tasmania

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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Aviation

Qantas releases shortlist for new pilot academy town, hints at SECOND location

Big news if you’re a regional city or an aspiring pilot. We’re so hungover this morning you honestly could have told us we were either and we would have believed you.

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Destinations

Victoria just overtook NSW as Australia’s top state for holidays

New research shows that Victoria is now the state most Aussies intend to visit. Ok, Melbourne, you win this round.

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Cruise

Petition to ban cruises in Tasmanian parks grows

by Daisy Doctor

Support is being thrown behind a new petition which seeks to ban large cruise ships in Tassie. People are signing it that is, not throwing themselves at it.

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Hotels

Floating hotel debuted for Hobart

If the 1995 cult classic Waterworld is anything to judge by, the quicker we move onto water the better.

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Travel Agents

Dodgy agent sentenced for competitor hacking crime

We were accused of hacking our mum’s UberEATS account to score free food, but thankfully she didn’t press charges.

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