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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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