COVID-19

Tourism

Are you eligible for the government’s eye-watering $130 billion JobKeeper payment?

Confused as to whether you’re in line for some much-needed government funding? All is explained here.

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Events

New dates announced for Tokyo Olympics

by Christian Fleetwood

The now rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo will take place exactly a year after their original dates.

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Aviation

Qatar Airways helps stranded Aussie travellers with new services

by Christian Fleetwood

Qatar Airways is adding an extra 48,000 seats to the Australian market to help stranded travellers get home.

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Hotels

Stamford temporarily closes several properties in Australia and NZ

The hotel company has shut the doors on some of its properties across the trans-Tasman due to a severe downturn in business amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out which ones here.

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Hotels

All travellers to be placed in mandatory hotel quarantine, as states crack down

by Ali Coulton

All travellers who arrive in Australia will now face mandatory quarantine in a hotel, which will be strictly enforced by police and the ADF.

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Hotels

Airbnb asks hosts to provide free rentals for COVID-19 responders

Airbnb is waiving fees on short-term stays for health workers and first responders fighting the spread of coronavirus.

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Aviation

Australia’s regional carriers thrown $300 million lifeline

by Christian Fleetwood

The new funding has arrived just in the nick of time for Rex, which had prepared to ground its entire network and stand down 90 per cent of its workforce.

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Tourism

Allianz ceases travel insurance sales

by Huntley Mitchell

The move comes after Allianz notified agents earlier this month that their authorised representative agreements to sell its products would be terminated.

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Destinations

Washington, DC inspires travellers to keep the dream alive with a virtual vacation

Even though trips to America’s capital are off limits for now, there are still plenty of ways for your clients to stay inspired.

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Aviation

Airlines could take $409 billion hit from coronavirus pandemic: IATA

by Christian Fleetwood

According to the association, airlines will require $324 billion in support from governments “simply to make it through” the coronavirus crisis.

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Cruise

Western Australia changes Vasco Da Gama’s disembarkation plan (again)

The Premier of Western Australia’s plans for CMV ship Vasco da Gama are about as clear as a murky lake.

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Aviation

Airline to pay customers up to $14,000 if they catch COVID-19 during flight

One airline is so confident its passengers will have a coronavirus-free flight that it is offering a very bold promotion.

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