Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Kings Park WA summits the list for the top five viewpoints in all of...

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Kings Park in Perth leads a new study by Remitly, a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families, who has revealed the top five viewpoints in all of Australia, and three locations in each State and Territory preferred by interstate and international visitors. The best place to navigate the sheer wonder of Australia’s vast openness and natural beauty are from those locations that offer the best views. Remitly analysed over 1.4 million TripAdvisor reviews to find which attractions have left visitors talking about its view most regularly. The results were then ranked to name the greatest viewpoints, and within each part of Australia.

How blockchain technology could resuscitate the global travel industry

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Over the past decade, blockchain technology has gained traction, with many taking a sudden interest. But is it time to concede that it is a viable technology? Given the many black-market paradoxes associated with this technology, I get the reluctance to fully onboard the Crypto.

Simpleview launches study on digital transformation in tourism sector

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Simpleview, in conjunction with Karen Bolinger Consulting, conducted a global survey into the current digital landscape, finding the visitor economy is not keeping pace with other industries and is fuelled by low digital literacy within organisations and stakeholders.

Amazon casts initiative for road trippers to access car accessories

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Amazon Australia announced Automotive Part Finder, a tool which enables clients to shop by vehicle and find parts and accessories manufactured to fit their car. Part Finder matches from a range of over 100,000 vehicle specific products like windscreen wiper blades, light bulbs, brake pads, filters etc, to a number of Australia’s most popular cars from the last decade. 

Travel firms plan fintech investment boom to capture industry rebound

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As the world begins to rediscover travel with COVID-19 restrictions lifting, the travel industry has an opportunity to rebuild and renew by harnessing advances in fintech to improve the traveler experience. That’s why Amadeus has created the ‘Travel fintech investment trends’ report, based on research with over 70 senior leaders from large airlines and travel sellers.

NSM celebrates 30th anniversary with International Museum Day Forum

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On May 17, China National Silk Museum (NSM) launched the International Museum Day Forum on the theme of “The Power of Museums: Research, Collaborations, and Community.” Dr. An Laishun, VP of ICOM, Dr. Kate Seymour, Chair of ICOM International Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC), Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset, Chair of ICOM COSTUME, Prof. Sally Yerkovich, Chair of ICOM Standing Committee on Ethics, Prof. Marie Louise Bech Nosch, President of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Mr. Xudong Wang, Director of The Palace Museum, and many other scholars all participated and gave presentations.

Intrepid Travel prepares for growth with first all-female ANZ leadership

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Global tour operator Intrepid Travel announced key leadership changes to its ANZ team, representing Intrepid’s first all-female regional leadership team. This includes Sarah Clark returning as ANZ Managing Director, and Yvette Thompson promoted to General Manager – Sales & Partnerships to lead all partner relationships and commercial agreements.

Camplify acquires SHAREaCAMPER and Mighway as NZ Border reopens

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Camplify Holdings Limited (ASX: CHL) is pleased to announce that the planned acquisition of Mighway and SHAREaCAMPER from Tourism Holdings Limited (THL) has now been completed.

With two top attractions in the new 7 wonders, Peru is a bucket-list pick

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Chosen by over 100 million votes from across the globe in 2007, the New 7 Wonders of the World are the impressive landmarks and popular attractions. One of them, and perhaps the most mythical, is Machu Picchu. The citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru, was discovered in 1902 by Agustín Lizárraga and made known to the world in 1911 by Hiram Bingham.

Boat experiences marketplace Floatspace expands into the U.S.

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Since launching in Australia in 2020, Floatspace has grown to become the leading boat and yacht rental marketplace, with over 15,000 guests taking advantage of the platform to enjoy all kinds of events and activities on the water with their friends, family or colleagues. The pandemic has created a boom of interest in the boating lifestyle, as people have sought domestic leisure alternatives to overseas travel. Riding this wave of activity, the Australian-born company has recently taken its first steps toward international expansion, launching in Miami, Florida and establishing a local team on the ground to spearhead growth.