pandemic

Destinations

European MPs call for safer, more sustainable tourism post-pandemic

Here’s some political news all the way from Europe. However, that’s not to suggest we actually sent a journalist over there to cover it.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

More than 100 million tourism jobs could be saved in 2021: WTTC

The Wolrd Travel & Tourism Council reckons the industry is getting ready to pick itself up, shake itself off and sashay towards recovery.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Emirates cans decision to suspend Aussie flights

The UAE’s flag carrier has performed a bizarre backflip, complete with a couple of half-twists and a pike. Meanwhile, the government has introduced stricter rules for returning Aussies.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Federal government accidentally advises visa applicants to travel overseas despite COVID-19 pandemic

Looks like someone at the Department of Home Affairs is getting fired after accidentally telling visa applicants to get overseas immediately during a global pandemic.

Share

CommentComments

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.

Share

CommentComments

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.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

COVID-19 impact forces “tough” change at AFTA

The peak body for agents has announced a major operational change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Small-ship luxury expedition cruising set for “strong comeback”: Ponant APAC boss

by Huntley Mitchell

We caught up with Ponant’s Monique Ponfoort (while maintaining a 1.5m gap, of course) to find out how the cruise line is coping amid all this corona-craziness and how she expects the sector to bounce back.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

WATCH: Famous Rio statue sports facemask as tribute to COVID-19 health workers

Despite the constant questionable actions of its president, Brazil has executed a stunning tribute to healthcare workers via its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Industry heavyweights respond to government’s second economic lifeline

by Ali Coulton

Key industry figures are split over whether the government’s second cash injection will make a dent in reducing the travel industry’s turmoil.

Share

CommentComments