COVID-19

Travel Agents

This travel agency diversified well before the pandemic, and now it’s looking to franchise

by Ali Coulton

A travel agency with a twist has taken the COVID-19 slowdown as an opportunity to breathe new life into its business.

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Cruise

Phew! Cruise line dodges potential COVID-19 outbreak after passenger tests positive

The poor old cruise industry was due for some positive news following the recent COVID-19 cases on board other cruise lines. Here it is.

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Travel Agents

Lobby groups seeks travel agent information in push for government funding

A travel industry lobby group has put a call out to agents who wish to be part of a renewed push for financial support from the federal government.

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Cruise

COVID-19 case confirmed on board Paul Gauguin ship

The ship was travelling between Bora Bora and the Rangiroa island when a passenger from the US tested positive for the virus.

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Cruise

Hurtigruten passengers and crew test positive for COVID-19

At least 36 crew members and passengers on board MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for coronavirus.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to shack up with Flight Centre in Brisvegas

Travel Weekly cannot confirm whether the airline will be allowed to use Flight Centre’s famous office slide, but we hear Paul Scurrah has called first dibs.

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Cruise

CLIA voices support for new European cruise safety guidelines

The new guidelines aim to set a benchmark for maritime operations in the EU, bringing European summer cruises one step closer. Woo-hoo!

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Destinations

Queensland to ban travellers from Greater Sydney, threatens to “slam the border shut”

by Ali Coulton

Domestic travel in Australia has been dealt a blow, with the Sunshine State set to close its border to Sydneysiders.

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Destinations

Vietnam suspends domestic flights in and out of popular city after attempting to repatriate 80,000 tourists

Shifting 80,000 tourists out of a single destination during a COVID-19 outbreak sounds like a mammoth task, so it’s no surprise that Vietnam’s applied the brakes.

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Aviation

Emirates will cover medical expenses if passengers catch COVID-19 while travelling

The UAE’s flag carrier is claiming its new offer to be a world first. However, that’s not to say Guinness World Records will take any notice.

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Aviation

New study reveals air travellers’ top concerns

Legroom, inflight entertainment and availability of alcohol all appear to have taken a backseat when it comes to air travellers’ top concerns.

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Aviation

Here’s what it’s like flying domestically during COVID-19

by Ali Coulton

Ease your clients’ worries by knowing exactly what they can expect when flying domestically during the COIVD-19 pandemic.

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