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Breaking News

South East Quensland will lockdown from 4:00pm today, 31 July 2021

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Headline News

Man With Coronavirus Uses Disguise To Fly

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen an alarming number of reports of people purposefully boarding flights after testing positive for coronavirus. This story, on the other hand, is new to me and on a completely different level. … Continue Reading

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Lockdowns Are Once Again Posing a Threat to Australia’s Airlines
Major news for cruising – England announces international cruises from August 2, 2021
Singapore Plans Quarantine Free Travel By September
US Airlines Say COVID-19 Variants Aren’t Hurting Bookings


Australia’s Whitehaven Beach named no.2 in global top-50

The world’s top-50 beaches have been named for 2021, with an Australian gem nabbing the prestigious runner-up spot. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades


Singapore’s Scoot Seeks Europe Fifth Freedoms Rights

To put it simply, fifth freedom routes are cool. They are one-of-a-kind and unusual. I think the coolest thing about the world is how small and interconnected it is. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
U.S. to Require Airlines to Refund Passengers for Delayed Bags
British Airways Offers a New Fast Bag-Drop Before Check-In
MarathonNorco Aerospace for Offering Highly Engineered Cost-effective Electrical & Mechanical Products


Backpacker Operators Association NSW Inc. Announces Rebrand to Youth Tourism Association NSW Inc.

Backpacker Operators Association NSW Inc (BOA), the peak industry body and voice of the youth tourism industry in
New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, announced today that it has completed a major rebranding to
Youth Tourism Association NSW Inc (YTNSW). … Continue Reading

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Business News

Dear PM – Travel Agents need support

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has written to the Prime Minister welcoming the support for travel agents in NSW and Victoria but asking for wider support for all travel agents. … Continue Reading

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Australian Cruise Association announces new dates for 2021 Annual Conference

Further to the extension of the lockdown in NSW, the Australian Cruise Association (ACA) has taken the decision to move their Annual Conference to 10-12 November 2021.  The event will still be held in Townsville. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Conferences

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Cruise News


The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited signs a USD 20M term loan facility with Bank of Kigali Plc to support its strategic growth objectives

A USD 20M loan has been successfully signed between The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) ( and Bank of Kigali Plc on 26 July 2021. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Financial

Hotel Feature

Reopening after the lockdown – hotels experience tremendous demand

As infection number start to fall and the vaccination rollout progresses, tourism is gradually returning to normal. Bookings are up everywhere, despite continued travel restrictions and hygiene regulations. … Continue Reading

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Industry Deals Sponsored by Travel Industry Club

New Deals From Your travel Club!

The team and I have been busy developing new and exclusive offers for you, our valued members. Our post lockdown strategy will be featuring new product offerings of which we are very excited about. … Continue Reading


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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Statistics & Trends

2021 Census committed to ensuring everyone can participate

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is delivering the most accessible Census yet to make it as easy as possible for everyone to participate. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Statistics & Trends


Popsical Announces Vietnam Expansion

Popsical, operated by Charaku Pte. Ltd., a leading cloud streaming karaoke start-up in Singapore and Malaysia, today announced the company has been granted music license by the Vietnam Center for Protection of Music Copyright (VCPMC) in Vietnam and will open its third office, in Ho Chi Minh City. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Travel chaos and confusion in Europe…changing rules make Europe a ‘minefield’

Our friends at Canada’s Travel Industry Today say that while travel in Europe is allowed from many countries, there is chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks,
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Visit Queensland

Age of Queensland coal “reliability” is over

First estimated to return within two weeks, it took two months for C3 to return to use after its neighbouring turbine exploded leaving nearly 500,000 people from the NSW border to north of Cairns without electricity. The delayed return of coal power unit C3 is yet another complication in what has been one of the most chaotic and dangerous periods in Queensland’s coal power history. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Queensland

Visit Thailand / Mekong

Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex added to World Heritage List

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to report that Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List making it Thailand’s sixth World Heritage Site. … Continue Reading

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