covid19

Cruise

Tighter pre-arrival screening rules on the way for cruise ships

Federal officials are considering a new set of tougher protocols in the wake of the Ruby Princess debacle.

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Cruise

Here’s what it’s really like to socially distance on a cruise

The first ocean cruise line to return to sailing has shared some images of what cruising looks like in the ‘new normal’.

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Aviation

Car with ‘COVID19’ number plate parked at Adelaide Airport leaves staff baffled

A car with the number plate ‘COVID19’ has been parked at Adelaide Airport for months, according to puzzled staff who say they don’t know who owns it.

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Travel Agents

Travel Counsellors’ annual conference goes virtual

Reports of an excess of “virtual hugs” and champagne spilt on keyboards are circulating after the home-based agency held its annual get-together online this year.

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Destinations

Cyprus offers to pay travellers’ COVID-19 bills

Cyprus has gone to new lengths to lure travellers back to the Mediterranean by offering to pay costs for anyone whose trip is ruined by COVID-19.

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Wholesalers

Globus extends tours suspension until end of August

Were you hoping to get your client on a Globus tour within the next month or so? You might want to sit down before reading this.

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Technology

AFTA backs government’s coronavirus tracing app

While the new COVIDSafe app may not provide offer hilarity in video form like TikTok or fast food to your door like UberEats, it’s still well worth downloading.

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Wholesalers

Intrepid extends global suspension of operations

The adventure travel company has decided to prolong the cancellation of its trips, as international borders show no sign of opening any time soon.

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Cruise

Ruby Princess doctor says she wouldn’t have let passengers disembark

A doctor who was on board Ruby Princess has told an inquiry she would not have allowed passengers to disembark when they did.

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Tourism

WTTC launches #TogetherInTravel campaign to unite the industry and inspire consumers

Get ready for a big dose of wanderlust, because the World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled a new marketing campaign designed to remind us why we love to travel.

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Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Spencer Travel’s Penny Spencer

We’ve given our Midweek Interview a facelift to suit the times, starting off with the managing director of Spencer Travel and industry legend Penny Spencer.

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