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Aviation

Trans-Tasman travellers arrive in South Australia, despite state not being in ‘bubble’

The much-anticipated trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ has turned into a bit of a dog’s breakfast, with yet another Aussie state being caught unawares.

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Tourism Australia recruits Hamish Blake and wife Zoe to help boost domestic tourism

Do your clients happen to be massive fans of Hamish Blake and/or Zoe Foster-Blake? Share this video stat and get the booking form ready.

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Australia’s Tourism Restart Taskforce says preparedness of airlines, airports critical in reviving international travel

by Christian Fleetwood

Interestingly, the Tourism Restart Taskforce is lacking a representative from Australia’s airlines or airports.

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Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could happen by Christmas

by Christian Fleetwood

Hopes of a trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ happening before the end of the year have been given a boost, if Jacinda Ardern’s most recent comments are anything to go by.

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Troubling tourism figures released as federal govt continues to target states over border closures

by Christian Fleetwood

The federal government has yet again taken aim at the states and territories, with the Tourism Minister using modelling that predicts a $55 billion tourism hit.

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Tourism

Aussies urged to back tourism industry following $11.7bn drop in spending

The accompanying blackboard drawing pretty much sums up the latest tourism spend figures, so feel free to skip this story if you’re trying to avoid grim news.

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Tourism

WTTC urges strong leadership from ScoMo to save tourism sector

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s Prime Minister has a lot more on his plate right now after this heaped spoonful from the WTTC.

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Destinations

Bali to reopen to international tourists in September

Indonesia’s famous holiday island is on track to reopen to international tourists next month. Not that Aussies are allowed to visit, mind you.

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Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could get green light without Victoria: Birmingham

The federal government is prepared to proceed without Victoria to try to kickstart the trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ this year, according to Birmo.

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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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Aviation

Birmo’s border warning prompts Qantas to suspend international flights

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly doesn’t enjoy being the bearer of bad news, and in this case, it’s doubly bad.

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“Why would you want to go there?”: Victoria’s Premier takes swipe at South Australia

by Christian Fleetwood

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has poked the proverbial hornet’s nest by openly asking why anyone would visit South Australia.

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