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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 3 April 2020

HTL Announces Sale of Australia Hotel Properties Worth AUD35 Million, S Hotels & Resorts Pushes Forward with Business Expansion.
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Best National Trust sites by London

It’s true that London — from museums and theater shows to river cruises and pub crawls — has much to see and do within its city walls. But sometimes the bright lights and crowded streets of the British capital has visitors longing for a change of scene. Thankfully, London’s high-speed train routes to outdoor-loving counties such as Kent, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, and West Sussex make an escape to the great British countryside easy and affordable. Whether it’s sipping tea in a quintessential E...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, Australia, US, Britain, Winston Churchill, Surrey, Victoria, Stagecoach, Guildford, Canterbury, National Trust, London Bridge, Churchill


UPDATE 1-Middle East, Africa governments need to act faster to protect airlines - IATA - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Middle East, Africa governments need to act faster to protect airlines - IATA - Reuters:Middle Eastern and African governments must act faster to protect their airlines, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday, warning their losses from the coronavirus pandemic had risen to $23 billion.Several states have stepped in to help their airlines that have seen demand decimated by the global outbreak, such as the United States, Singapore and Australia, though few in the Mid...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Africa, Middle East, Middle East Africa, International Air Transport Association, United States Singapore, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IATA Reuters, IATA Africa, Muhaammad Ali Albakri


Golf Australia calls on all golf courses to close Golf Australia calls on all golf courses to close

Fairways will close due to new social distancing rules
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 27 March 2020

Devonport Waterfront Hotel Sold for AUD40 Million in Australia, Mandarin Orchard to Rebrand as Largest Hilton Hotel in Asia Pacific, Singapore Government Allocates SGD440 Million under Resilience Budget to Lift Tourism Sector, Hong Kong Tourism Board Prepares HKD400 Million to Support Tourism and MICE, China Sees Gradual Pickup in Domestic Travel.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Devonport Waterfront Hotel Sold, Asia Pacific Singapore


International LGBTQ films and TV

Let’s go on a gaycation. We can fall in love in Italy or have a San Francisco affair. We can don our best drag for an Australian road trip, or visit small-town America to shake up the local scene. If lounging by a lake in Provence is more your style, we can do that, too, though Miami’s waters are far warmer this time of year. Better yet — let’s do it all. We don’t need a train, plane, or automobile to get there. As long as you’ve got a secure WiFi connection and a device that can stream cont...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, Australia, NYC, Washington, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Netflix, United States, Paris, Dolly Parton, Italy, Sydney, Oscar


The difference between truffles

Truffles are among the most highly sought after mushrooms in the world. They’re far from the most frequently eaten — in fact, much of their popularity stems from seasonality and limited supply — yet truffles are revered by fine-food lovers. There are hundreds of known truffle species. Of these, fewer than 10 are eaten. And of those, there are two that dominate the conversation: black truffles and white truffles. Both types are native to Europe. White truffles (Tuber magnatum) are the more rar...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, California, France, US, San Francisco, United States, Italy, Croatia, Tuscany, All, Périgord, Truffles, Piedmont, Alba


Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

After completeing the Kokoda Trail and having returned to Australia my wife asked me So what's next I had always wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and that was my answer. So in February 2015 I headed to Moshi in Tanzania having booked wi
Tags: Travel, Australia, Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kokoda Trail, Moshi


Coronavirus: #Qatar Airways Still Operating a Third of Flights - Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Qatar Airways Still Operating a Third of Flights - Bloomberg:Qatar Airways said it’s continuing to operate a third of its normal schedule while bulking up on cargo flights as the Mideast carrier seeks to ride out the coronavirus outbreak.The second-biggest Gulf airline is still operating about 150 flights a day, serving European cities such as Frankfurt and Munich and more far-flung destinations in the U.S., Australia and parts of Asia, Thierry Antinori, its head of strategy, said W...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Qatar, Bloomberg, Frankfurt, Munich, Middle East, Emirates, Airbus, Gulf, Qatar Airways, Mideast, Boeing Co, Doha Qatar


Virgin Australia slams Qantas comments over bailoutVirgin Australia slams Qantas comments over bailout

Virgin calls for action from competition regulato
Tags: Travel, Australia, Virgin, Qantas, Virgin Australia


Olympics Games to be postponed 2021

Amid mounting pressure for the 2020 Olympics to be postponed, and countries like Australia and Canada even withdrawing their athletes a few days ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have agreed to postpone the Games to 2021. The Games, originally slated to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, will now be delayed a whole year, and will stay in Japan. According to a joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Australia, Canada, Shinzo Abe, Olympics, Tokyo, Ioc, All, 2020 Olympics, Organizing Committee, Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee IOC, Olympics 2020, Tokyo Olympics


