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Headline News

The world is finally open again – time to explore!

There are hopes of international travel to resume soon. Fortunately, Australia has vaccinated 70% of its 16 and above population. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Celebrate Success At 2021 World Spa Awards

Anantara Spas worldwide has received 9 top accolades in the World Spa Awards 2021, the most prominent awards programme in the spa tourism industry. The prestigious World Spa Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in spa tourism. … Continue Reading

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Experience the Rediscovered Luxury of Six Senses Zighy Bay
Sustainability. We’re in It to Win It
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Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa Honoured at World Spa Awards 2021

Africa News

Youth, is never wasted on the Young

This past weekend, Beverly and I hosted an amazing zoom call with the “Young Wildlife Photographers of South Africa” club. I fully expected the zoom to be about camera settings and hopefully the art of working the light to create imagery. Instead, it developed in discussions about Dante, the Art of War, storytelling through the lens, and in life. And ultimately, the importance of winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the planet. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Packages

Jetstar launches $99 flights to the Northern Territory

Jetstar launched its NT flight sale, offering $99 flights to Uluru and Darwin. … Continue Reading

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Qantas Launches Super Sale For Domestic Flights

Aviation

Touch down in Sydney this December with Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced Sydney will once again welcome the Airline’s flagship Airbus A380 from Wednesday 1 December 2021, increasing capacity to the Sydney market ahead of the Christmas holiday period. … Continue Reading

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Korean Air and Sikorsky celebrate 30 years of Black Hawk collaboration
Qantas Plans to Commence ‘Project Sunrise’ Flights by 2024
Customers Queue for Hours at Singapore Airlines as Travel Open Up
Virgin Australia Brings International Flight Schedule Forward

Apps

Ian Learning Korean Culture at Home With italki

Although excessive screen time is often frowned upon, language experts say that watching shows in a foreign language – if done with near obsession – can help someone learn that language. … Continue Reading

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ASEAN NEWS

Fun and unique adventures in the Philippines that you can experience in a day

Fort Santiago

The Philippines is home to lovely beaches and picturesque mountain vistas but the city life is another attraction the travellers can enjoy. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

The Huntington Acquires Archive Of Acclaimed Novelist And Travel Writer Pico Iyer

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired the archive of acclaimed novelist and travel writer Pico Iyer, author of such bestsellers as The Art of Stillness and The Open Road. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

Moët Hennessy Breaks New Ground For Innovation: The Robert-Jean De Vogüé Research Center

Moët Hennessy, world leader of high-quality wine and spirits, inaugurates its new Robert-Jean de Vogüé Research Center dedicated to advancing knowledge and evolving practices. … Continue Reading

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Johnnie Walker Shines A Light On One Of Scotland’s Shortest-lived Distilleries

Business News

Casino

Melco reaches over 75% colleague vaccination rate Company works towards goal of 80% or above with colleagues

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has reached over 75% full vaccination rate for colleagues in Macau and Hong Kong as part of its Get the Jab program, in which the Company earmarked 16 million in incentives to achieve COVID-19 herd immunity. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Xinhua Silk Road: The 15th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook kicks off in S China’s Guilin

The 15th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook opened in Guilin city, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region last Friday. … Continue Reading

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Fuel Reduction Tool Demo at 2021 World ATM Congress

Cruise News

Princess Resuming Core Programs

Princess is aiming to get back to its core itineraries with the same ratio of available lower berth days across the trades, said Deanna Austin, chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises. … Continue Reading

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American Cruise Lines helps show off Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers
Thirteen Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings ships back in service soon!
If you missed P&O’s “Fly the Flag” event on line you can catch up with it right here.
Aurora Expeditions Certified 100% Carbon Neutral

Cruise Packages

Big savings and free onboard spending on luxury expedition subantarctic voyages Christmas 2022

More than 1.5 million penguins, 3.5 million seabirds and 80,000 elephant seals can be found on the isolated and rarely visited, subantarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Princess Offers 50% Off Cruises to First Responders and Medical Professionals

Destination Feature

Inthira Group: The engine behind sustainable tourism

Inthy Top of the RockThe Inthira Group signed an agreement with the Lao Development Bank (LDB) on 18 October, to provide financing to the 20-year-old tourism and hospitality company for developing sustainable tourism products. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Sky Bar Melbourne sets hospitality standards high, offering stunning 360-degree views of the city, delectable dining and cocktails in the clouds

After five years of planning and development, Yarra Hotel Group sets a date for the grand opening of its brand new multi-faceted venue, Sky Bar Melbourne. … Continue Reading

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Yunnan Mushroom Delights At Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya 01 – 30 November 2021
Contemporary Urban Izakaya & Cocktail Lounge ‘Kacho Fugetsu’ Opening at Causeway Bay’s CUBUS in mid-November
Dynasty is the perfect place for socially-distanced all-you-can-eat dim sum in Bangkok!
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European News

European cities to take a new role after urban tourism being the most hardly hit by the COVID crisis

The release of the leading benchmark of the tourism industry – the ECM Benchmarking Report 2020-2021 demonstrates the immense impact of the pandemic on European city tourism… Still, the tourism sector and local DMOs in particular are in a unique position to contribute to wider recovery plans and actions.

