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BEIA launches 29th Aotearoa New Zealand Event Planners’ Guide

June 24, 2021 Headline News No Comments

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) has released its latest comprehensive guide to New Zealand for event planners. … Continue Reading

Florida wins court case against CDC with conditional sail order lifted…should similar action be taken in Australia? 

A report by Cruise Industry News in the USA says that the State of Florida has won its injunction against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift the Conditional Sail Order (CSO) that has been restricting the cruise industry since October 2020. … Continue Reading

Australia still banning cruising, but PONANT has ships here waiting, while Northern Summer cruise season starts

PONANT, recognised as a world leader in luxury expeditions, says it is about to commence its 2021 season of small ship cruising in the Mediterranean and the French coastline, along with exciting expeditions exploring the island of Vikings, Iceland. … Continue Reading

Next Bubble Likely To Be Singapore…

Scott Morrison met with Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong to discuss the travel bubble on his way to the G7 summit. … Continue Reading

World’s Top Hotel Brands Lose Nearly $23 Billion in Brand Value

  • The total value of the world’s top 50 most valuable hotel brands has declined by 33% (US$22.8 billion) as the sector negotiates fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Hilton retains title of world’s most valuable hotel brand, despite recording a 30% brand value decrease to US$7.6 billion
  • Hyatt is the fastest growing brand in the top 10 and one of only two brands to record brand value growth in top 50, up 4%
  • New entrant Taj is the sector’s strongest, with AAA strength rating
  • Leisure & tourism brands also take a hit, cumulative brand value down 40%

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Pilot conducted tourist flight with badly damaged propeller

June 23, 2021 Headline News No Comments

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is welcoming the conviction of a former commercial pilot who flew from Milford Sound to Queenstown with six tourists aboard despite knowing the aircraft’s propeller was severely damaged. When he saw the propellor was damaged, he just filed it down. … Continue Reading

Want to see cruising restart?…Check out CLIA’s COVID-19 Member Policy

Cruise Lines International Association Australasia, which has been hard at work doing what it can to secure the restart of cruising in Australia has devised a COVID-19 Member Policy … Continue Reading

US and Canada tourism staffing issues threaten travel recovery…as in Australia?

A severe worker shortage brings a warning for travellers in the US, and Canadians who are hoping to be going there soon. … Continue Reading

Travel trends 2021: What are travellers looking for?

June 23, 2021 Headline News No Comments

Travel trends keep fluctuating depending upon what travellers are seeking. The waves this time are pretty distinctive. With the onset of travel resumption in many countries, travellers are now finally hitting the road to adventure and exploration. … Continue Reading

Will Royal Caribbean’s US cruise protocols be the same in Australia?

Royal Caribbean International in the USA has announced its health and safety protocols for the Freedom of the Seas and its July sailings from Miami, which are very interesting .

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