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Trans-Tasman travel bubble could start with ‘safe’ Australian states, says Ardern

by Christian Fleetwood

In very welcome news, New Zealand’s PM says her government is willing to open the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ to individual Australian states.

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Destinations

DFAT travel advice warns Aussies may be at risk of “arbitrary detention” in China

While COVID-19 is stopping Aussies from going anywhere overseas, they now have even more reason to avoid China.

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Destinations

European Union’s visitor ‘safe list’ includes Aussie travellers

While it’s a good sign that Australia made the EU’s ‘safe list’, it doesn’t exactly mean your clients can toddle off to France or Spain.

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Events

YOU BLOODY BEAUTY!!! Australia and NZ to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

After a very anxious wait overnight, Aussies and Kiwis have woken up to this fantastic bit of news!

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Indonesia eyes travel bubble with Australia, Japan, South Korea, and China

by Christian Fleetwood

Yes, it’s more trave ‘bubble’ news from Travel Weekly today. This time, it’s Indonesia’s turn.

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Wholesalers

Insight Vacations launches ‘Local Escapes’ collection

The wholesaler is offering itineraries across Australia and New Zealand for the first time. And, judging by the photos, there will be no shortage of alcohol for guests.

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Tourism

ATEC slams federal government’s “unrealistic” view on Australia’s tourism recovery

ATEC managing director Peter Shelley has taken aim at the federal government’s approach to reviving Australia’s tourism industry. However, that’s not to say he’s wielding a revolver or rifle.

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‘Bula Bubble’ sets sail: Fiji’s PM outlines safe tourism plan, with yachters to quarantine by boat

by Christian Fleetwood

After lobbying for Fiji to be more than just a “second-class consideration” in trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ talks, the country’s prime minister has hatched his own plan.

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Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ date could be pushed back, as NZ records new COVID-19 cases

by Christian Fleetwood

The reintroduction of COVID-19 across the Tasman could push the start date of the potential travel ‘bubble’ between Australia and NZ back, according to a tourism academic.

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Aviation

Birmo’s border warning prompts Qantas to suspend international flights

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly doesn’t enjoy being the bearer of bad news, and in this case, it’s doubly bad.

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Aviation

Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ travellers could be isolated in ‘green lanes’ for COVID-19 protection

by Christian Fleetwood

The federal government is reportedly considering so-called ‘green lanes’ once the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ opens. However, that’s not to suggest only left-wing travellers will be able to use them.

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Tourism

STUDY: More than 2m overseas holidaymakers ready to be wooed by domestic tourism

With Aussies currently unable to holiday overseas, new research has highlighted a huge opportunity for local travel and tourism operators.

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