trans-tasman bubble

Aviation

Qantas still committed to October restart for international flights, says Joyce

Qantas’ CEO doesn’t plan on letting a few vaccine “speedbumps” get in the way of the flying kangaroo going international in October.

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Destinations

Will Aussies actually be able travel to other countries via New Zealand?

Reports have been circulating about a loophole in the trans-Tasman bubble that could see Aussies travelling beyond the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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Destinations

Western Australia to allow quarantine-free travel to and from New Zealand

by Huntley Mitchell

As we’ve all come to expect during the pandemic, WA likes to make its border decisions in its own time. But, as the saying goes, better late than never.

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Destinations

Tourism Australia launches first international campaign in over 12 months

Tourism Australia is encouraging Kiwis to ‘Be the First’ to visit. Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor is encouraging staff to be first to the pub for lunch.

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Tourism

Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement

The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.

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Here’s how the two-way trans-Tasman travel bubble will work

Were you too busy poppin’ bottles following during Ardern’s press conference yesterday to take any notice of the finer details? Catch up on everything you missed right here.

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Destinations

FINALLY! New Zealand announces start date for two-way travel bubble with Australia

After much deliberation, New Zealand has finally decided when to start allowing quarantine-free travel from Australia to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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Aviation

Qantas and Jetstar to offer three days of ‘Points Planes’ once two-way trans-Tasman bubble commences

Alan Joyce has given Jacinda Ardern a subtle nudge to set an opening date for the trans-Tasman bubble with this pending offer.

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New Zealand national party petitions for two-way bubble to begin “immediately”

It looks like New Zealand’s opposition leader wasn’t kidding around when she said she wanted quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand.

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Aussie states and territories restrict NZ arrivals after Auckland declared a Commonwealth hotspot

by Huntley Mitchell

The trans-Tasman travel plans of Kiwis have once again been thrown into disarray thanks to a concerning COVID cluster in Auckland.

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Ardern threatens to delay two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ after Australia halts Kiwi travellers

by Ali Coulton

The prospect of sending your clients to New Zealand in the first quarter of this year has once again been thrown into jeopardy.

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Tourism

Cover-More introduces new COVID-19 insurance benefits for domestic and trans-Tasman travellers

The insurance company has wasted no time updating its trans-Tasman travel policies following Jacinda Ardern’s big ‘bubble’ announcement.

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