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Destinations

Visit Britain appoints Patricia Yates as interim CEO as Sally Balcombe steps down

Travel Weekly had a chat with Yates to uncover her plans for the UK’s destination marketing agency and find out the secret behind her illustrious photographic lighting.

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NZ to reopen border from next month as UK drops all COVID travel restrictions

Woohoo! Trans-Tasman travel is back which will make it much easier for the All Blacks to come over and beat the Wallabies time and time again.

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Aviation

Elton John left “shaken” after private jet emergency landing

The superstar singer of “Rocket Man” had some trouble with his own rocket after hydraulic issues left Elton rattled.

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Aviation

Russian planes barred from EU airspace amid Ukraine invasion

The EU’s strong stance against Russia has extended to the nation’s airlines following the country’s invasion of Ukraine last week.

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Aviation

Scoot gives Aussies more options with extended Vaccinated Travel Lane

Singapore is back open to Aussie tourists from all over our country and if that doesn’t have you excited then what will?

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Tourism

UK travellers rank Australia dead last despite major advertising push

Looks like our days of dealing with raucous holidaying Poms may be coming to an end, sparking despair for local tourism operators and joy for those who enjoy having a quiet one at their local pub.

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Aviation

“The measures have not worked”: IATA urges governments to remove all travel barriers

The association has called for an end to the nearly two-year reign of restrictions that have all but crushed the travel industry, including eliminating quarantine restrictions for non-vaccinated travellers.

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Britain scraps all COVID travel tests for UK entry

Travellers to the UK will no longer be greeted with a PCR test shoved up their nose, just the usual array of commotion and disarray that we all miss about travelling.

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Events

VisitScotland Expo to be replaced with new online and regional events

Tell your clients it’s time to go looking for Nessie, because VisitScotland has launched a new event series to reconnect Scottish tourism businesses with the world.

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Aviation

Former Paralympian jailed for gluing himself to British Airways plane

James Brown, a visually-impaired cyclist who has won two gold medals, said he needed to do “something spectacular” to bring attention to climate change.

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Destinations

ScoMo says Pfizer deal with UK a “game-changer” for Australia’s reopening plan

At least the PM had something to cheer about over the weekend after his beloved Sharkies failed to make the NRL finals.

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Road & Rail

Man raises more than $40,000 for cancer research by visiting the UK’s “rudest” places

by Ali Coulton

This guy rode a moped from Shitterton to Bell End, stopping at places like Twatt, Butthole Lane and Pishill along the way.

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