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Alma Resort Recognised Among the World’s Top Independent Luxury Resorts

Alma, a remarkable new 30-hectare resort with 14 food and beverage outlets and a cascade of 12 swimming pools overlooking Vietnam’s pristine Long Beach, has joined an exclusive selection of the globe’s leading independent luxury properties – the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio. … Continue Reading

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Scoot Brings Singapore’s Hawker Favourites From The Streets to The Skies

Scoot unlocks more menu possibilities for the low-cost traveller by adopting a new box packaging, for selected inflight meals to introduce rich and soupy dishes. The new packaging features a deeper box with a leak-resistant lid, which also keeps food warm for longer. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
VA-X & WIN: Virgin Australia Announces Covid-19 Vaccination Competition With “Millions” On Offer
Virgin Australia Updates Network In Response To New South Wales Border Requirements
More cost-conscious version of Emirates could emerge post-COVID-19, says GlobalData’s MEED


Queenstown Airport’s Manaia Lounge reopens to departing international travellers

From 28 June, locals and visitors departing from Queenstown Airport will once again have the option of relaxing, working or dining in the stylish Manaia Lounge whilst waiting for international flights. … Continue Reading

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Newstead Brewing opens iconic taphouse in Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal
Summer travel leads to a further increase in passenger numbers Advice on safe flying in the age of corona

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

RX UK appoints Vasyl Zhygalo as Portfolio Director of WTM and IBTM brands

RX UK (Reed Exhibitions) today announced Vasyl Zhygalo as Portfolio Director for WTM and IBTM brands, in addition to his current role as Managing Director of RX Abu Dhabi office. … Continue Reading

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Call out for UK and European Hospitality Industry as Nominations Open For HSMAI Region Europe’s Board Elections – deadline: 7 July

The nominations to join the HSMAI Region Europe Board of Directors are open until 7 July, 2021. The 19 board members will be made up of senior management, marketers and academics working in the UK and European hospitality industry. … Continue Reading

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Business News


Visa News for Chefs a bright light

Today’s news of the addition of chefs to the Priority Skilled Migration Occupation List is a welcomed bright light in an otherwise bleak time for the accommodation sector. … Continue Reading

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Melco International, Agile win bid for Zhongshan site

Melco International (“Melco”, HKEx: 200) is pleased to announce that it has, in partnership with Agile Group (HKEx: 3383), successfully tendered for a mixed-use site at Zhongshan, Guangdong province. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News


Los Angeles comes to London: Introducing the Polo Lounge at The Dorchester Rooftop

This summer, famed Los Angeles restaurant the Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel will pop-up at The Dorchester Rooftop, bringing a taste of California to London. … Continue Reading

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Events Calendar

World Female Ranger Day to Launch Wednesday 23rd June 2021

World Female Ranger Day (WFRD) is a global awareness day aimed to celebrate female anti-poaching rangers across the world. Launching for the first time on Wednesday 23rd June 2021, the global awareness day has been created by UK conservation charity, How Many Elephants (HME) with the aim to protect important and endangered species as well as empower and support incredible female anti-poaching teams. … Continue Reading

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Bilt Rewards and Mastercard Team Up to Launch the Bilt Mastercard: The First Credit Card with No Fees on Rent Payments

The Bilt Mastercard can be used at any apartment or rental unit with no transaction fees and earn up to 2x points on rent for redemption on travel, rent credits, or even a future down payment on a home
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Food & Beverage

Seek out your stretchy pants and ditch the diet because Scenic Rim Eat Local Week starts this Saturday and it’s epic!

