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DFAT accidentally reveals email addresses of Aussies stranded overseas

by Christian Fleetwood

The embarrassing blunder by DFAT comes after it reportedly terminated as many as 100 contractors, with some of those having worked in IT and policy roles.

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STUDY: More than half of Aussies plan to travel domestically in 2020 (with a few exceptions)

Here’s some domestic travel research that paints a bit of a rosy and thorny picture for Australia’s tourism industry.

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Overseas trips by Aussie travellers fall a whopping 98.1 per cent

Australia has recorded its largest-ever drop in overseas travel, according to new data released by the ABS. Yikes.

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Hawaii’s Aussie arrivals down 11.3 per cent, but repeat visitation grows

by Mekal Mishra

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor has started wearing a coconut bra and grass skirt around the office for no apparent reason.

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Gastronomy and sport to entice more Aussie travellers to Phuket, says tourism marketing boss

While Phuket is known for its beautiful white-sand beaches and incredible granite and limestone islands, the popular Thai destination is banking on two of its other qualities to attract more Aussie travellers in 2020.

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Two Australian travellers killed in rental car crash in New Zealand

by Christian Fleetwood

Two Australian women have tragically lost their lives in a head-on collision in New Zealand, shortly after arriving in the country.

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Aussie travellers costing the government $500 million through GST loophole

The Department of Home Affairs has been slammed for not policing a loophole haemorrhaging tax dollars that could be spent on health and infrastructure.

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STUDY: Nearly one-third of Aussies suffer money woes while on holiday

Do you have clients who always complain of maxed-out credit cards while overseas? Well, you’ll be able to relate to this.

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Where Aussies are fleeing to this winter

by Vanessa Bussoletti

Aussies are so used to the heat that at the first sign of winter they’re all running off to the airport. We prefer to run to the pub for shelter, but each to their own.

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Where and how do Aussies travel?

by Vanessa Bussoletti

This infographic tells you how many hours you need to work in order to travel to the most popular destinations. We have to work six hours just to afford our train ticket home.

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Luxury: What’s price got to do with it?

by Daisy Melwani

Luxury is no longer defined by price: Virtuoso

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Travel warnings boring; needs to be in “plain English”

by Daisy Melwani

Travel warnings are missing the mark with Australians heading overseas.

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