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Destinations

ScoMo says Pfizer deal with UK a “game-changer” for Australia’s reopening plan

At least the PM had something to cheer about over the weekend after his beloved Sharkies failed to make the NRL finals.

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Tourism

“We must adjust our mindset”: ScoMo says lockdowns should only continue as long as “absolutely necessary”

The PM is urging state and territory leaders to stick to the reopening game plan and not give in to fear over rising COVID cases.

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Technology

Government eyes October roll-out of vaccine certificates for international (and possibly domestic) travel

Apparently, ScoMo wants vaccine certificates for both international and domestic travel, but it appears some of his conservative party room colleagues ain’t so keen.

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Destinations

ScoMo reveals further details of Australia’s reopening plan, as lockdown extended for South East Queensland

Just as the PM provides some hope of an end to lockdowns, one of the states has gone and tacked on a few extra days to its own.

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Travel Agents

“The product of travel has lost its value”: AFTA chair pens letter to ScoMo

Tom Wanwaring has his handwriting down pat after penning a letter to the PM. Travel Weekly understands he opted for a felt tip and even sealed it with a custom wax stamp.

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Destinations

Travel industry reacts to Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics win

While Queensland’s capital was a shoo-in to snare the Games for 2032, it was still a bloody nice bit of news for Aussies to wake up to this morning.

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Tourism

PM slashes inbound caps, says vaccinated Aussies may be travelling overseas by end of 2021

by Ali Coulton

ScoMo’s shiny new roadmap to get Australia “back to normal” includes shortened quarantine periods and unrestricted international travel for vaccinated Aussies.

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Tourism

“Not clear where it goes next”: UK’s COVID battle helps ScoMo’s international travel argument

While some might have hoped the G7 leaders’ summit would prompt Australia’s PM to change his tune on international travel, it appears to have had the opposite effect.

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Destinations

PM says trans-Pacific travel bubble “a real possibility”

Do you have money on Singapore being the next country Aussies can travel to? Well, your bet’s starting to look a little risky.

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Tourism

ScoMo slams Virgin CEO’s “insensitive” comments, flags vaccine passport plans for interstate travel

There’s plenty to dissect here from the PM’s recent interview and, thankfully, you won’t require a scalpel.

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Aviation

Federal government pauses flights from India due to unfolding COVID-19 catastrophe

As COVID continues to rear its ugly head in India, ScoMo has announced a number of new measures to protect Aussies from the virus.

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Tourism

ScoMo “in no hurry” to reopen Australia’s international borders

It appears the likelihood of more travel bubbles being announced soon is about the same as ScoMo’s beloved Sharkies winning the NRL Premiership this year … not good.

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