“Recovery will be muted and restrained”: Industry bigwigs warn that ending Australia’s international travel ban will not save the industry
Some of the travel industry’s top brass have weighed in on the government’s decision to open international borders a month early. Oh, and we’ve also snuck in some new info on Qantas’ overseas restart.
IATA Travel Pass the “green light” to fly internationally with Qantas and Jetstar
After trialling and testing a number of potential solutions, the Qantas Group has revealed what Aussies will need to get outta here and overseas.
STUDY: 86 per cent of Aussies back the ‘vaccine passport’
It looks like most of us are ready and raring to pack up our suitcases and jump on the next plane out of here.
“There’s a fair bit of work to still go there”: ScoMo plays down hype around ‘vaccine passports’
by Ali Coulton
When the PM talks about international travel, the whole of Australia listens. However, in this instance, you’re going to have to switch on your eyes rather than your ears.
APAC countries dominate the latest passport rankings
They might seem fairly useless right now, but that hasn’t stopped Henley & Partners from churning out its latest passport index.
COVID-19 deniers threaten to boycott Qantas after Joyce’s vaccine revelation
by Ali Coulton
Anti-vaxxers, COVID-19 deniers and general conspiracy theorists are having an absolute field day following the news that Qantas passengers will need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel internationally.
Emirates unveils new NDC-powered gateway for travel agents
Have you always found Emirates’ online trade platform to be a little clunky and lacking in capabilities? Relieve your tech-induced pain here.
IATA issues stern warning to non-mask-wearing plane passengers
The commercial aviation industry’s peak body is fed up with plane passengers refusing to wear masks, judging by its latest statement.
Essential travel must be prioritised when international travel resumes: WHO
The World Health Organization has issued its advice for national health authorities on the gradual return of international travel.
Global air travel won’t return to pre-coronavirus levels until 2024, says IATA
This revised forecast by IATA makes for grim reading, so we recommend skipping this story if you’re over all the doom and gloom.
WTTC launches ‘Safe Travels’ protocols for aviation, MICE and tour operators
Confused by all these new measures and protocols being introduced by peak industry bodies? Add to your bewilderment with this.
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