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Charge more for flights to deter tourists and help the planet, says Air New Zealand adviser

Sir Jonathan Porritt says there is ‘no going back’ to tourism as it was pre-Covid and that flying is a privilege not a rightAir New Zealand’s chief environmental adviser has said he is in favour of increasing the price of flights to New Zealand and “putting off some people coming” as the country considers a new approach to tourism post-Covid.In an interview with Newsroom published on Tuesday, the airline’s chief environmental adviser, Sir Jonathon Porritt, said he supported hiking the price of i...
Tags: Travel, Climate Change, World news, Asia Pacific, Air transport, New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Newsroom, Jonathan Porritt, Jonathon Porritt, COVID


Accor Says ‘It’s All Good’ To Travel

Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand, continues to invest in the resurgence of domestic travel and is instilling confidence in travellers with its latest campaign - 'It's All Good' [transl. It's how we say peace of mind in Australia and New Zealand].
Tags: Travel, Australia, New Zealand, Accor


Oceania Cruises: 2022-2023 Itineraries

CLICK TO VIEW 86-PAGE CATALOG Oceania Cruises: 2022-2023 Itineraries Today, Oceania Cruises releases its 2022-2023 itineraries and makes them available for immediate booking. “Both loyal past guests and first-time guests alike have shown an almost unquenchable thirst for worldwide travel with our 2022 itineraries and our recently launched 2023 world cruise, and we are certain they will be delighted with this latest collection of memorable, exotic experiences,” stated Bob Binder, President & C...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Featured, Australia, Africa, Blog, Antarctica, New Zealand, Tokyo, Miami, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Caribbean, Buenos Aires, Oceania


9 essentials for staying healthy while traveling, from a sterilizer wand to a muscle stimulator to improve circulation

Taking proper precautions while traveling is vital in helping prevent contracting a virus like COVID-19. Innovative tech like portable water filters or wand sterilizers can help make any trip a much safe experience.  Below, we've rounded up 9 essentials everyone should pack in their suitcase or carry-on for healthy travel. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Travel isn't what it used to be. Not only has the pandemic severely restricted what has become the world's favorite pastime, but it's also c...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Health, Europe, Fcc, Youtube, Africa, US, Trends, Tech, Best, Features, New Zealand, South America, Fda, Anthropologie


Air New Zealand to trial Covid vaccine passport on Sydney flights

Airline aims to ‘streamline health verification’ for travel as vaccinations begin Air New Zealand will trial a digital vaccine passport in April on flights between Auckland and Sydney.As vaccination begins in Australia, attention has turned to the potential resumption of international travel and how Australia could track whether potential visitors have been vaccinated. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, World news, Australia news, Air transport, Sydney, New Zealand, Auckland, Air New Zealand, Coronavirus


Horwath HTL Market Report: New Zealand: Hotel Market Snapshot

New Zealand's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been widely praised both locally and internationally.
Tags: Travel, New Zealand


HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 12 February 2021

Huka Lodge Acquired by Baillie Lodges in New Zealand, Tourism Australia Launched AUD5 Million Tourism Campaign to Boost Domestic Tourism, NZD50 Million Events Fund Rolled Out to Regions in New Zealand, Hua Hin Airport to be Further Upgraded in Thailand.
Tags: Travel, Australia, New Zealand, Huka Lodge Acquired, Baillie Lodges, New Zealand Hua Hin Airport


Look Down Under to See What’s Ahead | By Larry Mogelonsky

Married to an Aussie for nearly 40 years, it's given me a more informed perspective on how Australia, and New Zealand for that matter, have faired during this pandemic. Without getting into the statistics, which you can look up on Google on your own time, it's plain to see that many countries in APAC have handled this crisis commendably when compared to those nations in other parts of the globe. And thus, hoteliers should look down under for guidance on what's next for their properties, w...
Tags: Travel, Google, Australia, New Zealand, APAC, Larry Mogelonsky


23 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images As the pandemic continues, many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to homes with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine right to your door as part of the package.Read more: 21 signature cocktail recipes from hotel...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


2020: the quiz of the year

Kim Kardashian’s unique talent, the return of AC/DC, that mysterious drive to Barnard Castle… How well can you recall the past year? Take our quiz to find out.In May, which Co Durham attraction was momentarily the UK’s most reviewed tourist spot?Durham CathedralThe world’s oldest working railway, at TanfieldBarnard CastleTeesdale Alpaca FarmIn November, the Russian state aviation authority recommended that Aeroflot immediately sack an executive of their budget airline Pobeda. Why?The airline tra...
Tags: Books, Politics, UK, England, Hollywood, London, Television, Kim Kardashian, Film, Wikipedia, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, New Zealand, James Bond, Kardashians


HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 11 December 2020

Padaeng Industry to Acquire Two Luxury Hotels in Bangkok, Sofitel Queenstown Sold to New Zealand Hotel Fund for NZD60 Million, Cambodia Begins USD150 Million Road Projects to Modernise Siem Reap City and Tourism, Thailand to Launch Largest Train Station in Southeast Asia.
Tags: Travel, Thailand, New Zealand, Padaeng Industry to Acquire Two Luxury Hotels, Bangkok Sofitel Queenstown Sold, Modernise Siem Reap City


Christchurch attacker was radicalised on YouTube: Inquiry by NZ govt

The gunmen who attacked two mosques in March last year in Christchurch, New Zealand, frequently visited YouTube as “a significant source of information and inspiration” rather than extreme right-wing websites, according to an inquiry report submitted by a Royal Commission that was appointed by the Kiwi government. Although the attacker, Brenton Tarrant, had visited extremist chat rooms and forums on other websites like Reddit, 4chan and 8chan, YouTube played a far more influential role, the repo...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Youtube, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit, Guardian, Hate Speech, Nz, APAC, Royal Commission, Tarrant, Christchurch New Zealand, Content Moderation


21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


Google to pay select publishers for paywalled news content

As part of its $1 billion investment in news, Google will start paying select news organisations for access to their paywalled content for its News Showcase program, the company said in a blogpost on Wednesday.  Paywalls are a crucial part of some publishers’ revenue strategies, the company said. “To support that goal, we’ll pay participating partners to provide limited access to paywalled content for News Showcase users. In return, users will register with the news publisher, providing a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Brazil, Google News, Search Console, Digital News, Google News Showcase, Mel Silva Google, Germany Brazil Argentina Canada France U K


UK bans installation of new Huawei equipment in 5G networks from September 2021: Reports

Telecom providers in the United Kingdom will have to stop installing Huawei equipment for 5G network infrastructure from September 2021. Oliver Dowden, the country’s Digital Secretary, called for the “complete removal of high-risk vendors” from UK’s 5G networks, reported The Guardian and BBC News. The government also unveiled a “5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy” that hopes to ensure UK is “never again dependent on a small number of suppliers.” Dowden’s announcement comes a day ahead of t...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, News, Sweden, Australia, India, Nokia, US, BBC News, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Huawei, Ericsson


HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 27 November 2020

Iris Capital Snaps up Accor Hotel Portfolio for AUD180 Million, Discovery Lodge Acquired by New Zealand’s Largest Private Hotel Investor, Victorian Government's AUD465 Million Tourism Package Include AUD200 Travel Voucher Scheme, ADB Approves USD484 Million Loan for Expressway Linking Myanmar’s Bago Region.
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Myanmar


Guest Post: Cy Todd

  Hi Everyone!   I don't know about you, but when I got a message from Corey, asking me to consider doing a guest post on her blog, well... I had just finished reading about Rebecca  the Metropolitan Opera singer in NYC, and thought... how do I follow that?   Then I read about Jennifer in New Zealand, and again, I'm thinking... how do I follow that?  Then I gave up.  What could possibly be of interest to Corey's readers about my life?  And besides, she probably wrote ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Usa, France, Rebecca, New Zealand, Christian, Monaco, Venice, Mediterranean, South Of France, Venice Italy, Corey, Jennifer, Yann


Global Hospitality Leader Millennium & Copthorne Prepares for Post-COVID-19 Recovery of Hotel Operations

A year after delisting from the London Stock Exchange, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited (M&C), a global hospitality leader, disclosed major initiatives that will prepare it for a recovery by as early as 2021 from the recent challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.The privatisation granted M&C greater agility and cushioned impact of the pandemic. Lessons learned and operational changes in recent months have helped to lay a much stronger foundation. Properties across the globe have ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, London, Singapore, London Stock Exchange, New Zealand, CDL, Singapore Exchange, Real Estate Investment Trust, City Developments Limited CDL, Europe UK 21 USA, CDL Hospitality Trusts CDLHT


No, the Council of the European Union is not considering a ban on end-to-end encryption

An Austrian media report incorrectly concluded that the Council of the European Union, one of the three legislative bodies of the European Union, is discussing a resolution to ban end-to-end encryption. The , in fact, states, “Encryption is an anchor of confidence in digitalisation and in protection of fundamental rights and should be promoted and developed”. It sees the increasing adoption of end-to-end encryption by messaging platforms as a “positive[e] reflect[ion]”. The draft resolution ack...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, Privacy, China, India, US, Eu, European Union, Surveillance, End-to-end Encryption, Commission, New Zealand, European Commission, Council of the European Union, Committee


21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world — including a live Zoom tasting with Sarah Jessica Parker

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, New York, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand


