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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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Destinations

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Cruise

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.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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Technology

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.

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Destinations

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.

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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.

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Cruise

P&O ship rescues seafarers from sinking yacht

The crew of PO’s Pacific Dawn have embarked on a daring rescue mission. Such bravery hasn’t been seen by Travel Weekly since our intern offered to clean out the office fridge.

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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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