RUSSIA...There's something about Cyril

My Great Uncle Cyril stowed on a ship as a lad...discovered and made cabin boy...arrived in Canada and spawned.Met him on a visit to Australia where he enchanted me with the way he said Hi...or was it his 17 year old granddaughter that caught
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Carnival Offers to Convert Some Cruise Ships to Hospital Ships

In a press statement released by Carnival Corporation, they offered to convert select cruise ships from Carnival, Holland America, Princess and P&O Australia into temporary hospital ships.    Carnival could help free up local hospital’s beds  The press release went on to say that the Read More The post Carnival Offers to Convert Some Cruise Ships to Hospital Ships appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Australia, Carnival Corporation, Carnival, Cruise Ships, Cruise News, Carnival Holland America Princess


642,000 international students: Canada now ranks 3rd globally in foreign student attraction.

Canada’s international student population has tripled over the past decade to 642,000 in 2019. Canada has moved into third place globally behind the United States of America and Australia. By  Kareem El-Assal Canada is now the world’s third-leading destination of international students, with a staggering 642,000 foreign students. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data, Canada’s international student population grew by 13 per cent in 2019 compared to the previo...
Tags: Travel, Australia, China, India, Nigeria, European Union, Unesco, Canada, Atlantic, United States, United Kingdom, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Donald Trump, Quebec, Columbia


Australia travel ban impact

Australia started to recover from devastating summer bushfires only a month ago, leaving behind a landscape that led The New York Times to proclaim “The End of Australia as We Know It.” Many spent the hot summer indoors, unable to go outside due to the hazardous smoke that filled central business districts and country towns. Brave firefighters battled the flames trying to protect homes rather than enjoying Christmas with their families. When the rain eventually came, it provided much-needed r...
Tags: Travel, Australia, New South Wales, The New York Times, Eden, All, Celeste Barber, Skelton, Travel Ban, Lake Conjola, COVID, Cate Peterson, Alf Manciagli Shutterstock Australia, Pam Skelton


17 Books to See You Through the Covid-19 Crisis

How do you get through the COVID-19 crisis with your physical and mental health intact? I for one have loads of work to do (updating old posts, writing new ones, fixing photos…) so staying busy isn’t a problem. It’s how to make the most of my down time. I’m less and less keen to even watch the nightly news and spend time on social media. There is too much hype and misinformation for my liking. In my non-working hours I exercise daily, walk my dog, cook and now help with babysitting my gran...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Books, Australia, Mexico, China, Africa, Book Reviews, Canada, Italy, Burma, Argentina, Newfoundland, Kenya, Albert Einstein, Jaguar


Queer events you can attend online

As the coronavirus pandemic alters daily life, queer events around the world are getting canceled, but there’s one event COVID-19 can’t touch: Couchella. That’s right — the hottest ticket in town is the house-party-of-one you’re hosting from your living room. Proximity doesn’t preclude us from gathering in the digital age. While it’s necessary to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a social recession doesn’t need to be the byproduct of staying safe. Whether you ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, New York, London, Instagram, Australia, Mexico, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sydney, Broadway, Lady Gaga, Coachella


More Family Court COVID-19 arrangements

Following on from yesterday's news, the Family and Federal Circuit Courts have announced changes to registrars and child dispute services procedures in response to COVID-19, effective immediately: FROM THE FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA AND THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA Managing the health and safety of the community, Judges and staff is our priority. Due to the escalating situation regarding COVID-19, and in anticipation of any further measures announced by Government, some urgent operation...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Court, Family Court, Conferences, Cic, Stephen Page, Stephen Page Harrington, Federal Circuit Court, CDCs, COVID, Family and Federal Circuit Courts, AAPT


STONE & WOOD TURNS WASTEWATER INTO BEER FOR INTERNATIONAL WORLD WATER DAY

In celebration of the United Nation’s World Water Day on Sunday 22 March, local independent brewery Stone & Wood have brewed a beer using purified wastewater to promote recycling water and water efficiency, in line with this year’s theme. A one-off limited Pilot Batch beer available at Stone & Wood’s Tasting Room in Byron Bay from Sunday 22 March, the recycled wastewater beer, named Beer-Water Beer, is a 4.7% summer ale brewed using wastewater from Stone & Wood’s main production facility in Mu...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, James, United Nation, Byron Bay, Murwillumbah, Stone Wood, James Perrin, Stone Wood James


