Friday, October 7, 2022

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.

Tokyo International Airport welcomes Smiths Detection tech solutions

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Smiths Detection, a threat detection company, announced that it has supplied Tokyo International Airport with 12 sets of HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage screening systems, iLane smart automatic tray return systems, and UV-C tray disinfection systems. Smiths Detection’s products will support the “JAL SMART SECURITY” addressed by Japan Airlines at Tokyo International Airport Domestic Terminal security checkpoints and utilize cutting-edge technology to realize more advanced security inspections.

CWT announces the appointment of Patrick Andersen as its next CEO

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CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, announces that Michelle McKinney Frymire has stepped down from her roles at the Company. As part of the Company’s long-term succession planning process, the Board of Directors has appointed President and Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Andersen as its next President and CEO, effective May 1, 2022. He will also serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Trivago decision shows the value of direct accommodation booking

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Peak industry body the Accommodation Association says Federal Court decision in relation to Trivago highlights the value for Australian consumers in booking accommodation direct or through Australian travel businesses. Trivago, which is part of American online travel shopping company Expedia Group Inc., was fined $44.7m for misleading consumers about hotel rates. Justice Mark Moshinsky said Trivago’s conduct has cost Australian consumers $30m.

Virgin Australia turns to Sabre’s tech to renew its retailing strategy

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Sabre Corporation, a tech provider that powers the global travel industry, announced that Virgin Australia is migrating to Sabre’s Revenue Optimizer solution to enable optimal pricing decisions and drive total revenue optimization to respond to today’s fluid travel environment. While previously, airline pricing and availability planning has relied on historical data, the pandemic has resulted in changes to the global travel marketplace. Sabre Revenue Optimizer will enable Virgin Australia to take a 360-approach to analysing and optimizing revenue by providing visibility into the total revenue of every flight, market and departure date.  

Monarc Global aviation tech company joins forces with Mobile Travel Agents

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Monarc Global provides solutions for the aviation and travel industry, and this week they have continued to increase their global presence and reach by partnering with one of the Australian travel industry’s most recognised travel brands, MTA – Mobile Travel Agents.