trans-Tasman travel bubble

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Trans-Tasman travellers arrive in South Australia, despite state not being in ‘bubble’

The much-anticipated trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ has turned into a bit of a dog’s breakfast, with yet another Aussie state being caught unawares.

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Tears of joy, concerns: Trans-Tasman travel kicks off, and arrivals show up in Victoria and WA

The trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ finally kicked off on Friday, but not without a few surprises and plenty of drama.

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‘Hotspot’ plan could allow Kiwis to enter Australia without quarantining: Ardern

by Christian Fleetwood

New Zealand’s PM has advanced talks on the creation of a trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ with Australia and, by the sound of it, ScoMo’s the one dragging the chain.

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Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could happen by Christmas

by Christian Fleetwood

Hopes of a trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ happening before the end of the year have been given a boost, if Jacinda Ardern’s most recent comments are anything to go by.

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Tourism New Zealand shares messages of inspiration in new agent-focused campaign

Here’s a new marketing campaign from the Land of the Long White Cloud that’s specifically targeting all you agents out there. Sadly though, there’s no appearance by the hilarious Rhys Darby.

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Trans-Tasman travel bubble “will be on the backburner for some time”, says Ardern

The likelihood of travel between Australia and New Zealand taking off in 2020 has been further dashed by the Kiwi PM.

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Cook Islands reckons travel ‘bubble’ with New Zealand could kick off “within a week”

The Cook Islands could establish a travel ‘bubble’ with New Zealand before Australia, according to its Deputy Prime Minister. However, his confidence isn’t exactly being reciprocated by Ardern.

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Trans-Tasman travel bubble could start with ‘safe’ Australian states, says Ardern

by Christian Fleetwood

In very welcome news, New Zealand’s PM says her government is willing to open the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ to individual Australian states.

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WTTC calls for governments to support travel ‘bubbles’ as it outlines new guidelines

by Christian Fleetwood

Here’s yet another story on travel ‘bubbles’. However, that’s not to suggest the accompanying image is an accurate representation of what they would look like.

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‘Bula Bubble’ sets sail: Fiji’s PM outlines safe tourism plan, with yachters to quarantine by boat

by Christian Fleetwood

After lobbying for Fiji to be more than just a “second-class consideration” in trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ talks, the country’s prime minister has hatched his own plan.

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Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ date could be pushed back, as NZ records new COVID-19 cases

by Christian Fleetwood

The reintroduction of COVID-19 across the Tasman could push the start date of the potential travel ‘bubble’ between Australia and NZ back, according to a tourism academic.

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Birmo’s border warning prompts Qantas to suspend international flights

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly doesn’t enjoy being the bearer of bad news, and in this case, it’s doubly bad.

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