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“I’d love to see a Pacific bubble”: ScoMo reveals countries that could restart international travel for Aussies

Australia’s PM has hinted that a travel bubble with neighbouring nations might not be too far away.

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Queensland and South Australia to reopen borders for NSW travellers

Things are starting to look up for Berejiklian, even if she did find out about Palaszczuk’s big news at the same time everyone else did.

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Ardern threatens to delay two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ after Australia halts Kiwi travellers

by Ali Coulton

The prospect of sending your clients to New Zealand in the first quarter of this year has once again been thrown into jeopardy.

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Aviation

National Cabinet announces new aviation measures to control spread of COVID-19

Did you happen to recently purchase a fancy new face mask to stand out in public? Well, now you’ll be able to stand out on planes, too.

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Tourism

ScoMo scraps local COVID-19 vaccine hope, while US eyes emergency approval for Pfizer’s version

Ever the optimist, the PM said the development allowed for the federal government to purchase more of the remaining three vaccines Australia has backed.

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Tourism

ScoMo says international travel “still some time away”

by Huntley Mitchell

The Aussie PM is sticking to his “health first” strategy. However, that’s not to suggest he’ll be laying off the fruit mince pies at Christmas time.

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SA’s coronavirus outbreak underscores why New Zealand “has not rushed into” trans-Tasman ‘bubble’: Ardern

If there was any speck of hope left of a two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ happening by Christmas, New Zealand’s Prime Minister has practically eradicated it.

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Tourism

ScoMo called upon to handle federal tourism portfolio

Should Australia’s PM somewhat reprise his role as “Scotty from marketing”? The ATIC’s Simon Westaway certainly thinks so.

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NSW remains open to South Australians, as COVID-19 outbreak forces all other jurisdictions to shut borders

Trying to make sense of all the state and territory border closures going on today? All is deciphered here.

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Travel Agents

AFTA chief says Prime Minister set to announce agent-specific support package

by Huntley Mitchell

Darren Rudd offered plenty of scoops to the Travel DAZE audience during his session yesterday. Here’s one of them – and it’s big!

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Aviation

Australia to increase weekly cap on international arrivals, as National Cabinet mulls alternative quarantine options

ScoMo fronted the media on Friday arvo to provide a welcome update for stranded Aussies abroad, thankfully sans his Cronulla Sharks cap hat.

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ScoMo urges Australia’s states and territories to aim for Christmas deadline in easing travel restrictions

by Christian Fleetwood

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sent his Christmas wish list to Santa nice and early, which includes an easing of travel restrictions and a Cronulla Sharks stubby holder.

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