Brendan Murphy

Destinations

“We just need to be patient”: Brendan Murphy “hopeful” for international travel in 2022

The health secretary reckons you could be sending clients overseas as soon as next year if the vaccination rollout goes to plan. Here’s to hoping he’s right.

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Cruise

Hurtigruten’s Antarctica cruises attract attention of Aussie travellers, as vaccine rollout nears

As the federal government begins to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination strategy, Hurtigruten’s regional boss reckons travellers are eyeing the white continent for their post-restrictions jaunt.

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Travel Agents

Health boss’ international travel prediction highlights need for “renamed and repurposed” JobKeeper: AFTA

Like the way that Pokémon character Jigglypuff turns into Wigglytuff, AFTA is seeking an evolution of JobKeeper.

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Tourism

Australia’s international border closure “one of the last things to change”, says chief medical officer

The man in charge of leading Australia’s COVID-19 response isn’t budging on his international travel forecast. At least that means the champagne has more time to chill.

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Tourism

Australia’s most famous doctor warns international travel unlikely until COVID-19 vaccine is developed

The nation’s most famous doctor has weighed in on the international travel debate, and we’re not talking about the handsome Chris Brown.

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Cruise

Ruby Princess patient log discrepancies could have caused wider community spread

Meanwhile, the chief medical officer has revealed authorities carried out a cruise-based pandemic drill just last year.

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Tourism

Government hints at extended travel ban, as 40 new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Diamond Princess

by Ali Coulton

The Minister for Health has suggested the travel ban may stay in place as the situation in China continues to develop, despite the effect it’s having on tourism.

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