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Destinations

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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Victoria to re-enter lockdown for seven days

Victorians are hopping back into their lockdown track pants, with the state reverting to stay-at-home orders from 8pm tonight.

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Hotels

Newcastle’s first five-star hotel opens its doors

The hotel is in the city’s iconic Roundhouse building, meaning the hotel bar has a 360-degree view of Newcastle’s skyline, which could prove problematic for those looking for the exit after a few cocktails.

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Hotels

PICTURES: Crystalbrook is bringing five-star eco-luxury to Newcastle

Newcastle’s iconic Roundhouse building has been transformed into the city’s first five-star hotel, with rooftop dining to boot.

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Aviation

Jetstar launches members-only sale with 12,000 seats on offer for $20 each

Following news of Virgin’s big domestic sale, Jetstar has taken the “anything you can do, I can do better” approach.

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Aviation

Qantas trials digital health pass with passengers, launches new Newcastle-Melbourne route

A plane full of repatriated Aussies have become the guinea pigs for Qantas’ first customer trial of the CommonPass digital health app.

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Aviation

Australia’s newest airline takes off

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … yep, it’s a plane! A seaplane from Australia’s newest airline to be exact, which promises to shave HOURS off flights between Sydney and Canberra.

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Aviation

Aussie carrier launches direct flights between Canberra and Newcastle

Do you have a client who follows both the Raiders and the Knights in the NRL? Well, these new flights might tickle their rugby league fancy.

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Road & Rail

Road & Rail Wrap: UK railway strike to last over Christmas, Newcastle’s new shuttle to connect aiport and Hunter Valley + MORE!

Travel Weekly’s editor skipped cycling to work this week in favour of taking Sydney’s light rail, but arrived at the office three hours late after realising it’s still not up and running.

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Aviation

Virgin to introduce international flights from Newcastle

In other news, we can now walk up the office stairs without getting a stitch! Ok, that was a lie, but at least we don’t beg our colleagues for piggybacks anymore.

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Tourism

“We want Britain to be top of the list”: VisitBritain Commerical Director

by Hannah Edensor

Travel Weekly is on the ground at ExploreGB in Newcastle, relying on whisky to keep us warm after we forgot to pack our coat.

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Cruise

Big Fat Cruise Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

We raced through this article so we could get to our favourite gym class on time. Ok you got us, there’s a lunch special on at the pub.

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