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Aviation

Virgin Australia brings forward flights to Fiji

The airline wants to make up for lost time, having not flown internationally since relaunching under new ownership.

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Cruise

P&O extends Aussie cruise pause, as Pacific Adventure emerges from dry dock

Don’t let the headline fool you; this article also contains some uplifting cruise news to give sail-savvy agents a little Friday boost.

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Aviation

Qantas to resume 12 international routes from 18 December

by Ali Coulton

If all goes to plan, 18 December will now be known as the beginning of the end of Australia’s overseas travel ban hellscape. Coincidentally, it’s also our deputy editor’s birthday!

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Hotels

IHG to debut new luxury hotel brand in Australia

The swanky new addition to IHG’s fast-growing portfolio will target unique, independent properties, making its debut in none other than Brisvegas.

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Travel Agents

Queensland agents squeeze in pre-lockdown catch-up lunch with suppliers

A group of TravelManagers agents managed to fit in a chinwag over a “cheap and cheerful” lunch with suppliers just before Brisbane tightened its restrictions late last month.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia overhauls economy airfare options, premium loyalty program to be rebranded

Virgin has given its economy fares the Queer Eye treatment. Our reaction to this is along the lines of “fabulous” and “yaaas queen”.

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Destinations

Travel industry reacts to Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics win

While Queensland’s capital was a shoo-in to snare the Games for 2032, it was still a bloody nice bit of news for Aussies to wake up to this morning.

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Aviation

Qantas returns to Whitsunday Coast for first time in seven years

While the rest of the east coast remains in lockdown, Queenslanders now have even more opportunities to see the world-famous holiday destination. We’re not jealous at all.

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Hotels

Crystalbrook Vincent opens its doors in Brisbane

The hotel player has opened its first Brisvegas property right in the heart of Howard Smith Wharves, and it’s got an uber-arty twist for your more cultured clientele.

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Aviation

Hundreds of passengers urged to isolate after Virgin Australia crew member tests positive for COVID-19

The crew member worked on five flights between major cities across three states while they were believed to be infectious.

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Events

Brisbane moves one step closer to securing 2032 Olympics

After the Maroons’ dismal performance last week, at least this will give Queenslanders something to cheer about.

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Tourism

Stranded Aussie couple resort to sailing leaky boat with dodgy skipper to return home

After a year of travelling abroad during the pandemic, these inexperienced sailors decided to try their luck crossing the Pacific Ocean by boat rather than face expensive airfares and flight caps.

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