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Uber is bringing flying taxis to Melbourne next year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 17:30

Uber announced plans to launch trials of its flying cars next year in Melbourne, Australia. The city is the third flagged by Uber for the new taxi service, while it ... Read More

Wyndham Destinations is opening new resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 19:01

Wyndham Destinations  launches new club brand identities, and shakes up timeshare with urban resort openings and evolution across the company. Wyndham Destinations is leading the evolution of the industry by ... Read More

Cape Town to chair BestCities board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 17:49

Corne Koch, Head of Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of WESGRO, has been elected to the role of board chair for BestCities Global Alliance. She will ... Read More

BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 16:40

BestCities Global Alliance and Copenhagen Convention Bureau (CCB) are set to investigate what the future holds for associations and association congresses with a focus on creating lasting, positive impact. Exploring ... Read More

Ormond Group’s new social hotel brand, MoMo’s, launches in Kuala Lumpur in October

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 19:35

MoMo’s, Ormond Group’s new playful hospitality concept, will launch its first property in central Kuala Lumpur within the eclectic Chow Kit neighborhood this October. Home to 99 guest rooms, MoMo’s ... Read More

IMEX in Frankfurt’s five steps to igniting imagination and powering up business results

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 16:45

IMEX in Frankfurt returns on 21-23 May, bringing together business event professionals from around the world to meet and do business. Planners and exhibitors alike can also tap into the ... Read More

Princess Cruises launches largest Australia & New Zealand deployment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:08

Princess Cruises has announced its largest Australia and New Zealand cruise season ever offered sailing towards some of the world’s most dramatic destinations during the cruise line’s October 2020 to ... Read More

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort announces key new appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 23:05

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort has strengthened its commitment to talent development and innovation, announcing an ambitious team to guide the resort into a new era of luxury from July 1, ... Read More

State of the Air: Hawaii boasts some of the best air quality in the nation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 16:10

The American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report found that Hawaii has some of the cleanest air in the U.S. and Honolulu and Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina are two of the ... Read More

No surprises: New York, London and Tokyo top the list of world’s 15 richest cities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2019 19:00

Boston, Calgary, Perth and Macau – all associated with material wealth – have failed to make this list of the 15 richest cities in the world, compiled by market research ... Read More

SBC Travel Group announces new Chief Digital Officer

editor editor- April 18, 2019 21:51

SBC Travel Group, a technology company, has officially appointed Chief Digital Officer Anthoney Jayasekera. He steps into this role with more than 18 years of experience within the hospitality sector, ... Read More

Shadow Play by Peppers: Melbourne’s newest luxury hotel opens its doors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 02:10

Accor has opened the doors of its newest luxury Melbourne hotel – Shadow Play by Peppers - in the city’s vibrant Southbank arts and entertainment district. Developed by luxury property ... Read More

Melbourne Gay Night Club shooting kills one, injures three

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 14, 2019 12:55

Melbourne and locals alike find Love Machine nightclub in Prahran to be a popular part of  Melbourne R&B and house music over 3 floors. This flashy gay and mixed nightclub ... Read More

Wynn Resorts ends takeover talks with Australia’s Crown Resorts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2019 18:05

Wynn Resorts released the following statement today: "Following the premature disclosure of preliminary discussions, Wynn Resorts has terminated all discussions with Crown Resorts concerning any transaction." Shares of Melbourne-based Crown ... Read More

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019 03:03

Wildlife is the leading tourist attraction and source of tourist revenue in Africa other than rich historical and cultural heritage the continent has been endowed with. Wildlife photographic safaris attract ... Read More

Marriott has a 2020 vision when it comes to expansion in Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 14:54

From the 15th Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia, Marriott International  today announced its continued expansion plans in Asia-Pacific with its 2020 vision -- an aggressive target to have 1000 hotels open by the end ... Read More

Etihad Airways signs codeshare with Gulf Air

editor editor- March 26, 2019 19:12

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understangin (MOU), Etihad Airways and Gulf Air have announced the signing of a codeshare partnership for travel commencing with the summer schedule. The ... Read More

