Industry news

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 […]

Qantas and Accor new partnership

Good news for frequent travellers, with Qantas and Accor announcing a new partnership that is scheduled to launch in mid-2021. This joint venture will see mutual members of their loyalty programs be rewarded at every stage of their travel journey. Eligible members of both programs will have the opportunity to boost rewards by simultaneously earning […]

A ‘restart timetable’ for the tourism industry

While our country’s leaders consider the road to economic recovery, the tourism industry has proposed a ‘Restart Timetable’ to map our move out of hibernation. The timetable predicts that travel to New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours could resume in early July. Flying to other “safe” short-haul destinations, where community transmission has been low, is […]

Travel bubble talks for Queensland, NT, SA & WA

There’s been significant talk of a travel bubble with New Zealand and now the likelihood of travel bubbles within Australia is increasing. While any easing of restrictions still relies heavily on the advice of health officials, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has said during an ABC interview this week that she would be keen to pursue […]

60% recovery in domestic travel expected by Christmas

CAPA Airline Capacity Model sees 60 per cent recovery in domestic travel within Australia by December. CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, has developed its Airline Capacity Model to provide a granular guide for future air capacity projection. Based on a […]

Do you use ridesharing apps for business trips?

Ridesharing apps are rapidly growing in popularity for personal trips, but the uptake is slower for business travellers. In Australia, industry analysts are reporting  a 64% preference for taxis over rideshare services on corporate trips . Though, the adoption of ridesharing apps for business travel is increasing, as more companies look for ways to reduce […]

Warning if you’re hiring a car overseas

If you’re hiring a car overseas, then there are a couple of things you should know. Electronic drivers licences are now available in some states of Australia. They are already optional in South Australia and New South Wales. Queensland will begin trials on the Fraser Coast very soon and Victoria and WA are poised to […]

What airlines are doing to help sustainable travel

Sustainable travel practices are becoming a greater priority, for corporate travellers and their companies. A recent Global Business Travel Association report confirmed that the majority of travel managers are being asked to find more sustainable travel practices. Travel managers also agreed that it’s important to empower travellers to make sustainable travel choices. Air travel is […]

Uncertain times cast a shadow on the travel industry

Economic and political uncertainty have traditionally impacted travel behaviours. What we are seeing today is unsettling and likely to take its toll, with the likes of Brexit in the UK and possible impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States. In the past we’ve seen situations like these cause travellers to bunker down and […]