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Tourism

“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.

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Technology

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Tourism

“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.

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Destinations

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.

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Aviation

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.

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Technology

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.

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Aviation

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Aviation

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.

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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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Tourism

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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