Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia celebrate new strategic partnership
Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia have commenced a new strategic partnership overnight spanning 49 markets across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Korean Air receives green light from Australia on business combination with Asiana
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced its decision to clear Korean Air’s acquisition of Asiana Airlines after conducting market consultation on the Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger with interested parties.
Budget airline Thai AirAsia X to launch two Thailand – Australia routes
Budget airline Thai AirAsia X will launch two direct routes between Thailand and Australia in December. The airline will fly from Bangkok to both Melbourne and Sydney, beginning December 1 and 2 this year, respectively.
Queensland launches fresh multi-million dollar tourism campaign
A brand-new multi-million dollar tourism campaign has been launched today hoping to lure southerners to book a holiday in Queensland. The “Seize the Days” campaign aims to generate over 6 million visitors to the sunshine state and inject over $ 4 billion into the tourism sector.
Australia’s hotel boom continues in spite of missing Chinese tourists
Since reopening borders, Australia’s international visitor numbers have been more a trickle than a flood, with many key markets, including China, still missing amid lingering COVID-19 controls, inflation and geopolitical concerns. June data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals outbound travellers are growing at almost three times the rate of inbound, as Australians continue to flock overseas.
P&O CRUISES AUSTRALIA’S FLAGSHIP PACIFIC EXPLORER IS SET TO BECOME THE FIRST CRUISE SHIP TO RETURN T
Guests sailing from Sydney on 1 October on a nine-night itinerary have been advised that they will now make history as New Caledonia reopens its maritime borders to cruise tourism.
QANTAS REACHES OUT TO CUSTOMERS WITH A FORMAL APOLOGY
Qantas is reaching out to millions of its customers to formally apologise for recent operational challenges and thank them for their patience as the national carrier works to get back to its best after COVID.
Qantas is expanding its South Pacific presence with the addition of Tonga to its network
Qantas is expanding its South Pacific presence with the addition of Tonga to its network, offering a new tropical destination for Australian travellers to explore. Following the recent reopening of Tonga’s borders, Qantas will fly weekly between Sydney and Nuku’alofa’s Fua’amotu Airport. The four and a half hour flights will be the only direct services between Australia and Tonga
Bonza Invites Australians To Name Its First Plane
Bonza’s first plane touched down at Sunshine Coast Airport earlier this month; the company is now reaching out to the Australians for assistance in choosing a name.
QANTAS CONFIRMS NEW FLIGHT TRAINING CENTRE IN SYDNEY
The Qantas Group will train pilots at a new purpose-built centre in Sydney across its current and future fleet including the aircraft that will operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York. A new multi-million-dollar facility is proposed for St Peters near Sydney Airport and would provide training for up to 4,500 new and current Qantas and Jetstar pilots and cabin crew each year from early 2024.
NATIONAL EXPERIENCE CONTENT INITIATIVE
A $12 million content creation initiative aimed at supporting tourism businesses across Australia in their recovery and driving increased visitation by helping them to better market their experiences and attractions.