Travel News

Sat 23 May 2020

FLYING HIGH: Ballina now the second-busiest airport in NSW

premium_icon FLYING HIGH: Ballina now the second-busiest airport in NSW

THE airport also currently has more airlines to more destinations on more days of the week than the Gold Coast airport.

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...

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.

The best road trips in NSW and beyond

premium_icon The best road trips in NSW and beyond

NSW residents are starting to plan their first holidays in months as the regional travel restrictions are lifted. We’ve found the best road trips in our own...

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

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.

'You don't need social distancing': Planes safe says Joyce

'You don't need social distancing': Planes safe says Joyce

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has claimed there’s almost zero risk of getting COVID-19 on a plane, after the carrier announced major changes to flights.

The ‘quirky’ way to travel during restrictions

premium_icon The ‘quirky’ way to travel during restrictions

A “quirky” idea from a tour company is allowing one-on-one live travel guide experiences from all over the world.

’Give us the truth about reopening the border’

premium_icon ’Give us the truth about reopening the border’

Pressure is building on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to reopen the NSW borders, with tourism leaders saying it is critical to reviving the Gold Coast’s shattered...

Bursting at the seams for a great Aussie holiday

Bursting at the seams for a great Aussie holiday

The NSW government is ready to roll out a $300 million marketing plan to encourage Aussies to holiday in NSW once COVID restrictions are lifted.

Tue 19 May 2020

Regional travel restrictions lifted in NSW

premium_icon Regional travel restrictions lifted in NSW

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced when travel to regional parts of the state will be allowed again - and you can even get a beer from the deputy premier.

Jacinda’s post-pandemic tourism solution

Jacinda’s post-pandemic tourism solution

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has floated the idea of a trans-Tasman bubble but one idea could leave us jealously watching our Kiwi cousins from afar.

Qantas, Jetstar reveal major flight changes

premium_icon Qantas, Jetstar reveal major flight changes

Qantas and Jetstar have announced major changes that will impact the way passengers fly and have also updated rules around credits and refunds.

Hawaii selfie lands 23yo in jail

Hawaii selfie lands 23yo in jail

A 23-year-old New York man has been thrown from his hotel room into a jail cell after arriving in Hawaii for a holiday – despite the virus pandemic.

What will travel look like post-coronavirus?

premium_icon What will travel look like post-coronavirus?

A surge in interest for local holiday options gives us a hint of what the new post-corona getaway will look like, writes Bianca O’Neill.

Mon 18 May 2020

Couple tells of 'nightmare' after contracting COVID-19

Couple tells of 'nightmare' after contracting COVID-19

A Port Douglas couple spent more than two months in a coronavirus “nightmare” after contracting COVID-19 while in the United States, here's their story:

When family holidays are one big happy daze

When family holidays are one big happy daze

Life in lockdown brings new appreciation of holidays gone by, even when a road trip with kids to the NSW coastal town of Iluka requires two attempts in one week

Sat 16 May 2020

Virgin unfreezes frequent flyer points

Virgin unfreezes frequent flyer points

The embattled airline has unfrozen its Velocity frequent flyer program but don’t get too excited – there’s a catch.

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