New Zealand welcomes back travellers from NSW following 48-hour pause
After being left in limbo for two days, NSW travellers have been given the green light from New Zealand to grab their suitcase and head to the airport.
New Zealand launches brilliant tourism campaign just as it pauses quarantine-free travel from NSW
by Huntley Mitchell
Tourism New Zealand has suffered some very unfortunate timing with the launch of its new tourism campaign directed at Aussies.
Air New Zealand CEO trials new digital travel pass app on first international flight since joining the airline
It was a day of firsts for Greg Foran last Friday, who popped his international flight cherry with Air NZ and put the new IATA Travel Pass app through its paces.
Auckland Airport worker’s COVID infection linked to international traveller
Pleasingly, NZ reported no new community cases of COVID-19 today, and PM Jacinda Ardern is confident that the two-way trans-Tasman bubble won’t be shut down.
Tahiti to reopen to international tourists from May
Here’s hoping the Australian government has French Polynesia included in its travel bubble plans.
Aussies could be travelling quarantine-free to Singapore, Japan and Fiji as soon as August
Quarantine-free travel may soon be allowed to select Asian and Pacific countries as soon as August, so tell your clients to start mood-boarding their long-awaited getaways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“We just need to be patient”: Brendan Murphy “hopeful” for international travel in 2022
The health secretary reckons you could be sending clients overseas as soon as next year if the vaccination rollout goes to plan. Here’s to hoping he’s right.
Tehan looks to establish travel bubble and ‘quarantine gateway’ with Singapore
If this proposed bubble goes ahead, it could also open the door to travellers from other countries to come to Australia after completing a two-week quarantine stint in Singapore.
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