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Destinations

Tehan looks to establish travel bubble and ‘quarantine gateway’ with Singapore

If this proposed bubble goes ahead, it could also open the door to travellers from other countries to come to Australia after completing a two-week quarantine stint in Singapore.

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Tourism

Federal government accidentally advises visa applicants to travel overseas despite COVID-19 pandemic

Looks like someone at the Department of Home Affairs is getting fired after accidentally telling visa applicants to get overseas immediately during a global pandemic.

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Aviation

Emirates suspends Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne flights, as government increases repatriation efforts

Meanwhile, Etihad has taken this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to repatriating stranded Aussies. Nice one, guys.

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Aviation

Qantas announces more flights to bring home stranded Aussies

Do you happen to have any stranded clients in India, the UK and South Africa? Help is on the way!

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Tourism

Government to pour $6.7 million into Endeavour replica circumnavigation

A replica of the HMB Endeavour is getting ready to set sail, but Travel Weekly understands that plank-walking and cannon-firing have been excluded from the on-board activities.

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Tourism

Why have major US landmarks closed?

by Daisy Doctor

This is bad news for anyone trying to take a photo where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed.

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Destinations

Government vows to protect dying GBR

by Daisy Doctor

The government is promising a stronger fight for the suffering Great Barrier Reef. Meanwhile, we’ll be watching Finding Nemo and sobbing.

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Tourism

Budget fails to invest in tourism growth

We were shocked by the lack of tourism focus in the Federal Budget this week. Although we were sticking a knife in the toaster at the time.

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Tourism

What does the Budget have in store for travel?

by Hannah Edensor

We submitted our list of recommendations to the Government, although we’re not sure if “inner west rollercoaster” and “free burgers” will make the Budget’s priority list.

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Tourism

Tourism industry scores new advocate in Turnbull cabinet reshuffle

by Anne Majumdar

PM appoints new tourism advocate in massive weekend shake-out. Bill Shorten says it won’t change where he goes on holidays.

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Tourism

Dispute over Tasmania’s wilderness risk

by AAP

Government officials are annoyed by Lonely Planet’s insinuation Tasmania’s forests are at risk, while others say the comments are utterly justified.

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Travel Agents

Govt launches new Smartraveller campaign

by AAP

The federal government has launched a new advertising campaign encouraging Australians to be better informed and prepared when travelling overseas.

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