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Virgin to launch new routes across Pacific Islands as Qantas applied for Samoa access

Its island escapes galore for Aussie airlines, with new and revived flights to Bali, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand on the horizon.

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News

Japan and Thailand to further ease travel restrictions from 1 June

We thought a nice photo of cherry blossoms in full bloom at Himeji-Jo Castle would be a lot nicer than of some guy getting a swab shoved up his nose for the story.

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News

Travel just got easier: No more pre-departure tests for New Caledonia, Tahiti, Indonesia

What would make travel really easy for us is if a nice company out there would like to send a Travel Weekly reporter on a nice trip overseas (wink, wink, nudge, nudge @anyone please).

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Tourism

Globetrotting tour operator arrested following drug drop death

The man also auditioned for Survivor in 2019 and featured in an Indonesian TV commercial – just in case the title wasn’t chaotic enough already.

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Tourism

G Adventures relaunches more than 1,000 departures for June

This hot new line-up of G Adventures departures will have your eyes popping out of your skull in excitement (well, maybe not, but they are still pretty good).

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Destinations

Russian influencer cops six month Bali ban for posing nude on sacred site

The famous yogi’s post went viral for all the wrong reasons, with some calling for her to pay for a cleaning ceremony that would need to be carried out by locals.

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Destinations

Kakadu features in Barack Obama narrated documentary on the world’s Great National Parks

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump also reportedly auditioned for the role but Obama reigned as the supreme former president (in terms of voice-over ability).

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Hotels

Ovolo announce new CEO and new ‘Friends With Benefits’ offer

No, it’s not that kind of friends with benefits… although we’re not going to lie it did intrigue us a bit.

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Aviation

Destinations

Bali welcomes back Aussie travellers as quarantine requirements lift

It just got a whole lot easier to travel to Australia’s favourite travel destination, so get ready for the bombardment of bootleg Bintang t-shirts.

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Destinations

Bali reopens to overseas travellers with compulsory five-day “warm-up vacation”

Australia’s favourite holiday hotspot is officially back on the menu but there’s a catch: travellers have to spend five days quarantining in a five-star resort. Where do we sign up?

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Destinations

“Is that international travel?”: Love Island contestant (and travel industry professional) admits she thought Indonesia and Thailand were the same country

Just in case you’re feeling self-conscious about your geographical skills, here’s a story about a Love Island contestant who seems to think Asia is one country.

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Destinations

Bali to reopen for overseas holidays next week, but not for Australians

Don’t start saving your spare change for ice-cold Bintangs just yet. It looks like Aussies will need to wait a bit longer before visiting their fave holiday spot.

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