COVID-19

Destinations

“Vaccination alone is no guarantee that you can open up”: Health Minister issues bleak border warning

Greg Hunt says Australia’s international border could remain closed even once the entire country has been vaccinated against COVID-19. *Sigh*

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Hotels

Quarantine cowboy: Aussie traveller transforms hotel room into scene from the Wild West

An Aussie art director has made international headlines after fashioning himself a cowboy costume using food packaging while undergoing hotel quarantine.

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Hotels

Club Med offers Aussie guests free COVID-19 medical assistance coverage

The premium, all-inclusive holiday specialist has eliminated any COVID-19 worries for guests with this reassuring new coverage.

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Destinations

“Easter is good to go”: Greater Brisbane lockdown ends early, but some restrictions remain

Travel Weekly can happily confirm this announcement is not just some twisted April Fool’s Day prank by Premier Palaszczuk.

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Events

Bluesfest cancelled less than 24 hours before kick-off

The iconic music festival has been cancelled for a second straight year, leaving organisers, ticketholders, artists and local businesses devastated.

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Destinations

Brisbane enters snap lockdown ahead of Easter

Travellers hoping to make a quick getaway for Easter are watching the coronavirus situation in Queensland closely, as Brisbane enters a three-day lockdown.

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Tourism

OPINION: Another year of hard borders could crush the tourism sector

by Sam Huang

Internationally recognised tourism expert Professor Sam Huang believes another year of hard borders could cripple Australia’s largest service export industry. In this opinion piece, he explains why.

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Destinations

“We just need to be patient”: Brendan Murphy “hopeful” for international travel in 2022

The health secretary reckons you could be sending clients overseas as soon as next year if the vaccination rollout goes to plan. Here’s to hoping he’s right.

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Travel Agents

“The future of travel is looking bright”: Skroo marks one year of closed borders with open letter to Aussies

Flight Centre’s CEO and founder has penned a heartfelt letter to remind consumers of the important role travel agents played on the day the global travel industry changed forever. 

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Travel Agents

For many of us, travel is in our blood. Here’s how to stay in the industry you love

by Sponsored by In This Life Wellness Travel

The travel industry is facing the most challenging time in its history, but those who can pivot into a niche sector such as wellness are likely to prosper, according to this company.

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Events

Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics expected to go ahead without international spectators

This report suggests we can expect plenty of cardboard cut-outs in the stands at the 2020 games, which are set to take place this year after being postponed due to a thing called COVID.

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Tourism

STUDY: 86 per cent of Aussies back the ‘vaccine passport’

It looks like most of us are ready and raring to pack up our suitcases and jump on the next plane out of here.

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