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What travel changes mean for you

Changes in the travel industry due to coronavirus – and what they mean for you

What travel changes mean for you

Here’s what the latest pandemic-related travel changes mean for you.

How can you help tourism now?

Travel SOS: How can I support local tourism now?

How can you help tourism now?

Jean wants to know how she’s supposed to help tourism during lockdown.

Happy ending for stranded ships

Response to cruise ships stranded at sea tests our deepest human values

Happy ending for stranded ships

Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford gives us insight to life onboard a stranded ship.

Benefits of COVID-19 lockdown

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Benefits of COVID-19 lockdown

Crystal clear canals and wildlife moving into town are some of the benefits of lockdown.

How airlines plan to protect points

How Qantas and Virgin plan to protect your points

How airlines plan to protect points

Virgin missed the mark but quickly corrected a disappointing situation.

Silver lining for NSW destinations

Coffs Harbour takes out top Aussie destination for 2020

Silver lining for NSW destinations

It’s a silver lining for a state recently smothered by bushfire clouds.

Don’t give up on travel

Don’t give up on travel

Don’t give up on travel

Even if you’re not ready to travel, you can still dream about travel.

The end of travel as we know it

airport worker fixing a plane

The end of travel as we know it

The end of travel as we know it could be an opportunity for a better ...

Max drills into dental tourism

Max Williams does dental tourism in Bali

Max drills into dental tourism

Why pay a fortune for dental work in Australia when you can get it done ...

Passionate plea to save travel

man watching sunrise

Passionate plea to save travel

The World Travel and Tourism Council has written an open letter to governments calling for ...

Secrets to successful point hacking

Australia’s most successful point hackers reveal their habits

Secrets to successful point hacking

‘When it comes to airline reward programs, it’s all about working smarter, not harder.’

Qantas putting passengers at risk?

Qantas accused of exposing passengers to coronavirus

Qantas putting passengers at risk?

Qantas may appeal claims that workers were exposed to potentially hazardous conditions.

Cruise line cancellation policies

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Cruise line cancellation policies

Holland America Line guests can now cancel any cruise departing through 31 May 2020 for ...

Take a #recoveryweekend in NSW

15 experiences around NSW where you can take a #recoveryweekend

Take a #recoveryweekend in NSW

15 experiences in NSW where you can recharge your batteries by taking a #recoveryweekend

Air New Zealand’s economy beds

Air New Zealand’s economy beds

Air New Zealand’s economy beds

Air New Zealand’s Economy Skynest will put economy travellers to sleep.

Say goodbye to beach holidays

Why it might soon be time to say goodbye to beach holidays

Say goodbye to beach holidays

The world may lose half its sandy beaches by 2100. It’s not too late to ...

The best of Australia’s best

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The best of Australia’s best

Australia’s best tourism organisation honoured on the travel industry’s night of nights.

Australia’s best airport – again

Perth Airport dubbed Australia’s best major hub for the third year running

Australia’s best airport – again

Both passengers and airlines rated Perth as the number one major airport for overall quality ...

History of Qantas in eight minutes

qantas retro safety video

History of Qantas in eight minutes

‘It’s really a tribute to a century of our people, the changing styles, and our ...

Botswana’s secret green season

Why you should visit Botswana in the secret green season

Botswana’s secret green season

Jenman Safaris shares its top tips and reasons to visit Botswana during the green season.

Only serving solo travellers

Tour company exclusively dedicated to celebrating solo travellers

Only serving solo travellers

Tour group offers a world first and plans to keep adding exciting solo travel experiences ...

World’s top 10 attractions

Top 10 tourist attractions of the year

World’s top 10 attractions

Which attractions would make up your top ten?

Where are all the Airbnbs?

Ever wondered how many Airbnbs Australia has and where they all are?

Where are all the Airbnbs?

You’ll never believe how many Airbnbs there are in Australia.

Top 20 expedition destinations

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Top 20 expedition destinations

We’ve asked Coral Expeditions to shortlist its top 20 expedition destinations for 2020.

Why you may want your towels washed

Not having your hotel towels washed may be doing more harm than good

Why you may want your towels washed

You may opt for daily towel washes after reading this review.

Edible coffee cups

Air New Zealand is taking waste-free flights to new heights

Edible coffee cups

‘The cups have been a big hit with the customers,’ says Air NZ customer experience ...

Fastest growing destinations

Revealed: world's fastest growing destinations

Fastest growing destinations

The world’s fastest growing tourist destinations are as diverse as they are surprising.

What’s the weather got to do with it?

Too wet? Too cold? Too hot? This is how weather affects the trips we make

What’s the weather got to do with it?

International research shows weather is important in shaping our everyday movements.

Cruise industry changes in 2020

How to cruise industry will change in 2020

Cruise industry changes in 2020

Cruising has come a long way over the years, and this recent report suggests there’s ...

How to earn five million points

Frequent flyer explains how to earn five million points

How to earn five million points

There’s only one way to earn millions of points, but do you have time to ...

Cruise line inspired by strong women

CMV’s new ship names take inspiration from strong women

Cruise line inspired by strong women

CMV recognises two outstanding female adventurers and pioneers.

Top five tips for touring Toronto

toronto locals

Top five tips for touring Toronto

Who best to show you the real Toronto? The locals, that’s who.