Amazon bags India streaming rights for New Zealand cricket

In a significant step in its sports ambitions, Amazon Prime Video has picked up the India streaming rights for New Zealand cricket until 2025/26. The company the deal, struck for an undisclosed amount, on Tuesday morning. “With this announcement Amazon Prime Video becomes the first Indian streaming service to secure exclusive live cricket rights from a major cricketing board,” Amazon said. “The deal includes Team India’s tour of New Zealand in early 2022, and a second tour, the dates for which...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, India, Disney, Cricket, New Zealand, Ipl, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime Video, Indian Premier League, Delhi High Court, Telangana, Team India, Zapr, India Future Group


Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is reportedly becoming a citizen in the European island nation of Cyprus, which could cost him $2.5 million and give him tax breaks

Eric Schmidt , former chairman and CEO at GOOGLE visits Fox Business Network Studios on April 16, 2019 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is reportedly obtaining citizenship in the European country of Cyprus, per a Recode report, a move that will allow him to travel to the European Union and possibly reap tax benefits. The specific reason for Schmidt's citizenship application is unclear, but it could be to have a financial backup plan during the pandem...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York City, Trends, Strategy, European Union, Cyprus, Cnn, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, New York Magazine, Eric Schmidt, Montenegro, SCHMIDT, Tech Insider, John Lamparski Getty


20 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have begun phased reopenings following lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus, some states are experiencing an uptick in cases now and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


Astronauts on the space station see vibrant deserts, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS.

Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert Curbeam (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity. NASA Astronauts have lived on the International Space Station continuously for 20 years — the first expedition arrived on November 2, 2000. Astronauts have taken millions of pictures of their breathtaking views throughout those two decades, capturing from sprawling city lights to volcanic eruptions. Here are the 27 b...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Australia, France, Africa, Trends, Iran, Nasa, Earth, Features, Unesco, Canada, Chile, International Space Station, Paris


A mutated coronavirus strain causes most new COVID-19 infections in Europe and was spread within the continent by tourists, scientists say

Tourists and residents arriving at Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga, Spain, on June 22 after the borders were opened. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the coronavirus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday. The coronavirus variant was first identified in northeastern Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and other travelers, the scientists said. There isn't enough dat...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Trends, Spain, Tourism, New Zealand, Transmission, Basel, Tourists, Malaga Spain


A mutated strain of COVID-19 causes most new infections in Europe and was spread around the continent by tourists, scientists say

Arrival of tourists and residents at Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga, after the government opened the borders on the first day without COVID-19 virus alarm on June 22, 2020 in Malaga, Spain. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the virus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday. The coronavirus variant originated in north-east Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and othe...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Trends, Spain, Tourism, New Zealand, Transmission, Basel, Tourists, Málaga


China accuses Five Eyes nations of hypocrisy for demanding backdoors to encrypted communications

2020 is indeed an upside-down year. In a discombobulating development, China, American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation and a host of other global civil society organisations have found themselves on the same side of a debate — standing up against backdoors to end-to-end encrypted platforms. A Chinese Foreign Ministry official, on October 13, accused the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, the US in particular, of double standards for asking companies to build backdoors to encr...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, News, Privacy, Nsa, China, India, US, Surveillance, Encryption, End-to-end Encryption, United States, New Zealand, National Security Agency, Foreign Ministry


‘Backdoors to encryption are bad,’ civil society group tells Five Eyes, India, Japan. Again.

Debates on encryption often follow a predictable pattern. Every few months, USA, UK and Australia, at times accompanied by allies, rail against end-to-end encryption and demand backdoors for law enforcement agencies — either through statements or through draft legislation.  Soon enough, like clockwork, this is followed by response from civil society (and Big Tech), who criticise these statements, remind the world of the fundamental  rights to privacy and freedom of expression, before finally inf...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Usa, News, Privacy, Australia, India, Surveillance, Encryption, End-to-end Encryption, Canada, Washington Dc, United Kingdom, New Zealand, UK US


‘We want backdoors to E2E encrypted platforms for law enforcement’: India, Japan, Five Eyes to companies

India, along with the Five Eyes intelligence alliance and Japan, wants companies to build backdoors to end-to-end encrypted platforms for access to law enforcement agencies, according to an signed by the seven countries. They have argued that end-to-end encryption poses “significant challenges to public safety”, especially to the safety of “highly vulnerable members” of society like sexually exploited children. The Five Eyes alliance comprises of USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Wha...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Japan, Usa, UK, News, Privacy, Australia, India, US, Eu, European Union, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Encryption


Trudeau government drops the Covid-19 ball again, failing to warn of possible airborne transmission

With both the U.S. CDC and World Health Orginization warning that SARS-Cov-2 may be transmitted by airborne aerosols, Canada is once again a day late and a dollar short with our response.  Do note that there is no definitive proof that SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes the Covid-19 diseases, is airborne, this is just another transmission vector that many health authorities around the world believe leads to the spread.  The CBC just published a story on it:https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavir...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Sweden, China, Massachusetts, US, Canada, United States, New Zealand, Ottawa, Ontario, Cbc, Trump, Trudeau, Ny Times, United States Australia



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