January 26, 2021

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Tourism and Travel

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Qantas begins the new year today with optimism for the prospects of vaccination and pre-flight COVID-19 testing to help to re-invigorate international travel. The airline has now re-opened bookings across its entire overseas network from July 1, 2021. As vaccines start rolling out in earnest, with UK health authorities commencing vaccination with Oxford-AstraZeneca today, many aspirational travellers are feeling a new sense of hope about travel in 2021. So, today I consider what will international travel look like in 2021?

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A multi-million road improvement package will fix problem wet weather spots and build more resilient roads in northern parts of the Douglas Shire. Douglas Shire Council was successful in securing $10.3 million under the 2019 Betterment program for improvement works on the Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Road and Zig Zag Road.

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Signalling its continued confidence in the domestic economy, property developer, Chiodo has commenced early works on its $300 million luxury resort, Fairmont Port Douglas. Demolition of the site’s existing structure is now underway, with Kadem Builders selected to complete the job.

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Douglas Shire maintains its award winning status as one of the world’s Sustainable Top 100 Destinations in 2020. The Sustainable Top 100 Destinations list has just been unveiled, with the Douglas Shire returning to be honoured with the prestigious recognition.Townsville and Lord Howe Island join the Douglas Shire as other Australian destinations to be included in the Top 100 list.

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In a year of unprecedented uncertainty, Cairns Regional Council (CRC) have stepped up to the plate and committed to a five-year, multi-million-dollar funding agreement with Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ).

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For many years, the residents of Port Haven and Ozcare have enjoyed secure and peaceful access to the beach, just a short distance from their homes, along a pathway through the pristine littoral vine forest which protects their community from storm surge and cyclonic conditions.
For residents, the walk through the forest and along the beach, and simply relaxing on the sea shore, is an integral part of their daily regime for physical and mental health and wellbeing.But that is all about to change…..