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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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Destinations

How you can celebrate Canada Day

Canadians across the world are celebrating Canada Day on 1 July, and you can too from the comfort of your own home!

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Queensland’s $50m tourism boost, Spain and Greece to welcome back international travellers + MORE

There are plenty of good signs for the tourism industry judging by this week’s Destination Wrap. Here’s Travel Weekly’s┬ároundup of what’s been happening domestically and internationally.

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Road & Rail

Via Rail cancels most trains across Canada amid ongoing protests

by Christian Fleetwood

Ongoing anti-pipeline protests in Canada have massively disrupted passenger train services across the country, with more than 83,000 Via Rail passengers effected so far.

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Aviation

Scott Morrison says intelligence received shows Iran shot down Ukrainian passenger plane

by Christian Fleetwood

Scott Morrison said he has received intelligence that shows Iran shot down the Ukrainian International Airlines flight that crashed on Wednesday.

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Road & Rail

Bus service could use cruise ship waste as fuel to meet zero-emissions targets

by Christian Fleetwood

A cruise ship shuttle bus service has proposed an innovative method of cutting emissions that could solve a big waste problem in the tourism industry.

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Cruise

First cannabis cruise to sail out of Canada this month

The cruise is set to take to the high seas, with passengers requested to bring their own (sea) weed. Sorry, we couldn’t resist.

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