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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.

Cook Islands – Niue Travel Bubble could start this month
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Cook Islands – Niue Travel Bubble could start this month

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 8, 2021

Just over 2 weeks after the announcement of a travel bubble between the two island nations of the Cook Islands ... Read More

Australia braces for $1.4 billion loss due to Chinese tourism slump
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Australia braces for $1.4 billion loss due to Chinese tourism slump

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021

Absence of cashed-up visitors from China will cost Australian tourism $1.4 billion over Chinese New Year holiday period Read More

P&O Cruises Australia extends New Zealand operations pause
Cruise Industry News

P&O Cruises Australia extends New Zealand operations pause

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

P&O Cruises Australia is extending its rolling pause in operations in New Zealand to departures on and before 25 April, ... Read More

Accor announces 2021 new hotels opening in Australia and New Zealand
Hotel & Resort News

Accor announces 2021 new hotels opening in Australia and New Zealand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020

From the launch of the Mövenpick brand in Australia, to the first internationally recognized five-star hotel to be built in ... Read More

Accor’s Mövenpick brand to make Australian debut in Hobart
Hotel & Resort News

Accor’s Mövenpick brand to make Australian debut in Hobart

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, together with Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels, have signed a hotel management ... Read More

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights
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Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Qantas Airways Chief Executive Officer has announced that the Australian flag carrier is planning to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for ... Read More

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!
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Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 19, 2020

Hong Kong is becoming an international concern, and this is not about COVID-19. The text of the following statement addressed ... Read More

Sydney puts on a show for Qantas Centenary
Airline News

Sydney puts on a show for Qantas Centenary

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020

Sydney has commemorated Qantas Airways' 100-year anniversary by lighting up its iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge as a larger-than-life birthday cake ... Read More

Sabre strengthens partnership with Qantas
Airline News

Sabre strengthens partnership with Qantas

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020

Sabre Corporation has today announced an enhancement to its agreement with Qantas that will offer agents access to richer information ... Read More

The Happiest Man in Tourism is from Planet Happiness
People in Travel & Tourism

The Happiest Man in Tourism is from Planet Happiness

editor editor- October 30, 2020

Paul Rogers from Planet Happiness understands the needs of destinations in terms of building back better; share information about our ... Read More

Princess Cruises extends pause of operations in Australia
Cruise Industry News

Princess Cruises extends pause of operations in Australia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Due to the uncertainty about when international travel restrictions might be lifted, Princess Cruises is extending its pause in operations ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson 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
People in Travel & Tourism

Tourism leader to guide North Queensland’s recovery

Harry S. Johnson 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
Travel Associations News

Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors

Harry S. Johnson 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

Harry S. Johnson 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
Hotel & Resort News

Luxury Fairmont hotel brand arrives to Australia for the first time

Harry S. Johnson 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
Cruise Industry News

Princess Cruises announces extension of pause of operations in Australia

Harry S. Johnson 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
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruise Line extends pause for all Australia departures till December

Harry S. Johnson 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

Harry S. Johnson 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
Airline News

Qantas takes US$2.8 billion H2 2020 revenue hit

Harry S. Johnson 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
Tourism News

Skyrail Chairman Appointed to TTNQ Board

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor 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
Australia travel news

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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
Australia travel news

Australian cities’ tourism sector is in turmoil

Harry S. Johnson 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
Airport news

Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway

Harry S. Johnson 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
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

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

Harry S. Johnson 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
Responsible Tourism News

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

Harry S. Johnson 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
Airline News

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
Travel Destination

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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
Airline News

Etihad Cargo to deliver critical airfreight service to Australia

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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