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Destinations

ScoMo “fully anticipates” return of international tourists to Australia by end of year

In good news for our inbound tourism gang, the PM is confident that double-jabbed tourists, students and backpackers will return this year.

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ScoMo says Australia-Singapore travel bubble to form “within the next week or so”

Our editor is loving this bubble talk so much that he’s decided to celebrate by having a bubble bath while enjoying a bubble tea.

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Tourism

The positive reactions to NSW’s big international travel news continue, but not all industry figures are happy

The overall response to the NSW government’s big international travel announcement on Friday has, unsurprisingly, been a very positive one, but not all industry figures are dancing in the street.

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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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