Travel News

Tue 26 May 2020

Japan will start paying for you to visit

Japan will start paying for you to visit

It sounds almost too good to be true. But under a bold $18 billion plan, Japan will start paying for tourists to come back to the country.

$11b hit: How mammoth border closure costs add up

premium_icon $11b hit: How mammoth border closure costs add up

If the State Government’s border lockdown remains until September, its cost to our tourism industry will be staggering.

Push for Queenslanders to see own state

premium_icon Push for Queenslanders to see own state

Queensland’s ailing tourism industry would be thrown a massive lifeline if travel ­restrictions on the state’s five million residents were eased.

Mon 25 May 2020

Premier sets date for NQ ‘travel bubble’ decision

premium_icon Premier sets date for NQ ‘travel bubble’ decision

As North Queensland tourism bodies frantically prepare a plan for the government, the Premier calls a travel bubble ‘feasible’ for the state’s north.

Virgin bidder wants to make flying fun again

premium_icon Virgin bidder wants to make flying fun again

One of the short-listed bidders to take over Virgin Australia wants to make flying fun again and tap into the best parts of the old Virgin Blue culture.

Sun 24 May 2020

Health officer to consider NQ travel bubble proposal

premium_icon Health officer to consider NQ travel bubble proposal

Premier has not pricked the tourism industry’s push for further restriction eases from Mackay to Cairns

Rules broken on ‘unsafe’ packed flight

Rules broken on ‘unsafe’ packed flight

A passenger on an Air New Zealand flight has slammed impatient flyers for blatantly ignoring social distancing measures and endangering others.

Tough new COVID-19 rules for Aussies travelling to Bali

premium_icon Tough new COVID-19 rules for Aussies travelling to Bali

Aussies heading to Bali will be slapped with new entry requirements to prove they are free of the killer COVID-19 virus.

Sat 23 May 2020

Travellers to UK face 14-day quarantine from June 8

Travellers to UK face 14-day quarantine from June 8

Travellers coming into the UK will face a 14-day quarantine, spot checks and could be hit with $1865 fines if they break the rules.

Rural areas may not see commercial flights for years

premium_icon Rural areas may not see commercial flights for years

Rural Queenslanders may not see a flight for years if Virgin Australia ditch their rural routes, according to aviation expert Neil Hansford.

Best country pubs to visit in regional NSW

premium_icon Best country pubs to visit in regional NSW

Pack the car, it’s road trip time! Here are the best country pubs in NSW to get a pint and a parmi when regional travel restrictions lift on June 1.

Traveller’s genius idea for old suitcases

Traveller’s genius idea for old suitcases

Temporarily deprived of the ability to actually travel anywhere, Angus Kidman decided to spring clean his luggage and came up with a genius idea.

Fri 22 May 2020

Virgin’s best chance at survival revealed

premium_icon Virgin’s best chance at survival revealed

Virgin Australia CEO Paul Scurrah reveals best way forward for embattled airline, which went into voluntary administration last month with debts of $6.8 billion.

Cover up: It’s the new face of air travel around the world

premium_icon Cover up: It’s the new face of air travel around the world

Australians will find travelling around the world a very unfamiliar experience when international flights resume - and it will be a different set of rules in...

Mayor asks Premier, what can we do?

premium_icon Mayor asks Premier, what can we do?

Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart is taking the local business community’s fears about extended border closures to the Queensland Premier.

Thu 21 May 2020

New visa change for Aussies in the UK

premium_icon New visa change for Aussies in the UK

Australians that had organised a visa to live and work in the UK but had the dream cut short by the coronavirus outbreak have been given a reprieve.

EasyJet to resume flights from June 15

EasyJet to resume flights from June 15

Low-cost British air carrier EasyJet will resume flights from June 15, mainly domestics flights and ones to France as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Cruise firm counts cost of pandemic in billions

premium_icon Cruise firm counts cost of pandemic in billions

A leading cruise company has revealed the bottom-line damage of COVID-19, but Wall Street backs the industry to bounce back.

Wed 20 May 2020

Frustration at ‘one size fits all’ virus recovery plan

premium_icon Frustration at ‘one size fits all’ virus recovery plan

Fitzroy Island management is navigating uncharted waters and grappling with a lack of clarity surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and reopening requirements.

How QLD’s border lockdown will help NSW

premium_icon How QLD’s border lockdown will help NSW

Queensland is standing firm on six-month plan to seal off borders and it comes as good news for NSW with tourism to reap rewards across the state.

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