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Aviation

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!

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Destinations

“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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Destinations

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.

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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.

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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.

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Hotels

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.

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Aussie city named least stressful in the world

An unsuspecting Aussie city has been named the most tranquil in the world, and we reckon you’ll join us in screaming a collective “what the f*ck?” upon finding out who the winner is.

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Tahiti to reopen to international tourists from May

Here’s hoping the Australian government has French Polynesia included in its travel bubble plans.

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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.

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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.

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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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