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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Events

IPW 2020 has been cancelled

The United States’ flagship inbound travel tradeshow has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Destinations

Washington, DC inspires travellers to keep the dream alive with a virtual vacation

Even though trips to America’s capital are off limits for now, there are still plenty of ways for your clients to stay inspired.

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Aviation

Scott Morrison says intelligence received shows Iran shot down Ukrainian passenger plane

by Christian Fleetwood

Scott Morrison said he has received intelligence that shows Iran shot down the Ukrainian International Airlines flight that crashed on Wednesday.

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Aviation

Passenger plane crashes in Iran, killing 176 people

by Christian Fleetwood

A Boeing 737 aircraft has crashed shortly after take-off in Iran, killing all on board. Here’s what we know about the incident so far.

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Tourism

Trump administration bans US travel and cruise ship stops in Cuba

The US has imposed a travel ban on its citizens visiting Cuba, in a move that would stop thousands of would-be travellers visiting the island from America.

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