The disruptive boys of modern travel, Airbnb and Uber, have gone corporate, signing onto the Concur business booking and travel management platform. More
A commercial breakthrough for Amadeus, which yesterday announced that it will be integrating Alipay, China's leading online payment service provider, into its payment platform. More
The amount now owed by the government of Venezuela to the airlines that fly there has blown out to an astonishing USD4.1bn with no sign that the two dozen carriers involved will get their money. More
The most underestimated tourism market according to new research are those tourists in disguise, the category otherwise known as VFR – visiting friends and relatives. More
Hotel branding expert James Stuart and accommodation industry broker and analyst Daniel Miller from Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels are the latest speakers to confirm for No Vacancy Bali on Aug 29. Click for details…
Mixed results for the Asian hotels in the six months to June 30, says STR Global. More
Flight Centre today confirmed it will post a record profit for the 2013/14 financial year and expects increased earnings over the next 12 months. More
Tours and activities website Viator has been sold to TripAdvisor for USD200 million, the companies announced today. More
Demand for Australian hotel rooms will grow at double the speed of supply over the next three years, propelling room rates into record territory, according to Deloitte Access Economics. More
A disastrous week for the aviation industry ended in further tragedy yesterday when a third commuter aircraft, Air Algerie flight AH5017, crashed en-route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, Africa. More
Accommodation distribution company SiteMinder – which earlier this year raised USD30 million in financing – has revealed strong transaction growth. More
Mobile is set to be the dominant platform for TripAdvisor with the company reporting that half its traffic now comes from smartphones and tablet users. More
A study released today claims that for "every incremental $1m spent on international tourism marketing, up to $16m in spend is generated by foreign tourists and 89 additional jobs created". More
In a finding that's sure to provoke intense debate, analysis of thousands of hotel reviews reveals this relatively modest pool at the Plantation Hotel Phnom Penh to be the region's best with a score of 95. More
Tragedy-torn Malaysia Airlines today reiterated that major shareholder, the Malaysian Government, is committed to ensuring its long-term future as the national carrier. More
P&O is attempting to sail upmarket with the new tagline: Like No Place On Earth. "It’s sophisticated, a little sassy and conjures feelings of escape, freedom and space with an element of luxury,”Senior Vice President Tammy Marshall declared. More
Tenaiya Brookfield, Director of E-Commerce, Archipelago International, and Craig Seaward, General Manager of the W Retreat and Spa Bali, are the latest speakers to confirm for the No Vacancy Bali conference. It's going to be a fantastic day Aug 29. There's now 18 speakers confirmed and with another two or three to come. See latest details.
Winter, when all the tourists are gone, can be the best time of year in Sydney. Cold but clear with strong south winds and big waves like this off Wedding Cake Island near Coogee. Look closely and you'll see a surfboard (10' 2") being pushed over the outside wave. Pic taken on Saturday by Bill Morris.
It's a very sad day with 298 people dead after flight MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The attack has so many implications, political, personal and commercial. See latest stories.