🇦🇺 Australia


28 October 2021

A small Australian town’s campaign to lure Chris Hemsworth goes viral

Australia’s strict measures and border closures have kept Covid-19 contagion numbers low, though it has come with a cost: the tourist sector has felt the brunt […]
15 October 2021

Qantas repatriation flight lands in history books

Qantas has flown 15,020 kilometres from Buenos Aires to Darwin and touched down after 17 hours and 25 minutes in the air. The flight repatriated 107 […]
30 September 2021

Australia’s Fraser Island restored to Aboriginal name K’Gari

Fraser Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and Australia’s sixth largest island, has been re-baptized to its pre-settlement name K’gari. From the local Butchulla […]
27 September 2021

Australia plans to open its borders by Christmas

Australia’s tourism and trade minister, Dan Tehan, estimated that international borders would be open by Christmas and that the country will relax its travel restrictions before […]
22 September 2021

Australia – walk the Blue Mountains’ National Pass

A short train ride from Sydney lie the Blue Mountains. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2000, the ‘mountains’ were actually formed by […]
30 August 2021

Tourism Australia’s new campaign has nothing to do with travel

Tourism Australia’s latest campaign is not promoting travel to the Great Barrier Reef or the Great Ocean Road but something altogether different. “It’s Our Best Shot […]
19 August 2021
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Sleeping with Dingos: A night in Australia’s Red Centre

Australia. My first solo long-haul trip for many years and an escape from a difficult time. I suppose I was looking for . . . direction, […]
14 June 2021

Massive four metre Crocodile makes appearance at popular Australian beach

Beach goers at Farnborough Beach in central Queensland, Australia, had a nasty shock last week when a giant crocodile was spotted swimming at the popular beach. The crocodile, […]
21 April 2021

Australia’s Qantas predicts increase in domestic capacity to above pre-Covid levels

Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd has said that for the next financial year it predicts an increase in domestic travel capacity which would will exceed pre-pandemic levels. […]
16 March 2021

Australians offered half-price domestic flights to boost tourism in the country

The Australian government has announced that Australians will be able to purchase half-price flights to several domestic holiday destinations under a new scheme which aims to […]
15 March 2021

Australia and Singapore to set up bilateral travel bubble to relaunch tourism

Australia is in the process of “working with Singapore” to set up a travel bubble between the two countries which will enable bilateral tourism. It is […]
3 March 2021

Australia extends its international travel ban until June 2021

On March 2nd, the Australian government announced that it will be extending its ban on international travel by three more months. The biosecurity emergency period extension […]
24 February 2021

Covid-19: We must accept a higher risk in our lives, Tourism Australia says

A travel industry round table in Sydney has put the idea forward that the world needs to learn how to live with Covid-19, which would imply […]
16 February 2021

Australia’s new marine observatory will have the shape of a whale

The design of the Australian Underwater Discovery Center (AUDC) will have the shape of a whale surfacing out of the water. Located two hours south of […]
26 January 2021
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Australia may not open its borders again until 2022

Australia’s Health Department Chief Brendan Murphy has said it is still premature to expect the country to reopen borders in 2021. There are currently travel restrictions […]
27 November 2020

Conflict over Covid-19 vaccination rules for airlines

A recent announcement by Alan Joyce, CEO of Australian airline Qantas, in which he said Covid-19 vaccines will be mandatory on all international Qantas flights, has […]
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