News in Brief: Friday June 6

News in Brief: Friday June 6
By admin

Independent Travel Group has announced that this year’s Business Forum will be held in Hawaii.

The event will run from November 13 to 16 in Waikiki, and is expected to attract a record number of members and suppliers.


The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that the Survey of Tourist Accommodation will be cut, proving a major setback for the hospitality sector, according to Tourism Accommodation Australia.

The ABS announced the cessation of the survey after cuts to its funding, which they estimate to be $50 million over the next three years.

“If we are to continue attracting foreign investment into hotel and tourism infrastructure development in Australia, we require the most up to date and thorough statistics,” TAA managing director Rodger Powell said.


United Airlines has launched its 2014/15 ski incentive program, expanding to include resorts in British Columbia, Canada.

Participating agents across Australia and New Zealand who book United Airlines tickets from June 5 to August 8 2014 will be in the running to win one of 10 places on an all-expense paid, educational ski trip to some of the best ski destinations in North America.


Travelmarvel has a range of new agent incentives for agents who make bookings during June and July.

The incentives include a ‘Book three, cruise for free’ incentive for cruises through Vietnam and Cambodia, and the chance to win a Vietnam and Cambodia famil when booking any Travelmarvel cruise, including flights with Malaysia Airlines, during the month of June.


Michael Levis, founder of new hotel brand citizen, has been announced as the keynote speaker at Ted Horner’s CEO Summit in Sydney on July 16.

The event is an invitation only event designed for hotel executives wanting the latest information on technology trends and their impact on the hotel sector. 

Email the Travel Weekly team at

Latest News

  • Hotels

The Gainsborough Bath Spa 2025 line-up in celebration of Jane Austen’s 250th anniversary

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth, The Gainsborough Bath Spa will host a series of exclusive events in partnership with Strictly Jane Austen. Combining classic architecture and historical elegance, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is the perfect setting for this celebration of Jane Austen. Located just moments away from key sites in Austen’s […]

  • Aviation

Qatar Airways is the official airline partner of Premier Padel

Premier Padel is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Qatar Airways as it becomes the new “Title Sponsor”, “Tour Finals Sponsor”, and “Official Airline Partner”. As part of this significant partnership, the official tour will be renamed the “Qatar Airways Premier Padel Tour”. In addition, the tour final taking place in Barcelona on December […]

  • Destinations

Malolo Island Resort Fiji launches its own resort app

Guests at the Malolo Island Resort can now get a better experience even before they arrive with the resort’s newly launched mobile app. Guests are encouraged to download and use the app ahead of their stay to build their itinerary. They can check-in prior to their arrival and make dinner and spa reservations all from […]

  • Tour Operators

France on foot holiday savings

Walking up a steep incline may be painful, but it is all worth it when you see that incredible view.

  • Cruise

Seabourn introduces enhanced groups programs for travel advisors

Leading ultra-luxury cruising and expedition travel company, Seabourne, proudly announces the “Seabourn Enhanced Groups Program” to elevate business prospects for travel advisors. This program introduces a revamped Tour Conductor Credit that offers shipboard credits or bonus commission for bookings. It also eliminates the need for deposits for small group allotments and increases group capacity. “Seabourn […]

  • Cruise

Ponant’s latest luxury cruise expeditions for 2024 and 2025

Head out to see the beauty of unique destinations on three bucket-list explorations of Australia with Ponant Cruise’s new luxury expeditions. Known for their luxury cruises, Ponant offers unique and truly exceptional sea voyage aboard sleek and intimately sized cruise yachts. They offer a range of discovery expeditions, and launched new cruises that take guests […]

  • Aviation
  • News

Christine O’Reilly to replace Peter Hay as chair of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation

Christine O’Reilly has been named as the new chair of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC) – the owner of Melbourne and Launceston Airports. According to a release, O’Reilly will replace Peter Hay on 1 October, who retires after five years as Chair of APAC. APAC CEO Lorie Argus said O’Reilly’s appointment comes at an exciting […]

  • Tourism

The number one thing you can’t forget if you’re going to Europe & The Olympics

As the Summer Olympics in Paris draws near, travel insurance comparison site Compare the Market is urging travellers to safeguard their European summer sports dreams by getting travel insurance for when the unexpected happens. While France seems like a decently safe country to visit, it’s crucial not to overlook the potential risks that could disrupt a holiday. From bed […]