Category: Australia travel news

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area.

Qatar Airways Horror experience included vagina examination at Doha Airport
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Qatar Airways Horror experience included vagina examination at Doha Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 26, 2020

Women passengers on Qatar Airways QR908 checking in to fly from Doha to Sydney were ordered by Qatar Authorities on ... Read More

This Convention center was generating a profit
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This Convention center was generating a profit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 26, 2020

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has today released its Annual Performance Review revealing delegates attending events at the venue ... Read More

Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas
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Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison today chaired a meeting of the National Cabinet at which the leaders of seven of ... Read More

Tourism leader to guide North Queensland’s recovery
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Tourism leader to guide North Queensland’s recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Tourism industry leader Ken Chapman has been elected Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland at the first meeting this week ... Read More

Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors
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Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

With Australians most likely to be holidaying at home in 2021, the stage is set for a new year of ... Read More

Ovolo Hotels in Australia and Hong Kong go vegetarian
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Ovolo Hotels in Australia and Hong Kong go vegetarian

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 1, 2020

Ovolo Hotels announced today, on World Vegetarian Day, that all of its restaurants and bars across Australia and Hong Kong ... Read More

Luxury Fairmont hotel brand arrives to Australia for the first time
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Luxury Fairmont hotel brand arrives to Australia for the first time

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 10, 2020

Accor will bring the luxury Fairmont brand to Australia for the first time, with the announcement that the Fairmont Port ... Read More

Princess Cruises announces extension of pause of operations in Australia
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Princess Cruises announces extension of pause of operations in Australia

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 27, 2020

Due to the continued progression of COVID-19 and related decisions of various governments, health authorities, and airlines regarding travel restrictions, ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Line extends pause for all Australia departures till December
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Carnival Cruise Line extends pause for all Australia departures till December

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 27, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line said today that in light of continuing Australian travel restrictions, it is extending its pause in departures ... Read More

P&O Cruises Australia extends its pause in operations to December
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P&O Cruises Australia extends its pause in operations to December

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 27, 2020

P&O Cruises Australia is extending its rolling pause in operations from Australia to 2 December this year as the cruise ... Read More

Qantas takes US$2.8 billion H2 2020 revenue hit
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Qantas takes US$2.8 billion H2 2020 revenue hit

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 21, 2020

In a statement to shareholders today, Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reported a US$2.8 billion revenue loss for the second ... Read More

Tasmania keeps borders closed, much of Australia following
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Tasmania keeps borders closed, much of Australia following

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 18, 2020

Based on advice from Public Health, the Department of Health and the State Control Centre, and to allow sufficient time ... Read More

Accor has a free response to COVID-19: A virtual doctor
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Accor has a free response to COVID-19: A virtual doctor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 18, 2020

From today, all Accor hotel guests in Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia will have access to a network of ... Read More

Skyrail Chairman Appointed to TTNQ Board
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Skyrail Chairman Appointed to TTNQ Board

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 14, 2020

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Chairman Ken Chapman has been appointed to the Tropical North Queensland TTNQ Board in Australia and, subject ... Read More

Australia’s second largest city goes on a new total COVID-19 lockdown
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Australia’s second largest city goes on a new total COVID-19 lockdown

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2020

Melbourne, the city of about five million people and the capital of Australia's Victoria state, which reported 471 new coronavirus ... Read More

Melbourne banns all trips outdoor declaring a state of disaster
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Melbourne banns all trips outdoor declaring a state of disaster

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 3, 2020

Australia: Victoria reports 429 new coronavirus cases in latest update today Another 13 more people died from the virus infection ... Read More

Australian cities’ tourism sector is in turmoil
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Australian cities’ tourism sector is in turmoil

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 23, 2020

Tourism sector has predominantly high contribution of more than 10% to the Australian economy making the country as the fourth ... Read More

Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway
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Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Brisbane Airport’s new runway was opened today with a celebration of Queensland’s rich aviation history. Three vintage aircraft the first ... Read More

Australia limits number of citizens allowed to return from overseas each week
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Australia limits number of citizens allowed to return from overseas each week

