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Tourism

Stranded Aussie couple resort to sailing leaky boat with dodgy skipper to return home

After a year of travelling abroad during the pandemic, these inexperienced sailors decided to try their luck crossing the Pacific Ocean by boat rather than face expensive airfares and flight caps.

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Wholesalers

TruTravels grows its range to cater for Gen Z post-pandemic

The G-Adventures-owned youth travel brand has also introduced a new way to categorise its trips, which it reckons will make it easier for agents to target youngsters.

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Aviation

Qantas, American Airlines reauthorised to cooperate on trans-Pacific routes

Rumour has it that INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” could be heard blasting from Qantas’ HQ in Mascot following this news.

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Hotels

Marriott to more than double all-inclusive portfolio through new deal

Just like the waistline of Travel Weekly’s editor, Marriott’s all-inclusive portfolio of hotels and resorts is expanding.

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Tourism

Australia stands firm on vaccine release date as US gives Pfizer emergency approval

Does anyone else feel as though they are being jabbed in the arm with a needle every time they read the word ‘vaccine’? Or is that a special talent only inflicted on Travel Weekly’s deputy editor?

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Destinations

Reality TV stars kicked out of ancient tourist attraction for refusing to wear masks

The TV cast were reportedly invited to the attraction in a bid to encourage tourists to return. Instead, they got themselves booted.

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Destinations

“I Blame”, “Coal Village” and “Jumpsuit”: Visit Mexico site accidentally gives literal translations for destinations

Have you done something embarrassing at work recently? Take comfort in knowing it almost definitely wasn’t as bad as this gaffe by whoever is in charge of translating Visit Mexico’s webpage.

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Aviation

Pilot’s coffee spillage causes plane carrying hundreds to divert

by Christian Fleetwood

According to the incident report, the pilot was using a single-use cup. Shame, shame, shame!

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Destinations

Destination wrap: Vanuatu’s new campaign, Maldives’ first-ever Aussie roadshow + MORE

It’s been argued that Travel Weekly’s destination wrap is the next best thing to going on holiday. Unless, of course, you hate reading.

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Destinations

Destination weddings on the rise as Aussie ceremonies become too pricey

Meanwhile, we’re struggling to scrape together enough money for our morning coffee let alone an overseas wedding.

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Destinations

US travel ban on Playa del Carmen lifted

The US has lifted travel restrictions on one of Mexicos biggest tourist hot spots. Meanwhile, we’re lifting self-imposed restrictions on desk naps.

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Tourism

Photos: Lonely Planet names world’s best ‘bowl-foods’

But wait, what’s bowl food? Who cares! When you see these photos your focus will be on cleaning up the saliva from your desk.

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