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Hong Kong’s first high-speed rail line opens this weekend

Following almost 20 years of planning and construction, the Hong Kong Express Rail Link will open fully on 23 September. The rail line will connect the city with the rest of mainland China’s 25,000km long national high-speed rail network for the first time, and will greatly increase travel capability for events. The line will be known as the Vibrant Express, and will travel through 44 stations inc...

In pictures: Adelaide’s largest ever incentive group visit

The Adelaide Convention Bureau’s incentive marketing drive into China has paid dividends, with a 5-day/4-night visit by 750 employees of Joymain, one of China’s largest Science/tech and direct selling companies. The 750 delegates in one wave was Adelaide’s largest single incentive group visit and is the second time the company has visited Australia, with the first being to Sydney in 2015. Joymain ...

ITB Asia focusing on $180bn Muslim travel market

Asian travel trade show ITB Asia is set to focus on the US$180bn Muslim travel market for its 2018 edition. The show has partnered with CrescentRating and Halal Trip for the Halal in Travel summit, which is now in its third year. Its key theme will be ‘Innovation & Technology in the Muslim Travel Space’. ITB Asia will also be launching a newly dedicated Muslim Travel Hub and Pavilion, hosting ...

Industry stalwarts launch new Matcher platform in Brazil

Up to 150 tour operators, including representatives from major airlines operating in Brazil, will be among the first business travel professionals to experience the new Matcher networking platform, which will launch its first edition next year. The initiative is a result of the union of three industry veterans: Jeanine Pires (ex-Embratur and director at Pires e Associados), Ana Maria Donato (ex-Di...

New research suggests millennials are the most cost-conscious travellers

New research conducted by Carlson Wagonlit Travel suggests that millennials are the most cost-conscious travellers. CWT Solutions Group – the consulting division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel – conducted research that says millennials saved an average of 22% more than baby boomers, and 17% more than generation X on the average flight ticket. Millennials are the generation born between 1980 and 1995, ...