How to support the queer community

Traveling should be about discovering the world, but the world isn’t always a welcoming place for queer people. Even in progressive countries that have legalized same-sex marriage, discrimination is widespread — from hotel owners not letting gay couples share a bed to attacks on transgender people using public restrooms. LGBTQ people making their voices heard has helped the progression of equality, but straight allies are important, too. If we want to live in a world where people are accepted...
Tags: Travel, UK, Australia, Paris, Ikea, Penguin, Lgbtq, American Airlines, All, Gay Times, Allies, Midsumma, LGBTQ+ travel, Straight allies, Straight Ally, International LGBTQ Travel Association


Spring break extended for Hawaii schools, Ala Moana mall cuts back hours, 7th COVID-19 case identified, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii schoolchildren ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Public Schools Spring Break To Be Extended A Week. The state public schools will extend its spring break an extra week, with students now scheduled to return to classes on March 30, Gov. David Ige announced Sunday. Hawaii Public Radio.School closures extended. Hawaii public schools will remain closed for an additional week of spring break to allow school administrators and staff time to evaluate and respond to newly emerging recommendatio...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Air Canada, Hawaii, House, New Zealand, Diana Ross, Maui, State, Honolulu, Legislature, Kohala, Kona, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, Maui News


Coronavirus: cruise passengers stranded as countries turn them away

Thousands in limbo around the world as vessels seek a port at which to dockCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs countries across the world scramble to close their borders in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of cruise ship passengers are stranded on the high seas while their vessels seek a port at which to dock.The Norwegian Jewel, sailing under the flag of the Bahamas, has been refused permission to dock in French Polynesia, Fiji, New Zealand and Aust...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Bahamas, Caribbean, Fiji, Samoa, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus outbreak, French Polynesia Fiji New Zealand


Australia orders all travellers to self-quarantineAustralia orders all travellers to self-quarantine

All cruise ships banned for a month from Australian ports
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Australia orders all travellers into two-week self-quarantineAustralia orders all travellers into two-week self-quarantine

All cruise ships banned for a month from Australian ports
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Coronavirus: airlines face meltdown as global travel bans multiply

American Airlines to scrap most long-haul flights while Australia orders all arrivals to self-isolate and Spain goes into lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesThe international travel industry faces a widespread shutdown over coronavirus fears after airlines announced new flight reductions and more countries introduced travel bans and isolation requirements.Travel businesses were hit with multiple doses of bad news on Saturday and Sunday, with the US expanding its Europe travel ban to include the...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Australia, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, US news, Ireland, US politics, Chile, Airline Industry, New Zealand


Australia’s privacy watchdog is taking Facebook to court. It’s a good start

By Katharine Kemp and Kayleen Manwaring On Monday (March 9), the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) brought proceedings against Facebook in the Federal Court, asking the court to impose financial penalties for serious interference with the privacy of more than 300,000 Australians. To our knowledge, this is the first time the privacy regulator has sought civil penalty orders under the Privacy […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Privacy, Australia, Data Protection, Views, Federal Court, Australian Information Commissioner, Katharine Kemp, Kayleen Manwaring


10 reasons Northstar shines bright in snow season

When was the last time you went skiing? Were there heated walkways, free bubbles, hot toddies, hot tubs, and roaring fireplaces? We didn’t think so. If you haven’t been to Northstar California Resort, in North Lake Tahoe, you haven’t done skiing right. Here’s 10 reasons why this North American ski resort will take your winter holiday up a notch. 1. Close and convenient Ok so close and convenient might be how we’d describe an Australian ski resort, but if you’ve committed to a long haul snow ho...
Tags: Travel, TC, Usa, Australia, California, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Ski, Moscow, Brussels, North America, Lake Tahoe, Northstar, Northstar California, North Lake Tahoe


Australia’s Brushfire Recovery Funds May Be Used for Coronavirus Response

The National Bushfire Recovery Agency can not guarantee the funds set aside by the government to aid in the bushfire restoration will not also be used for the coronavirus response.
Tags: Travel, Australia, National Bushfire Recovery Agency


Restricting underage access to porn and gambling sites: a good idea, but technically tricky

By Paul Haskell-Dowland (Edith Cowan University) Australia should work towards adopting a mandatory age-verification system for gambling and pornography websites, according to a recommendation from the federal parliamentary cross-party committee on social and legal issues. The recommendation follows the committee’s inquiry findings, released last month as a report titled Protecting the age of innocence. It […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Australia, Porn, Views, Online Gambling, Children's Privacy, Children and the Internet, Paul Haskell Dowland Edith Cowan



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