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NZ to reopen border from next month as UK drops all COVID travel restrictions

Woohoo! Trans-Tasman travel is back which will make it much easier for the All Blacks to come over and beat the Wallabies time and time again.

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Aviation

Qantas posts fourth consecutive half yearly loss in 1HFY22 report

The flying kangaroo has copped another blow in its half yearly report, meaning the airline has nowhere else to go but up (haha… sorry).

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Tourism

Flight Centre Group releases first half results and things are looking up!

It’s looking up, up and away for both corporate and leisure travel according to Flight Centre!

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Hotels

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Western Australia announce border re-open date

WA is open and the nation is one yet again! Let’s just hope there isn’t a repeat of last time.

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Hotels

Hilton tops analyst estimates as COVID’s wind down boosts occupancy

Hilton is back on track! Now all they need to do is offer the staff at Travel Weekly some free accommodation and they’ll be perfect.

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Australia changes fully vaxxed definition but politicians still at odds on international arrivals

The update to the definition of fully vaccinated has caused disagreement between the states about whether they’ll accept international arrivals.

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QLD mulls triple vaccination rule as WA warned keeping closed will be worse for health

Annastacia Palaszczuk and Mark McGowan continue to thumb the nose at their haters with this latest development.

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Aviation

Alan Joyce compares WA to North Korea while QantasLink boss stokes feud with “cockatoo airline”

Qantas is giving the pot a vigorous stir this week, comparing Western Australia with one of the world’s most repressive dictatorships and accusing its competition of “squawking”.

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SA and NSW hospitality sector call for easing of COVID restrictions

The hospo sector is looking to party at full capacity and who can blame them, it’s been nearly two years since the staff at Travel Weekly were crowded in a sweaty nightclub at 2am mentally preparing for the next day’s debilitating hangover.

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Aviation

“The measures have not worked”: IATA urges governments to remove all travel barriers

The association has called for an end to the nearly two-year reign of restrictions that have all but crushed the travel industry, including eliminating quarantine restrictions for non-vaccinated travellers.

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Loophole discovered in WA quarantine requirements for international arrivals

Travellers looking to avoid hotel quarantine in Western Australia can now sneak in round the back. But why would you? Who doesn’t love the little shampoos and soaps they give you?

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Britain scraps all COVID travel tests for UK entry

Travellers to the UK will no longer be greeted with a PCR test shoved up their nose, just the usual array of commotion and disarray that we all miss about travelling.

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