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Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement

The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.

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Hotels

NSW’s $51.5m package “a huge win” for accommodation, says trade body

The state government has commited $51.5 million to get people back in the Sydney CBD. But we’re sure dropping the cost of pints at pubs by 50c would’ve done the trick.

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Tourism

All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained

After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Destinations

Queensland to reopen border to Greater Sydney travellers from December

Palaszczuk has extended a pre-emptive welcome to Sydneysiders who want to spend their summer in Queensland, while hinting an announcement about Victoria may come tomorrow.

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Destinations

NSW sets date for Victoria border reopening

Gladys has set the date for NSW’s border reopening to Victoria, so get ready to plan your clients’ post-lockdown trips.

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NSW introduces strict new laws to regulate short-term rental market

The new laws include a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ approach for irresponsible hosts. However, that’s not to say they will be forced to wield baseball bats or chew tobacco.

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Accommodation Association slams government for cancelling Schoolies without consultation

This year’s high school graduates will have to find somewhere else to get plastered and terrorise locals by performing questionable acts on a beach.

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Accommodation Association calls for transparency after Travelodge hotel booted from quarantine program

by Ali Coulton

The association’s CEO said he was “extremely disappointed” by the NSW government’s decision, and claims the hotel has not been formally advised of why it was removed from the program.

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Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Outrigger’s new agent newsletter, Marriott’s RevPAR plummets + MORE

This week’s Hotel Wrap is a bit like an Allen’s Party Mix, in that it’s got everything from new properties and wellness series, to agent-focused initiatives and some not-so-good quarterly results.

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Hotel Wrap: Accor’s new partnership, Ovolo offers guests a ‘Freesome’, Westin opens in Ubud + MORE!

Wondering what a ‘Freesome’ is and if it’s considered rude for a hotel chain to offer one to guests? Find out here. Oh, and you’ll also get all the latest updates from the hotel industry as a bonus.

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Technology

Trivago licks its wounds after court loss, as industry bodies applaud ruling

by Huntley Mitchell

Trivago has responded to the Federal Court’s ruling that it misled consumers about hotel room rates on its website and in its TV ads. Find out what the OTA had to say here.

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Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Pre-register for Club Med, Accor’s new QLD hotel, Hilton launches Tapestry in Australasia + MORE!

Check-in to this week’s extra special Hotel Wrap! Okay, so it’s not EXTRA special – just a little special. And by special, we mean half-baked and caffeine-fuelled.

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