COVID-19

Aviation

Brisbane Airport achieves global COVID-safe accreditation

While the health and safety protocols at Brisbane’s quarantine hotels are being questioned, at least the airport’s got it together.

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Aviation

Indonesian socialite books out entire flight to Bali to avoid COVID-19

The grandson of a pharmaceutical tycoon reckons booking out an entire commercial flight is cheaper than chartering a private jet.

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Wholesalers

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.

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Wholesalers

G Adventures brings ‘G-Normous’ agent incentive to Australia for the first time

Need a little booking motivation? How about a couple of grand worth of travel credits to use when international travel is back up and running?

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Tourism

Unvaccinated travellers should not be discriminated against, says WTTC chief

Gloria Guevara has seemingly gone after Qantas in her latest statement. However, that’s not to say it’s particularly nasty and full of swears.

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Destinations

Victoria introduces ‘traffic light’ permit system for domestic travel

Dan Andrews has reportedly been playing Duke Dumont’s “Red Light Green Light” on repeat in his office in celebration of this news.

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Destinations

Northern Territory revokes ‘hotspot’ status for Greater Brisbane, with Queensland to end lockdown

Greater Brisbanites with trips booked to the Top End and the Red Centre have had their prayers answered, as the Queensland government gets ready to end its three-day snap lockdown.

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Tourism

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer warns border restrictions “to continue for some time” despite COVID-19 vaccine rollout

by Huntley Mitchell

With all the hype around the accelerated rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, Paul Kelly has provided a realistic take on what to expect.

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Aviation

National Cabinet announces new aviation measures to control spread of COVID-19

Did you happen to recently purchase a fancy new face mask to stand out in public? Well, now you’ll be able to stand out on planes, too.

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Destinations

Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak prompts states and territories to tighten border restrictions

A COVID-19 outbreak on Sydney’s Northern Beaches that is quickly getting out of control has kicked states and territories into action to prevent the virus from spreading outside NSW.

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Tourism

NIB Travel introduces COVID-covered insurance product, as it prepares to scrap SureSave brand

The company’s product and brand offering is going to look a little different when it resumes selling travel insurance policies in Australia next month.

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Aviation

Sydney Airport ground transport worker tests positive for COVID-19

It marks the first community case in NSW in two weeks, and raises questions around quarantine requirements for international airline cabin crew.

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