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Celtic Ireland, where Halloween all began.

Events Calendar

Hotels 2022: Moving from Surviving to Thriving

WHAT: Lybra– developer of the Assistant RMS, a machine learning, demand-centric revenue management system (RMS), and Revenue Hub – the leading source of hospitality industry information, jobs, events and expert views on topics related to Revenue Management, Reservations, Front Office, Distribution, eCommerce and Digital Marketing – are proud to announce the upcoming online round table discussion, … Continue Reading

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OzAsia Festival lights up tonight with lanterns, performances and more

Financial

Mastercard Advances B2B Payments with New Supply Chain Finance Offering, Empowering More Businesses to Secure Working Capital They Need to Grow

Mastercard today announced a new supply chain finance capability within Track Business Payment Service (Track BPS) – designed to increase access to working capital while lowering costs, reducing complexity and risk, and accelerating automation when businesses pay and get paid. … Continue Reading

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“Justice delayed is justice denied”: CHOICE on overdue Banking Royal Commission draft laws
Mirae Asset TIGER US Tech Top 10 INDXX ETF gathers $700 million after six months of launch

Food & Beverage

Flavoursome, Fun And A Little Fancy… ‘Seeded Snackers’ Will Satisfy Your Savoury Cravings

Creators of Australia’s favourite premium entertaining crackers, Olina’s Bakehouse, has expanded beyond its successful core range with the launch of Seeded SNACKERS – an expertly crafted snack that will satisfy those afternoon savoury cravings. … Continue Reading

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Berjaya Partners Holista to Offer Healthy Breads and Foods in Starbucks Malaysia, 7-Eleven and Other F&B Outlets

Gadgets

USB-C proves to be a double-edged sword for Apple, with sentiments around European regulation down 15% in Q3 2021, says GlobalData

The EU’s new rules around USB-C chargers are expected to further impact Apple’s sentiments, according to GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that Apple’s sentiments around Europe were already down by 15% in Q3 2021* compared to Q2 2021, and the announcement will do nothing to its recovery. … Continue Reading

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Foxconn sets new milestone with three EV prototypes, says GlobalData
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GDS

Amadeus and Virgin Australia renew global distribution partnership

Virgin Australia has renewed its multi-year air content distribution partnership with Amadeus, which means travel sellers that are connected to the Amadeus Travel Platform will enjoy access to Virgin Australia’s travel agency content including flight schedules, fares, seat maps and ancillaries. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Calvià hosts the Majorca Golf Open for first time in ten years

From 21st to 24th October, the European Golf Tour will see the Majorca Golf Open return to the island for the first time in ten years at Calvià’s Santa Ponça golf course. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Next Era Wellness, Concierge Program Launches Personalized Services for Snowbirds Flocking to Florida

Global leader in improving brain and body performance, Aviv Clinics, is now offering extensive premium concierge services to complement its proprietary medical treatment program. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate Wellness at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

Hotel Feature

The Jacksons Sporting Monte-Carlo, December 31st 2021

Probably the most recognizable family in the music industry: The Jacksons will soon celebrate their 55th anniversary. The five brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, from Gary, Indiana, first became known as Jackson 5, became famous for their incredible musical talent and spectacular choreographies. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Anantara Ready to Welcome International Guests Back to Thailand With Unforgettable New Experiences

After border closures for almost 18 months, Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas is ready to welcome international guests back to Thailand following the announcement that fully vaccinated visitors from low-risk countries can travel quarantine-free to the Kingdom from November 1st. … Continue Reading

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Hilton Unveils Breathtaking New Look across South East Asia Hotels and Resorts
An Aristocat Love Story: Le Bristol Paris Welcomes New Permanent Resident Cat, Socrate.
Marriott Bonvoy Gets Set For An Immersive Journey With Australia’s Fashion Elite At Melbourne Fashion Week
The Gems Mining Pool Villas Pattaya turns one year old this November

Hotel Openings

Minor Hotels to Debut in Egypt with New-Build Oaks Property Oaks Egypt New Capital Apartments & Suites to Launch in 2025

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 527 hotels and resorts in 55 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, is pleased to announce its upcoming debut in Egypt with the launch of a new build Oaks property. … Continue Reading

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Marriott International Continues To Expand Footprint In Australia With The Introduction Of The Courtyard By Marriott Brand To Perth

Hotel Trends

Hawaii Hotel RevPAR Down 13.5% in September 2021 Compared to September 2019 Due to Lower Occupancy; Hawaii Still Leading the Nation in RevPAR and ADR

Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantially higher revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy in September 2021 compared to September 2020 when the State’s quarantine order for travelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in dramatic declines for the hotel industry. … Continue Reading
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News From Your Travel Club

Positive News! Friendly Fiji is opening it’s borders from 01 December and looking forward to have international travellers back. … Continue Reading

Lifestyle Feature

Anti-cyclical travel: Summer Spa – Relaxation by the Sea at OCÉANO Health Spa Hotel

A relaxing summer on the Atlantic coast away from the hustle and bustle awaits holidaymakers at the OCÉANO Health Spa Hotel. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Loyalty

Accelya Transforms New Sindbad Loyalty Program For Oman Air

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, and Accelya, a leading global provider of technology solutions to the air transport industry, today announced that Oman Air has migrated its loyalty program, Sindbad, to the FLX Passenger Platform. … Continue Reading

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Medical Tourism

Launch of world-first expert resource to foster best practice osteoporosis care in the Asia Pacific

More than 50 per cent of the world’s hip fractures are expected to occur in the Asia Pacific by the year 2050. … Continue Reading

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Movers & Shakers

New Directors elected to TTNQ

The director of a pioneering family-owned tourism group and the general manager of an Aboriginal trust with investments in the Daintree and the Savannah Way have been elected to the Board of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) at the 2021 Annual General Meeting today (October 21). … Continue Reading

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Oceania News

Thredbo In Summer…The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure

Summer is here and now more than ever people are excited to visit the outdoors. Thredbo is Australia’s premier adventure destination and is home to Australia’s only lift-accessed mountain bike park, some of the country’s best hikes, a HUGE calendar of events, live music and activities.

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OTA News

Gettin’ the Groove Back: Booking.com’s 7 Predictions for the Triumphant Return of Travel in 2022

Along with practically every aspect of our lives, the course of travel has been redefined repeatedly over the past year and a half, with seismic shifts propelling us towards a continuously evolving version of the ‘new normal.’ … Continue Reading

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Hotelbeds enters preferred partnership with YaVas to extend reach in Americas source market as travel recovery takes shape

Photo Gallery

Australian country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley provides inspiration to NITA trainees at Ayers Rock Resort

Trainees from the National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) were starstruck this week as they got to meet Australian country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley.

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Resort News

Diving returns to Fitzroy Island

Island diving has returned to Fitzroy Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland with the opening of the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub (FISH) and its dedicated dive pool. … Continue Reading

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Chiva-Som Launches New Wellness Retreats

Responsible Tourism

Hilton Hotels in South East Asia Rally around World Food Day 2021

For more than 100 years, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has remained steadfast in protecting local communities and the planet so that travel destinations can continue to stay vibrant and resilient for generations to come. … Continue Reading

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Captain Cook Cruises Fiji delivers aid to struggling Mamanuca & Yasawa families

Shopping

CHOICE’s top tips for supermarket savings

Switching to “ugly” produce, avoiding pre-packaged fruit and veg and finding the cheapest supermarket  … Continue Reading

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Social Media

Instagram’s dream cars revealed

Move over Lamborghini and get out of the way Porsche – when it comes to dream cars the most bragged about model on social media is the Dodge Challenger.

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Sports

Top Reasons to Check Out the 1874 Cup at FedExField

Don’t miss your chance to see the New Zealand All Blacks take on the U.S. Men’s National Rugby Team this fall.

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Statistics & Trends

Sustainable Tourism

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit Commits To Investing In Tourism’s Sustainable Future

The summit is the largest annual gathering of tourism ministers and will take place on Tuesday 2nd November during WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry. Ministers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts are invited to take part. … Continue Reading

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Tech

GOPASS Global derisks pandemic-impacted travel with AI infused analytics

Once upon a time, in a country not too far away, people boarded airplanes to head to distant lands, nourished by small packs of pretzels and chilled beverages.

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Thailand News

Rediscover Phuket with an Authentic Adventure on the Island’s Secluded Northern Shores

Think you know Phuket? Think again! This popular holiday island is famous for its sandy beaches, cerulean seas and vibrant nightlife. Nestled in the north of Phuket however, well away from the usual tourist trail, lies another world entirely – unspoiled, untouched and exuding an authentic ambience that has changed little over the generations. … Continue Reading

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Thailand native serves aboard Navy warship in Everett, Washington

Theme Parks

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong named the first hotel in Hong Kong and mainland China to attain the internationally acclaimed WELL v2™ Precertification

Sino Group (the ‘Group’) is delighted to announce that The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong (the ‘Hotel’) has attained the WELL Precertification under the WELL Building Standard™ v2. … Continue Reading

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USA News

Rugby History Being Made in Washington, DC – All Blacks vs USA & so much more!

It will make Rugby history at FedExField on October 23 when the New Zealand All Blacks, one of the most iconic sports teams on the planet, takes on the U.S. Men’s National Rugby Team, the Eagles. … Continue Reading

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