Celebrating a decade of deliciousness this year, Eat Local Week runs from this Saturday, June 26 through to July 4 and is the biggest program in the event’s 10 year history. BELOW are events this weekend: … Continue Reading

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Travelport introduces new APIs with next-generation retailing and exchange capabilities

Worldwide leader in travel retail, Travelport, today is introducing its new, enhanced RESTful / JSON APIs that will provide next-generation retailing and exchange capabilities to travel retailers worldwide. … Continue Reading

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eDreams ODIGEO expands its leading flight content platform through strategic technology agreement with Travelport

Hotel Deals

Phuket Gears Up for the Return of International Guests with Attractive Packages at World-Class Hotels and Resorts

The wait is almost over! Phuket will welcome international travellers back to its pure shores on 1st July 2021, following the start of the “Phuket Sandbox” initiative. To celebrate this long-awaited milestone, hotels and resorts across the island have created a series of promotions and packages to reward overseas guests for returning to the “Pearl of the Andaman”. … Continue Reading

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Courtyard By Marriott Partners With Swimming NSW
Accor welcomes the world back to the island paradise of Phuket…

Hotel News

The Slate Prepares to Welcome International Explorers Back to Phuket with Authentic Activities and Immersive Experiences

The Slate, the whimsical, art-inspired beachfront resort on Phuket’s secluded northwest coast, is gearing up for the return of international visitors next month, by crafting a calendar of immersive activities and events that will remind the world what makes the “Pearl of the Andaman” such a desirable and distinctive destination. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel News
Park Inn by Radisson Clark’s new South Wing brings feel-good vibe to more guests in the Philippines
Experience A Cosy Chalet At Melbourne Star Only Available Over Winter!
Preferred Hotels & Resorts welcmes 11 new members

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Luxury Awaits on the Queenstown Lakefront

Queenstown’s newest luxury accommodation was officially opened on Monday evening at an event attended by guests from across the tourism industry and the Queenstown business community. … Continue Reading

100 Days To Go Until Cora Cora Maldives, The Hottest New Opening In The Destination, Welcomes Its First Guest
Work from paradise at Desa Potato Head, Bali from £1,700 per month | Opening 15th July 2021

Lifestyle News

Black Fungus — Everything You Need to Know to Protect Yourself When Travelling

Travelling is a real challenge today. There are many different limitations associated with the global Covid-19 situation. However, all the disasters do not end here; the pandemic is developing according to the worst scenario. Thus, in India, against the backdrop of a powerful wave of COVID-19, thousands of cases of mucormycosis (popularly called black fungus) are recorded. The infection is difficult to treat; in severe cases, doctors remove the eyes and parts of the face to save the patient’s life. … Continue Reading

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Noel Gallagher Gibson J-150, Noel’s Go-To Acoustic Guitar For Over 20 Years, Available Worldwide Now on

Luxury Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Debuts in Turks & Caicos, Bringing the Ultimate in Seaside Luxury to the World-Renowned Grace Bay

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to announce the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, marking the debut of the iconic luxury hospitality brand in this island paradise. … Continue Reading

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Leadership unites for the future of Australia’s business events

The business events industry’s leadership convened at ICC Sydney earlier this month to prepare for the future of business events in Australia. … Continue Reading

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A Hit in China, GWM’s TANK About to Debut the Global Market

TANK, the fifth largest brand of GWM, has drawn wide attention since its independence. The smart luxury off-road SUV TANK 300 has become a hot seller since its launch, creating a record of more than 10,000 orders during the pre-sale soon, while 300 Monet Limited Edition off-roaders that GWM rolled out among the regular TANK 300 off-roaders were snapped up within five minutes. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Tripadvisor Reveals New, Expansive Travellers’ Choice ‘Things to Do’ Awards to Help Travellers Maximize Every Trip with the Best Experiences

Today, Tripadvisor® announced the winners of its 2021 Travellers’ Choice® “Best of the Best” Things to Do Awards. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Looking for a Secure Job Plus Great Benefits and Rewards? Training, coaching, and job security with achievable KPI’s

Accor Plus is on a recruiting drive, and they offer excellent working conditions, payment and rewards, with flexible working conditions. They seek Consultants in both sales and Member Services.

