asia pacific

Cruise

Ponant forced to cancel NZ cruise season over visa dispute

More than 650 Kiwis will be left high and dry this cruise season after Ponant was forced to cancel its ‘expedition bubbles’.

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Cruise

New Zealand turns away Ponant ship ahead of planned ‘bubble expeditions’

The cruise line’s long-awaited New Zealand cruise season is facing an uncertain future after the NZ government denied visas to a majority of the ship’s crew.

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Tourism

STUDY: Travel and tourism critical to Asia Pacific’s economic recovery

This new research by the WTTC shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Unless, of course, they’ve been living under a rock.

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Tourism

INFOGRAPHIC: The top 5 traveller trends in APAC, according to agents

Are you more of a visual learner? Do you hate reading anything that’s more than a couple of hundred words? If you answered ‘yes’ to both or even one of these questions, this article’s for you!

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Aviation

Qantas to add additional flights on APAC network

Meanwhile, we’ll be adding additional drinks to our boss’ bar tab later today.

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Hotels

Hilton APAC President: “Yields in Sydney are the strongest they’ve ever been”

by Ali Coulton

We chatted to Alan Watts about the Hotel giant’s continued APAC success and what they’re doing to give back to local communities.

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Travel Agents

Virtuoso’s new commitment to Australia and Asia

by Ali Coulton

We had a chat with Virtuoso APAC MD Michael Londregan about the expansion and what it means for Aussies. Sadly, koalas were not the reason behind the decision.

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Hotels

Langham Group eyes Hayman Island, Aussie resorts

The Langham hotels group has its eyes set on Australia, although we’re not suggesting they watch us from a boat on the coast.

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Technology

What today’s consumers are lusting for

by Sophie Harrison

Sabre identifies three behavioural trends all hoteliers and airlines must strive for!

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Travel Agents

TW CHATS WITH WOMEN IN TRAVEL SPONSOR, TMS ASIA PACIFIC

by Travel Weekly

Travel Weekly caught up with Executive Recruiter Ainslie Hunt, to chat about their sponsorship of Women in Travel.

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Tourism

Tourism Australia stops chasing tourists

by Hannah Edensor

What new partnership will see Tourism Australia stop seeking the typical tourist?

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Travel Agents

What affluent travellers want

by Hannah Edensor

Find out what your cashed up client is looking for in their next holiday.

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