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Brunei backflips on same-sex death penalty following international backlash

by Christian Fleetwood

It appears the Sultan of Brunei has finally come to his senses. About bloody time, we say.

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Same-sex couple allegedly told by Smartraveller to “act heterosexual” ahead of Brunei stop-over

by Christian Fleetwood

Proving that Brunei’s strict new laws are the talk of the travel sector comes these fresh allegations.

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World’s happiest countries revealed (but Australia fails to make top 10)

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly recommends reading this story while listening to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams or “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves. Unless, of course, you’re terrible at multitasking.

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Qantas CEO says companies can do a lot to bring about gender equality more quickly

by Christian Fleetwood

Alan Joyce calls for more effort by the private sector in addressing gender equality, while Travel Weekly’s Women in Travel Awards entries are soon to close!

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Tourism

Zika no longer Intl public health emergency: WHO

by Daisy Melwani

The new Zika designation now puts it in the class of other dangerous mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria and yellow fever.

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UN raises Cyclone Pam death toll

by AFP

Twenty-four people have been confirmed dead days after a massive tropical cyclone lashed the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

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Australia cancels membership to World Tourism Organisation, industry irked

Anger has mounted following Trade Minister Andrew Robb’s cancellation of Australia’s membership to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), […]

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