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Tour OperatorsThomas Cook revives as an OTABritish travel icon Thomas Cook attempts a comeback, under new ownership and online-only.
DestinationHKTB eyes reopening of short-haul travel marketsTourism board will beef up engagement efforts as Covid-19 restrictions eases, while theme parks and convention centres are reopening again. 
CruiseTouchless tech will turn cruise ships smarter and saferCruise lines adapt contactless tech to prepare for a healthy return to sailing
CruiseCruise lines keep calm and carry onSailings may be paused, but cruise lines are still forging ahead with new ships, upgrades and even the expansion of sales teams.
DestinationBasking in nature's glory is top wellness travel trendWith more travellers seeking connection with nature, some Australian regions are seeing their highest-ever occupancy.
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TWA Correction


On 7 January 2019, Travel Weekly Asia published an article on the demise of the Bestjet Travel OTA in Australia. The story included unsubstantiated allegations by the previous owner (Ms Rachel James) including statements that prior to the business sale Bestjet had been profitable and followed stringent operational, financial and industry protocols and that the new owners, McVicker International and/or Robert McVicker were guilty of poor management and the failure of the business in just 39 days.

Travel Weekly Asia now accepts that the article was unjustified and reflected poorly on McVicker International and Robert McVicker. Travel Weekly Asia further accepts that all of the allegations made against McVicker International and Robert McVicker were unsubstantiated and apologises unreservedly for publishing those allegations.
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