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“A wonderful spectacle”: Spain’s Tourism Minister suggests using catastrophic volcanic eruption to attract visitors

The country’s Tourism Minister is in hot water after she appeared to propose using a volcanic eruption that has destroyed hundreds of homes to lure tourists to the Canary Islands.

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Wholesalers

“Adios amigos”: Another Aussie wholesaler closes its doors

by Huntley Mitchell

The heavy impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt by the travel industry, with yet another local wholesaler shutting up shop.

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Aviation

UK watchdog bans Ryanair’s controversial “jab and go” ad

Ryanair is doing very little to throw off its title of ‘World’s Dodgiest Airline’, as its latest dodgy campaign gets pulled.

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Destinations

New study reveals European countries with the longest Alien visits (in case you were wondering)

Got a client who desperately wants to believe? Find out where you should send them for their best opportunity at spotting some extraterrestrials.

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Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with MTA’s Anne Lane

This week, we traded slow cooker recipes with an MTA travel advisor. It took us a while to realise she was talking about a type of pot and not someone who takes three hours to make pasta.

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Destinations

Aussie travellers will need a visa waiver to travel Europe in 2022

Post-pandemic travel is going to look very different from what we’ve become accustomed to. Exhibit A: this new requirement for Aussies seeking a European jaunt.

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Aviation

Ryanair under investigation over controversial “jab and go” ad

The low-cost carrier has landed itself in hot water with an advertising watchdog after encouraging consumers to book their summer holidays so they can “jab and go”.

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Destinations

Spain removed from UK’s ‘travel corridors’ exemption list

Sadly for Spain, it’s just become a whole lot harder for the European destination to woo holidaymakers from the UK.

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Hotels

Two men die after tourist falls from hotel balcony, landing on man below

Two men have died in Spain after a British tourist fell from a hotel balcony onto another man on the ground below.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Queensland’s $50m tourism boost, Spain and Greece to welcome back international travellers + MORE

There are plenty of good signs for the tourism industry judging by this week’s Destination Wrap. Here’s Travel Weekly’s roundup of what’s been happening domestically and internationally.

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Destinations

Spanish officials slammed for spraying beach with bleach to protect children from COVID-19

And the winner of Travel Weekly’s Numpty Award for this week are… the officials of a Spanish resort village.

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Hotels

World’s first women-only hotel opens in Spain

Do you have a female client who has just gone through a big break-up or is just plain done with men? This may cheer her up.

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