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Sun 24 May 2020

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.

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.

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