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Indonesia postpones plans to criminalise extramarital sex, as Aussie government updates travel advice

by Christian Fleetwood

The Australian government has warned travellers could face punishment for extramarital sex if controversial changes to Indonesia’s criminal code are enforced.

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Tourism

Australian government cracks down on orphanage tourism

by Daisy Doctor

The Australian government is taking major steps in diverting volunteers and tourists away from orphanages which often exploit and abuse children.

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Aviation

The real reason to call crew if your phone falls between plane seats

We were shocked when we learnt the real reason we’re not supposed to pick up dropped phones on planes. Although we had just stuck our finger in a powerpoint.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld snags government contract

Helloworld has successfully re-tendered a government contract, although the word ‘tender’ makes it sound like they’re cooking steak.

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Tourism

Where the bloody hell are you?

Shadow Tourism Minister Anthony Albanese looks at an industry that is being “cut, burnt and slashed.”

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Tourism

Tourism policies under fire from Albanese

by Hannah Edensor

Anthony Albanese MP has called for the government to take a good look at what is wrong with Australian tourism.

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Travel Agents

Qantas keeps stake in Helloworld, for now

by Daisy Melwani

Qantas ceo Alan Joyce said its 28% stake in Helloworld would be maintained in the short term, unlike other shareholders which has been dumping shares of late.

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News

QBT wins contract for Australian Government travel

QBT Limited, a Helloworld subsidiary, has been appointed as the sole provider of travel management services to each of the […]

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