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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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Destinations

“They’re very keen to engage with us”: Tourism Minister provides update on travel bubble candidates

by Huntley Mitchell

On top of the usual suspects, Dan Tehan has been engaging in ‘bubble’ conversations with a couple of other countries.

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Travel Agents

Man cops six-year jail sentence for robbing travel agency

He was caught after leaving his birth certificate in a nearby pub, before skipping the country to commit a spate of similar offences across Europe.

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Destinations

Check out Scotland’s thriving water wellness scene

Ever dreamt of swimming with the Loch Ness Monster? Well, we can’t guarantee Nessie will make an appearance, but you may as well read this anyway.

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Aviation

YIKES: Plane collapses, injuring two at Heathrow Airport

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner bit the dust at Heathrow Airport over the weekend, injuring two and causing damage to both the plane’s nose and ego.

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Aviation

Former Etihad boss detained for trying to skip hotel quarantine using Aussie passport

The millionaire was reported to UK authorities after he was heard bragging about switching passports to avoid a 10-day quarantine stint.

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Aviation

Crushed iPhone starts fire on international flight

This passenger must have been suffering a horrendous stroke of bad luck after managing to break her phone and start a small fire all on the same flight.

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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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Aviation

“Serious incident” on flight sees female passengers classified as children

The error, which was caused by a glitchy IT update, caused the plane to be more than 1,200 kilograms heavier than expected.

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