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Hong Kong eases strict COVID measures, lifts flight ban on Australia

Rumours are that the border closure has prevented the making of Rush Hour 4, but after the third one that’s probably a good thing.

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Aviation

Scoot gives Aussies more options with extended Vaccinated Travel Lane

Singapore is back open to Aussie tourists from all over our country and if that doesn’t have you excited then what will?

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Hong Kong and Singapore block Aussie flights due to high Omicron numbers

Omicron’s surge throughout Australia has left us getting blocked more times than an ex-partner with a penchant to triple text after a few drinks.

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Destinations

Hong Kong Tourism Board hires new regional director

Did you happen to apply for this role at the HKTB? Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news… unless, of course, that’s you in the photo.

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Travel Agents

Hong Kong travel agents arrested for trying to rip off subsidy scheme by almost $500K

The 19 suspects, aged between 32 and 83, were arrested during a series of raids last week for conspiracy to defraud and could face up to 14 years in jail.

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Aviation

Emirates ordered to pay passenger more than $2m over long-lost luggage

Have you been receiving emails from Nigerian businessmen claiming they want to give you millions of dollars? Emirates currently has the opposite problem.

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Destinations

These are the world’s most Instagrammed viewpoints

Personally, our favourite viewpoint is from the pub across the road. All you can really see is a brick wall, but after a few drinks, it can be anywhere in the world.

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Aviation

Stowaway cat causes two-day flight delay

The sneaky little feline caused quite the flight delay when cabin crew and ground staff failed to find it.

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Destinations

Hong Kong Tourism Board’s regional boss to depart after 17 years

Andrew Clark has been with the HKTB since 2003, which (fun facts) happened to be the same year Finding Nemo was released in cinemas and Shane Warne was temporarily banned from cricket.

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Destinations

Global traveller’s incredible mission halted due to COVID-19

A Danish man who has travelled to nearly every nation in the world without flying is stuck in Hong Kong due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to withdraw Hong Kong services

Virgin Australia’s turbulent time in the Hong Kong market is set to end amid ongoing civil unrest and growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: NZ Festival of the Arts, Solomons PM stresses low-cost, high-impact tourism strategy + MORE!

Given yesterday’s public holiday, we almost decided to skip this week’s Destination Wrap. But, as you’ll discover here, there’s just too much happening!

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