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Hotels

Australia’s first Hilton Garden Inn debuts in WA

Given its name, one can only assume that the roses at this hotel will be pruned to perfection.

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Hotels

Marriott to take Courtyard brand out west

While WA is still not all that welcoming to international arrivals, at least the state is receptive to new hotels.

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Destinations

WA lets slip plan to mandate COVID-19 jabs for all interstate travellers

Mark McGowan has been forced to do a bit of explaining after WA’s health department appeared to accidentally release details of its mandatory vaccine plan for all interstate visitors.

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Victoria reopens to fully-vaxxed travellers from Sydney, WA to allow quarantine-free travel for Queenslanders

Here are a couple more positive signs that domestic travel is getting back to the good old days.

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Travel Agents

WA travel agents now able to apply for their share of $16.8m support fund

With the WA government posting a whopping $5.6 billion surplus in FY21, we reckon Mark McGowan won’t even notice a few mill gone from his war chest.

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Destinations

Frydenberg threatens to cut economic support for WA if it doesn’t stick to National Cabinet’s reopening plan

Marky Mark McGowan must have struck a nerve when he suggested the Treasurer lived in “cloud cuckoo land”, because Josh Frydenberg has hit back in a big way.

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Destinations

Western Australia to introduce strictest-ever state border restrictions for NSW

WA will soon be in a league of its own for border restrictions, with Marky Mark McGowan ready to throw NSW into the ‘extreme risk’ bucket.

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Tourism WA appoints new chair and board members, as state’s hard border with Queensland returns

While Travel Weekly’s roving reporter is currently grounded in Sydders, that hasn’t stopped them from bringing you all the latest over in the west.

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WA and Queensland announce lockdowns, as the NT extends its own by 72 hours

by Huntley Mitchell

There’s been another round of tough travel restrictions dealt out across Australia. Get up to speed on what’s changed here.

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WA gets strict on NSW travellers, as state and territory borders tighten for Sydney hotspots

by Ali Coulton

States and territories have placed tight restrictions on Sydneysiders, with Marky Mark McGowan almost slamming the door shut on the entire state of NSW.

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Destinations

STUDY: Victoria tops nation with highest return on destination marketing investment

TTF’s Margy Osmond reckons Australian states and territories need to pull their socks up when it comes to tourism expenditure.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia drops cheap flights to WA

One need only observe the courier’s daily visits to Travel Weekly’s office to realise that our editor bloody loves a sale.

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