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Accor welcomes guests to be part of a sustainable future in the Maldives

River Cruising

European Waterways’ Hotel Barge Cruises Offer the Ultimate ‘Slow Travel Experience’ as Travellers Seek to Slow Down the Pace and Enjoy the Moment

With the number of vaccinated travellers increasing worldwide, luxury hotel barge cruising specialist European Waterways is finding itself in the spotlight once again, with travellers attracted to the slow paced, immersive experience of canal cruising. … Continue Reading

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Top 5 most popular EOFYS buys: CHOICE

Consumer group CHOICE has released the top 5 most popular EOFYS searches from CHOICE.comau. The list is dominated by big household purchases as Australians seek to make their homes clean and comfortable this winter. … Continue Reading

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Winter School Holidays Never Looked Snow Good!

Thredbo has released its line-up for the July Kids Snow Festival and it is jam-packed with fun for the whole family. … Continue Reading

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Emirates offers a summer of live sports and cool new content on ice for travellers

Sports fans won’t have to worry about missing the action when they fly with Emirates this summer, whether they are following the rescheduled 2020 Summer Olympics, UEFA Euro 2020, or other top sports and leagues such as Wimbledon 2021, the British Open, the NBA finals, the PGA tour, MotoGP and more. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Sports
Coca Cola still dominates EMEA sport sponsorship, representing over a quarter of brand spend in the region, according to GlobalData

Statistics & Trends

Marketing push will help Australian domestic tourism reach record highs by 2025, according to a GlobalData

Strongly supported by Tourism Australia’s domestic campaign, leading data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts a record number of domestic trips in the country by 2025: double that seen in 2020 and representing a 14% growth on pre-pandemic levels. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

COLD AS ICE – an epic masterpiece for environmental conservation

Award winning artist Carla Benzie today announced the unveiling of her latest artwork, a portrait in collaboration with award winning cinematographer Doug Allan. The portrait called “Cold as Ice” is an ode to Doug Allan life’s work while photographing and filming wildlife for the BBC for over 40 years. … Continue Reading

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YFM backs continuing cutting edge product development at market leading travel booking platform

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) is continuing to support the growth of innovative Scottish software business Traveltek with a £1.3m investment from funds managed by YFM and co-investor FTI LLP. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tech
Key Milestones Achieved in Gogo 5G Network and System Development

Tour Operator

Insider Access with FNQ Nature Tours

Meet six of the personalities behind FNQ Nature Tours’ spectacular experience portfolio. Learn about our special access and partnership with the Shared Earth Reserve along with photography, birding, hiking and private charter opportunities across the Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Atherton Tablelands.

… Continue Reading

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Trade Events

IBTM partners with SACEOS for SMF x IBTM Wired

Running in partnership with SACEOS (Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers) – the national trade association for meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events in Singapore – SMF x IBTM Wired will take place both in-person for industry professionals at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and online on day one of IBTM Wired, 28 June. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Intrepid Travel Reveals Eofy Sale For Australia And New Zealand

Intrepid Travel has revealed a range of deals offering up to 15 per cent off in celebration of the end of financial year. The sale commences this Friday 25 June, valid for travel until 31 December 2021. … Continue Reading

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Visit Arkansas

Eksplor creates engaging games for Arkansas travel destinations

Eksplor Gaming recently released its first series of games to promote travel to regions and destinations as part of a program designed with Arkansas’s Department of Tourism.  … 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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Visit Middle East / Dubai

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Announces Updated List of “Green List” Destinations (Effective from 24 June 2021)

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has issued the updated list of ‘Green List’ destinations. Passengers arriving from these destinations will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and will only be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Hong Kong’s Physical Fairs Attract Over a Million Visits in the Second Quarter of 2021

From April to June, Hong Kong’s exhibition scene has been picking up more momentum with the return of a series of close to 20 physical exhibitions at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

SPARK Ipswich to celebrate city’s people, places, arts and culture

The people, places, arts and culture of Ipswich will be celebrated when the 11-day city-wide festival SPARK Ipswich is held this July. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

New Arizona Agent Resources And More Ways To Win

Following an enormously successful live webinar on 16 June, the Arizona Office of Tourism is thrilled to announce a slate of new agent resources now available to Australian and New Zealand travel trade. … Continue Reading

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