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Headline News

Qantas lounge in Darwin Airport is a hint of freedom to come

Qantas will open a temporary lounge to cater for eligible customers travelling between Sydney and London via Darwin from next week – a reminder that from this Monday (1 November 2021) Australians will no longer need an exemption to leave their own country, provided they are fully vaccinated. … Continue Reading

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Ongoing Reopening In Asia Pacific, but the Recovery road is Long
Ex-Alitalia Flight Attendants Protest Status
Qantas and Jetstar Staff to Return to Work to Handle the Demand
National research says 72% of Aussies ready to travel overseas


Accolades

Melbourne Ranked at the Top in Asia-Pacific for Sustainability

Recognised as a global sustainability leader, Melbourne has cemented its number one position as a sustainable city in the Asia-Pacific region for business events in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index). … Continue Reading

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Sydney ranks 3rd in cities home to the ‘most beautiful people’
Western Australian excellence recognised in 2021 Aspire Awards

Airfare Packages

Scoot launches series of promotional fares on flights to Australia

Following the recent travel announcements to gradually reopen Australia, Scoot will be launching a series of promotional fares across selected markets in our network to reunite fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members, with their loved ones. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

United Announces New Shuttle Schedule Between Newark Liberty and Reagan National Airports Starting on October 31 with Customer Favorite Dual-Class CRJ-550

United Airline CRJ-550

United Airlines is making travel between New York City and Washington D.C. easier and more convenient, announcing today it will launch new nearly hourly shuttle service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Reagan National Airport on Oct. 31, and is adding five new flights between LaGuardia Airport and Washington Dulles Airport. … Continue Reading

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Pegasus Airlines commits to achieve “Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050”
Scoot Reunites Australia With Fares to Melbourne and Sydney
THAI launches NON-STOP flights from Sydney to Phuket, three times a week from 8 December 2021!
Virgin Australia Group ramps up international travel

Airport

First quarantine-free international arrivals at Sydney Airport – Monday 1 November 2021

This Monday, 1 November Sydney Airport will welcome the first international flights under the NSW and Federal Government’s quarantine-free travel arrangements. … Continue Reading

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ASEAN NEWS

Singapore Tourism Board Welcomes Two-Way Travel with Australia from 1 November

Today, The Singapore Tourism Board welcomes the Singapore Government’s announcement of a unilateral Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with Australia, with designated flights to be launched on 8 November. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

December exhibition openings at Mona

This summer the Museum of Old and New Art will open two exhibitions from international artists Jean-Luc Moulène and James Capper. In his first solo Australian exhibition, acclaimed French artist Moulène will present newly commissioned sculptures alongside existing works, while Capper brings two mobile sculptures from Britain via Broken Hill to Berriedale. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

Long Bar Unveils Its Next Slingology Collaboration With Studio 1939 At Potato Head

From 31 October to 27 November 2021, Slingology embarks on its fourth series instalment at Long Bar with inventive handcrafted cocktail creations from Studio 1939 Bar – an intimate yet energetic drinking space at Potato Head Singapore that is home to some of the most innovative cocktails with a tropical twist. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Razer Officially Opens Its New Southeast Asia Headquarters

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today celebrated the grand opening of its new Southeast Asia Headquarters. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, who applauded Razer for shaping and nurturing the gaming community both locally, and around the world. … Continue Reading

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Flight Centre announces Travel Runway – a revolutionary digital experience designed to inspire travel in 2022 and beyond
New Report Highlights The Costs To Airlines Of Cutting Carbon Emissions – And The Higher Price Of Not Doing So

Canadian News

How to gain a new perspective in the Yukon

Flightseeing in Kluane to the Kaskawulsh(?) Glacier

The vast and untamed wonders of Canada’s north-western Yukon Territory include wild forests, Canada’s highest mountains, ancient icefields and glittering lakes. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Cruise Industry Shows It Is Open for Business with Destinations and Stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference

The cruise industry embarked in Panama City last week with a clear message: the cruise industry is moving full steam ahead with its restart and looking for new opportunities to partner with and invest in destinations and stakeholders for long-term mutual success. … Continue Reading
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Tourism’s Sustainable Future Outlined At Barcelona Summit
Korea Wins Bid to Host 27th World Congress of Neurology in 2025
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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

UK Government must do more to address rising COVID-19 Cases if UK is to have ‘normal Christmas’, says GlobalData

Following the news that Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, has confirmed that there are no plans to implement ‘Plan B’ rules – despite cases reaching above 50,000 cases last week; … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Two more very sad Aussie cruise restart pauses

Coral PrincessWhile a large part of the world is already safely cruising, sadly, the cruise pause in Australia is continuing into 2022, with Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia announcing they are extending their cruise pauses. … Continue Reading

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US CDC extends conditional sail order until January 15, 2022…then voluntary programme
If you fancy designing a cruise ship hull, here’s your chance.
Azamara Australia sales team off to try out Azamara Journey
Viking Star and Viking Orion start sailing from Port Everglades

Cruise Packages

Sail in luxury from Sydney to Fremantle in 2023 and save up to A$2,000

With smaller ships and close-to-home cruising set to boom in coming years, Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has released a new, live-it-up package for February 2023. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Anantara Spa Launches First Cannabis Infused Treatment Menu in Thailand

The powerful properties of cannabis plants have been harnessed for millennia by healers seeking its medicinal benefits. Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and pain reducing properties, the medicinal purposes of cannabis have been brought back to the forefront of alternative therapies as part of the recent decriminalisation of certain parts of the plant in Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Accor Expands Japan Presence With the Signing of Two Ibis Styles Hotels in Prime Addresses

