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.
Australia takes out Tripadvisor award for world’s best beach
Your clients don’t need to travel internationally to check out this year’s winner, which is a relief, because they’d be waiting a while to visit if it was overseas.
PHEW! Tsunami warning cancelled for Lord Howe Island after massive earthquake near New Caledonia
by Huntley Mitchell
Residents of and travellers to Lord Howe Island a breathing a sigh of relief, after the destination avoided a tsunami threat caused by a major earthquake near New Cal.
New Zealand turns away Ponant ship ahead of planned ‘bubble expeditions’
The cruise line’s long-awaited New Zealand cruise season is facing an uncertain future after the NZ government denied visas to a majority of the ship’s crew.
New Caledonia Tourism appoints new local marketing rep
The destination’s tourism board has opted for a ‘French New Wave’ style of marketing, so expect a bit of experimentation and iconoclasm.
REMINDER: Sign up for New Caledonia Tourism’s virtual end-of-year celebration to win a 2021 famil spot
Do you happen to have a New-Cal-inspired costume in your dress-up box? Well, here’s a great reason to dust it off!
New Caledonia Tourism unveils new trade website and e-learning platform
To celebrate the launch, agents who complete the e-learning platform will have the opportunity to win a spot on a famil to New Caledonia (which will take place once travel restrictions have been lifted, of course).
Virtual travel: The ultimate list of tours and live streams to cure cabin fever
If, like Travel Weekly, you’re suffering from a case of itchy feet, we have just the thing for you.
Destination Wrap: Lithuanian volunteers mobilise, Dreamworld closes + MORE
We’ve got a few diamonds in the rough scattered amongst this week’s Destination Wrap, so you can stay well informed and hopeful at the same time.
Destination Wrap: More traffic than ever before at Twelve Apostles, New Cal pops up in Melbourne + MORE!
We apologise for any spelling errors in this week’s Destination Wrap. An unhealthy obsession with the café next door has led to Travel Weekly’s editorial team developing some extreme coffee shakes.
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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