Helloworld agent wins appeal over COVID-19 refund worth over $9,000
by Ali Coulton
With a little help from her friends at AFTA, this agent managed to score a landmark win for the travel trade.
Aussie cruise community calls for government to follow Canada’s resumption plan
Does Canada just happen to be your fave overseas destination? Let the heart grown even fonder with this news.
Qantas, American Airlines reauthorised to cooperate on trans-Pacific routes
Rumour has it that INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” could be heard blasting from Qantas’ HQ in Mascot following this news.
Carnival Cruise Line extends US pause, as Canadian port closures spark Seabourn, Princess and HAL cancellations
Canada’s obnoxiously handsome PM, Justin Trudeau, has chucked a spanner in the works for cruise fanatics over on that side of the globe.
Get in quick! Trafalgar launches ‘Break Out & Break Free’ sale
It appears 2021 is the year of the sale, with Trafalgar joining the already long list of travel brands spruiking their discounted wares.
Australia stands firm on vaccine release date as US gives Pfizer emergency approval
Does anyone else feel as though they are being jabbed in the arm with a needle every time they read the word ‘vaccine’? Or is that a special talent only inflicted on Travel Weekly’s deputy editor?
European Union’s visitor ‘safe list’ includes Aussie travellers
While it’s a good sign that Australia made the EU’s ‘safe list’, it doesn’t exactly mean your clients can toddle off to France or Spain.
Destination Wrap: Queensland’s $50m tourism boost, Spain and Greece to welcome back international travellers + MORE
There are plenty of good signs for the tourism industry judging by this week’s Destination Wrap. Here’s Travel Weekly’s roundup of what’s been happening domestically and internationally.
Road & Rail
Via Rail cancels most trains across Canada amid ongoing protests
by Christian Fleetwood
Ongoing anti-pipeline protests in Canada have massively disrupted passenger train services across the country, with more than 83,000 Via Rail passengers effected so far.
Scott Morrison says intelligence received shows Iran shot down Ukrainian passenger plane
by Christian Fleetwood
Scott Morrison said he has received intelligence that shows Iran shot down the Ukrainian International Airlines flight that crashed on Wednesday.
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