Tourism

Cover-More CEO exits

The global travel insurance provider has waved goodbye to its chief, but not before signing him up to a premium policy.

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Technology

Afterpay makes online travel play

If COVID-19 wasn’t already enough of a challenge for travel agents, a new OTA has entered the ring.

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Destinations

Tourism Malaysia’s new Aussie director on the destination’s big marketing shift

by Huntley Mitchell

The destination is placing much more of a focus on its digital presence and “smart partnerships”, as it looks to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

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Aviation

How are high flyers dealing with coronavirus? A new jet-to-yacht service seems to be the answer

Are you or your clients keen to avoid cattle class (or any class for that matter) on your first post-coronavirus flight? Start saving your pennies for this new service.

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Tourism

STUDY: More than half of Aussies are keen to get travelling in the next six months

Find out where, when and how Aussies will hit the road once restrictions are lifted with this handy set of survey results.

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Travel Agents

Pandemic could push consumers to use agents over OTAs, says Barry Mayo

by Ali Coulton

The TravelManagers chairman has also predicted more bricks-and-mortar agents will make the switch to a home-based model, given the risk of further lockdowns.

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Destinations

Team behind Addicted to Maldives launches domestic-focused DMC

The new offering aims to help curate your clients’ domestic escapades so that you can give them their perfect post-lockdown getaway.

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Cruise

Cruise Wrap: CLIA offers training to non-members, more lines extend pause in operations + MORE

Travel Weekly staff dread Cruise Wrap days because they usually result in our deputy editor singing Enya’s “Orinoco Flow”, until we lock her in a cupboard.

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Aviation

Australian adult entertainer removed from flight over comments about George Floyd protests

This story has a bit of everything – an airline, an adult entertainer and even the ongoing George Floyd protests in the US.

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Road & Rail

Uber to offer ‘world-first’ car rental option Down Under

by Christian Fleetwood

You’d assume the bosses over at Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, and Europcar won’t be too pleased to read this news.

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Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Club Med’s Marnie Blanchetier

We sat down with Club Med’s head of marketing and director of sales for a chat and a few episodes of The New Pope, until she began to give us spoilers.

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Aviation

REVEALED: The final two bidders for Virgin Australia

by Huntley Mitchell

Virgin Australia’s administrators have made a decision on which two bidders have made it through to the third and final round.

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DESTINATIONS

Tourism Malaysia’s new Aussie director on the destination’s big marketing shift

The destination is placing much more of a focus on its digital presence and “smart partnerships”, as it looks to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

DESTINATIONS

Team behind Addicted to Maldives launches domestic-focused DMC

The new offering aims to help curate your clients’ domestic escapades so that you can give them their perfect post-lockdown getaway.

DESTINATIONS

Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could be in place by September, travel group says

The expert working group behind the proposal for a trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ reckons it could be operational by September.

DESTINATIONS

WATCH: Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens with commemorative COVID-19 flash mob

Some of Italy’s major attractions are re-emerging from the country’s three-month coronavirus lockdown and beginning to welcome visitors again.

DESTINATIONS

Destination Wrap: Qld eases travel restrictions, Greece to open border to internationals + MORE

The wheels are beginning to turn on domestic and international tourism, with border restrictions easing near and far. Huzzah!

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Aviation

Virgin’s administrators still yet to name final two suitors following surprise bid

Virgin Australia’s administration process is starting to resemble Bathurst’s famous Mount Panorama racetrack, given the number of twists and turns.

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Tourism

WTTC launches ‘Safe Travels’ protocols for aviation, MICE and tour operators

Confused by all these new measures and protocols being introduced by peak industry bodies? Add to your bewilderment with this.

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Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could be in place by September, travel group says

by Christian Fleetwood

The expert working group behind the proposal for a trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ reckons it could be operational by September.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Qantas Frequent Flyer’s new points offer, Gold Coast Airport’s runway concert + MORE

Reading Travel Weekly’s Aviation Wrap has been compared to taking a long-haul flight, in that you’ll likely fall asleep at some point.

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Tourism

“There’s a real tug of war going on”: Global tourism expert on adapting to the ‘new normal’

With change becoming the ‘new normal’, this uni professor says knowing the trends to look out for is a must for operators in the sector.

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Travel Agents

New collective turns agent influencers into destination marketing gurus

A group of influential travel agents have banded together to create a social marketing network for the post-pandemic travel industry.

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Cruise

Crew members tie the knot on board cruise ship

Celebrity Edge crew members Rajiv and Venita decided they were not going to let COVID-19 ruin their special day, after their wedding in Mauritius was cancelled.

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Destinations

WATCH: Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens with commemorative COVID-19 flash mob

Some of Italy’s major attractions are re-emerging from the country’s three-month coronavirus lockdown and beginning to welcome visitors again.

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Tourism

One-on-one with travel marketing maven Julie King

by Christian Fleetwood

To answer some of Travel Weekly’s burning questions about travel marketing, we got in touch with an expert in the field – one who, as you’d expect, happens to be extraordinarily busy during the downturn.

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Hotels

10 key findings from Colliers’ Australian Hotel Investment Sentiment Survey

Keen to find out what’s going through the minds of Aussie hotel investors during COVID-19, but can’t be arsed reading a full-blown report? We’ve got you covered with this 10-point snapshot.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Qld eases travel restrictions, Greece to open border to internationals + MORE

The wheels are beginning to turn on domestic and international tourism, with border restrictions easing near and far. Huzzah!

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Aviation

ACCC continues to investigate Qantas over stake in regional competitor

by Huntley Mitchell

As you’ll discover here, the unprecedented uncertainty in the aviation industry has led to ACCC tsar Rod Sims tightening his grip on the competition watchdog’s microscope.

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