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Marriott offers its own ‘vaccine passport’ to Aussie travellers

Fancy a month’s worth of free accommodation across Australia, NZ and the Pacific to enjoy once it is safe to do so? Well, you’ll need both jabs to be in with a chance.

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Hotels

Crystalbrook is slinging free upgrades to fully-vaxxed guests

The luxury hotel group is offering a cherry on top for fully-vaccinated guests, just in case your clients need an extra push to get the jab.

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Tourism

“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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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Hotels

Newcastle’s first five-star hotel opens its doors

The hotel is in the city’s iconic Roundhouse building, meaning the hotel bar has a 360-degree view of Newcastle’s skyline, which could prove problematic for those looking for the exit after a few cocktails.

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Road & Rail

STUDY: 80 per cent of Aussies say road trips reign supreme

Looks like Aussies are packing their swags and getting their playlists ready, with new research showing a truckload of us are planning a road trip this year.

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Hotels

Aussie retreat crowned world’s most romantic hotel by Tripadvisor

Whip out the rose petals and Möet, because the land Down Under is now home to the most romantic hotel in the world, according to Tripadvisor.

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“There was a knife in the pool”: Melbourne’s worst motel hits the market

Melbourne’s most notorious motel is up for sale, and its owners are hoping to get a few million for it.

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Technology

“Tripadvisor for pets”: New app to connect Aussies with pet-friendly hotels and experiences

This new app is like Tripadvisor, except instead of telling you which restaurants have grumpy staff, it tells you how likely they are to want to pat your dog. Well, that’s our understanding.

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Hotels

Virtuoso quietly drops Trump brand hotels

In a move that could inspire other travel companies to follow suit, Virtuoso has cut ties with the former US President’s hotel group.

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Hotels

PICTURES: Dreamy retro-chic hotel to open in Melbourne next month

Ovolo’s latest property takes design cues from the days of disco, rock gods and retro glamour. While Travel Weekly cannot confirm if flare leg pants are compulsory, we understand they are encouraged.

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Hotels

Crystalbrook raises $26,000 for Beyond Blue

The hotel company has been slinging $5 from every online purchase to the not-for-profit organisation since July last year.

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