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Sydney: loadsamoney and a tale of two cities, or is it three?

Fascinating insights into very different aspects of Sydney – gained as Covid-19 spreads and the city is in lockdown – add perspective to the struggle to earn a living in the face of the coronavirus, while shedding light on various ways of making money. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Koral Restaurant: The World’s #1 Picture-Perfect Restaurant by Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor have revealed their most-anticipated Best of the Best list of 2021, and The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s signature restaurant Koral has been named as the world’s number-one picture-perfect restaurant. … Continue Reading

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In Their Most Challenging Year, Carnival Australia Team Praised For Loyalty And Resilience As Australia’s Largest Cruise Organisation Is Named In Top Ten Of Country’s Best Workplaces

Agents Incentives

Qatar Airways extends ‘Sell and Win’ offer for Australian trade partners

Given the recent changes to inbound restrictions, Qatar Airways has announced an extension to its ‘Sell and Win’ incentive until 30 September 2021. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Korean Air to pioneer UAM with Incheon International Airport Corporation and Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Korean Air signed an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) R&D cooperation agreement with the Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) on August 5 to establish a safe and efficient UAM transportation management system. … Continue Reading

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Touchdown! United Airlines Adds 74 Flights for College and Professional Football Games This Fall
Proposed ASTM Standard Would Support Small Aircraft Structure Evaluation

Airport

New regional lounge in Napier opens for travellers

Healthier food, more space and a dedicated café await travelers from the Bay as Air New Zealand opens its new regional lounge in Napier Airport. … Continue Reading

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Vaccine Tourism is Taking Off at SFO

Business News

Tourism & Leisure industry cross border venture financing deals total $1.5bn globally in Q2 2021

Total tourism & leisure industry cross border venture financing deals worth $1.5bn were announced globally in Q2 2021, led by $650m venture financing of FlixMobility, according to GlobalData’s deals database. … Continue Reading

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The industries set to drive domestic business travel bounceback
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Conferences

Australian Regional Tourism Convention 2021 Postponed

Australian Regional Tourism is today announcing the postponement of the 2021 Australian Regional Tourism Convention (ARTC), originally scheduled for 11-13 October 2021. Convention will now be held in October 2022. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Aussie Couples Stronger Than Ever Post-2020

COVID-19 put the world on hold, but it seems that love couldn’t be locked down in 2020, with couples stronger than ever post pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Fancy a 2023 adventure in the heart of the Far North with PONANT?

Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland, Alaska and the Russian Arctic are just some of the destinations offered by PONANT, in 2023, in its Expedition Voyages aboard small luxury ships. … Continue Reading

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Princess Cruises Successfully Completes First Voyage Following Extended Pause in Operations
Country Music Encore as P&O Cruises Australia Sponsors Groundwater Country Music Festival for the Second Year

Events Calendar

Back-Roads Touring and Unique Cruises Agent Webinars

Back-Roads Touring and Unique Cruises invite travel agents to attend a four-part training series featuring their recently released tour cruise programs in France, Scotland, Ireland and Italy. … Continue Reading

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Financial

SWISS reports first-half operating loss of CHF 398 million

As a result of the still-dynamic pandemic development and the resulting major impediments to travel activity worldwide, SWISS incurred an operating loss of CHF 398.2 million for the first six months of 2021 (H1 2020: CHF ‑266.4 million). … Continue Reading

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Adventure in the heart of the Far North: PONANT opens sales for Arctic 2023
Boeing Reports Increasing Profits in the Second Quarter

Hotel Developments

Raffles Hotels & Resorts Continues Global Expansion with New Openings in 2021 and Beyond

With newly appointed CEO Stephen Alden at the helm, Raffles Hotels & Resorts embarks on an exciting new era. A legendary brand known for transforming landmark properties in storied destinations around the world, Raffles is on track to more than double its illustrious portfolio, adding a host of distinguished locations that will continue to set the standard in the luxury hospitality industry. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

The Making Of A Modern, Earth-Focused Motel

The Mysa Motel – a seven-room, boutique luxury motel in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast – is redefining the motel genre through its earth-focused approach. … Continue Reading

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Saar Zafrir Design Showcases Le Conteur, A New Bistro In The Anticipated Le Commérage Hotel In Brussels
Capella And Solarbuddy Shine A Light On Youths Facing Energy Poverty

