Destinations

Curious travellers warned as Bali’s Mount Agung erupts again

Balinese volcano Mount Agung has erupted once again, with curious travellers being warned about getting too close to the crater.

The volcanic eruption occurred early on Sunday morning, and you can watch a time-lapse of it below:

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency, said on Twitter that Mount Agung spewed and ash cloud as high as three kilometres in the air, but Ngurah Rai airport was safe and operating as per normal.

Nugroho also said in a statement that it was “a normal situation of an active volcano and there is no need for the public to panic, as long as they remain outside the danger zone”.

“Don’t try to get closer to the crater to document the volcanic activity in the crater,” he said.

A Jetstar spokesperson told Travel Weekly that disruptions to its flights to and from Denpasar were minimal, with only a couple of short delays.

“Currently all flights to and from Bali are running on schedule. We will continue to monitor the situation,” the spokesperson said.

A Virgin Australia spokesperson told Travel Weekly that none of its flights had been affected, and that the airline is monitoring the situation closely.

A Qantas spokesperson told Travel Weekly there was no impact to the airline’s services.

Mount Agung wreaked havoc in June last year, forcing the cancellation of multiple flights between Australia and Bali.

Two other volcanoes that are tourist hotspots on the island of Java also continue to erupt.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

One response to “Curious travellers warned as Bali’s Mount Agung erupts again”

Leave a Reply

Cruise

Uniworld sues MSC over $18.5m in damages from Venice ship collision

by Christian Fleetwood

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has levelled a lawsuit against MSC Cruises over massive damages sustained in a Venice ship collision last year.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Registrations open for RWC 2023, Counselling for agents impacted by bushfires + MORE!

This week’s Agent Wrap is full of everything you need on a Friday: news of agents on voyages around the world, plenty of pictures and, most importantly, a short word count.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Wholesaler launches flexible European coach-touring brand

The new brand combines the convenience of escorted tours and the independence of FIT, with guaranteed departures on all tours, regardless of their size.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Aussie influencer slammed after tricking airline into free business-class upgrade

by Huntley Mitchell

An Australian influencer has copped a swathe of criticism after wearing a moon boot to successfully con airline staff into a free business-class upgrade.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

South Australian Tourism Commission warned ‘Old mate’ ads weren’t “child-friendly” months before launch

Just released documents have shown that the SATC was warned its now infamous ‘Old mate’ ads were inappropriate months before the campaign even launched.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Ex-Liberals leader named Boeing’s new regional boss, CMV’s team expansion + MORE!

If this edition of Flavour of the Week was a marine animal, it would be a blue whale. In other words, this wrap is an absolute whopper.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

PHOTOS: Coco the very good rabbit scores a seat in business class

Nobody freak out, but we’ve got some very important news: this very cute bunny rabbit wearing a bowtie just scored its own seat in business class, and the photos are SO CUTE!

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Coronavirus poses bigger threat to Aussie airports than SARS: analyst

Meanwhile, China has placed more than 18 million people in lockdown overnight as the number of those infected climbs to 650, with 18 confirmed deaths.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Wendy Wu Tours’ Aussie boss exits after less than three months

Troy Ackerman’s sudden departure follows that of Wendy Wu Tours global CEO Joe Karbo in July last year.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas, Virgin Australia update pet travel policies following dog deaths

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s leading carriers will introduce further precautions on their pet policies, in association with the RSPCA.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Canberra Airport closed as fire services use airfield to fight “out of control” bushfire

Canberra Airport has cancelled departures and arrivals as its airfield is used by aviation fire services to facilitate aerial firefighting efforts.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Accor’s new rideshare partner, Melia Hotels International opens first Thai hotel + MORE!

Welcome to the Hotel Wrap. This week’s addition features some gobsmackingly wonderful properties which we warn could cause a severe case of FOMO.

Share

CommentComments