Visit Britain appoints Patricia Yates as interim CEO as Sally Balcombe steps down
Travel Weekly had a chat with Yates to uncover her plans for the UK’s destination marketing agency and find out the secret behind her illustrious photographic lighting.
Hong Kong eases strict COVID measures, lifts flight ban on Australia
Rumours are that the border closure has prevented the making of Rush Hour 4, but after the third one that’s probably a good thing.
Captain stages mutiny as P&O Ferries sacks 800 staff and suspends sailings
Rumours are that Disney plans on buying the story of this courageous captain to make a modern version of Pirates of the Caribbean set on the UK ferry network.
UK travellers rank Australia dead last despite major advertising push
Looks like our days of dealing with raucous holidaying Poms may be coming to an end, sparking despair for local tourism operators and joy for those who enjoy having a quiet one at their local pub.
Road & Rail
New online platform makes booking rail journeys easier for agents
Do your clients get as much joy out of long train trips as the woman in this accompanying stock image? This news might just tickle your fancy.
Hong Kong and Singapore block Aussie flights due to high Omicron numbers
Omicron’s surge throughout Australia has left us getting blocked more times than an ex-partner with a penchant to triple text after a few drinks.
Almost 100 tourists (including Aussies) allegedly breach lockdown rules at Austrian ski resort
Looks like some cheeky Aussies have been telling a few white lies so they can have a skiing holiday in Austria.
Spain removed from UK’s ‘travel corridors’ exemption list
Sadly for Spain, it’s just become a whole lot harder for the European destination to woo holidaymakers from the UK.
Destination Wrap: SATC’s new marketing campaigns, Karels T-bar debuts at Thredbo + MORE
We’ve got so much local and international news in this week’s Destination Wrap that it’s already crashed the Travel Weekly website twice.
“A decision needs to be taken”: VisitBritain’s regional director talks Brexit and sustainability
Australians are not going to let Brexit get in the way when it comes to travelling Britain, according to VisitBritain’s Tricia Warwick. Find out why here.
Trafalgar unveils 2020 Europe and UK trips, new itineraries and $699 air deal
Travel Weekly’s editor was at the unveiling of Trafalgar’s new offerings last night in Sydney, until he had to make a swift exit after tearing a hole in the crotch of his pants.
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