Hotel Openings

The Standard to Debut in Singapore in 2023

The Standard, the most innovative brand in the hospitality business, continues its expansion into key markets in Asia with the announcement of The Standard, Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Smyth Tribeca Opens in NYC as the City Reclaims Its Distinction as One of the World’s Greatest Destinations

India News

Flourishing digital economy helps startup ecosystem in India, says GlobalData

Following the news that two Indian unicorns—Nykaa and PolicyBazaar—have filed for listing in Indian exchanges and two startups—BharatPe and OfBusiness—have joined the unicorn club; … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Tiny Houses and EcoPods, Glamping, Luxe Country Escapes, WanderPods, Olive Groves, Cooking Schools and a regional Farm Shop …. here’s what’s new in the Scenic Rim

From tiny houses to EcoPods and the world famous WanderPods, a stunning country escape and new food experiences, the Scenic Rim is home to a raft of new world class travel and stay experiences, joining the already stellar lineup of options that traverse this stunning region which is just a short drive from the Queensland capital. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Invites Guests To Disconnect To Reconnect With New Digital Detox Experience

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort today announced the launch of its new Disconnect to Reconnect experience, aimed to provide guests with the ultimate luxury: less screen time. … Continue Reading

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MICE

HKTDC Food Expo and five concurrent events open next week

The HKTDC Food Expo, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (Special Edition), HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, HKTDC Home Delights Expo and HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held concurrently at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 12 August. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

City With the Highest Rated Airbnb’s Revealed in Travel Study!

Airbnb recently reported bookings shooting up 52% as Covid restrictions have begun easing in countries across the world. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Avani Seychelles Announces Significant Renovation and will Relaunch as Avani+

Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort, one of the brand’s earliest properties to launch back in 2015, will be undergoing a multi-million dollar upgrade. … Continue Reading

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Meliá Koh Samui’s ‘Island Indulgence’ Experience Marks Island’s Reopening
Fiji hits another milestone in its vaccination drive

River Cruising

American Cruise Lines Accepts Delivery of American Melody and Announces the Names of the 5th & 6th Modern Riverboats

American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce it has accepted delivery of American Melody from Chesapeake Shipbuilding on time. … Continue Reading

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Ski

Hit the Slopes with Club Med’s New All-Inclusive Ski Openings and Offerings

Club Med, the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, announced today new details on the continued expansion and enhancement of their current ski offerings in North America and the Alps. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

ECO-TRAVEL NEWS: Sustainable Hotel Brand Beyond Green Spotlights Members with Enrichment Programmes

  • Enrol in The Lagoon School at The Brando (Tetiaroa, French Polynesia): Located in French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private atoll of Tetiaroa, the resort offers children aged between 6 and 12 the opportunity to attend The Lagoon School during their stay.

… Continue Reading

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Tech

Discover Luxury Travel with the World’s Top Suites

Living in the “new” normalcy with less travel opportunities, travellers are in search for a new purpose through luxury travel and are willing to spend more to experience the best quality service and accommodation. … Continue Reading

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Aeronology welcomes Emirates as its latest live NDC Direct Connect partner

Thailand News

Sales Spike At Banyan Residences In Hua Hin As Coastal Destination Leads “Escape” Locales For Bangkok Residents

Banyan Hua Hin, the healthy active lifestyle community near Thailand’s gulf coast, has seen a sharp rise in sales of its luxury residences in 2021, as urban domestic buyers seek second homes or new permanent bases driven by fast improving international education, medical proficiencies and infrastructure to add to the existing high-quality lifestyle on offer at the coastal destination. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign

As COVID cases continue to rise globally, certified B Corp Intrepid Travel has launched a new fundraising and advocacy campaign aimed at supporting global vaccine equity. This is an integral component of saving lives and restarting economies, with current data showing less than 1% of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered to low-income countries. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Europe becomes Strategic Partner of ITB China 2021 and aims to revive Chinese tourism in Europe

 Many Chinese are looking forward to travelling abroad according to recent data collected by the European Travel Commission (ETC), who is strengthening ties with ITB China as a Strategic Partner in 2021. … Continue Reading

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