tasmania

Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Event hotels to give away 1,200 nights, Crystalbrook offers $100 bar tabs to interstate guests + MORE

Planning a domestic escape for your clients? Lucky for you, we’ve got a mix of deals, offers and openings to suit all tastes in this wrap.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: BridgeClimb celebrates eased restrictions, Tourism NT’s new campaign + MORE

Feel like you’ve been left in the lurch on destination news near and far? Meet your new best friend: the Destination Wrap.

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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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Destinations

Cue the inbreeding jokes: Unfortunate faux pas spotted in Tourism Tasmania’s new ad campaign

Despite its new ad campaign being visually stunning, the Apple Isle still can’t shake its inbred tag.

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Destinations

States confirm border opening dates, as Australian venue capacities get scrapped

by Christian Fleetwood

There’s been plenty of news over the weekend on the easing of coronavirus restrictions across Australia. Here’s Travel Weekly’s breakdown of everything you need to know.

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Tourism

Coronavirus border row heats up, as WA uses Ruby Princess debacle to taunt NSW

The row between the states over remaining border closures has intensified, so much so that Mark McGowan is now donning a hard hat and safety vest.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: NSW launches bushfire recovery campaign, Tourism Australia’s clever rebrand + MORE!

This week’s Destination Wrap has a distinct local flavour, and is best enjoyed while devouring a meat pie or a pack of lamingtons.

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Aviation

Hobart Airport faces delays on international flight expansion

by Ali Coulton

Tassie-based travellers may need to wait a little longer than expected for direct international flights, as Hobart Airport’s terminal expansion faces setbacks.

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Hotels

Multi-million-dollar Tasmanian resort blocked by planning commission

Much like Travel Weekly’s editor’s insistence on playing Christmas carols in the office 24/7, this resort proposal has been stopped in its tracks.

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Cruise

Tasmania sets sights on cruise tourism boost with plans for new regional ports

by Christian Fleetwood

Tasmania has set an ambitious three-year plan to have suitable cruise vessels, small to large, visiting regional ports across the state.

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Tourism

Tasmanian government blunder gives free national park access to all Australian seniors

After hearing this announcement, Travel Weekly’s editor bought his nanna a pair of hiking boots, but was disappointed to learn they don’t fit over her bunions.

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Aviation

Swarm of flying insects grounds flight in Tasmania

by Christian Fleetwood

Passengers leaving Hobart on board a Qantas plane had their travel plans temporarily delayed after an “insect infestation” grounded their flight.

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