COVID-19

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Loophole discovered in WA quarantine requirements for international arrivals

Travellers looking to avoid hotel quarantine in Western Australia can now sneak in round the back. But why would you? Who doesn’t love the little shampoos and soaps they give you?

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Cruise

Travel Agents

Travel agents’ national day of action highlights cruise industry struggle

Travel agents took to the streets earlier this week, just like they did in the ’60s but with far less groovy outfits, little to no Jimi Hendrix music, and not a ‘jazz cigarette’ in sight.

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“Unfortunately, the world changed”: McGowan suspends WA border reopening indefinitely

The western state will be keeping its borders firmly closed, as Premier Mark McGowan buys more time to bolster citizens against a “flood of the disease”.

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Tourism

Aussie tourism took off in December, but remians well below 2019 levels

If these stats are anything to go by, we’ll be back to worrying about overtourism and carbon footprints in no time! Wait…

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Tourism

Tonga tsunami shakes up tourism across the Pacific

The tsunami warnings echoed throughout the Pacific and have been heard from Honolulu to Hobart.

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Hotels

Marketing team cleaning rooms, HR clearing tables as Omicron strips QLD hotel workforce

Gold Coast baristas are experiencing quite a bit of schadenfreude at the sight of an HR worker trying to whip up a flat white when they’ve clearly forgotten what type of milk the customer requested.

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Aviation

Qantas and Jetstar cut flights as Omicron dampens travel expectations

Omicron has metaphorically dampened Qantas Groups travel expectations and La Nina has literally dampened the entire nation. It looks like Aussie Summer is not going the way anyone had hoped.

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Queensland throws away border restrictions as WA brings in home quarantine

The team at Travel Weekly have a running bet about which border update will be announced next. The most money is on either QLD or NSW shutting the borders to each other depending on how State of Origin goes.

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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

APAC carrier named world’s safest airline for 2022

Winning the world’s safest airline seems like something all carriers would be proud of, much more so than the notably less coveted “world’s most turbulent airline” award.

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Czech tennis player detained alongside Djokovic, coach voluntarily leaves as visa fiasco continues

Despite only being in the qualifiers, the Australian Open might have already peaked with off-court drama spicing up the tournament.

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News

Australia reopens to visa holders as swathe of restrictions ease

There’s a lot to absorb from today’s influx of changes across the country. We’ve tuned into each Premier’s press conference so you don’t have to.

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