Accor opens Mercure Auckland Queen Street, plus a new Aussie resort
The French hotel chain has been busy this past week, opening the doors of a slick new Mercure across the ditch and new retreat in South Australia.
Trans-Tasman bubble breached in Perth, as Brisbane Airport cops its own COVID-19 scare
by Ali Coulton
A Cook Islander has managed to travel to Perth without quarantining, while two travellers from Port Moresby wandered into Brisbane Airport’s common area before testing positive for COVID-19.
Air New Zealand CEO trials new digital travel pass app on first international flight since joining the airline
It was a day of firsts for Greg Foran last Friday, who popped his international flight cherry with Air NZ and put the new IATA Travel Pass app through its paces.
Travel agent “honoured” to make history on Air New Zealand’s revived Hobart-Auckland route
This agent scored one of only 70 spots on Air NZ’s first flight in a generation between the two cities. Jealous much?
Jetstar promotes ‘Limited Time Only’ sale with stunning outdoor artworks
The budget carrier has embraced its inner-Banksy to create this latest promo campaign.
Trans-Tasman flyer charged for threatening to blow up plane over wine spat
Travel Weekly staff have had similar problems at Friday knock-off drinks, but concede that threatening to blow up a plane is more serious than peeing in a pot plant.
Host cities and stadiums announced for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
Australia and NZ are teaming up to host the next FIFA Women’s World Cup, so we’re assuming stadiums will serve a combination of meat pies and kiwi fruit to the masses.
Air New Zealand adds new non-stop service between Auckland and Hobart
The Kiwi carrier has added Tasmania to its repertoire, but there’s a catch.
NZ’s opposition leader pushes for two-way trans-Tasman travel, as Australia reopens its border to Kiwis
Judith Collins has called for NZ to lift its ban on Aussie travellers for the sake of the country’s tourism industry, a sentiment that was echoed by our very own ScoMo shortly after.
Aussie states and territories restrict NZ arrivals after Auckland declared a Commonwealth hotspot
by Huntley Mitchell
The trans-Tasman travel plans of Kiwis have once again been thrown into disarray thanks to a concerning COVID cluster in Auckland.
New Zealand turns away Ponant ship ahead of planned ‘bubble expeditions’
The cruise line’s long-awaited New Zealand cruise season is facing an uncertain future after the NZ government denied visas to a majority of the ship’s crew.
Here’s what Air New Zealand’s direct New York route means for Aussie travellers
Do you feel a little tension in the air today? Don’t worry, it’s just Qantas throwing some serious side-eye across the Tasman Sea after Air New Zealand’s latest announcement.
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