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Qantas to resume 12 international routes from 18 December

by Ali Coulton

If all goes to plan, 18 December will now be known as the beginning of the end of Australia’s overseas travel ban hellscape. Coincidentally, it’s also our deputy editor’s birthday!

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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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Destinations

Melbourne’s giant observation wheel falls victim to COVID-19 restrictions

After featuring in the skyline of Victoria’s capital city for 15 years, it’s lights out for the Melbourne Star.

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Regional Victoria to leave lockdown tonight, as NSW government unveils ‘roadmap to freedom’

by Huntley Mitchell

There is a bit more clarity now around when the two states will eventually emerge from the living hell that is lockdown.

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Hotels

Marriott appoints GMs for trio of top-performing Aussie hotels

Marriott’s appointment hot streak continues. However, the same can’t be said for our editor’s office footy tipping performance.

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Cruise

APT releases new domestic cruises aboard MS Caledonian Sky

Sailing aboard larger vessels may be off limits right now, but your cruise-loving clients can still stretch their sea legs with these new itineraries from APT.

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Hotels

Choice Hotels welcomes new properties in Melbourne and Adelaide

The international hotel franchise group is living up to its name by growing its selection of local properties.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia overhauls economy airfare options, premium loyalty program to be rebranded

Virgin has given its economy fares the Queer Eye treatment. Our reaction to this is along the lines of “fabulous” and “yaaas queen”.

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“I was on the brink”: Man tells court he breached SA’s COVID restrictions to “urgently” use airport toilet

The NT man pleaded guilty to breaking travel restrictions, explaining he had eaten All-Bran with skim milk for breakfast, and that he was worried he was going to “soil” his pants.

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Destinations

Melbourne’s lockdown extended by another week

The now all-too-familiar phrases “lockdown” and “stay-at-home orders” have been uttered once again by Dan Andrews.

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Lockdown lifted for regional Victoria, as four more New South Wales LGAs served stay-at-home orders

by Huntley Mitchell

While Melbourne continues lockdown life, at least those in the other parts of Victoria have been freed.

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South Australia and WA place further travel restrictions on Victoria, as Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak grows

by Ali Coulton

Other states are beginning to tighten restrictions on Victorian travellers, as the race to contain Melbourne’s COVID outbreak continues.

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