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Wholesalers

Wendy Wu reveals new visa “inventions” for China

by Huntley Mitchell

Wendy Wu Tours’ supremo was in Australia recently to spread the travel love and announce some whizz-bang new enhancements to the wholesaler’s offering.

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Destinations

Aussie tradie detained in the Philippines for overstaying his visa

The Perth man said he went to the Philippines for dental surgery, but “met a girl” and overstayed his visa by seven months.

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Destinations

Saudi Arabia plans to attract 100 million tourists per year by 2030

by Christian Fleetwood

The conservative nation is offering visas to non-religious visitors in a bid to open the country to the world, but its timing couldn’t be worse.

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Destinations

Sri Lanka offers free tourist visas, PM says country ready to be promoted as “safe” destination

Sri Lanka has taken a big step in getting tourists back to the country, offering free one-month visas on arrival to citizens from almost 50 countries, including Australia.

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Destinations

Brazil announces visa free entry for Australians

With news that trips to Brazil could save Aussies up to $50, Travel Weekly’s caffeine connoisseurs have elected to drop Blend 43 for the exotic Moccona Barista Reserve.

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Tourism

Australian woman who overstayed Thai visa by 100 days to be sent home

An Australian woman is soon to arrive home having been placed in a Thai detention centre for “massively” overstaying her visa.

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Destinations

Visiting Papua New Guinea just got a whole lot easier

Australia’s closest neighbour just introduced a new online visa portal! Similarly, we’re introducing a new level of productivity to our day by drinking four coffees in a row.

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Aviation

Passport-free travel: it’s closer than you think

Our Home Affairs Minister says passport-free travel isn’t far away. Well, that’s one less thing for us to lose. Anyone seen our keys?

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Tourism

Aussie detained for overstaying US visa by 90 mins

by Hannah Edensor

The US has reached peak crazy after officials locked up an Aussie man who overstayed his visa due to delays at the Canadian border.

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Destinations

Aussie couple’s “nightmare” US holiday

by Hannah Edensor

An Aussie couple’s trip of a lifetime quickly turned to a disaster when their US visa was cancelled mid-trip. And even their travel agent couldn’t save them.

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Travel Agents

Travel agency managers targeted in 457 visa reform

by Hannah Edensor

PM Malcolm Turnbull has scrapped the 457 migration visa and 216 occupations that fall under it, with a range of travel industry roles in the firing line.

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Tourism

Visas And Skilled Labour The Major Industry Issues: Tourism Minister

by Hannah Edensor

The future of tourism is bright and sunny but that doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels, Senator Colbeck reveals.

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