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Celebrate the planet on the first-ever World Sustainable Traveller Day!

TW staff are celebrating this momentous occasion by heading to our local cafés to refill our KeepCups not once, not twice, but a whopping THREE times. Cue the coffee jitters.

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Inbound tourism recovery will rely on approval of China’s COVID vaccine, warns TTF boss

Margy Osmond gave the Senate a good talking too last week, also demanding to know why JobKeeper wasn’t coming back.

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TRAVLR Group’s acquisition chief exits to launch marketing agency

Travel industry personality and corduroy fanatic Gordy Bayne says “giddy up” as he trots out his new marketing agency, Showponi.

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Aussies set for early Christmas present, with international travel on the cards in November

by Ali Coulton

Double-jabbed Aussies could be travelling overseas by November, with the government about to hit the launch button for its “vaccine passport”.

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Flight Centre’s “Skroo” Turner and Luxury Escapes’ Adam Schwab team up to question effectiveness of hard lockdowns

Two of the Australian travel industry’s biggest names have joined forces to call the effectiveness of hard lockdowns into question.

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Allianz Australia fined $1.5m over misleading travel insurance sales via Expedia-owned sites

by Huntley Mitchell

The insurance giant has paid a multimillion-dollar price for some dodgy sales through a trio of Expedia-owned websites.

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Study finds nearly half of LGBTIQ+ travellers have faced discrimination while globe-trotting

The research also revealed the majority of LGBTQI+ travellers have had to take their safety into account when choosing a destination or felt they needed to modify behaviour.

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Federal government expands eligibility for SME Recovery Loan Scheme

With many businesses in the industry now on their last legs, here’s hoping this move by Mr Frydenberg provides them with a much-needed lifeline.

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“We feel a responsibility to step up”: Airbnb offers free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees

The home-sharing giant is hoping its generous new initiative inspires other business leaders to do the same. We’re looking at you, Marriott/Accor/IHG/Hilton.

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“We must adjust our mindset”: ScoMo says lockdowns should only continue as long as “absolutely necessary”

The PM is urging state and territory leaders to stick to the reopening game plan and not give in to fear over rising COVID cases.

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AstraZeneca is rebranding its vaccine in Australia, and it’s partly to do with international travel

Worried you might not be let in by certain countries just because you opted for the AZ jab? Quash those fears right here.

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Australia’s tourism sector bouncing back “stronger than expected”, says new government report

It may not seem like it right now, but new research by the federal government shows that things are starting to look up for tourism.

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