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US group’s Sportsnet stake

MELBOURNE-BASED Sportsnet Holidays has announced an agreement with Charlotte, North Carolina USA-based QuintEvents, which is expanding its global footprint via a “significant investment”...

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Return travel made easier

IT WILL now be smoother for Australian travellers to return home after the Federal Government announced an easing of COVID testing protocols over the weekend. Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, the...

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Losses reach $48.5 billion

THE cumulative loss in interstate domestic overnight travel reached $48.5 billion between the start of the pandemic and Oct last year, new figures from Tourism Research Australia has indicated....

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Journey Beyond ’23

THE release of Journey Beyond’s full 2023 season (TD 21 Jan) is being celebrated on the cover page of today’s Travel Daily. Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Egglestone, said the earlier...

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Australia red light

AUTHORITIES in Europe have designated Australia, Canada and Argentina as COVID “danger zones,” advising member states to adopt tougher restrictions on arrivals such as new testing and/or...

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Perth/London doubts

QANTAS has confirmed a decision on the fate of its planned Perth to London route in Mar will be made in “the next few weeks”, as the carrier is left scrambling to readjust from Western...

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Industry plight alert

THE travel industry crisis is garnering significant mainstream media attention, with an opinion piece by Belle Goldie from itravel Penrith featuring prominently in today’s Sydney Daily...

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Crystal hangs up

CRYSTAL Cruises has confirmed that its call centre operations are paused until further notice, with an update on the line’s Australian website crystalcruises.com.au now listing email addresses...

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Sleep in a palace

A NEW group launched by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud has announced it will conduct a series of palace conversions into ultra-luxury hotel accommodation. Boutique...

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Zero hotel stigma

HOTELS that participated in the Federal Government’s quarantine program are viewed by Aussie travellers as “good corporate citizens”, a new study conducted by the University of...

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