Western Australia

Destinations

New advice says WA’s hard border should stay, as Health Minister calls for reopening consideration

Confused over the future of WA’s hard border closure? Prepare to fall deeper down the rabbit hole with this update.

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Hotels

WA’s hospitality venues unite for mental health

In light of World Mental Health Day over the weekend, we bring you this top week-long initiative by hospitality venues across WA.

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Aviation

Western Australia launches biggest-ever regional flight sale

Do any of your clients happen to have Broome, Kununurra or Exmouth on their travel bucket list? Good news awaits.

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Destinations

WA to soften quarantine requirements for arrivals from Victoria, NSW

by Christian Fleetwood

He’s been a pretty tough nut to crack since WA introduced some harsh border restrictions, but it now appears Marky Mark McGowan is beginning to soften up.

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Travel Agents

AFTA and CLIA welcome WA government’s $3m support package for travel agents

While Western Australian agents are breathing a sigh of relief, those in other states and territories have no doubt turned green with envy over this new funding.

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Destinations

States and territories agree to develop plan for Christmas reopening

by Christian Fleetwood

However, there is one state that doesn’t want to play ball. Find out which one here.

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Destinations

Traveller caught breaching WA’s border laws handed six-month prison sentence

A Perth resident caught attempting to return to Western Australia without quarantining has received what is being reported as the harshest penalty yet for breaching the state’s laws.

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Tourism

No Australia-wide agreement on internal borders reached, as industry bigwigs weigh in

by Christian Fleetwood

There’s been plenty of news over the weekend on the state of Australia’s domestic and international borders.

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Hotels

Two travellers charged after escaping hotel quarantine in WA

These two boneheads flew into Perth without permission and allegedly escaped hotel quarantine to attend a party. Let’s hope they get the book thrown at them.

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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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