Virgin furthers Velocity status extension, adds bonus rewards for flights between October and March
With international travel now well on its way, Velocity Frequent Flyer is proving that loyalty works both ways with some extra perks for members and the promise of new partnerships with overseas carriers.
Carnival outlines new sustainability goals, with aspirations to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2050
Meanwhile, considering the state of things, the only thing Travel Weekly staff are aspiring to be by 2050 is still alive and kicking.
“CALLS FOR A HAPPY DANCE!” Qantas flighty wearing uniform for first time since COVID goes viral
This flight attendant’s happy dance has been melting hearts across the internet. The fact that she’s also an influencer probably helped, too.
Federal government takes next step in prepping for international travel restart
ScoMo and his team of ministers are hurriedly trying to make sure everything’s tickety-boo by the time our international borders reopen.
Aurora Expeditions jumps on mandatory vaccination bandwagon
If getting vaxxed is our ticket to travelling again, we at Travel Weekly gladly roll up our sleeves. Even if Bill Gates has popped a microchip in the doses (he hasn’t).
Air Canada to resume Sydney-Vancouver flights from mid-December
Looks like Air Canada will beat Qantas by one day in resuming its Sydney-Vancouver service. We can hear Alan Joyce sighing from here.
Marriott offers its own ‘vaccine passport’ to Aussie travellers
Fancy a month’s worth of free accommodation across Australia, NZ and the Pacific to enjoy once it is safe to do so? Well, you’ll need both jabs to be in with a chance.
Globus family of brands introduces proof-of-vaccination policy for all trips
If you’ve got clients booked to join any Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways or Monograms trip, you’d better pray they’re not anti-vaxxers.
Qantas to resume 12 international routes from 18 December
by Ali Coulton
If all goes to plan, 18 December will now be known as the beginning of the end of Australia’s overseas travel ban hellscape. Coincidentally, it’s also our deputy editor’s birthday!
Longest-running CEO of any major hotel company calls time on career
BWH Hotel Group’s longtime president and CEO is retiring, with an Esky, BBQ tongs and Big Mouth Billy Bass Singing Fish mooted as possible leaving gifts.
ETG agents score access to thousands of custom trips via Designer Journeys
The company’s network of independent agents can now impress clients with access to loads of tailorable itineraries and expert advice.
Coral Expeditions launches new summer sailings along South Australia’s wild coast
The five new journeys all take place intrastate, so even the toughest border closures can’t put a stop to these babies. As long as your clients live in SA, that is.
From bustling Southeast Asian streets and island getaways to ancient rainforests and highland retreats, Malaysia is full of surprises.