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Travel Agents

“We will all get through this”: Guy Sebastian’s heartwarming message to MTA agents

The ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter sent a video to MTA agents and its head office team extending his support amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Tourism Australia’s message of hope, Vanuatu keeps it beautiful + MORE!

Despite hardship, tourism boards and destinations near and far are staying hopeful, with their eyes set firmly on recovery.

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Hotels

Accor pledges $125 million towards COVID-19 employee fund

The hotel giant will allocate 25 per cent of a withdrawn dividend to a special-purpose fund for its employees.

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Destinations

Security guard becomes social media icon after taking over cowboy museum’s Twitter account

Amid public closures due to COVID-19 around the world, a museum employee has become an instant social media sensation.

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Aviation

Qantas, Flight Centre mooted as acquisition targets for Wesfarmers

While the uncertain future of Virgin Australia has stolen most of the spotlight amid the COVID-19 crisis, speculation surrounding its fierce rival is now heating up.

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Cruise

Carnival to face criminal investigation over Ruby Princess deaths

NSW Police will investigate whether or not Ruby Princess followed state and biosecurity laws when it docked in Sydney, after an 11th passenger dies.

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Travel Agents

Coronavirus claims Ensemble Travel Group’s ANZ business

by Huntley Mitchell

In sad news, Ensemble Travel Group will close its Australia and New Zealand business next month, as the company scrambles to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Cruise

Police pull off largest peacetime operation to get cruise ships home

NSW Police have pulled off what they are calling ‘Operation Nemesis’ in a bid to get cruise ships back to their home port and crew members repatriated.

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Travel Agents

AFTA to help agents mentally prepare for challenges ahead

Are you struggling with your mental health amid all the uncertainty and damage caused by COVID-19? We highly recommend checking out these new webinars courtesy of AFTA.

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Wholesalers

Intrepid launches social media campaign to highlight the importance of travel

The adventure travel company is encouraging travellers to write a letter to someone who made their travel experience special.

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Aviation

STUDY: Australia’s airline emissions could halve due to COVID-19

This new bit of research proves there’s a silver lining to the impact of COVID-19 on commercial aviation.

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News

How Travel Weekly has got your back during the COVID-19 crisis

We’ve come up with a few initiatives to help you recover from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and come out the other side stronger than ever. Find out what they are here.

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DESTINATIONS

Destination Wrap: Tourism Australia’s message of hope, Vanuatu keeps it beautiful + MORE!

Despite hardship, tourism boards and destinations near and far are staying hopeful, with their eyes set firmly on recovery.

DESTINATIONS

Security guard becomes social media icon after taking over cowboy museum’s Twitter account

Amid public closures due to COVID-19 around the world, a museum employee has become an instant social media sensation.

DESTINATIONS

Aloha Friday Wrap: Hawaii’s message to travellers, Hawaiian Airlines helps out medical workers + MORE!

This week’s Aloha Friday Wrap details how the US island state and its airline are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and also provides some holiday inspo for once things return to normal.

DESTINATIONS

“Aloha from our home to yours”: Hawaii’s message to travellers

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has asked travellers to postpone their trips to the US island state so it can effectively address the health crisis.

DESTINATIONS

Here’s how your clients can experience Oahu’s rich history and culture

An integral part of making a Hawaii holiday amazing, aside from beach time and tropical cocktails, is taking a deep dive into the culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands.

Women in Travel Awards

20-06-18 | Sydney,NSW

The Women in Travel Awards are back for their fifth year, with talented and hard-working industry females invited to enter now!

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Travel DAZE

20-08-20 | Sydney,NSW

It’s the travel industry conference with a difference. Fast-paced, engaging and exciting Ted-Talk-style chats from industry leaders. They keep it short and simple, or we unleash the T-Rex.

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Events

Women in Travel Awards winners’ circle: Siobhan Foley, Accenture

Looking for some inspo for your Women in Travel Awards entry? Siobhan Foley’s story will have you hitting ‘submit’ in no time.

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Destinations

Aloha Friday Wrap: Hawaii’s message to travellers, Hawaiian Airlines helps out medical workers + MORE!

This week’s Aloha Friday Wrap details how the US island state and its airline are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and also provides some holiday inspo for once things return to normal.

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Destinations

“Aloha from our home to yours”: Hawaii’s message to travellers

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has asked travellers to postpone their trips to the US island state so it can effectively address the health crisis.

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Aviation

Hawaiian Airlines to support medical workers with complimentary flights

Hawaiian Airlines will provide complimentary neighbour island flights for medical professionals during the month of April to support travel associated with COVID-19 response efforts.

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Destinations

Here’s how your clients can experience Oahu’s rich history and culture

by Ashlee Galea

An integral part of making a Hawaii holiday amazing, aside from beach time and tropical cocktails, is taking a deep dive into the culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Cruise

Carnival president slams NSW government’s “bitterly disappointing” treatment of cruise industry

by Ali Coulton

Sture Myrmell says the state government is not only putting remaining crew members at risk, but also impacting the cruise industry as a whole.

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Aviation

Qantas under investigation following cleaner’s suspension

Following news that ASIC would investigate Qantas, SafeWork NSW has launched a probe into the suspension of an aircraft cleaner who was employed by the national carrier.

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Destinations

“The world will soon return”: Abu Dhabi says city’s silence is a time for reflection

by Christian Fleetwood

Abu Dhabi has released a message of hope, looking forward to the moment the emirate can welcome the world again.

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Destinations

WATCH: Empty Welsh streets taken over by tribe of goats

In the deserted streets of Llandudno in northern Wales, where residents are on lockdown, goats have descended from the Great Orme and into the town.

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Technology

Webjet pulls plug on cruise sales business, actions 440-plus redundancies

by Huntley Mitchell

The online travel company has resumed trading on the ASX, but not before detailing some harsh measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Hotels

Marriott suffers data breach involving 5.2 million guests

What started as a headache for Marriott’s boss amid the COVID-19 crisis has turned into a migraine following this unfortunate news.

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Tourism

Former Qantas employee creates online jobs hub

As millions of Australians face sudden unemployment due to the COVID-19 crisis, an ex-Qantas employee has taken direct action.

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