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Tears of joy, concerns: Trans-Tasman travel kicks off, and arrivals show up in Victoria and WA

The trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ finally kicked off on Friday, but not without a few surprises and plenty of drama.

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Aviation

Travel to Singapore, South Korea and Japan on the cards in early 2021: Sydney Airport CEO

Despite Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s gloomy international travel forecast, the head of Australia’s largest airport is naturally a lot more optimistic.

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Wholesalers

G Adventures is making social distancing easier with four new trips

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s deputy editor is making social distancing easier by fake coughing every time somebody approaches her.

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Destinations

Birmo says Aussies could be travelling to New Zealand “by the year’s end”, as ScoMo names Pacific ‘bubble’ candidates

Start cramming as much knowledge on the Land of the Long White Cloud into your noggin as you can, because the trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ could become a two-way street by the end of the year.

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Insight Vacations launches FREE virtual event series

Get the lowdown on the brand’s new Aussie and New Zealand trips, complete with a virtual wine tasting. It had us at wine.

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Australia gets a guernsey in top 10 travel photos of 2020

At least a few people got to travel this year, if these stunning photos are anything to go by. Feel free to join us in quietly sobbing while gazing at these pics and wishing we could be out there taking our own.

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Tourism

Cultural tourism is an ace up the industry’s sleeve: AFTA chief

by Darren Rudd

AFTA’s chief has penned this exclusive op-ed for Travel Weekly, in which he points out a golden opportunity for Australia’s battered tourism industry.

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Destinations

WOO-HOO! Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ to become a reality in two weeks

In huge news, Australia and New Zealand have negotiated a deal to get the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ off the ground in two weeks’ time.

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‘Hotspot’ plan could allow Kiwis to enter Australia without quarantining: Ardern

by Christian Fleetwood

New Zealand’s PM has advanced talks on the creation of a trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ with Australia and, by the sound of it, ScoMo’s the one dragging the chain.

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Wholesalers

APT Group launches low-cost domestic and New Zealand tours

Are your clients itching to explore their own backyard, but have been hit financially by COVID-19? This might be just what they’re looking for.

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Destinations

Tourism Australia reminds international travellers what’s waiting for them with incredible new ‘8D’ videos

These incredible new vids could also come in handy for agents looking to woo some domestic clients.

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Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could happen by Christmas

by Christian Fleetwood

Hopes of a trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ happening before the end of the year have been given a boost, if Jacinda Ardern’s most recent comments are anything to go by.

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