Western Australia

Destinations

Tasmania green lights “safe travel bubbles”

Tasmania has delivered some fab news for Australia’s domestic tourism sector, with the island state set to loosen its border restrictions next month.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: SATC’s new marketing campaigns, Karels T-bar debuts at Thredbo + MORE

We’ve got so much local and international news in this week’s Destination Wrap that it’s already crashed the Travel Weekly website twice.

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Aviation

Overseas arrivals reduced even further at Sydney Airport

by Christian Fleetwood

The NSW government’s latest move coincides with more restrictions for arrivals from Victoria.

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Aviation

Cap on international arrivals introduced to ease pressure on hotel quarantine systems

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia is set to see a lot less aviation activity from overseas, as National Cabinet tries to ease the quarantine burden being carried by hotels.

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Aviation

“NSW has done it”: WA Premier requests cap on international flight arrivals to reduce COVID-19 risk

by Christian Fleetwood

It was only a couple of months ago that Mark McGowan was slagging off NSW over its border stance, and now he wants to copy Gladys.

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Tourism

Award-winning tourism company founder dies in helicopter crash

The founder of a well-known Aussie tourism company has tragically been killed in a helicopter crash in Western Australia.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: BridgeClimb celebrates eased restrictions, Tourism NT’s new campaign + MORE

Feel like you’ve been left in the lurch on destination news near and far? Meet your new best friend: the Destination Wrap.

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Travel Agents

WA travel agents plead with state’s tourism minister for crucial funding

WA travel agents are urging the state’s tourism minister to throw them the lifeline they need to survive COVID-19 until the industry begins to recover.

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Destinations

Experience Co. CEO John O’Sullivan joins Tourism WA board

The man behind Tourism Australia’s famous ‘Dundee’ campaign is set to work his magic in the west.

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Destinations

“Somebody has to lead the way”: South Australia opens to WA, the NT and Tasmania

by Christian Fleetwood

Changes to Australia’s state border restrictions continues apace, with South Australia’s premier grabbing his Gandalf-esque staff and leading the charge.

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Destinations

States confirm border opening dates, as Australian venue capacities get scrapped

by Christian Fleetwood

There’s been plenty of news over the weekend on the easing of coronavirus restrictions across Australia. Here’s Travel Weekly’s breakdown of everything you need to know.

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Hotels

“An extremely positive sign”: Westin Hotels & Resorts to debut in Margaret River

WA’s stunning Margaret River is set to welcome a new hotel by mid-2023. Hopefully, it will look a lot better than the Minecraft-esque renders.

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