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APAC countries dominate the latest passport rankings

They might seem fairly useless right now, but that hasn’t stopped Henley & Partners from churning out its latest passport index.

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Tourism

Australia stands firm on vaccine release date as US gives Pfizer emergency approval

Does anyone else feel as though they are being jabbed in the arm with a needle every time they read the word ‘vaccine’? Or is that a special talent only inflicted on Travel Weekly’s deputy editor?

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Aviation

British Airways promises Aussie songwriter a seat on the ‘First Plane Home’

British Airways is sharing the festive joy by promising to reunite a lonesome singer with her family once it is safe for her to fly, after she shared a heartwarming song with the airline.

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Tourism

ScoMo scraps local COVID-19 vaccine hope, while US eyes emergency approval for Pfizer’s version

Ever the optimist, the PM said the development allowed for the federal government to purchase more of the remaining three vaccines Australia has backed.

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Travel Agents

Founder of well-known travel company dies after collapsing at work

The company famously acquired Thomas Cook’s retail portfolio last year after it was placed in compulsory administration, saving more than 2,500 jobs and 500 retail branches across the UK.

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Destinations

World’s first hedgehog holiday park opens in the UK

Just in case you need a little Friday pick-me-up, check out this tiny holiday park for hedgehogs, complete with bunting and little french doors. It’s super-cute.

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WATCH: Parrot wows wildlife park guests by performing Beyonce classic

As a gentle reminder that not everything in the world has gone to sh**, we’ve found a video of a parrot who performs his favourite R&B tune for his fans every day.

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Destinations

Spain removed from UK’s ‘travel corridors’ exemption list

Sadly for Spain, it’s just become a whole lot harder for the European destination to woo holidaymakers from the UK.

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Cruise

“We will support it in any way we can”: UK Prime Minister backs cruise industry

by Christian Fleetwood

Boris Johnson has thrown his government’s support behind the cruise industry, as it continues to wade its way through what are some very choppy conditions.

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Aviation

British Airways teams up with Qatar Airways for Aussie expansion

If approved by the ACCC, the new partnership could allow British Airways to coordinate on more than 100 routes, expanding on its once-daily flight between Sydney and London.

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Destinations

“A decision needs to be taken”: VisitBritain’s regional director talks Brexit and sustainability

Australians are not going to let Brexit get in the way when it comes to travelling Britain, according to VisitBritain’s Tricia Warwick. Find out why here.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia given interim approval for deeper partnership with Virgin Atlantic on UK flights

Watch out, Qantas. It appears Virgin is looking to give Aussies a new way to get to the British Isles. Tally-ho!

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