Industry news

Expected Travel Delays

With the busy season swiftly approaching, an expected increase in travellers will result in the delay of one-in-four flights. To allow sufficient time from check-in to boarding, we recommend arriving at the airport 90mins early for domestic flights and 3hours early for international flights. Another tip is to think ahead! At CBT, we encourage clients […]

Gold Coast Airport opens new international terminal

Last month, Gold Coast Airport opened its $260 million international terminal expansion, providing another gateway for international travellers to enter Australia. The new expansion includes an international departure lounge along with a VIP room, and gates to accommodate up to 19 additional aircraft. The Gold Coast has grown significantly over the past decade, playing host […]

Sustainable Corporate Travel Tips

See photo for three simple ways to make sustainable decisions while travelling. These tips can easily be implemented in your corporate booking process. At CBT, we are passionate about helping our clients minimise their carbon footprint when travelling wherever possible.

New five-star Pullman hotel coming to Western Sydney

Accor has announced the development of a new Pullman hotel in the Penrith Panther’s precinct at the end of 2023. This modern upmarket hotel will hold 153 rooms, a restaurant, and bar area with private dining. This new hotel will be popular among corporate travellers due to its close proximity to the Western Sydney Conference […]

Qantas announce new Brisbane to Tokyo flights

From 1 December, Qantas will be resuming non-stop flights from Brisbane to Tokyo (Haneda) following the reopening of the Japan border earlier this month. Qantas will operate this direct route three times a week on its Airbus A330 aircraft, offering business class suites and economy seats. This is exciting news for travellers, as Haneda Airport […]

Overseas travel is back: what Australians need to know

Fully vaccinated Australians are now allowed to travel internationally without needing to apply for an exemption to leave the country. Smart Traveller has removed the global ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory. Travel advice levels have also been updated for over 170 countries, based on the latest Covid-19 risk assessments and other safety or security threats. While […]

Digital health pass & vaccinations for Qantas passengers

Digital health pass and COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to be mandatory to fly with Qantas when international borders reopen. The Qantas Group has confirmed it’s working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to rollout a digital health pass when regular Qantas and Jetstar international flights resume. Following recent trials of several digital solutions, Qantas […]