One-on-one with Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau boss Paul McCallum
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If Travel Weekly had an award for the industry’s best beard, Aussie expat Paul McCallum would be the clear winner.
Artist creates hilarious national park posters using one-star reviews
We understand America’s national parks aren’t for everyone, but comparing Yellowstone Park to “boiling water at home” seems like a bit of a stretch.
Property owner hits back at Virgin Hotels over “misguided” lawsuit
by Huntley Mitchell
Things are getting heated between Virgin Hotels and a property owner in the US, so it’s probably worth grabbing the popcorn before reading this latest instalment.
US Congress launches investigation into Carnival’s handling of COVID-19
This follows the company’s announcement that it will begin to gradually reintroduce cruise departures in the US in August.
Hawaii to mandate 14-day quarantine for all arrivals
The mandate applies to all arrivals at state airports from the continental US and international destinations, and extends to other private and commercial aircraft.
“Exercise increased caution”: US updates travel advisory for Australia due to bushfires
by Huntley Mitchell
Australia has suffered yet another tourism blow amidst the ongoing bushfire crisis, with the US putting the land Down Under on the same travel advisory level as Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.
Excite Holidays and Brand USA launch music-inspired trade campaign
The wholesaler has unveiled a new music-inspired campaign for the US which, thankfully, doesn’t feature the dreadful Rebecca Black.
China issues US travel alert, following incoming visa changes for visitors to America
China has issued a travel warning for its citizens travelling to the States, citing concerns travellers have been “interrogated, interviewed and subjected to” forms of harassment by US law enforcement.
Aussies requiring US visas will be forced to disclose social media account info
Fortunately, travellers will not be required to disclose their internet search histories to US immigration authorities.
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