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“Travel is the great educator”: Collette CEO Dan Sullivan on why we need travel now more than ever

We spent the past few days sipping mojitos by the pool in Cairns… Oh, and attending Collette’s travel forum! Here’s proof we were listening.

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Tourism

“We need to convert interest to bookings”: North QLD to get lions share of Scomo’s $60 million tourism boost

by Ali Coulton

The PM has announced a massive funding boost for Australia’s tourism industry, with a focus on trade relations. To celebrate, we’ve dug up this bewildering image of him scaring the sh*t out of a cockatoo.

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Cruise

“Cruising is coming back to Queensland”: Palaszczuk, Carnival, and Princess reveal restart plans

The Queensland cruise industry is preparing itself for the biggest comeback since Steven Bradbury swooped by his fallen competitors in 2002.

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Aviation

Air Canada brings back more Aussie services

The Canadian carrier is giving Aussie travellers more connections to North America, but all we really want is more airline ads featuring Sandra Oh.

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Tourism

Traditional owners launch Cairns eco tours

If you’re like us, news of the tour had you hopping up and tapping your heels mid-air like an old-timey cartoon character before rushing off to book yourself on the next tour.

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Destinations

Experience Co. launch Cairns’ first new-build pontoon in over a decade

The new pontoon will help not only local tourism in the area but local marine science and ecology as well.

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Aviation

Bonza’s massive launch announcement increases low-cost Aussie routes by 40 per cent

Were you more excited by Bonza’s flight route announcement or it’s Budgie Smuggler’s announcement? We here at Travel Weekly remain conflicted.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to cut flight capacity by 25 per cent in face of Omicron

Omicron’s latest blow has left pilots and cabin crew wondering why they didn’t pick a career where they can work from home.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia launch three new Gold Coast flights, restart Sydney to Canberra service

The new flight announcements have made everyone pretty excited, especially teenagers going to schoolies and adults going as toolies .

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Hotels

News

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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