Qantas to resume 12 international routes from 18 December
by Ali Coulton
If all goes to plan, 18 December will now be known as the beginning of the end of Australia’s overseas travel ban hellscape. Coincidentally, it’s also our deputy editor’s birthday!
“They’re very keen to engage with us”: Tourism Minister provides update on travel bubble candidates
by Huntley Mitchell
On top of the usual suspects, Dan Tehan has been engaging in ‘bubble’ conversations with a couple of other countries.
Fake agent jailed for scamming more than $35,000 out of travellers
The woman allegedly collected money for at least 19 trips, which she would then “cancel”, claiming her mother was unwell.
Singapore travel bubble delayed until end of 2021: Tourism Minister
Got a client who had their heart set on visiting Singapore soon? Best to send them a box of chocolates before breaking this news.
Singapore to be “first country outside of NZ” slated for Aussie travel bubble, says ScoMo
The PM said the bubble will kick off with a “pilot exercise” giving priority to international students from Singapore.
Europe to reopen its borders to US travellers with or without COVID vaccination
While ScoMo has doubled down on Australia’s hard border stance, the EU has reportedly added six new countries to its list of desired travellers.
AUSSIE FIRST: Quincy Hotel brings Southeast Asian flare to Melbourne
Got a client who enjoys sipping a latte on Flinders Lane every once in a while? This shiny new hotel will deliver the Melbourne quirk they are after.
Tahiti to reopen to international tourists from May
Here’s hoping the Australian government has French Polynesia included in its travel bubble plans.
Aussies could be travelling quarantine-free to Singapore, Japan and Fiji as soon as August
Quarantine-free travel may soon be allowed to select Asian and Pacific countries as soon as August, so tell your clients to start mood-boarding their long-awaited getaways.
New Zealand national party petitions for two-way bubble to begin “immediately”
It looks like New Zealand’s opposition leader wasn’t kidding around when she said she wanted quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand.
Tehan looks to establish travel bubble and ‘quarantine gateway’ with Singapore
If this proposed bubble goes ahead, it could also open the door to travellers from other countries to come to Australia after completing a two-week quarantine stint in Singapore.
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