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Aviation

Emirates suspends Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne flights, as government increases repatriation efforts

Meanwhile, Etihad has taken this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to repatriating stranded Aussies. Nice one, guys.

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Wholesalers

Wendy Wu Tours expands to the Middle East

And today’s reason for why we wish international borders would hurry up and open is this blockbuster new offering from Wendy Wu Tours.

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Wholesalers

Travellers returning to middle east hot spots

G Adventures has reported huge growth in trips to Egypt and Jordan, while TW has reported equally significant progress in our intern’s tea making skills.

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Aviation

Emirates trials luggage pick-up from your front door

Emirates is trialling a home pick-up for your luggage when flying with them, although wouldn’t confirm if we could get a lift as well.

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Aviation

Airspace “illegally blocked”: Qatar Airways CEO

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways’ boss says the block on airspace is “illegal”, which is the same word our boss used to describe our theft of office pens.

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Aviation

How Qatar Airways can stay in the air

by Hannah Edensor

It’s dire straits for Qatar Airways this week as a widespread ban threatens its services. And by ‘dire straits’ we mean very bad situation and not the British rock band.

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Aviation

Qatar Airways responds to travel ban

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways claims it’s business as usual, amid rumours the CEO has installed a punching bag in his office to control his rage.

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Aviation

What the Qatar ban means for tourism

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways appears to be up a certain creek that rhymes with ‘pit’ and starts with ‘sh’, all without a paddle to bail itself out.

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Middle East and North Africa attracts elite male travellers

by Kate Webster

Affluent, organized and loyal male travellers head to Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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Hotels

Can Santa Claus breathe underwater? Let's hope so

by Gabriella Warden

He’s at ease flying through the skies, but what happened when everyone’s favourite white-bearded gift giver took a dip way down below?

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Aviation

Qatar Airways jets into Adelaide

by AAP

Qatar Airways will start direct flights from the Middle East to Adelaide in May next year.

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Aviation

Emirates steals longest flight title

by AP

The Middle East’s biggest airline will soon be operating the world’s longest commercial flight.

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