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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, …

  • 15th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival set for Sept. 24

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Experience sights and sounds from around the world at the 15th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park in Irvine. .     Recognized as one of the …

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  • Wine Tourism – a growing tourism segment

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    In the last decade, wine tourism has become a key component of gastronomy tourism and a pillar in the strategies of diversification of many destinations. The event was a unique opportunity to discover the richness of local Georgian culture and …

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  • Gccec Continues To Energise Gold Coast Economy

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), part of the Star Entertainment Group, continues to deliver record results, including its best fiscal performance for a fourth consecutive year. An instrumental contributor to the success of the regions tourism sector, …

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  • Online travel agent campaign a boon for shoulder season

    Published on : Friday, September 9, 2016

    In a bid to continue encouraging travellers to visit New Zealand in the shoulder seasons, Tourism New Zealand partnered with online travel sellers Expedia and Travelzoo to establish digital sales platforms for the New Zealand shoulder season.   A series …

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  • NYC & Company Embarks On Four-City Media Mission In Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Today NYC & Company kicked off its four-city European media mission in Paris. With unprecedented developments in New York City’s hotels, attractions, retail, dining scene and more, the organization is presenting highlights of the “new” New York City to influential …

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  • David Baddiel’s unique children’s story arrives on Virgin Trains

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Virgin Trains will launch tomorrow its first-of-a-kind children’s story, The Girl Who Had Never Been On a Train, written by comedian and award-winning children’s author, David Baddiel, in his role as Virgin Trains’ ‘Summer Author’. The exclusive story has been …

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  • The ultimate arts and culture checklist for Canberra

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    From impressive national art collections to intimate galleries where you can meet the makers, Canberra sure knows how to put on a show.Get your hit of exceptional arts and culture at some of Australia’s most iconic museums and art galleries …

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  • Spring offers at seaside retreat–one third off-and wild dolphin swims in Port Stephens

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Thou Walla Sunset Retreat in Port Stephens is offering a 32 per cent discount as part of its new spring accommodation package, with waterview villas now available from just $265 per couple for two nights.   And nature lovers who …

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  • Stones fans to get some satisfaction in Sydney

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    NSW Premier Mike Baird said the exhibition was making its way around the world and would arrive in Sydney in 2018.“We’re pleased the greatest rock band of all time has selected Sydney as the only Australian stop on the global …

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  • Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

    Published on : Monday, September 5, 2016

    Saint Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for the second year in succession by the World Travel Awards, with Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, collecting the trophy at a glittering ceremony in Italy.   …

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  • The fastest and shortest way to experience Antarctica first hand

    Published on : Monday, September 5, 2016

    A new deal from South American travel specialists, Contours Travel, offers Australians the quickest and most affordable way to experience the majesty of Antarctica – cruising to Antarctica by ship before returning to South America by air.   Bookings made …

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  • Gccec Connects Academics Through Linkage Grant Program

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), part of the Star Entertainment Group, is calling for applicants to partake in the FY17 GCCEC Linkage Grant Program worth a total of $25,000. Now in its fifth year, the program run …

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  • Global Destinations and Threeland Travel Host Influencers

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    Threeland Travel, an inbound operator for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar represented by Global Destinations in India organized an eight day familiarization trip for key travel trade agents in Vietnam in August 2016.   The visit showcased cultural, leisure and …

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  • Spain: Tomatina Festival Celebrated With Tomatoes Flights

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    The brave tourists worldwide and local have met at the end of August on the narrow streets of the Spanish city that hosts the Tomatina festival. Anxious to test their agility, participants from all over the world gathered in the …

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  • Moy Park’s YoFaD activity comes home to roost

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    One of the important contributors to industry engagement with Tourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink (YoFaD) has been that ‘size doesn’t matter’, with participation from single outfit sole businesses as crucial to its success as big money brand campaigns. …

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  • Rediscover The Origins of The Mid-Autumn Festival At Chinatown

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    An annual affair not to be missed, the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 returns with a retelling of the most traditional folklore behind the festival to let visitors, and especially our younger generation, to rediscover its origins and history.   During …

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  • Travel consciously without sacrifice? Green Pearls shows – it is possible!

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Sustainable traveling, what does that mean? Does it actually involve renunciation, or couldn’t it rather be understood as an added value by providing new experiences? The protection of the environment, the support of the local economy and community, intercultural encounters …

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  • Hinterlands Delivers Professional Guided Outdoor Adventures to iPhone

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    In the modern pursuit of happiness, individuals want to invest in memorable experiences over material goods. In order to bring those experiences to life, we proudly introduce Hinterlands, a curated marketplace of professionally certified guides offering unparalleled outdoor experiences.   …

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  • Philadelphia Fetes Community & Culture This Fail

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    With the opening of a new center for Latino arts and culture (El Coraz?n Cultural Center), a day of car-free city streets (Philly Free Streets) and oodles of festivals celebrating everything from fungi to films to first-person storytelling, Philadelphia coasts …

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  • Thailand’s tallest building unveiled with much glitz and glamour

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    MahaNakhon, which is Thailand’s tallest building, has been unveiled with a dramatic light show on Monday night. The building was designed by German architect Ole Scheeren.   The 77-story tower beats the skyscraper that previously held the title, Baiyoke Tower …

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