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Mother charged with arson after hotel fire

We understand hotel quarantine can leave you hot under the collar, but this is ridiculous!

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Aviation

‘Here for Allstralia’: New Aussie airline, Bonza unveils launch campaign

The new low-cost airline is branding itself as ‘Here For Allstralia’, which is a fun play on words and not a typo so we’d better not see any emails telling us we can’t spell.

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Events

GALTA makes new board appointments ahead of Sydney WorldPride 2023

If Sydney’s Mardi Gras is Gay Christmas, WorldPride is… well, Gay Christmas x100! To celebrate the event coming Down Under, GALTA is assembling a dream team to help prep the tourism industry.

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Cruise

P&O Cruises cancels homeporting seasons for Adelaide, Fremantle and Cairns

The future of the Aussie cruise industry remains murkier than a muddy lake. However, it probably contains fewer gumboots and bicycles.

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Events

Sunrise’s David “Kochie” Koch to host sustainable tourism webinar featuring industry heavyweights

Do you generally start your mornings with Kochie on TV? Well, you’ll be able to enjoy a double dose of him tomorrow.

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Aviation

Qantas to add new routes from Darwin to Far North Queensland

Qantas seems to have a penchant for the Top End at the moment. This time, the flying kanga is boosting connectivity across northern Australia with a couple of new routes.

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Aviation

Jetstar engine catches fire during take-off after screwdriver tip left in engine

An ATSB investigation has revealed that the pesky little tool was in the plane’s engine for more than 100 flights.

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Destinations

Federal government closes international travel loophole for Aussies living abroad

Meanwhile, the phrase “snap lockdown” continues to be a popular one in news reports, with a number of areas in NSW and Queensland barking stay-at-home orders.

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Cruise

P&O extends cruise pause, releases details about LGBTQIA+ and eclipse trips

The homegrown Aussie cruise line has made up for its extended cruise pause by announcing some ripper new sailings.

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Aviation

Jetstar launches members-only sale with 12,000 seats on offer for $20 each

Following news of Virgin’s big domestic sale, Jetstar has taken the “anything you can do, I can do better” approach.

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Destinations

NZ’s opposition leader pushes for two-way trans-Tasman travel, as Australia reopens its border to Kiwis

Judith Collins has called for NZ to lift its ban on Aussie travellers for the sake of the country’s tourism industry, a sentiment that was echoed by our very own ScoMo shortly after.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia ramps up flights between Sydney and Qld, along with Sydney-Melbourne

The airline has taken a leaf out of Steve Smith’s book of batting tips and gotten on the front foot to capitalise on some softer domestic borders.

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