News in Brief: Thursday March 14

News in Brief: Thursday March 14
By admin


Port Stephens Tourism has changed its name to Destination Port Stephens and will begin to broaden its promotion beyond the town itself.

Tourism officials said they want to attract more visitors outside the peak holiday months, encourage product development and investment and entice more business events and conferences.

 

Passengers on Silversea's expedition cruises will be provided with a range of visual and written items from the Royal Geographical Society under a new partnership.

The society, which boasts more than two million scientific and historical information, will bring provide a wealth of information relating to voyages on Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos to Antarctica, the Arctic, Galapagos, South America, Africa and Europe.

 

TravelManagers has recorded a record month with February sales up 5% on last year.

 

Tourism Ireland has launched a social media campaign that it said could reach up to 250 million people around the globe. The ‘Great Green-off' encourages its 1.25 Facebook fans around the world to create and share their own ‘greening' video or picture. Greening is a reference to St Patrick's Day when buildings and sites around the world turn green. The winner and five friends will be whisked off to the Gathering in Ireland this year.

 

Scoot will temporarily reduce one of its daily flights between Singapore and Sydney between May 8 and May 31. It will also cut back services to the Gold Coast from five to four weekly flights between May 11 and May 31.

 

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

Latest News

  • Tour Operators
  • Travel Weekly TV

What sets Eclipse Travel apart with Africa expert Hilary Dubyk: Travel Weekly TV

Join Hilary and Nancy on the couch in the weeks episode and learn a little more about why Hilary loves ‘the Mother Continent’ so much and why she thinks the expedition cruise space is one of the most exciting to watch in 2024. Hilary is an absolute Africa specialist who has found a home in […]

  • Destinations
  • Tourism

Surge in Australians visiting Japan

The number of Australians visiting Japan in the first quarter of 2024 increased by 46.3% compared to the same period in 2019, new data released by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) shows. Visitor numbers in March alone were up a staggering 87.4% compared to March 2019. “These figures are fantastic to see and confirm what […]

  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • News

Seabourn announces Western Kimberley Traditional Owners as Godparents of Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn has named Western Kimberley Traditional Owners, the Wunambal Gaambera, as Godparents of the ultra-luxury purpose-built Seabourn Pursuit. It is the first cruise line to appoint Traditional Owners as godparents of a ship. Seabourn Pursuit embarks on its inaugural season in the Kimberley region this June. The naming ceremony will take place on Seabourn Pursuit’s […]

  • Luxury

Malolo Island Resort opens brand new Spa

Fiji’s Malolo Island has added another string to its bow – opening its $1.3 million day spa on Thursday, 18th April 2024. (Lead Image: matriarch Rosie Whitton with spa staff) Located at the edge of the resort’s luscious patch of tropical rainforest, the new “Leilani’s Spa” adds another level of elevated experiences to Malolo’s already […]