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Qld closes border to NSW, WA reinstates hard border with SA, trans-Tasman bubble suspended, and Victoria calls for “ring of steel” around Sydney

Yes, we got a bit carried away with the headline, but there has been A LOT going in in the last 24 hours that you all should be fully aware of.

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Travel industry reacts to Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics win

While Queensland’s capital was a shoo-in to snare the Games for 2032, it was still a bloody nice bit of news for Aussies to wake up to this morning.

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New modelling suggests Greater Sydney lockdown could remain until September

It appears the people of Greater Sydney might be bunkering down for a while yet to curb the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Tourism New Zealand calls for kiwi emoji, cleverly creates a “workaround”

New Zealand’s official tourism body said it felt a bit left out on World Emoji Day this year, so it took matters into its own hands.

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South Australia to go into lockdown, Victoria’s extended by another week

The Delta strain of COVID-19 is now being a nuisance in South Australia, forcing Premier Steven Marshall to pull the lockdown trigger.

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Aussies who opt for AstraZeneca jab may be denied travel to Europe

Thinking about getting the AstraZeneca vaccine so you can travel overseas sooner? Well, the EU has just thrown a spanner in the works.

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TUNE IN: Visit Italy sets up radio station to keep your clients dreaming and ready to book

by Sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board

Fancy a little something to help you pretend you’re strolling the streets of Rome instead of slogging away at work?

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NZ joins states and territories in scramble to shut borders following Victoria’s snap lockdown

Aside from the chaos and cancelled travel plans, we’re quite looking forward to the return of Dan Andrews’ North Face puffer jacket at the daily pressers.

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“This is a scam”: Idyllic tourism hotspot exposed on social media

Viral scenes of peaceful rural life in this Chinese county may be beautiful, but they are not what they seem.

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Here we go again: Victoria to enter five-day lockdown from midnight

Yep, it’s happening again. Dan Andrews has delivered the bad news that Victorians are now all used to receiving.

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South Australia and WA place further travel restrictions on Victoria, as Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak grows

by Ali Coulton

Other states are beginning to tighten restrictions on Victorian travellers, as the race to contain Melbourne’s COVID outbreak continues.

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Greater Sydney lockdown extended by two weeks, as South Australia relaxes border restrictions with Queensland

Looks like two more weeks of Ugg boots and trackie dacks for the Travel Weekly team following this latest update from the NSW Premier.

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