One of the world's most iconic and durable tourism marketing brands – Tourism Victoria's enduring 'Jigsaw' branding and advertising platform – is under threat and the state's industry believes there's a very real risk it will be phased out. More
Luxe City Guides is rolling out its new digital strategy but CEO Simon Westcott (pictured) still sees a big future for its print products. More
Australia's competition watchdog, the ACCC, is investigating the contentious practice of parity pricing in the accommodation industry to see if it constitutes anti-competitive behaviour. More
The Sheraton brand shake-up continues with the resort and hotel operator launching a USD100 million multi-channel marketing campaign with the tag line 'Where Actions Speak Louder'. More
"Hey guys I'm going to Thailand and would like to meet new people over there and have some drinks and share some stories." Or…. "Australia travel buddy needed!" Or… More
One of Asia's leading industry analysts, Bill Barnett, has warned that mass tourism is doing more harm than good in Phuket, where rates tumbled another 9% in the first half of this year. More
Actor and entertainer Hugh Jackman has signed on with Qantas to become a global ambassador for the airline. More
Australian restaurant booking technology company, AS Digital, has been bought by Priceline Group, which aims to own online dining bookings in the same way it dominates hotel reservations through its online travel agents Booking.com and Agoda. More
Forget an unstable stockmarket and a slowing economy, China's outbound travel boom is tipped to continue with Chinese traveller numbers forecast to grow 16% in 2015. More
Hotels.com says the global average price its customers paid for hotel rooms increased just 1% in the first six months of 2015 compared with the previous year. More
Helloworld is in talks to buy AOT Group, Australia's largest inbound tour operator and domestic wholesaler. More
It may only be a tweak, but it means a lot.
“This is a start of a new beginning," said Chairman Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof on today's renaming of Malaysia Airline System (MAS) to Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB). More
Webjet MD John Guscic has vested 500,000 options in the company at $3.10. Since making the annual results announcement on Aug 20, Webjet's shares have fallen from $4.09 to $3.55 today.
Is Flight Centre an active competitor of, or an agent to the airlines it does business with?
That is the central question the ACCC will ask the High Court of Australia to determine as it appeals a Federal Court ruling handed down in Flight Centre's favour on July 31 over allegations that the retailer "attempted to induce three international airlines to enter into price fixing arrangements".
Travelzoo Inc has exercised an option to buy back the licence of its Asia Pacific business for USD22.6m – 6x the USD3.6m price company founder Ralph Bartel paid for it back in 2009 at the height of the financial crisis. More
It's been a flat 12 months for travel agents in Helloworld's 1700
store travel retail network, the company revealed today, with trade idling in neutral for Ma & Pa agencies – no growth.
The swagger is back at Flight Centre. Today the global travel retailer called itself a "sales and marketing machine" tapping into a "golden era of travel" driven by free-spending baby boomers who don't give a damn about crashing stock markets and the economic challenges of China. More
Mantra Group has capped its first year as a public company with a net profit of $36.2m, exceeding IPO forecasts, however struggled to increase room rates across the 119 property portfolio. More
Eco-tourism is a hoax. Everyone's jumping on the bandwagon but it's going nowhere.
For while 21.6% of Australians agree that "For my next holiday I'd really like an eco-tourism experience" just More
Here's the new logo for Queenstown, part of a re-brand for the New Zealand outdoor destination based around "four pillars" – Escape, Majestic, Openness and Energy. Local tourism marketing group Destination Queenstown has also devised a fresh tagline – "feel the inspiration"… Do you?
Senior executives from Uber and Airbnb – two of the world’s most revolutionary companies – today confirmed involvement in the TRAVELtech 'Disruptive Influences' conference in Sydney on October 15. More
It's now clear the weaker Aussie dollar is having a major impact on travel patterns with outbound growth by Australian travellers "grinding to halt" while domestic holidays grow in popularity. More
Travel is the major aspiration of Australians according to a new "hopes and dreams" survey of 6500 Aussies. More
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has moved to clarify the consumer confusion surrounding what a Sheraton hotel actually represents by launching the Sheraton Grand brand for top-tier properties. More
Strong sales growth continued at Webjet but costs grew faster than revenue as the online retailer's net profit dropped -8.5% to $17.5m for the year to June 30. More
Global tourism growth more than halved during June and further declines may be on the way, according to the latest edition of IATA's premium traffic monitor. More
Expedia's hotel inventory will be available to corporate travellers using Serko from mid-September with an alliance between the companies announced today. More