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Coronavirus: Tourism pioneer becomes first Australian casualty as another travel ban imposed

A passenger who was on board Diamond Princess has become the first Australian to die of coronavirus, as the government imposes travel sanctions on Iran and one of the world’s largest travel trade shows cancels.

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Aviation

An “unforgivable error”: Iran makes arrests over downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight

by Christian Fleetwood

Iran has made arrests in response to the state’s shooting down of a Ukraine passenger jet last week, which killed all 176 people on board.

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Aviation

Iran acknowledges Ukraine International Airlines flight was brought down “unintentionally” by military

by Christian Fleetwood

After initially denying responsibility, Iran has owned up to bringing down a Ukraine International Airlines aircraft carrying 176 people.

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Aviation

Scott Morrison says intelligence received shows Iran shot down Ukrainian passenger plane

by Christian Fleetwood

Scott Morrison said he has received intelligence that shows Iran shot down the Ukrainian International Airlines flight that crashed on Wednesday.

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Aviation

Passenger plane crashes in Iran, killing 176 people

by Christian Fleetwood

A Boeing 737 aircraft has crashed shortly after take-off in Iran, killing all on board. Here’s what we know about the incident so far.

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Tourism

Aussie flights affected by Iran missile attacks, cruise lines on high alert

by Ali Coulton

Iranian missile attacks on US airbases in Iraq may cause longer flight times for Aussies travelling to Europe, as well as amended cruise itineraries.

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Destinations

Australian travel bloggers Mark Firkin and Jolie King released by Iran

by Christian Fleetwood

Australian and British travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin have been released by Iran after being imprisoned for three months.

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Destinations

Aussie travel bloggers detained in Iran over alleged drone activity

The pair were documenting an overland voyage from Australia to London when they were arrested for allegedly launching a drone near a military area.

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Aviation

Aussie airline to reroute London flights following United States’ Iran ban

by Ali Coulton

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff have had to reroute their path to the kitchen after the office dog left a nasty surprise on the rug.

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Destinations

Commercial airlines warned Iran military could target flights due to “miscalculation or misidentification”

Are you or a client flying over the Persian Gulf in the near future? You may want to give this a read.

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Tourism

Intrepid Travel proves sisters are doing it for themselves

Intrepid Travel has unveiled a bunch of new female-led tours, and man, do we feel great about being women.

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Wholesalers

Tour operator cancels Iran trips

by Tara Harrison

Is the hot spot of 2017 now a no-go? We consult with the industry on how American politics is hitting the Australian travel scene.

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