Travel tips

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 […]

How to prepare for international travel

Plans are now firmly in place for the resumption of international travel from Australia. Flights can be booking with many of the major carriers. NSW has already advised that quarantine will no longer be a requirement for vaccinated Australian travellers from November. And the Federal Government has flagged the possibility of reopening early due to […]

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 […]

Velocity members can earn more points on Ola

Now Virgin Australian flyers can earn more points on Ola. Velocity has just announced a boost to the number of points you can receive with the rideshare company. The standard level is still 1 Velocity Point per $1 spend on any Ola ride and there are now bonus points for airport trips. Your points-per-dollar will […]

Top 6 travel gadgets for 2020

Travel gadgets can definitely be worth their weight in gold on a work trip. Anything to make business travel easier and more efficient. We’ve asked our partners for their top digital accessories or go-to travel devices. Aside from the smartphone, which sits firmly at top of everyone’s list, here are some other travel gadgets that […]

What you need to know when flying with electronic devices

Keeping track of which electronic devices you can and can’t take on board flights is becoming increasingly difficult. One of the more recent safety concerns for airlines is lithium batteries. The batteries are a potential fire risk, so you can understand why airlines are cautious. This is the reason for the introduction of new conditions […]

A new dawn for beating jet lag

Jet lag is always a hot topic with travellers, but particularly after the recent ground-breaking (or air-breaking) non-stop Qantas flight from New York to Sydney. We’ve seen Alan Joyce and David ‘Kochie’ Koch doing the Macarena in their flying kangaroo pj’s and heard about the special menu that was fed to the business class guinea […]

12 Business trip hacks that make work travel easier

When you travel for work the top priorities are having an organised schedule and being able to get to where you need to be without any hassles, so that you can get the job done. You want to hit the ground running without worrying about whether or not you’ve packed what you need. So here […]

How to give work trips the wellness treatment

Rushing to check in on time and get through security, dealing with chaotic airport scenes, then being cooped up for hours while you prepare for meetings so you can hit the ground running – travelling for work can be stressful all round! Typically, business travellers sleep less than non-business travellers and even 30 minutes less […]

How to claim compensation for delayed or cancelled flights

CBT is proud to be market leaders in providing our customers an avenue for financial compensation through our partnership with AirHelp, a new traveller compensation platform assisting impacted travellers to exercise their rights to monetary compensation. AirHelp is an independent provider who will work on your behalf to identify instances where the airlines may owe […]