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Hotels

Marriott launches premium home-rental competitor to Airbnb

by Christian Fleetwood

In a case of ‘anything you can do, I can do better’, Marriott has unveiled its very own premium rental platform to take on Airbnb.

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Destinations

Tourism

The most powerful passports in the world have been revealed

All this passport talk has reminded Travel Weekly’s editor to renew his own. The current photo of him looks like it was taken during a gurning competition.

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Aviation

BOEING UDATE: US and Canada finally boycott MAX 8 aircraft, while Melbourne manufacturer could suffer

by Christian Fleetwood

They’re last to the table, but the US and Canada have finally banned and grounded all Boeing MAX 8 aircraft in their national airspace.

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Aviation

Qantas updates its international network

Meanwhile, we’re updating our wardrobe after discovering that fluoro yellow is no longer our colour.

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Destinations

US travel ban on Playa del Carmen lifted

The US has lifted travel restrictions on one of Mexicos biggest tourist hot spots. Meanwhile, we’re lifting self-imposed restrictions on desk naps.

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Aviation

“Hell on earth”: Puke plane horrifies passengers

A rocky plane descent in the US meant “pretty much everyone” onboard was throwing up. Please pray for the passengers who endured puke plane 2k18.

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Tourism

Aussie detained for overstaying US visa by 90 mins

by Hannah Edensor

The US has reached peak crazy after officials locked up an Aussie man who overstayed his visa due to delays at the Canadian border.

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Destinations

Hawaii claims nose dive in tourism, sues over Trump travel ban

by Daisy Melwani

We eagerly await Trump’s 5am tweets slamming Moana as “overrated”.

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Aviation

Air Canada scraps fuel surcharge for Aus

by Gabriella Warden

More changes over at Air Canada as they work to make the booking process “more seamless”.

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Destinations

World’s 10 spookiest Halloween haunts

Catch fright fever this with our list of the top ten spookiest Halloween events and destinations around the world.

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Road & Rail

Rail Plus goes live with Amtrak link

by Gabriella Warden

Booking Amtrak is about to get a whole lot easier, as Rail Plus releases new live connection allowing travel agents to complete Amtrak bookings at their convenience – online, 24/7.

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Wholesalers

Scenic unveils pre-release for Canada & US

by Zoe Samios

Scenic Tours has launched a pre-release, unveiling its 2016 program for Canada, Alaska and the USA.

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