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Hotels

IHG to debut new luxury hotel brand in Australia

The swanky new addition to IHG’s fast-growing portfolio will target unique, independent properties, making its debut in none other than Brisvegas.

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Hotels

Outrigger goes on acquisition spree in Thailand and Hawaii

Outrigger boss Jeff Wagoner can now write his signature without looking after signing off on the purchase of several properties.

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Travel Agents

Thai travel agencies offering vaccine vacations to the US amid slow rollout

Travel agencies in the country have been offering trips to the US (and even Russia) to wealthy Thais so they can get the jab and see the sights while they’re at it.

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Destinations

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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Events

TAT details ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ at Amazing Thailand Product Update

by Sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand

Were you one of the unfortunate ones who missed TAT’s recent event? Experience it vicariously here.

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Tourism

Stranded Aussie couple resort to sailing leaky boat with dodgy skipper to return home

After a year of travelling abroad during the pandemic, these inexperienced sailors decided to try their luck crossing the Pacific Ocean by boat rather than face expensive airfares and flight caps.

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Destinations

Tourism Authority of Thailand supports beach clean-up at Sydney’s Chowder Bay

We love hearing about sustainable initiatives like this at Travel Weekly. It’s also reminded us to empty our office compost bin.

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Destinations

Five ways Thailand is taking responsible tourism seriously

by Sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand

As you’ll discover in this enlightening piece, responsible tourism is no joke to Thailand.

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Wholesalers

TruTravels grows its range to cater for Gen Z post-pandemic

The G-Adventures-owned youth travel brand has also introduced a new way to categorise its trips, which it reckons will make it easier for agents to target youngsters.

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Destinations

Phuket opens to vaccinated foreign tourists, rest of Thailand to follow from December

by Sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand

Thailand has nutted out a three-stage roadmap to reopen six major tourist provinces to vaccinated foreign tourists. Get the step-by-step breakdown right here.

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Destinations

The travel industry’s favourite destination event is back!

by Sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand

Dust off your event frocks and shine your ‘outside shoes’ because the Aussie travel industry’s favourite destination event is back with a post-pandemic twist.

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Destinations

Thai police arrest 89 foreigners in party raid

Police have busted a bar shindig for breaching COVID-19 restrictions on one of Thailand’s most notorious party islands.

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