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Destinations

“Vaccination alone is no guarantee that you can open up”: Health Minister issues bleak border warning

Greg Hunt says Australia’s international border could remain closed even once the entire country has been vaccinated against COVID-19. *Sigh*

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Tourism

Travel conversations are booming on Twitter. Here’s how brands can capitalise

We’ve delivered plenty of bang for your buck here with some valuable research findings and a few useful travel marketing tips, courtesy of Twitter.

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Destinations

Tourism Australia launches first international campaign in over 12 months

Tourism Australia is encouraging Kiwis to ‘Be the First’ to visit. Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor is encouraging staff to be first to the pub for lunch.

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Tourism

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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Here’s how the two-way trans-Tasman travel bubble will work

Were you too busy poppin’ bottles following during Ardern’s press conference yesterday to take any notice of the finer details? Catch up on everything you missed right here.

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FINALLY! New Zealand announces start date for two-way travel bubble with Australia

After much deliberation, New Zealand has finally decided when to start allowing quarantine-free travel from Australia to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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Events

Host cities and stadiums announced for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Australia and NZ are teaming up to host the next FIFA Women’s World Cup, so we’re assuming stadiums will serve a combination of meat pies and kiwi fruit to the masses.

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Aviation

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin start selling half-price flights

Aussie airlines are offering some dirt-cheap flights as part of the government’s $1.2 billion push to kickstart the tourism industry.

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Aviation

Qantas and Jetstar to offer three days of ‘Points Planes’ once two-way trans-Tasman bubble commences

Alan Joyce has given Jacinda Ardern a subtle nudge to set an opening date for the trans-Tasman bubble with this pending offer.

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Tourism

International travel ban for Aussies extended by another three months

With all the COVID-19 variants floating about overseas at the moment, this decision by the federal government really shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Tourism

New executive officer appointed for Cultural Attractions of Australia

Do you happen to work at Cultural Attractions of Australia and have recently noticed a fresh face wandering the office hallway? Discover their name and more here.

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Aussie states and territories restrict NZ arrivals after Auckland declared a Commonwealth hotspot

by Huntley Mitchell

The trans-Tasman travel plans of Kiwis have once again been thrown into disarray thanks to a concerning COVID cluster in Auckland.

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