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Queensland’s Tourism Minister slams TripAdvisor for banning ticket sales to Sea World

by Christian Fleetwood

Queensland’s Tourism Minister is furious about TripAdvisor’s new Sea World stance. Read her venom-filled tirade here.

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Technology

Airbnb launches new animal-friendly experiences

by Christian Fleetwood

If you’re as mad about animals as us, and dream of having tea with sheep, you’re going to love this new announcement from Airbnb.

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Tourism

TripAdvisor to end ticket sales to attractions that breed and buy dolphins and whales

by Christian Fleetwood

Under a new policy, TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to attractions like Sea World and other marine parks that bring in new generations of dolphins and whales.

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Tourism

Thailand’s tourism authority insists it’s taking “serious action” on animal cruelty

by Christian Fleetwood

The Tourism Authority of Thailand says the recent deaths of 86 rescued tigers from a popular attraction are “a great loss”.

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Tourism

86 tigers die three years after rescue from notorious Thai tourist attraction

by Christian Fleetwood

Over half of the 147 tigers rescued from a well-known Thai tourist attraction have died, allegedly as a result of inbreeding.

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Travel Agents

“It’s a complete abrogation of responsibility”: Flight Centre urged to stop selling elephant riding

by Christian Fleetwood

Flight Centre has ruffled a few feathers over its stance on elephant riding. Get the lowdown here.

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Aviation

Events

“Kangaroos don’t walk backwards, but Qantas just did”: Airline slammed over Sea World backflip

by Christian Fleetwood

Typically, a kangaroo doing a backflip would be pretty damn impressive. Not in this instance, however.

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Aviation

Qantas reportedly joins Virgin in axing Sea World partnership

by Ali Coulton

The airline finally joins the crowd of major travel companies ditching its partnership with venues that house captive dolphins, whales and orcas.

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Tourism

“Industry must lead the way”: Experts urge push for social responsibility

by Christian Fleetwood

According to a panel of experts (including a Travel DAZE 2019 speaker), the industry should not to wait for public support to enact positive social change – they need to enact it themselves.

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Tourism

The Travel Corporation’s 10 steps to being an animal-friendly traveller

by Christian Fleetwood

To commemorate World Wildlife Day (which was yesterday), Travel Weekly staff plan to hug at least one red-back spider, brown snake and centipede. We’re kidding – our boss is prickly and poisonous enough to hug.

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News

Turkish Airlines stands up to exotic animal trafficking

by Ali Coulton

We tried to show our solidarity with the airline but stood up too quickly, got dizzy and had to sit back down.

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News

Airline accused of playing part in exotic animal trafficking

Sorry to put a dampener on your Wednesday, but animal poachers have been showing these beautiful birds in cages to sell as exotic pets. Many don’t survive the plane trip.

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