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Aviation

Emirates cans decision to suspend Aussie flights

The UAE’s flag carrier has performed a bizarre backflip, complete with a couple of half-twists and a pike. Meanwhile, the government has introduced stricter rules for returning Aussies.

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Destinations

Victoria downgrades ‘red zones’ for Queensland and parts of Sydney, as other states make border moves

by Huntley Mitchell

The colour of Victoria’s ‘traffic lights’ have changed for certain travellers. However, that’s not an invite for them to drag race their way into the state.

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Aviation

Emirates suspends Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne flights, as government increases repatriation efforts

Meanwhile, Etihad has taken this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to repatriating stranded Aussies. Nice one, guys.

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Aviation

Brisbane Airport achieves global COVID-safe accreditation

While the health and safety protocols at Brisbane’s quarantine hotels are being questioned, at least the airport’s got it together.

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Travel Agents

CTM boss in legal stoush with Brisbane City Council over $20 million property plan

Jamie Pherous has become entangled in a legal battle with the council over a swimming pool he wants to build at his new property on Brisbane River.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia reunites family with beloved toy dinosaur

The airline even gave the fuzzy little guy a boarding pass! if that isn’t the best way to kick off your working week, we don’t know what is.

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Cruise

Carnival Corporation postpones more cruises, with some restarting this month

New year, new cruise resumption dates for several Carnival Corp brands, so tell your clients they won’t need to add seasickness tablets to their shopping lists anytime soon.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre benefitted financially from unpaid “buzz nights”, court hears

Another day, another report on the Flight Centre court case. This time, we bring you more about the infamous “buzz nights”, along with claims of short work breaks and tough sales expectations by ex-staffers.

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Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott to fly flag in Brisbane and outer Melbourne

Just to clarify, Marriott is expanding its portfolio of Courtyard-branded hotels – not Marriott-branded courtyards, as first reported by Travel Weekly.

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Aviation

Qantas adds three new routes to connect Tassie to the mainland

While sourcing the image for this article, Travel Weekly’s deputy editor found out the hard way that there is more than one interpretation of “map of Tassie”. We advise against Googling it.

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Aviation

Health alert issued for Virgin flight after passenger tests positive to COVID-19

by Christian Fleetwood

Contact tracing and coronavirus testing is underway after a traveller tested positive for COVID-19 in Japan after flying into the country from Brisbane.

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Hotels

Hotel review: Ovolo The Valley, Brisbane

by Ali Coulton

This cheeky hotel is an Instagrammer’s delight, chock full of bright colours and quirky art. And did we mention the mini-bar is free?!

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