New Zealand gets COVID scare after infected flight attendant’s shopping spree
The Air NZ crew member shopped at a petrol station, two supermarkets, a paint shop, a pharmacy and a pet shop over two days, which is more than Travel Weekly staff usually do in a month.
APH continues to divest, offloading stake in Inspiring Vacations
The move follows Australian Pacific Holdings selling its cruise wholesaler brand to Helloworld in a bid to refocus its business.
Melbourne’s Rydges on Swanston to get a fresh start
It got plenty of unwanted attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the Melbourne hotel has a new owner and a new name picked out.
Swan Hellenic opts for experience with new expedition director
The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly not slowing the iconic cruise line’s rebirth, with a second appointment announcement in as many months.
Qantas goes after top-tier members of other airline loyalty programs
Having tested the loyalty of its own customers in recent months with scenic flights, fully-stocked bar carts and athleisure wear, Qantas has turned its focus to those of rival carriers.
Travel Counsellors’ global conference goes virtual
While Travel Weekly didn’t get to party with Travel Counsellors staff at its annual event this year, we take comfort in knowing we were there in spirit every time a viewer swigged a cheeky wine.
G Adventures already sees 400 per cent booking increase from Cyber Sale
The sale savvy folk over at G Adventures reckon now is the time for agents to capitalise on all this vaccine talk. Find out how here.
Passenger plane strikes and kills bear while landing
Travel Weekly’s deputy editor had to make an impromptu Woolies run to get some extra tissues while writing this article. She also upset the office dog by cuddling him too tight upon learning about the incident.
Matthew Cameron-Smith talks domestic tourism, Indigenous experiences and his first 100 days at Voyages
The former head of AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys is no stranger to domestic travel, but domestic travel during a global pandemic is a whole new kettle of fish.
Queensland to reopen its border to Victorians just in time for the Chrissy break
Queenslanders would be well advised to take cover, as we imagine waves of Victorians and NSW residents will be descending on the Sunshine State in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 deniers threaten to boycott Qantas after Joyce’s vaccine revelation
by Ali Coulton
Anti-vaxxers, COVID-19 deniers and general conspiracy theorists are having an absolute field day following the news that Qantas passengers will need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel internationally.
Travel tops the list of COVID-related complaints received by the ACCC
In what will probably come as a shock to no one, travel has been the most-complained about topic by consumers since COVID-19 hit.
Even though international travel from Australia will remain off the cards until at least 2021, there are still plenty of reasons to ensure your knowledge of the world’s tourism offerings remains tip-top. Case in point: the stunning nation of Malaysia.