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

As Australia struggles to contain a COVID-19 outbreak in its second most populous city, the country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison ... Read More

Coronavirus lock down back in Melbourne, Australia
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Coronavirus lock down back in Melbourne, Australia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2020

Recently considered by Hawaii to be included in the first tourism bubble, coronavirus is back in Melbourne. Five million people ... Read More

Protecting marine tourism: Divers at work on Great Barrier Reef coral nursery
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Protecting marine tourism: Divers at work on Great Barrier Reef coral nursery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

A team of seven Reef Restoration Foundation divers are continuing to maintain coral nurseries and plant corals off Cairns on ... Read More

By Christmas Australia’s Aviation industry should be 60% back
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By Christmas Australia’s Aviation industry should be 60% back

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 13, 2020

Based on a combination of analysis of government statements, airline projections, and underlying demand projects a slow, phased recovery in ... Read More

Hobart City of Peace inducted by IIPT and SKAL
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Hobart City of Peace inducted by IIPT and SKAL

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 2, 2020

IIPT, International Institute for Peace through Tourism Australia and SKAL International Hobart Australia, inducted the City of Hobart - the ... Read More

The ones to watch: 5 countries on path to recovery from COVID-19
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The ones to watch: 5 countries on path to recovery from COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2020

With over three million confirmed cases and upwards of 200,000 fatalities in the world, there are few signs of the ... Read More

Etihad Cargo to deliver critical airfreight service to Australia
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Etihad Cargo to deliver critical airfreight service to Australia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2020

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has partnered with the Australian Government to provide ... Read More

Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved  drug?
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Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved drug?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020

A collaborative study led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), ... Read More

2 weeks stay in a 5 star hotel paid for by the Australian Government
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2 weeks stay in a 5 star hotel paid for by the Australian Government

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020

Arriving in Australia is a privilege only Australian citizens have these days. Australians who return from overseas are now required ... Read More

Why Qatar Airways is increasing flights to Australia?
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Why Qatar Airways is increasing flights to Australia?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

Qatar Airways was able to run its national airline for sometime in mids of an embargo by the UAE, Saudi ... Read More

Australia’s special warning for cruise ships and travel to Indonesia or global
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Australia’s special warning for cruise ships and travel to Indonesia or global

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020

The Foreign Office in Australia posted the following global travel warning saying: We advise all Australians to not travel overseas ... Read More

How to show Tourism Resilience in the Face of Coronavirus?
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How to show Tourism Resilience in the Face of Coronavirus?

David Beirman David Beirman- March 8, 2020

The travel and tourism industry cannot afford to not respond responsibly and positively to the growing fear of travel. If ... Read More

Boeing Australia Completes First Loyal Wingman Fuselage
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Boeing Australia Completes First Loyal Wingman Fuselage

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 9, 2020

The Boeing Australia team recently completed major fuselage structural assembly for the first Loyal Wingman. The aircraft is one of ... Read More

Delicious Wines in Australia
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Delicious Wines in Australia

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 8, 2020

Looking for an easy and delicious way to explore Australia?  May I suggest getting a wine glass, reading my notes, ... Read More

Science of Wildlife by Sydney Zoo
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Science of Wildlife by Sydney Zoo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 6, 2020

Sydney Zoo established a Sydney Zoo Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established to lead the conservation and sustainability objectives of the ... Read More

Qantas suspends flights to China except for Hong Kong
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Qantas suspends flights to China except for Hong Kong

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 1, 2020

Qantas will suspend its two direct services to mainland China (Sydney-Beijing and Sydney-Shanghai) from 9 February until 29 March 2020, ... Read More

Accor goes ALL in for Australian Open 2020 with new loyalty campaign
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Accor goes ALL in for Australian Open 2020 with new loyalty campaign

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020

Now in its fifth year as Official Partner of the Australian Open, Accor is using one of the world’s greatest ... Read More

Australian Tourism is facing the biggest challenge in living memory
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Australian Tourism is facing the biggest challenge in living memory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

"Australian tourism is facing its biggest challenge in living memory." These words came from Prime Minister Scott Morrison today. In ... Read More