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Google gives Translate app a major upgrade

Travelling in a country where you don’t speak the local language has just become a whole lot easier, thanks to the tech giant.

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Travelport appoints new CEO, forms new long-term partnership with Webjet

Travelport’s new boss seems to keep quite a neat and tidy appearance, much unlike Travel Weekly’s editor, who has a bit of a vagabond look about him today.

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Chinese authorities are installing a surveillance app on tourists’ phones, investigation finds

Border officers are reportedly installing a surveillance app on tourists’ phones before they cross certain borders, giving authorities access to text messages, phone logs, calendar entries and other pieces of data.

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Telstra’s phone plan overhaul will ditch international data roaming

Planning on travelling internationally while using an Australian phone plan from Telstra? You may want to read this to check how the changes to data roaming will effect you.

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11 key takeaways from how Airbnb has grown into a $35bn business

by Tam Al-Saad

It’s not often that Travel Weekly provides such valuable insights as this gem, so enjoy it while you can.

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Rape survivor’s petition calls TripAdvisor to action

by Christian Fleetwood

A sexual assault survivor’s petition to TripAdvisor that gathered the support of nearly 700,000 people has stirred the company into action to further enhance its traveller safety software.

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“Unethically manipulated”: backlash continues from controversial North Face ad campaign

by Edward Pollitt

The reason Travel Weekly loves to publish controversial stories is we get another free kick with the backlash ones.

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Helloworld unveils “game-changing” new reporting technology

Helloworld has announced a “game-changing” bit of tech. However, that’s not to say it will help agents beat their computers at Minesweeper.

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The North Face ‘hacks’ Wikipedia in controversial ad campaign featuring popular destinations

by Edward Pollitt

Travel Weekly staff would definitely wear more North Face. However, we live in fear of bear attacks and the outdoors generally.

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Naomi Simson’s Big Red Group brings US experiences brand IfOnly to Australia

You may recognise her from the TV show Shark Tank or from 2017’s Women in Travel Awards, and now entrepreneur Naomi Simson has expanded her experience portfolio with a new offering.

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Aussies requiring US visas will be forced to disclose social media account info

Fortunately, travellers will not be required to disclose their internet search histories to US immigration authorities.

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Travelport to introduce ‘X’ booking code for non-binary gender travellers

In a vote for diversity, dignity and respect, Travelport is introducing a new booking code for non-binary gender airline passengers. Bravo!

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