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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, …

  • Virgin Trains adds sparkle to onboard food bar and standard class menu

    Published on : Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Virgin Trains is transforming the onboard dining and shopping experience for customers on its east coast route with an exciting, revamped Standard Class menu and onboard food bar packed with new products.   The move is all part of the …

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  • Last call for votes ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The Gala Ceremony will take place in the Vietnamese-tourism hot spot on October 15th, with hundreds of hospitality leaders from across the regions expected to be in attendance. A luxury hillside resort overlooking a sparkling private bay, InterContinental Danang Sun …

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  • The Great Bank Holiday Getaway 2016

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    ABTA City breaks are a popular option for the bank holiday getaway and many families will be heading to the beaches around the Mediterranean. Spain is a top choice, with temperatures expected to hit the low thirties over the weekend, …

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  • Last call for votes ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    World Travel Awards has issued a last call for ballots ahead of the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016, with voting set to close on Wednesday, August 31st.InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has this year been selected to host …

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  • TAT showcases Thailand’s luxury offerings in Asia-Pacific filming and fam trip

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently joined forces with the leading travel management agency GTA and Korean TV Channel tvN to show off some of Thailand’s amazing range of luxury goods, hospitality and Thainess to 14 media representatives and …

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  • Failte Ireland: €1.7 Million Revenue Boost For Dublin As International Kickboxers Arrive

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    Dublin is once again punching well above its weight in the world of international events as this weekend sees the arrival of over 2,200 overseas participants for the World Junior and Cadet Kickboxing Championships. Supported by Fáilte Ireland, the tourism …

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  • Women’s Sevens Heroes To Play In Sydney

    Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016

    Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the Sydney 7s event will be the must see sporting event of 2017.   “The incredible skills of the Women’s Sevens team was one of the highlights of the Rio Olympics, and it’s a …

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  • Bumper Five Days Of Football In Sydney

    Published on : Thursday, August 25, 2016

    The NRL will kick off the match schedule this evening with the Bulldogs vs. Cowboys at Belmore Oval, followed by the inaugural College Football Sydney Cup on Saturday at midday at ANZ Stadium.   Come Saturday afternoon the Sydney Swans …

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  • Destination shopping: a world tour of fashion(able) cities

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Planning your holidays but have an irresistible urge to shop? Cities around the world are bursting with treasures and places to discover, from Latin America’s handicraft markets to Asia’s malls and Europe’s bustling streets. Take a round-the-world tour to visit …

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  • VisitScotland Scottish holiday homes to embrace the ‘Hound Pound’

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    A digital marketing campaign targeting the “Hound Pound” – the money spent by pet-owners who take their four-legged friends on holiday – has been awarded £20,000 by VisitScotland.   With the first award from its new-look Growth Fund, the national …

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  • Dreamliner Odyssey: Scoot Spreads Its Wings to Europe!

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Get your Greek on and prepare to get outta’ here for a value-packed dream vacation as Scoot gears up to launch its first destination in Europe – Athens, the picture-perfect capital city of Greece! Scheduled to commence on 20 June …

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  • Laguna Phuket Hospitality Challenge Gives Back to the Community

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Laguna Golf Phuket recently hosted Phuket’s very first hospitality charity golf tournament – Laguna Phuket Hospitality Challenge. Partnering with Asean Events, the Laguna Phuket resort hotels, spa and golf course came together to welcome over 60 golfers comprising hospitality professionals …

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  • Sanya’s International Visitors Grows as Focus Turns On International Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Sanya city has unveiled strong growth in international arrivals in the first half of 2016, fueled by new air routes, and growing awareness of Sanya’s tourism attractions.Mr Fan Mu, Director of Sanya Tourism Development Commission said: “I am delighted with …

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  • College Football teams touch down in Sydney

    Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    The match, secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, will see NCAA in-season competition football played in Australia for the first time.   Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres was on …

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  • Nyc & Company Highlights Lower Manhattan’s Transformation Into A New Destination

    Published on : Monday, August 22, 2016

    As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, invites locals and visitors to discover a newly envisioned Lower Manhattan.   Over the last several years, the neighborhood has experienced an incredible …

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  • Waves Vienna music festival

    Published on : Saturday, August 20, 2016

    The Waves Vienna festival has a packed concert programme in store with just about every genre imaginable accounted for, from international acts and newcomers to alternative bands and singer-songwriters.   Highlights of this year’s line-up include UK electronic producer Gold …

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  • Walking in the Viennese vineyards at Weinwandertag

    Published on : Saturday, August 20, 2016

    The Weinwandertag on 1 and 2 October 2016 provides an excellent opportunity to explore the capital’s vineyards. Uniquely for a global capital, more than 700 hectares of the city are dedicated to winegrowing.   Around 190 Viennese growers cultivate the …

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  • airBaltic – best for innovation

    Published on : Saturday, August 20, 2016

    CNN has named airBaltic as the Best airline for Innovation among global carriers “for its create-your-own-meal-tray food ordering system”.   airBaltic was the world’s first airline to introduce a novel food pre-ordering system that allows travellers to customize their in-flight …

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  • Poetry in (loco) motion

    Published on : Friday, August 19, 2016

    Scotland’s national poet will visit Highland Perthshire this weekend to perform a reading at the ‘country’s most remote tearoom’.Rannoch Station Tearoom, which is VisitScotland Taste Our Best accredited, invited Scotland’s Makar, Jackie Kay, to read on the station platform after …

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  • Overseas visitors flock to London’s cultural attractions

    Published on : Friday, August 19, 2016

    London remains a top international destination, according to new research, as London’s leading museums and galleries have seen an 11 per cent increase in visits from overseas since 20121.   International tourists have increasingly been drawn to the UK capital …

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