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The border's closing, ending my Qld holiday. This is what I learned.

Premier Anna Palaszczuk has once again closed the Queensland borders and that decision has everyone scurrying home in a mad panic. We are living in crazy, crazy COVID... Continue Reading

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CATO creates standard for land-supply members

In a landmark best-practice move, the Council of Australian Tour operators (CATO) has — in conjunction with travel law specialist lawyers, Pointon Partners — developed... Continue Reading

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Trans-Tasman bubble now ‘a long way off’: NZ PM

Once considered a possibility by Spring, a Trans-Tasman travel bubble is now a “long way off”, according to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Speaking on... Continue Reading

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Aussie airline buys 14 new planes

Three months ago it was touted as a possible replacement for Virgin Australia. Now, Alliance Aviation, the parent company of Alliance Airlines, has announced the acquisition of 14... Continue Reading

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Grounded since April, Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy

Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy in the US. Another victim of the downturn in demand for air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, Virgin Atlantic is looking for... Continue Reading

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PM says borders to remain closed in 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given an update on when international borders and COVID-19-related restrictions could be lifted – and those with dreams of travelling abroad... Continue Reading