10 Students Tips For Planning Your Assignment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2019 21:48

Planning is a very important step in the performance of any college task. Here are 10 quick tips on how to plan your assignments effectively. Read More

Melbourne to welcome news hotels from Ormond Group in 2022

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 22:12

In 2022, Southeast Asian hospitality brand Ormond Group will introduce two new hotel concepts to Melbourne’s Central Business District in Victoria, Australia. Each taking residence in their own distinct tower ... Read More

Why Travel to Madrid? 40 Years of Diversity and Tolerance: Just Watch it!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 19:08

Germany and the rest of the world agrees. Madrid is the city of tolerance and diversity. According to a prestigious award received on the sideline of the recently concluded ITB ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism announces new Executive Director

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 19:20

After an extensive search process, Brevard County has selected veteran Florida marketing executive Peter Cranis as its new head of tourism development. Following the confirmation of his appointment on Feb. ... Read More

Emirates debuts new lounge at FCO Rome airport

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 5, 2019 00:12

Emirates premium customers who leave from Rome Leonardo da Vinci the main Italian airport can now count on higher levels of comfort and convenience, thanks to the opening of the ... Read More

Tokyo named Asia’s Best “Bleisure” City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 02:15

As corporate travel booms across Asia-Pacific, the concept of bleisure is gaining traction, spurring the region's cities to better integrate opportunities for leisure amid busy business trips. The 2019 bleisure ... Read More

Hainan Airlines connects capital of China’s Hainan Province and Japan’s second-largest city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 01:15

A direct air route was launched between Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province, and Osaka, Japan's second-largest city. It is this year's first international air flight from Haikou launched ... Read More

Quirkiest airport and hotel car parks around the world: Meet the Cheesegrater!

editor editor- February 26, 2019 23:04

For those who appreciate architectural wonders that transform the ordinary into something rather extraordinary, the award-winning airport parking operator and retailer Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) has collated a list ... Read More

Air Vanuatu is counting on Airbus for fleet expansion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:10

Air Vanuatu, the national flag carrier of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, has signed a firm order with Airbus for four A220s (two A220-100s and two A220-300s). Air Vanuatu’s ... Read More

Best hotels in the world named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 16:30

The 14th annual It List, a selection of the best new and renovated hotels in the world, was released today. Each year travel experts check in to hundreds of new ... Read More

Everyone counts – ‘She Means Business’ digs into diversity at IMEX 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 17:20

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, says: “The meetings industry has both a desire and a need to understand and reflect human diversity more fully. I believe that over ... Read More

Emirates airline launches new service between Dubai and Porto

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 20:05

Emirates announced today it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from 2 July 2019. Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in ... Read More

Gulfstream G600 to make Australian Debut

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 18, 2019 04:20

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its newest aircraft, the class-leading, award-winning Gulfstream G600, will make its Australian debut at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition from Feb. 26 to ... Read More

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth returns to Australia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 18:15

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced that it’s second largest ship, Queen Elizabeth will return to Australia for an unparalleled 118 days over from November – February 2020-21 fully embracing ... Read More

Darwin Convention Centre GM leaves following record-breaking results

editor editor- February 8, 2019 01:15

Janet Hamilton is to leave her role as General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre following record-breaking results for the venue during her tenure. The Centre, located at the billion-dollar ... Read More

BestCities Global Alliance launches new brand platform

editor editor- January 24, 2019 23:07

BestCities Global Alliance has kicked off 2019 by unveiling a new brand platform. Read More

World-class luxury travel experiences to showcase at AIME 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2019 02:05

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced a series of premier global luxury travel exhibitors who will showcase their unique venues and destinations at the 2019 event. Exhibitors ... Read More

Malaysian airline cabin crew charged with international drug trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 18:16

A 48-year-old Malaysian airline flight attendant has been charged with smuggling high-grade heroin and ice into Sydney and Melbourne. The man was the second flight attendant arrested at Sydney Airport ... Read More