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US slaps “do not travel” warning on Australia as Europe tightens border restrictions

The prospect of fewer American tourists milling about at Darling Harbour we can deal with, but if we have to go one more year without a European summer we’re going to go over the deep end.

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Tourism

Aussie travellers left stranded, forced to spend thousands due to “antiquated” re-entry requirements

A Melbourne woman said she was forced to fork out $15,000 to meet Australian re-entry requirements after holidaying with family in Fiji.

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Destinations

WA tightens entry restrictions after launching new international tourism campaign

by Ali Coulton

Just days after revealing the state’s opening date, Marky Mark McGowan appears to be having what we hope is a last hurrah before welcoming back tourists.

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News

Australia reopens to visa holders as swathe of restrictions ease

There’s a lot to absorb from today’s influx of changes across the country. We’ve tuned into each Premier’s press conference so you don’t have to.

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News

Restrictions lifted in NT as QLD hits 80 per cent vax target and Omicron reaches two more states

by Ali Coulton

There’s much to celebrate in Australia today, with (nearly) all Aussie states having reached 80 per cent double vaxxed rates, despite Omicron continuing to spread like the Blob.

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News

“We will not be pursuing ‘Omicron zero'”: NSW and Victoria vow to keep borders open

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said he and his NSW counterpart Dominic Perrotett have been texting about this fandangled ‘Omicron zero’ situation, with both giving the strategy a thumbs down emoji.

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Hotels

Major QLD hotels will ban unvaccinated guests to avoid risky restriction loophole

According to some of the state’s hoteliers, new restrictions will not only be “impossible” to police, but they will also put guests at risk.

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Aviation

Australia’s first international passenger flights in nearly 600 days take off, as travel ban lifts

Today is the day, folks! Australia’s travel ban has officially lifted and fully-vaxxed Aussies can begin to reunite with their loved ones for the first time since March 2020.

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Destinations

All the latest deets and updates you need to sell Sri Lanka

Before you know what hit and ruined travel for everyone, the island destination was making some big waves in the travel space. Now, with the easing of entry protocols, Sri Lanka is ready to recapture that pre-COVID popularity.

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Wholesalers

Renaissance Tours releases its biggest Spring collection yet

The company has declared that your clients’ springtime jaunts are no longer cancelled, with the release of a whopping range of 70 new domestic tours.

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Destinations

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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Road & Rail

Topdeck slashes 25 per cent off a majority of its trips

Get your clients back on board and dreaming again with Topdeck’s new campaign, sweetened with great savings.

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