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Rottnest Express merges with Experience Australia Group

We are excited to announce that Rottnest Express has merged with Experience Australia Group to form a market leading Australian company focussed on tourism in Australia.     Experience Australia Group owns a number of iconic Australia tourism businesses including …

Conrad Macao’s 2016 ‘PINK Inspired’ Campaign a Great Success

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central’s 2016 ‘PINK Inspired’ campaign has been hailed a great success, with the hotel raising MOP150,000 to support Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Pink Revolution, an annual campaign that raises awareness and funding for breast cancer research.   …

2017-18 Patagonia season for Australis released with brand new ship Ventus Australis

The debut date for the new expedition ship built for Patagonian cruise line, Australis, has been announced. The 210-passenger Ventus Australis will make its maiden cruise on January 2, 2018, as part of Australis’ 2017/18 season of ‘bottom of the …

Another year of spectacular growth for European Tour Properties to be showcased at IGTM

European Tour Properties returns to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) for the ninth consecutive year – complete with six new additions to its portfolio of prestigious golf venues.   Now boasting 22 members, including the next two European Ryder …

Are Aussies really acting their age when on holiday?

Most people it seems, travel to a destination that they think suits their age, and their travel is defined by their physical age, not their inner age, which according to a test done by Scoot, Singapore’s, young-at-heart low cost airline, …

  • Nighttime is the right time to return to Historic Philadelphia

    Published on : Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    As day turns to dusk and museums and landmarks close for the night, Historic Philadelphia is just gearing up for a night of fun. Theaters, play places and ghost tours keep youngsters amused until pajama time, while beer gardens, dance …

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  • Munich – 1516 -2016 half a millennium of purest Bavarian beer

    Published on : Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    2016 sees the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian purity law. The Bavarian brewing industry is set to celebrate the anniversary with a huge beer festival. The big birthday party will be held in Munich, July 22-24, 2016 for locals and …

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  • It’s Take Off Time For Scotland’s Local Design Heroes

    Published on : Saturday, June 11, 2016

    Local Heroes redefines contemporary Scottish design by bringing together Scotland’s leading designers in an exhibition developed specially for Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Located at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza the exhibition and shop is set to gain the biggest …

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  • Sydney welcomes Trends Traveler China

    Published on : Friday, June 10, 2016

    The Vivid Sydney precincts of Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Royal Botanic Garden and Darling Harbour will be included in the broadcast as well as a Vivid BridgeClimb and Vivid Drinks & Dinner Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises.   Sydney’s distinctive …

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  • Asia leads the way in strong visitor arrivals growth

    Published on : Friday, June 10, 2016

    Japanese visitors to Australia were up almost 50 per cent and Chinese visitors up almost a third in April compared to the same month in 2015 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures.   Overall, Australia welcomed …

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  • A weekend for budding photographers – Special sunrise cruise and dawn sand dune tour

    Published on : Monday, June 6, 2016

    Photographers keen to capture the magic of Port Stephens at daybreak can join a sunrise cruise on Saturday, July 9, as well as a dawn sand-dune tour the next day, Sunday, July 10.   The two special events are ideal …

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  • Tiger temple of hidden horrors

    Published on : Monday, June 6, 2016

    In a shocking discovery, Thai wildlife authorities have uncovered dozens of dead tiger cubs and hundreds of other tiger parts at the infamous Tiger Temple. The temple, a popular tourist attraction, has been closed to the public since Monday, when …

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  • The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival relocates to Central with the biggest bash yet

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    This year, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival returns on June 10 to 12 at a new venue – the Central Harbourfront. Organised by the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association , with support from co-organiser the Hong Kong Tourism …

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  • Destination Canada launches new campaign to inspire American travellers

    Published on : Thursday, May 26, 2016

    From vibrant urban centres to awe-inspiring natural wonders– discover the unexpected in Canada. Destination Canada, Canada’s national tourism marketing organization, is inspiring Americans to travel to Canada through the new Connecting America campaign,Destination Canada’s first national tourism initiative in the …

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  • Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival 2016 Dates Announced

    Published on : Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival will take over Brisbane screens from 23 November – 4 December 2016. In 2016, BAPFF will offer more than 80 features and documentaries. Opening and closing night films along with a selection of the program …

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  • Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to make Australian premiere in Sydney

    Published on : Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the highly acclaimed Broadway production tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise from schoolgirl to superstar. “NSW securing Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a major coup, following …

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  • West Australia tourism to shine with V8 Supercars Perth SuperSprint

    Published on : Monday, May 9, 2016

    Australia’s top drivers line up at Barbagallo Raceway for the V8 Supercars Perth SuperSprint. Tens of thousands of spectators will enjoy the thrilling racing action this weekend.     The 2016 SuperSprint format includes a 120km race on Saturday and …

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  • Next Stop Vietnam for Troon in Asia

    Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016

    Troon®, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is proud to announce it has been selected to manage Ernie Els’ first Golf Academy, The Els Performance Golf Academy. Forming the centerpiece of the master planned Ecopark residential …

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  • Finnair now connects Edinburgh with Helsinki and Asia

    Published on : Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Finnair today celebrated its inaugural flight between Edinburgh and Helsinki. The journey – which takes less than three hours – allows passengers from Scotland to take the shortcut to Asia with just one smooth and fast transfer via the Finnish …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines wins “Corporate Safety Performance Award”

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    At the award ceremony of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) 2015/16 Airport Safety Recognition Scheme held, Hong Kong Airlines was presented the “Corporate Safety Performance Award” in the corporate category while its subsidiary Hong Kong Aviation Ground Services Limited (HAGSL) …

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  • Newcastle to host FIM Asia Supermoto Championships

    Published on : Thursday, April 7, 2016

    New South Wales has secured the rights to host the Australian round of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championships for the next three years in Newcastle, once again confirming it is home to major international sporting events. Minister for Trade, Tourism …

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  • Vietnam secures right to host 2021Southeast Asian Games

    Published on : Thursday, April 7, 2016

    The 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will be held in Hanoi in 2021, reports Vietnam News Agency (VNA). The international sporting event will help boost Vietnam’s tourism sector. “Hanoi hosted the 22nd Games in 2003 and the Asian Indoor Games …

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  • Chamba Camp unveils the most coveted travelling trails in Ladakh

    Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    How about starting and ending your day amidst the highest levels of luxury, all complete with delectable cuisines and personalized services? The Ultimate Travelling Camp’s Chamba Camp in Thiksey and Diskit is back, with an unbelievable mix of opulence with …

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  • Kota Tua in West Jakarta may receive World Heritage Site title in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Old buildings revitalization program in Kota Tua, Taman Sari, West Jakarta is still in progress. So far, 5 buildings have been renovated. These buildings are post office, Chung Hwa pharmacy, Jiwasraya building, ex jeans gallery, and Rotterdam Loyd.   According …

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  • Two new precincts for Vivid Sydney 2016

    Published on : Friday, March 18, 2016

    Mr Baird said the festival was the largest of its kind in the world and last year attracted a record 1.7 million domestic and international visitors to NSW.“Sydney shines on a grand scale during Vivid Sydney and this year’s precincts …

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