vaccine

Aviation

Air New Zealand to transform Boeing 787 into vaccination clinic for special ‘Jabaseat’ flight

A handful of lucky Kiwis will get their COVID-19 jab in a business-class cabin on Saturday as part of a national push to boost the country’s vaccination numbers.

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Destinations

UK scraps vaccine passports, as PM outlines new COVID plan for winter

Boris Johnson has caved in to pressure from his own party, which argued the vaccine passport plan would be an infringement on human rights.

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Aviation

Qantas will prioritise states sticking to national plan for international flights, says Joyce

Qantas’ CEO has taken a swipe at WA and Queensland, while also revealing that the flying kangaroo will likely test out a few fresh international routes.

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Aviation

Delta Air Lines to charge unvaccinated employees more than $260 per month

Unsurprisingly, the airline’s CEO opted to refer to the Delta variant as “the B.1.617.2 variant” when announcing the new policy.

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Hotels

Crystalbrook is slinging free upgrades to fully-vaxxed guests

The luxury hotel group is offering a cherry on top for fully-vaccinated guests, just in case your clients need an extra push to get the jab.

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Destinations

Will your clients need a COVID booster shot to travel overseas?

by Ali Coulton

Two European countries have already put an “expiration date” on vaccine certificates for overseas travellers, meaning some travellers will need a top-up jab.

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Destinations

Federal govt minister accuses Qld Premier of “scaremongering”, as reopening plan continues to cause division

by Ali Coulton

The remark was the latest blow in the federal government’s attack on state leaders who show hesitancy in opening back up as per the National Cabinet plan.

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Tourism

AstraZeneca is rebranding its vaccine in Australia, and it’s partly to do with international travel

Worried you might not be let in by certain countries just because you opted for the AZ jab? Quash those fears right here.

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Aviation

Qantas teams up with Tones And I for tear-jerking ad to launch vax rewards campaign

The flying kanga has released more deets about its vax rewards campaign, including an emotional ad featuring a ruggedly handsome farmer.

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Aviation

Qantas and Jetstar to make COVID-19 jab mandatory for all staff

The national carrier said three-quarters of its employees support the move and would be concerned if their colleagues weren’t vaccinated. Naturally, the TWU is furious.

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Destinations

‘It’s our best shot for travel’: Tourism Australia launches vaccination campaign

by Huntley Mitchell

Keen to add to the groundswell of support for getting more jabs in arms and reducing vax hesitancy? Here are some slick new social media assets for you to deploy.

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Travel Agents

AFTA calls on agents to join member’s vax campaign so Aussies can #GetTravelReady

This social-media-savvy agent, who you may already know from her famous videos and cheeky memes, is helping the industry body encourage Aussies to get jabbed so they can get travelling.

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