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Hong Kong travel agents arrested for trying to rip off subsidy scheme by almost $500K

The 19 suspects, aged between 32 and 83, were arrested during a series of raids last week for conspiracy to defraud and could face up to 14 years in jail.

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Aviation

Emirates ordered to pay passenger more than $2m over long-lost luggage

Have you been receiving emails from Nigerian businessmen claiming they want to give you millions of dollars? Emirates currently has the opposite problem.

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Destinations

These are the world’s most Instagrammed viewpoints

Personally, our favourite viewpoint is from the pub across the road. All you can really see is a brick wall, but after a few drinks, it can be anywhere in the world.

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Aviation

Stowaway cat causes two-day flight delay

The sneaky little feline caused quite the flight delay when cabin crew and ground staff failed to find it.

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Destinations

Hong Kong Tourism Board’s regional boss to depart after 17 years

Andrew Clark has been with the HKTB since 2003, which (fun facts) happened to be the same year Finding Nemo was released in cinemas and Shane Warne was temporarily banned from cricket.

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Destinations

Global traveller’s incredible mission halted due to COVID-19

A Danish man who has travelled to nearly every nation in the world without flying is stuck in Hong Kong due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to withdraw Hong Kong services

Virgin Australia’s turbulent time in the Hong Kong market is set to end amid ongoing civil unrest and growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: NZ Festival of the Arts, Solomons PM stresses low-cost, high-impact tourism strategy + MORE!

Given yesterday’s public holiday, we almost decided to skip this week’s Destination Wrap. But, as you’ll discover here, there’s just too much happening!

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Aviation

Virgin Australia targets more sustainable Hong Kong service in closer co-op with Virgin Atlantic

by Christian Fleetwood

The Australian consumer watchdog has green-lighted Virgin Australia’s request to further its partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Here’s what that means for your clients.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Venice’s new tourist tax, Tokyo hit by typhoon, California bans mini-hotel shampoo bottles + MORE!

Our favourite part of Monday morning is putting together this delightful wrap up of destination news for our faithful readers. Just kidding! We don’t like anything about Mondays.

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Destinations

REVEALED: The 10 most popular cities for international travellers (and six are in Asia)

The world’s most popular cities for international travellers have been revealed, and TW can confirm that neither Tamworth nor Dubbo made the list.

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Hotels

Ovolo Group boss calls for industry assistance during “trying times” in Hong Kong, as protests continue

by Christian Fleetwood

Ovolo Group’s founder and CEO has called on Hong Kong’s government to lend a helping hand to tourism operators amidst ongoing pro-democracy protests.

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