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Tourism

Updated travel requirements: here’s everything you need to know

Over the holiday period, Omicron changed the travel game. So here’s what Aussies need to know for domestic and international jaunts.

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Destinations

WA tightens entry restrictions after launching new international tourism campaign

by Ali Coulton

Just days after revealing the state’s opening date, Marky Mark McGowan appears to be having what we hope is a last hurrah before welcoming back tourists.

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News

Australia reopens to visa holders as swathe of restrictions ease

There’s a lot to absorb from today’s influx of changes across the country. We’ve tuned into each Premier’s press conference so you don’t have to.

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Cruise

CLIA releases more tickets, extends earlybird prices for Cruise360

The Cruise Lines International Association is gearing up for its biggest conference in years by flogging extra discounted tickets until the end of this month.

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News

Restrictions lifted in NT as QLD hits 80 per cent vax target and Omicron reaches two more states

by Ali Coulton

There’s much to celebrate in Australia today, with (nearly) all Aussie states having reached 80 per cent double vaxxed rates, despite Omicron continuing to spread like the Blob.

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“We will not be pursuing ‘Omicron zero'”: NSW and Victoria vow to keep borders open

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said he and his NSW counterpart Dominic Perrotett have been texting about this fandangled ‘Omicron zero’ situation, with both giving the strategy a thumbs down emoji.

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Destinations

Tourism

Destination NSW Launches Vibrant “Feel New Sydney” Campaign

Destination NSW unveils “Feel New Sydney” work. Just don’t expect the locals to be pleasant or let you in when driving.

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Destinations

South Australia reopens its border, but not before keen travellers crashed its new EntryCheck website

Technology: it’s great when it works, but when it doesn’t, it’s sh*t.

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Destinations

Annastacia Palaszczuk left red-faced after sharing Gold Coast tourism ad mistakenly featuring NSW beach

by James Harrison

The photography faux pas was swiftly deleted from the Queensland premier’s social media accounts but, unfortunately, it was too late.

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Destinations

WA to ease border restrictions with NSW, impose mandatory vax policy for states with transmission and (finally) roll out COVID roadmap

The coming days will be a bit of a big deal for Western Australia, with a spate of major changes coming into place alongside what we expect to be a hefty reopening roadmap.

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Destinations

NSW to give fully-vaxxed people new freedoms early, postpones eased restrictions for those yet to get the jab

The state is set to bring forward new freedoms for double-jabbed people by three weeks in response to its speedy vaccination efforts.

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Aviation

International carriers set Aussie return dates, as Qantas brings forward overseas restart for Melbourne

The increased clarity around border openings as Australia’s vaccinated population grows has given overseas airlines the opportunity to set return dates, with a spate promising to return earlier than expected.

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