’ attention. All of these prove that the Tula factory has become GWM’s model in the international market. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Canadian-Turkish Chef Finds Culinary Sweet Spot in Mauritius

Ahead of Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort opening to international tourists later this year, the property has transformed its food and beverage offering. … Continue Reading

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Samujana Joined Jerusalem Dance Challenge To Bring Hope Amidst COVID

Responsible Tourism

$2 billion Queensland renewable energy commitment great news for our Reef

Marine conservationists have welcomed today’s announcement from the Queensland government to expand the Renewable Energy Fund from $500 million to $2 billion to support the growth of manufacturing powered by publicly-owned renewable energy. … Continue Reading

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Check out on Coles Online now even easier with flypay

Coles Online customers can now get up to $50[1] off their shop by using Flybuys points to help pay for their groceries using flypay. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

75% of C-level executives in the U.S. retail, hotel and restaurant sectors* admit to a seismic shift towards digital commerce according to a study revealed by J.P. Morgan and FreedomPay

PREPARING FOR THE RETURN OF DEMAND How America’s Retail & Hospitality Tech Elite Tackle Disruption with New Commerce Investment’, an independently conducted analysis of the views of America’s primary sectoral IT decision-makers, commissioned by global payments leader J.P. Morgan and commerce innovator FreedomPay is published today. … Continue Reading

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April Travel Demand a Tale of Two Markets: Domestic Recovery and International Stagnation
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Trade Events

Record Queensland turnout as ATE returns

TEQ CEO Leanne Coddington provides an update on the success of the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) – Australia’s largest tourism trade event, attended by the largest-ever contingent of Queensland sellers, representing 150 tourism businesses from across the state. … Continue Reading

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Vietnam, Facing Covid Surge and Tightens Entry Restrictions

Vietnam, which is coping with its worst outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, announced new restrictions for its largest city on Sunday, a day after its health minister said a “very dangerous” new variant of the coronavirus had been detected in the country. … Continue Reading

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Laos Tourism: Seminar, Stats, and Easing Restrictions

Visit Europe

Helsinki Biennial 2021 opens to the public on 12 June

The inaugural Helsinki Biennial opens to the public on 12 June, the city’s annual celebratory ‘Helsinki Day’. Running over the summer until 26 September 2021, the biennial brings contemporary art to the former military island of Vallisaari in the Helsinki archipelago, as well as further artworks on the city’s mainland. … Continue Reading

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Visit New York

Ian Schrager Relaunches His Transformative New Brand Public for A New Beginning for Both the Hotel and New York City

It is not often in life, if ever, that you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in something really special, and yet have a second chance to rethink, refine and improve upon what was previously done. This unprecedented period of madness has given Ian Schrager just that…. a second chance.

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Visit USA

U.S. Travel Praises Administration Steps to Reopen Int’l Travel

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the forthcoming announcement that the Biden administration will form “working groups” to determine the path to reopening international travel with Canada, the European Union, Mexico and the United Kingdom: … Continue Reading

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