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Thailand to resume ‘Test & Go’ quarantine waiver from February

Pack your suitcase and ready your sinuses for a holiday in Thailand that promises to greet you with a lovely PCR test.

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Tourism

Thailand to impose a tourist tax on international visitors

The Australian government is also considering a tourist tax, however, it applies exclusively to the Barmy Army.

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Destinations

International travel: NZ restarts Cook Islands flights, Thailand adds three cities to ‘sandbox’ while Japan extends travel ban

With restrictions changing more frequently most people change their knickers, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know right here.

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Hotels

Guests are being sued by hotels for leaving bad reviews in Thailand

Some Thai hotel owners have taken the mantra “be careful what you post on the internet” to the next level by getting the fuzz involved on a couple of not-so-friendly reviewers.

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Aviation

Jetstar fly to Thailand for first time since March 2020

Brace yourself for an influx of Instagram posts showing tourists visiting pristine beaches, drinking Chang beer, and eating Thai food (all of which they can do in Australia).

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Destinations

“Is that international travel?”: Love Island contestant (and travel industry professional) admits she thought Indonesia and Thailand were the same country

Just in case you’re feeling self-conscious about your geographical skills, here’s a story about a Love Island contestant who seems to think Asia is one country.

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Destinations

Thailand to scrap quarantine for select overseas visitors

The country is still recording more than 10,000 cases a day and has only fully vaccinated 33 per cent of its population, but Thailand’s PM said reopening was a crucial step to save the economy.

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Aviation

Qantas and Virgin put Bali flights back on the menu

Both airlines have pencilled in dates for flights between Bali and Australia alongside a few more overseas destinations.

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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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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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