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SLH adds six new luxe stays to its portfolio

From a beautiful manor in the Lake District to a charming East Hamptons bolt hole, Small Luxury Hotels of the World has unveiled some seriously swanky new digs.

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News

Hong Kong eases strict COVID measures, lifts flight ban on Australia

Rumours are that the border closure has prevented the making of Rush Hour 4, but after the third one that’s probably a good thing.

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Travel Agents

1000 Mile Travel Group premiere plans coming out of the pandemic

1000 Mile is coming out of the pandemic in style with some massive announcements that will get you thrilled about the future of the group.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek catch-up with Rocky Mountaineer’s David McKenna

This week, we caught up with Rocky Mountaineer’s new CEO whose love for North American scenery is almost as strong as his penchant for Jack Kerouac.

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Aviation

Hong Kong and Singapore block Aussie flights due to high Omicron numbers

Omicron’s surge throughout Australia has left us getting blocked more times than an ex-partner with a penchant to triple text after a few drinks.

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Destinations

US to lift border restrictions for fully-vaxxed air travellers

Biden has decided enough is enough with the so-called ‘212f’ restrictions that the US has imposed on 33 countries.

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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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Destinations

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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Destinations

CDC makes mask-wearing on public transport compulsory in the US

Meanwhile, our office dog has made it compulsory for all employees to give her pats whenever we walk past. Those who do not comply wind up with wet patches under their desks.

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Destinations

One-on-one with Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau boss Paul McCallum

by Sponsored by Canuckiwi

If Travel Weekly had an award for the industry’s best beard, Aussie expat Paul McCallum would be the clear winner.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Queensland’s $50m tourism boost, Spain and Greece to welcome back international travellers + MORE

There are plenty of good signs for the tourism industry judging by this week’s Destination Wrap. Here’s Travel Weekly’s roundup of what’s been happening domestically and internationally.

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Hotels

Hotel group to return at least $91 million in COVID-19 relief funding

A luxury hospitality group has agreed to return millions to the US government after accessing it from a COVID-19 relief fund for small businesses.

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