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US to lift border restrictions for fully-vaxxed air travellers

Biden has decided enough is enough with the so-called ‘212f’ restrictions that the US has imposed on 33 countries.

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Aviation

Air Canada to resume Sydney-Vancouver flights from mid-December

Looks like Air Canada will beat Qantas by one day in resuming its Sydney-Vancouver service. We can hear Alan Joyce sighing from here.

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Destinations

Canada and Abu Dhabi are now open for fully-vaccinated travellers

Here’s a double incentive to round up your clients and get them to the nearest vaccine hub, stat!

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Destinations

Travellers cop $44,000 fine for using fake COVID vaccine and test documents to enter Canada

These two dinguses risked causing a COVID-19 outbreak just because they didn’t want to undergo a mandatory quarantine period. We thought you were better than that, Canadians.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld agent wins appeal over COVID-19 refund worth over $9,000

by Ali Coulton

With a little help from her friends at AFTA, this agent managed to score a landmark win for the travel trade.

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Cruise

Aussie cruise community calls for government to follow Canada’s resumption plan

Does Canada just happen to be your fave overseas destination? Let the heart grown even fonder with this news.

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Aviation

Qantas, American Airlines reauthorised to cooperate on trans-Pacific routes

Rumour has it that INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” could be heard blasting from Qantas’ HQ in Mascot following this news.

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Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line extends US pause, as Canadian port closures spark Seabourn, Princess and HAL cancellations

Canada’s obnoxiously handsome PM, Justin Trudeau, has chucked a spanner in the works for cruise fanatics over on that side of the globe.

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Wholesalers

Get in quick! Trafalgar launches ‘Break Out & Break Free’ sale

It appears 2021 is the year of the sale, with Trafalgar joining the already long list of travel brands spruiking their discounted wares.

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Tourism

Australia stands firm on vaccine release date as US gives Pfizer emergency approval

Does anyone else feel as though they are being jabbed in the arm with a needle every time they read the word ‘vaccine’? Or is that a special talent only inflicted on Travel Weekly’s deputy editor?

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Destinations

Vandals slash Canadian mountain gondola cable

by Ali Coulton

This is the second time the gondola’s cable has been cut, marking just over a year since the last incident.

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Destinations

European Union’s visitor ‘safe list’ includes Aussie travellers

While it’s a good sign that Australia made the EU’s ‘safe list’, it doesn’t exactly mean your clients can toddle off to France or Spain.

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