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World’s most powerful passports are travelling the least in 2022

Passport holders with the greatest global access are currently the most restricted and reluctant to enjoy their travel freedom, according to the latest results from the Henley Passport Index.

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Aviation

Qatar Airways reveals Virgin was not its first partner pick

It turns out Virgin was Qatar Airways’ second pick for the dance; reminding Travel Weekly’s editor of her high school days.

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Aviation

“The measures have not worked”: IATA urges governments to remove all travel barriers

The association has called for an end to the nearly two-year reign of restrictions that have all but crushed the travel industry, including eliminating quarantine restrictions for non-vaccinated travellers.

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Aviation

Qantas updates international flight experience with handy new tech, a pop-up transit lounge and Paddle Pops

The national carrier has pulled out all the stops for its big day next week, including a nifty tech update to help passengers navigate travel restrictions.

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Tourism

“Recovery will be muted and restrained”: Industry bigwigs warn that ending Australia’s international travel ban will not save the industry

Some of the travel industry’s top brass have weighed in on the government’s decision to open international borders a month early. Oh, and we’ve also snuck in some new info on Qantas’ overseas restart.

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Technology

IATA Travel Pass the “green light” to fly internationally with Qantas and Jetstar

After trialling and testing a number of potential solutions, the Qantas Group has revealed what Aussies will need to get outta here and overseas.

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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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Tourism

“There’s a fair bit of work to still go there”: ScoMo plays down hype around ‘vaccine passports’

by Ali Coulton

When the PM talks about international travel, the whole of Australia listens. However, in this instance, you’re going to have to switch on your eyes rather than your ears.

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Destinations

APAC countries dominate the latest passport rankings

They might seem fairly useless right now, but that hasn’t stopped Henley & Partners from churning out its latest passport index.

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Aviation

COVID-19 deniers threaten to boycott Qantas after Joyce’s vaccine revelation

by Ali Coulton

Anti-vaxxers, COVID-19 deniers and general conspiracy theorists are having an absolute field day following the news that Qantas passengers will need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel internationally.

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Technology

Emirates unveils new NDC-powered gateway for travel agents

Have you always found Emirates’ online trade platform to be a little clunky and lacking in capabilities? Relieve your tech-induced pain here.

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Aviation

IATA issues stern warning to non-mask-wearing plane passengers

The commercial aviation industry’s peak body is fed up with plane passengers refusing to wear masks, judging by its latest statement.

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