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Tourism

Thailand to impose a tourist tax on international visitors

The Australian government is also considering a tourist tax, however, it applies exclusively to the Barmy Army.

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Destinations

Flight Centre’s top destinations to visit in 2022 explore every corner of the world

The travel-savvy agency has put out a huge list of incredible places to visit so prepare yourself to break the bank this year; provided you don’t come down with the spicy cough, that is.

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Destinations

“Is that international travel?”: Love Island contestant (and travel industry professional) admits she thought Indonesia and Thailand were the same country

Just in case you’re feeling self-conscious about your geographical skills, here’s a story about a Love Island contestant who seems to think Asia is one country.

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Destinations

REVEALED: The top-selling souvenir from every country in the world

From camel hair rugs and daggers, to marionettes and worry beads, this study has uncovered exactly which souvenirs travellers are most likely to come home with.

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Wholesalers

GET IN QUICK: Less than two weeks left for Bunnik Tours’ massive 2022 sale

2022 trips at 2020 prices? This news will have your clients yelling “you bloody beauty!” or something to that effect, at least.

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Hotels

Club Med kicks off 2021 with new brochure, new resorts and loyalty program extensions

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s deputy editor kicked off the new year by waking up on her bathroom floor and promptly putting herself to bed for the rest of the day.

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Tourism

Opinion: Why agents need to tap into Asia’s business travel boom

by Renaud Nicolle

Business travel within Asia is growing at twice the pace of the rest of the world. Amadeus’ Renaud Nicolle has the juicy deets on how agents can target this huge market.

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Destinations

PICTURES: Introducing Lonely Planet’s BEST places to visit in Asia

Meanwhile, we’re trying to scope out the best places to buy the cheapest, nastiest coffee available today so we can save our money and visit some of these stunning locations.

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Destinations

What do country names reveal about our favourite travel destinations?

Etymology can reveal a lot about a word. For example, we just discovered Friday means “happy day”. Or at least, it should.

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Aviation

Qantas updates its international network

Meanwhile, we’re updating our wardrobe after discovering that fluoro yellow is no longer our colour.

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Wholesalers

Backroads Touring enters Asia, plots global expansion

by Tara Harrison

Backroads are poised like eagles, and plotting global expansion. Although we’re not suggesting they’re some kind of predatory bird.

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Destinations

Can you guess where Aussies will travel this year?

We made bets on which destinations would be favoured by Aussies, but lost $20 after voting for the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle stand.

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