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NSW chasing $58.6 million in hotel quarantine bills as many Queenslanders remain in payment limbo

Turns out forcing people to pay thousands to be cooped up for two weeks rubbed a few people the wrong way, if this report is anything to go by.

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Destinations

Maldives scraps testing requirement as Vanuatu reveals reopening roadmap

These two island nations are coming out of the pandemic and making travel to their countries easier, just in time for you to use all those frequent flyer points you’ve been saving up over the pandemic.

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Hotels

Hotel quarantine has impacted the public’s perception of participating chains. Here’s why

We at Travel Weekly would also like to consider ourselves “good corporate citizens,” however, we have a strict rule against volunteering for anything unless there’s a free lunch involved.

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News

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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Tourism

Thailand to impose a tourist tax on international visitors

The Australian government is also considering a tourist tax, however, it applies exclusively to the Barmy Army.

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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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Hotels

Innovative golf pro turns his hotel quarantine room into a practice range

A creative golfer has set up his own personal driving range in hotel quarantine. It just goes to show that no job can truly take a break due to COVID.

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Hotels

Man charged for $5000 quarantine hotel rampage in Tassie

Hotel quarantine can be tough, but this guy took cabin fever to the extreme in a truly unforgettable holiday.

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Destinations

“We can’t live here in hermit kingdom”: NSW to ditch quarantine for international arrivals from 1 November

The big policy shift means that NSW is the only Aussie state to announce quarantine-free international travel.

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Wholesalers

“An absolute travel killer”: Intrepid’s commercial chief says Australia’s international resumption hinges on home quarantine

by Ali Coulton

Brett Mitchell has warned that despite a massive amount of pent-up demand for international travel, things will need to change before reopening day.

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Aviation

Qantas will prioritise states sticking to national plan for international flights, says Joyce

Qantas’ CEO has taken a swipe at WA and Queensland, while also revealing that the flying kangaroo will likely test out a few fresh international routes.

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Hotels

British TV personality deported from Australia after bragging about “scaring the sh*t out of” hotel quarantine workers

The far-right commentator was visiting Australia to appear on Big Brother VIP when she was given the boot for allegedly flouting quarantine rules.

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