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Aviation

Cap on international arrivals introduced to ease pressure on hotel quarantine systems

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia is set to see a lot less aviation activity from overseas, as National Cabinet tries to ease the quarantine burden being carried by hotels.

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Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel bubble could start with ‘safe’ Australian states, says Ardern

by Christian Fleetwood

In very welcome news, New Zealand’s PM says her government is willing to open the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ to individual Australian states.

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Destinations

“Somebody has to lead the way”: South Australia opens to WA, the NT and Tasmania

by Christian Fleetwood

Changes to Australia’s state border restrictions continues apace, with South Australia’s premier grabbing his Gandalf-esque staff and leading the charge.

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Aviation

Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ travellers could be isolated in ‘green lanes’ for COVID-19 protection

by Christian Fleetwood

The federal government is reportedly considering so-called ‘green lanes’ once the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ opens. However, that’s not to suggest only left-wing travellers will be able to use them.

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Aviation

Virgin’s administrators warn bidders may withdraw if govt fails to provide more financial certainty

Virgin Australia’s administrators have urged the federal government to provide more financial certainty for the airline, or risk its sale falling in a heap.

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Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could be in place by September, travel group says

by Christian Fleetwood

The expert working group behind the proposal for a trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ reckons it could be operational by September.

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Tourism

PM the latest to pressure states over border closures, as Qld premier fires back at Tourism Minister

by Christian Fleetwood

ScoMo has been busy talking up the potential of Aussies soon travelling across the Tasman Sea, while Birmo has been busy trading barbs with Queensland’s premier.

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Tourism

Government’s $60bn JobKeeper cost error could see program extended for tourism sector

by Christian Fleetwood

Amid industry calls for its extension, underspending on the federal government’s JobKeeper scheme could be good news for the tourism sector.

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Cruise

Authorities warn Aussies against booking a cruise yet

The Tourism Minister is urging Australians not to book holidays that are currently banned, despite a surge in cruise bookings.

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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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Tourism

PM warns international travel won’t return “anytime soon”, except maybe to New Zealand

by Ali Coulton

Meanwhile, academics and tourism bodies are pushing for the trans-Tasman travel bubble to expand to economically vulnerable Pacific Islands.

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Tourism

All Aussies now banned from overseas travel, as NSW cracks down on self-isolation

by Ali Coulton

Crime Stoppers has received an influx of calls from people dobbing in their neighbours for failing to self-quarantine.

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