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Tourism Minister announces Australia’s top 20 beaches

Tourism Australia has teamed up with a “beach expert” to rank this year’s best Aussie beaches and we don’t know what a “beach expert” is, but we assume it involves a portable sunbathing chair and beach umbrella.

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Cruise

Carnival changes international sailings to domestic due to ongoing restrictions

Travellers who’ve been dreaming of an international cruise may have to trade coconuts in the Caribbean for Great Northerns on the Gold Coast.

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Cruise

Coral Expeditions releases new Queensland expeditions

The Aussie cruise line is capping off 2021 by jamming the best of Queensland’s reef and outback into a couple of swish itineraries.

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Destinations

Tourism Whitsundays settles on new CEO

More than 100 applications were received for the top role at Tourism Whitsundays, but it was this guy’s CV that stood out.

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Aviation

Qantas returns to Whitsunday Coast for first time in seven years

While the rest of the east coast remains in lockdown, Queenslanders now have even more opportunities to see the world-famous holiday destination. We’re not jealous at all.

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Tourism Whitsundays makes key hire following funding win

The positive, sun-drenched vibes are emanating from Tourism Whitsundays HQ today, with some new funding helping the organisation make a key hire.

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Events

Wet Gucci bags, a medical emergency and “men peeing everywhere”: Luxe Whitsundays lunch ends in disaster

The coveted event, which Tourism & Events Queensland partnered on, was reportedly cut short by an hour-and-a-half following a medical emergency.

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Wholesalers

Intrepid launches cyber sale on 2021 Aussie and New Zealand trips

Slide into your clients’ DMs with these whopping savings, so you can get their 2021 bookings in before the silly season is well and truly upon us.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Abu Dhabi’s record-breaking visitor numbers, Tourism Fiji rolls out new stage of Bulanaires + MORE!

Meanwhile, the only destination Travel Weekly staff will be exploring today is the streets of Surry Hills in search of a cheaper coffee than the place downstairs.

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Destination Wrap: NZ Festival of the Arts, Solomons PM stresses low-cost, high-impact tourism strategy + MORE!

Given yesterday’s public holiday, we almost decided to skip this week’s Destination Wrap. But, as you’ll discover here, there’s just too much happening!

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Airlie Beach shark attack: tourist loses foot, thought his mate was grabbing his leg

The man’s friend must have extremely pointy finders to have been mistaken for a shark. Perhaps it was just wishful thinking.

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Destination wrap: Noosa plants trees for tourism, win a trip to Hong Kong, NYC gets new gallery + MORE!

Ease yourself back into the daily grind with a rundown of all the latest destination news. Or, you can join the rest of us drowning ourselves in caffeine in between power naps.

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