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.

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

Outrigger Hotels Raising Funds for Australian Bushfire Crisis
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Outrigger Hotels Raising Funds for Australian Bushfire Crisis

editor editor- January 18, 2020

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Duke’s Waikiki Restaurant are hosting Australia Day festivities for a cause with beach barbeque, beer, ... Read More

Are you crazy for visiting Australia ? Why SKAL says no
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Are you crazy for visiting Australia ? Why SKAL says no

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Are you planning to visit Australia? Is it dangerous to travel to Australia?   SKAL wants you to visit Down Under ... Read More

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and tourism in Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and tourism in Australia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region’s World Heritage areas are home to Australia’s two Indigenous cultures, which can be ... Read More

Australian navy to evacuate 3000 tourists and 1000 residents from burning Victoria
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Australian navy to evacuate 3000 tourists and 1000 residents from burning Victoria

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2020

Eighteen people have lost their lives throughout the current bush fire season in Australia. Eight of the victims died in ... Read More

Warning: Visitors must leave New South Wales
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Warning: Visitors must leave New South Wales

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2020

Authorities in New South Wales, Australia issued an urgent warning for tourists in the popular holiday region are to leave. ... Read More

Visiting Australia and New South Wales during Bushfires?
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Visiting Australia and New South Wales during Bushfires?

David Beirman David Beirman- January 1, 2020

Tourists are fleeing Bushfires in Australia. 420 km from Sydney, tourism consultant, and eTN contributor David Beirman has a very ... Read More

Hale Koa or Trump International Hotel Waikiki? Where did PM Scott Morrison stay when escaping a crisis?
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Hale Koa or Trump International Hotel Waikiki? Where did PM Scott Morrison stay when escaping a crisis?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2019

Hale Koa Hotel is an oceanfront retreat for U.S. military members and families on sunny shores of Waikiki Beach. The ... Read More

Novotel hotel debuts in Perth, Australia
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Novotel hotel debuts in Perth, Australia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019

The new Novotel Perth Murray Street Hotel has opened its doors and is ready to take bookings for the summer ... Read More

Qantas picks Airbus A350-1000 over Boeing jets for world’s longest flight
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Qantas picks Airbus A350-1000 over Boeing jets for world’s longest flight

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2019

Australia's flag carrier and its largest airline by fleet size, Qantas Airways, has announced that it had opted for Airbus’ ... Read More

The first Great Barrier Reef night and day citizen science program
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The first Great Barrier Reef night and day citizen science program

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2019

The first Great Barrier Reef night and day citizen science program aligned with the Australian school curriculum has been launched ... Read More

Australia’s Gold Coast Airport extends partnership with SITA
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Australia’s Gold Coast Airport extends partnership with SITA

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019

Gold Coast Airport has extended its partnership with global IT provider SITA for passenger and baggage technology until 2024. The ... Read More

Accor strikes new hotel deal in Victoria’s gold rush boom town
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Accor strikes new hotel deal in Victoria’s gold rush boom town

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019

Accor, Australia’s largest hotel operator, announce that the former Quest Schaller Hotel Bendigo will rebrand to Mercure Bendigo Schaller, and ... Read More

Missing: A German tourist hiking in West Australia
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Missing: A German tourist hiking in West Australia

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 10, 2019

A German tourist is missing while hiking in Australias Mount Augustus National Park. It is regarded as one of the ... Read More

At least 7 dead, over 100 houses and koala habitat destroyed in Australia wildfires
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At least 7 dead, over 100 houses and koala habitat destroyed in Australia wildfires

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 9, 2019

Over seventy fires continue to rage in New South Wales, with seventeen of them declared to be an emergency level, ... Read More

WTM: The UK’s top long-haul tourism source markets are revealed
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WTM: The UK’s top long-haul tourism source markets are revealed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019

The USA, Australia and India continue to take the top spot for the UK’s most favorite long-haul inbound tourism markets, ... Read More

Mackay Tourism back on track
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Mackay Tourism back on track

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 3, 2019

MACKAY Tourism in Australia has good news. For the three years leading up to the 2018/19 financial year, Mackay Tourism ... Read More

Horrific shark attack at Great Barrier Reef
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Horrific shark attack at Great Barrier Reef

editor editor- October 29, 2019

A 28-year-old British tourist lost his foot when a shark completely ripped it off. The tourist was in the ocean ... Read More

Ayers Rock case won: No climbing Uluru for tourists
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Ayers Rock case won: No climbing Uluru for tourists

editor editor- October 26, 2019

"If I travel to another country and there is a sacred site, an area of restricted access, I don't enter ... Read More

Australia’s cruise industry paves way for mass expansion
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Australia’s cruise industry paves way for mass expansion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 24, 2019

Traveling by sea throughout Australia is becoming a popular past time for the domestic travelers. As a result, cruise operators ... Read More

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