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Destinations

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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Destinations

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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Destinations

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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Tourism

ScoMo says trans-Tasman bubble is still “some time away”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put the idea of creating a trans-Tasman bubble between Australia and New Zealand on ice, saying reopening state borders is the priority.

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Cruise

Coronavirus: 99 more cases on cruise ship, as Aussie passengers prepare to evacuate

by Ali Coulton

The PM has indicated that quarantine measures onboard Diamond Princess may not be all they’re cracked up to be.

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Tourism

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s Veronica the octopus predicts election winner!

Proving Travel Weekly will run practically anything on a Friday to get to the pub quicker comes this slimy, tentacle-filled story.

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Hotels

PM Turnbull in Peru and look which Aussies he bumps into!

by Amy Bryant

PM visits Paddington Bear’s birthplace, takes time between marmalade sandwiches to catch up with Aussie travel entrepreneurs making a name for themselves.

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Destinations

Australian market “docile” to Fiji

by Tara Harrison

Fiji wants to see Australians become more aggressive in travelling to their islands.

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Aviation

Badgerys Creek risked becoming ‘hitch hiker’s airport’

News of new rail link to Western Sydney met with cheer from Western Sydneysiders. The rest of Sydney still refuse to go.

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