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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, …

  • New fund announced for Regional NSW events

    Published on : Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres invited event organisers of new and emerging regional events held between January and June 2017 to submit applications for funding in Round One of the 2017 Incubator Event Fund.   “Regional …

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  • Matthew continues devastation, 400 killed in Haiti

    Published on : Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Hurricane Matthew, the most devastating storm to hit the Caribbean in a decade, has already caused the death of more than 400 people in Haiti with around 50 people reported killed in the town of Roche-a- Bateau alone.     …

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  • Philippines to promote the country as sports tourism hub

    Published on : Friday, October 7, 2016

    The Philippines has a huge potential to become one of the world’s great adventure travel destinations, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said. The country’s Department of Tourism is striving to promote the country as a sports tourism hub.   DOT participated …

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  • Sweets, Treats and Freaks! It’s Halloween in London

    Published on : Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Halloween 2016 is creeping up in the diary, so throw on your witches’ hat, dig out your scariest costume, and enjoy the freakiest fun London has to offer! From the gruesome, to the spook-tacular, this year’s Halloween celebrations in the …

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  • Global DMC Partners and BizzSmarts Create Alliance to Offer Data and Analytics

    Published on : Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    Global DMC Partners, the only truly global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), and BizzSmarts, the cloud-based online platform that enables users to collect, visualize, and analyze their MICE spend, announce a new strategic partnership to offer clients a robust …

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  • Influential US Media on Ireland Showcase

    Published on : Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Fáilte Ireland A group of highly influential US media were in Ireland this weekend enjoying the sights and sounds of Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow as they took part in a joint Fáilte Ireland and Guinness Storehouse showcase.   The group, …

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  • Quebec City Convention Centre Applauds FQM’S Initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    The Québec City Convention Centre would like to applaud its longstanding client FQM for launching this sustainable transportation initiative, which will had its inaugural run at the FQM Convention held at the Centre from September 28 to October 1, 2016. …

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  • Expat Fair Thailand 2016 – celebrating international guests and local travel

    Published on : Monday, October 3, 2016

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) welcomes everyone to the “Expat Fair Thailand 2016”, which aims at celebrating the Kingdom’s vibrant and varied expat community, and encouraging everyone to travel within Thailand to enjoy its attractions.   With a “Food …

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  • Minster Dara Murphy lends a hand to promote tourism from Scandinavia

    Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016

    European Affairs Minister Dara Murphy was in Denmark recently, where he met the Tourism Ireland team in Copenhagen. Minister Murphy was briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme, which is in full swing right now, to boost tourism from the …

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  • ArrivalGuides Welcomes Poznan to Its Global Destination Network

    Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Poznan is only the latest destination to join ArrivalGuides’ global network, which continues to grow day by day. In Poznan, history and tradition interweave with modernity offering you everything from bustling tourist attractions to idyllic hideaways. The cobbled streets will …

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  • Conrad Macao’s Bodhi Spa Wins Macau'[s Best Resort Spa at 2016 World Spa Awards

    Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016

    Conrad Macao, Cotai Central’s award-winning Bodhi Spa has added yet another accolade its already long list of awards after recently being announced as Macau’s Best Resort Spa at the prestigious 2016 World Spa Awards.   The World Spa Awards are …

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  • End of biggest-ever whale swim season in Tonga paves

    Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016

    The biggest-ever whale swim season in the warm tropical waters of Tonga has just ended with guests of Australian eco operator, Majestic Whale Encounters, enjoying close encounters with hundreds of humpbacks over the past two months.   The promise of …

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  • NSW Cements Position As Home To The World’s Best Festival And Event Cities

    Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016

    NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the achievements follow a series of major event investments and wins across NSW.   “These awards are an important acknowledgement of our State’s robust major events strategy and tireless …

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  • Mallorca’s Golf Son Gual To Host Annual World of Leading Golf WLG Awards

    Published on : Thursday, September 29, 2016

    World of Leading Golf (WLG), the organisation representing many of the world’s most renowned golf clubs, will hold its annual awards evening at Golf Son Gual, near Palma, on November 16.   With many member clubs represented on the holiday …

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  • Golfing Legends Raise La Manga Club Bar To New Heights

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Severiano Ballesteros all played key roles in La Manga Club’s glamorous and evolving history, and the famous Spanish resort has paid homage to the legendary golfing trio as part of its eagerly-awaited new-look golf clubhouse. …

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  • IMG To Manage New Golf Club In Pattaya, Thailand

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    IMG the global leader in sports, events, media and fashion has signed an agreement with Chartered Square Holding Company Limited, one of Thailand’s leading corporations to manage The Master Golf Resort, located in the vibrant golf market of Pattaya, Thailand. …

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  • Finca Cortesin Golf Club Trusts in Toro® Equipment

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Finca Cortesin Golf Club on Spain’s Costa del Sol is a challenging course to maintain. With diverse and undulating terrain, it demands equipment that’s well suited for the job. That’s one of the reasons why the course recently updated all …

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  • Espiche Golf Strengthens Course Investment In The Western Algarve

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Espiche Golf has recently completed investment to improve the game and experience for golfers of all handicaps and experience.   Luís Rocha, the General Manager of Espiche Golf, said: “This phase of investment, budgeted at €150,000, coincided with our third …

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  • Fall Finds: Golf with the Wind in Outer Banks of North Carolina

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Road trips, golf getaways, buddy excursions — no matter what you call these sporting endeavors they almost always include a couple of important ingredients: Good friends and good fun.       Golf trips are built around the entire experience, …

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  • Basketball superstar Allen Iverson to join Yao Ming at World Celebrity Pro-Am in China

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Mission Hills Group has announced that NBA superstar Allen Iverson will attend along with fellow Basketball Hall of Famer Yao Ming on China’s Hainan Island for the fourth edition of the World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament on October 20-23.   …

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