Joel Katz

Tourism

International travel ban for Aussies extended by another three months

With all the COVID-19 variants floating about overseas at the moment, this decision by the federal government really shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Cruise

Ponant gets green light for ‘Bubble Expeditions’ in New Zealand

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more ‘bubbles’, allow us to introduce you to the latest one.

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Tourism

Australia’s international travel and cruise ship bans to remain until mid-March

COVID deniers and eternal optimists aside, this announcement by the federal Health Minister will come as no surprise to Aussies.

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Cruise

Cruise pause will strip the Aussie economy of $2 billion by year’s end: CLIA

The association has dug up some data that suggests a multi-billion-dollar loss for the Australian economy if the cruise ban isn’t lifted on 17 December.

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Cruise

CLIA calls for cruise ban to be replaced by newly proposed measures

The association has been busy making sure the government sticks to its plan of lifting the cruise ban by 17 December by suggesting a range of safety measures.

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Travel Agents

AFTA and CLIA welcome WA government’s $3m support package for travel agents

While Western Australian agents are breathing a sigh of relief, those in other states and territories have no doubt turned green with envy over this new funding.

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Cruise

Cruise industry marks International Day of the Seafarer

Travel Weekly’s editor is celebrating International Day of the Seafarer by watching all nine seasons of The Love Boat, but will steer well clear of that terrible Below Deck series.

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Cruise

Agents invited to ask CLIA’s Joel Katz their burning cruise questions

Want to know more about the current state of cruise and how it will recover? CLIA’s Australasian boss is ready and raring to respond.

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Cruise

CLIA’s dire warning to the government

CLIA has warned of dire consequences if Australia’s cruise suspension continues beyond 17 September, and JobKeeper isn’t extended for agents and others in the travel industry.

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Cruise

“We will support it in any way we can”: UK Prime Minister backs cruise industry

by Christian Fleetwood

Boris Johnson has thrown his government’s support behind the cruise industry, as it continues to wade its way through what are some very choppy conditions.

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Cruise

Authorities warn Aussies against booking a cruise yet

The Tourism Minister is urging Australians not to book holidays that are currently banned, despite a surge in cruise bookings.

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Cruise

CLIA works to rebuild trust in cruising post-coronavirus

The cruise industry is getting ready to welcome guests back on board with hefty new health and safety measures that go just short of wrapping them in bubble wrap.

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