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Destinations

Pacific region take top city and country for Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 list

Start planning your local travel itineraries, because the travel trend overlords at Lonely Planet have just released their picks for the year.

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International travel: NZ restarts Cook Islands flights, Thailand adds three cities to ‘sandbox’ while Japan extends travel ban

With restrictions changing more frequently most people change their knickers, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know right here.

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News

Festive roundup: it’s Christmas parties, reunions, and celebrations galore!

We’re kicking off the end of year celebrations with a wrap up of the industry’s festive get-togethers! After party debauchery, sadly, not included.

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Destinations

New Zealand to form second travel bubble this month

NZ has levelled up its bubble game with another two-way, quarantine-free travel arrangement, and Jacinda has no doubt popped a bottle of bubbly to celebrate.

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Aviation

Trans-Tasman bubble breached in Perth, as Brisbane Airport cops its own COVID-19 scare

by Ali Coulton

A Cook Islander has managed to travel to Perth without quarantining, while two travellers from Port Moresby wandered into Brisbane Airport’s common area before testing positive for COVID-19.

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Destinations

Holiday guides swap tours of tropical destinations for ‘Tropical Whopper Tours’ in clever new ad campaign

If you aren’t a fan of the divisive pineapple on burgers, we strongly recommend not reading this piece.

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New Zealand to welcome back Cook Islanders with one-way travel ‘bubble’

Jacinda Ardern was reportedly spotted sipping a bubble tea as she carved out another travel ‘bubble’ deal with one of New Zealand’s closest neighbours.

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Wholesalers

Intrepid launches cyber sale on 2021 Aussie and New Zealand trips

Slide into your clients’ DMs with these whopping savings, so you can get their 2021 bookings in before the silly season is well and truly upon us.

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Destinations

Tourism NZ and Air NZ are prepping for two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ to form in Q1 2021

by Huntley Mitchell

While hope still remains for the trans-Tasman bubble to become two-way before Christmas, both Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand are expecting it to take a little longer.

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Aviation

Auckland Airport’s international terminal to be split in two ahead of Cook Islands travel ‘bubble’

by Christian Fleetwood

The proposed travel ‘bubble’ between New Zealand and the Cook Islands has taken a giant leap forward, as Australia watches on with envy.

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Cook Islands reckons travel ‘bubble’ with New Zealand could kick off “within a week”

The Cook Islands could establish a travel ‘bubble’ with New Zealand before Australia, according to its Deputy Prime Minister. However, his confidence isn’t exactly being reciprocated by Ardern.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre agent celebrates wedding anniversary with Cook Islands vibes

With international travel restrictions still in place, this agent surprised her husband with a themed Cook Islands dinner and armchair travel experience.

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