Accor, one of the leading international hotel operators in Japan, is expanding its presence in the country with the signing of two ibis Styles hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto. With this expansion, the hospitality group will operate 21 hotels and resorts across eight cities in Japan by the beginning of 2022. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Rydges Sydney Airport Ready For Return Of International Travel

The return of international travel for Australians also brings the return of the age-old problem – how do I get to the airport in time for that 6am flight?  … Continue Reading

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Crystalbrook Collection Announces Partnership with EarthCheck Strengthening Commitment to Responsible Luxury
IHG makes audacious move to become one of Australia’s most flexible hotel employers

Hotel Openings

New opening date for The Continental Sorrento

The Continental Sorrento (previously Hotel Continental) has experienced construction delays and will now be opening 29 February 2022. … Continue Reading

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Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites to Debut in Egypt Oaks Egypt New Capital Apartments & Suites to Launch in 2025

Hotel Packages

Enjoy a Hot Summer & Hot Deals with Pan Pacific Melbourne

Pan Pacific Melbourne is inviting Melbourne locals, regional residents and interstate travellers alike to Holiday Here This Year and enjoy a well-earned break in one of the city’s favourite hotels. … Continue Reading

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SUMMER DELIGHT at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

LGBT

Socceroo Josh Cavallo’s Coming Out is brave and profoundly Important

Socceroo Josh Cavallo’s decision to come out publicly as gay is a moment of profound importance for Australia’s LGBT community as well as the broader Australian community. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Jewellery Designer, Kelly Woodcroft debuts collection inspired by Queensland …. and the 90s grunge rock scene!!

Put the colours, corals and canopies of Far North Queensland’s rainforest and reef into an imagination, and add the character and chic of 90s grunge rock. … Continue Reading

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Travel Club News

Luxury Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Launches Marriott Bonvoy Moment with Legendary Jean-Michel Cousteau

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is pleased to announce the continuation of the resort’s partnership with the Ocean Futures Society’s Ambassadors of the Environment program through an exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moment with Jean-Michel Cousteau. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Connect Ready to Meet Citywide Demands

Connect has added a new track to its portfolio of industry leading events to meet the growing needs of citywide event planners. Connect Citywide will debut as part of Connect Spring Marketplace in Puerto Rico, May 22-24, 2022, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. … Continue Reading

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Middle East News

Ajman Bank Announces Opening of New Branch in Ras Al Khaimah

Ajman Bank has announced its expansion into Ras Al Khaimah with the opening of a new branch. The latest facility will allow the bank to cater to the growing demand for its innovative products and services from customers in the emirate. It is designed to enhance the customer experience while making banking simple. … Continue Reading

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Leaders meet in Riyadh to Redesign the Future of Tourism

Movers & Shakers

Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau Names Patricia Ornellas as Destination Manager

The Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau (KVB) announces Patricia “Patti” Ornellas as the organization’s destination manager. In this newly created position funded by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), Ornellas will lead efforts to implement and execute the goals and vision of Kaua‘i’s Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP), with an emphasis on perpetuating Kaua‘i as a destination focused on regenerative tourism and mindful travel.

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New York News

Edge at Hudson Yards Unveils City Climb, the Ultimate Skyscraping Adventure

Edge at Hudson Yards today announced City Climb, the ultimate skyscraping adventure, opening November 9, 2021. The highest external building climb in the world, located above Edge, challenges Climbers to scale the outside of a 1,200+ foot supertall building, then lean out from the outdoor platform at the top of the skyscraper. Ticket sales for the inaugural climbs begin today at 10AM ET at edgenyc.com/cityclimb. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Hotelbeds enters strategic partnership with ZUZU Hospitality to further extend hotel portfolio in Asia

 Hotelbeds the world’s leading bedbank, has today announced a new strategic partnership with ZUZU Hospitality, a revenue management company that manages the distribution of more than 2,700 independent properties in Southeast Asia. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Soneva Fushi Unveils World’s First Fine Dining Zipline Experience with Flying Sauces

Soneva Fushi the Maldives’ original barefoot luxury hideaway, has unveiled a new and exhilarating dining experience high among the treetops – Flying Sauces, which is the world’s first fine dining zipline experience. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Arctic expedition cruise industry prepares for safe reopening 

Sixty two participants representing thirty eight member organisations attended AECO’s digital Annual General Meeting, last week, virtually. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Australian Olympic Legend’s Estate for Auction

Don Talbot, an iconic Australian Olympic swimming coach, trained national teams for Australia, the United States and Canada, and now his most treasured belongings are being auctioned through Lloyds completely unreserved. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Research reveals Aussies are ready to spend big on their post-pandemic holiday

A national report released today reveals that Australians believe it’s time to see the world again with nearly three-quarters (72%) planning to travel overseas once international borders open and almost back on a par with pre-pandemic levels (76% of Australian adults had travelled overseas before the pandemic). It’s no wonder, as four in 10 (41%) of those planning overseas trips say that not travelling internationally has significantly impacted their wellbeing over the last 18 months. … Continue Reading

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Two-Thirds of Australians “Positive” About Border Reopening – Survey

Tour Operator

Globus announce new domestic tour to regional NSW for 2022

Globus, part of Globus family of brands (GFOB) has announced a new domestic tour, NSW Wineries & Countryside for 2022, adding to GFOB’s Australia and New Zealand 2022 touring programme launched earlier this year, designed for local travellers. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

ITB Asia kicks-off with over 3,200 exhibitor showcases to meet optimistic demand of over 900 international buyers

ITB Asia 2021 opens virtually today with the travel industry in Asia gradually opening and braving new realities in leisure, MICE and corporate travel. … Continue Reading

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