Revealed: World’s best street food

Revealed: Where you’ll find the world’s best street food

Revealed: World’s best street food

Asian cities top the world’s best street food list, but Sydney makes the top 10.

How coronavirus affects insurance

Where travel insurance companies stand on coronavirus-related claims

How coronavirus affects insurance

Unfortunately many insurance companies won’t cover travellers for coronavirus related claims.

Cheapest country for car hire

Analysis: The cheapest and most expensive country to rent a car

Cheapest country for car hire

Flying to a foreign place is only half the fun: hitting the road when you ...

Reconnect with the world

Slow Travel – reconnecting with the world at your own pace

Reconnect with the world

Slow travel expert Penny Watson shares her five favourite immersive travel tours.

Indonesia’s ‘10 new Balis’ project

Indonesian government announces exciting ’10 new Balis’ project

Indonesia’s ‘10 new Balis’ project

The Indonesian government plans to develop 10 exciting destinations to support the country’s rising popularity.

Best inflight entertainment

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Best inflight entertainment

UK travel site Globehunters has analysed 20 of the world’s biggest long-haul carriers to find ...

Victoria open for business

12 apostles at the great ocean road

Victoria open for business

Melbourne, The Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Grampians, and many other ...

Why you should holiday here

tourism australia's holiday here this year campaign

Why you should holiday here

Tourism Australia is asking Aussies to get out and see this beautiful country and explore ...

SE Queensland taking all comers

couple standing on the verandah of accommodation at Mt Barney lodge

SE Queensland taking all comers

Queensland is open for business after floods and fires.

No more Uber in London, for now

Uber loses its London licence

No more Uber in London, for now

Decision leaves London cabbies rubbing their hands together with glee.

Flying? How to avoid coronavirus

doctor holding a vial of coronavirus

Flying? How to avoid coronavirus

Simple tips on airplane travel in light of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Why are more Aussies travelling solo?

Report reveals what motivates Aussies to travel solo

Why are more Aussies travelling solo?

What prevents you from travelling alone? What motivates you? Aussie travellers have their say.

Aussies foot tourists’ medical bills

Aussies footing the bill for unpaid medical costs left by foreign visitors

Aussies foot tourists’ medical bills

Aussies left covering the doctor’s bill for errant tourists.

Qantas world’s safest airline

Top 20 safest airlines for 2020

Qantas world’s safest airline

Australia’s favourite carrier is tops for safety.

World’s most dangerous cities

The world’s – and Australia’s – most dangerous cities

World’s most dangerous cities

Australia’s most dangerous cities just crack the top 100.

Cover for any pre-existing condition

Zoom’s new cover means you’ll never again travel underinsured

Cover for any pre-existing condition

No more travelling underinsured when it comes to health.

The secret to better airline food

World’s best airline reveals its secret to better airline food

The secret to better airline food

Advances in airline technology the secret behind better tasting food onboard.

Pick these flights with your points

Flights you can easily afford with your frequent flyer points

Pick these flights with your points

Got points? Here are the best flights to book

Revisiting old favourites

Steve Perkin reflects on returning holidays

Revisiting old favourites

Is there reward or loss in going back to places you loved as a child? ...

Where you wanted to be in 2019

The top 10 places you wanted to be in 2019

Where you wanted to be in 2019

The overarching theme from the stories you clicked was all about ‘secrets’.

Travel tip most people don’t know

funny flight attendant

Travel tip most people don’t know

Certainly worth considering, or, at least, a chuckle.

Best travel videos of the year

tom gleeson, richard ayoade, adam hills and stella the flight attendant

Best travel videos of the year

Your top five and my top three travel videos of the year.

What’s the hook with $1 hotel stays?

Travel Vision: What’s the catch with $1 Japanese hotel stays?

What’s the hook with $1 hotel stays?

What’s the deal with Asahi Ryokan’s ‘One Dollar Hotel’ page?

Never fly at night with these airlines

Never fly at night with these airlines

Never fly at night with these airlines

Flying with these 30 airlines at night could really wreck your travel plans.

Why 2020 is best for Britain

Why 2020 may be the best year yet for visiting Britain

Why 2020 is best for Britain

Brexit may have the Brits down, but tourism is up and 2020 could be the ...

Tourism Australia’s ‘Philausophy’

Tourism Australia’s new campaign slammed on social media

Tourism Australia’s ‘Philausophy’

New campaign shines a light on Australia’s greatest assets – its people.

World’s most visited cities

East Asian cities dominate the world’s most visited destinations

World’s most visited cities

If you’re looking for a quiet holiday, best steer clear of these cities.

Disturbing travel insurance trend

Cancelled holidays occur more often than you’d think: report

Disturbing travel insurance trend

Aussie travellers at risk of significant losses due to disturbing travel insurance trend.

Top points for hearing health checks

Qantas points for Australians who get their hearing checked

Top points for hearing health checks

Australians who get their hearing checked rewarded with Qantas points

World’s most common surnames

Map reveals the world’s most common surnames

World’s most common surnames

Do you know the world’s most common surname?

Air NZ takes the crown

Air New Zealand knocks Singapore Airlines off its perch

Air NZ takes the crown

Kiwi carrier takes home the crown at this year’s AirlineRatings.com awards.

Lee Atkinson’s definitive bucket list

Lee Atkinson’s definitive Australia and New Zealand bucket list

Lee Atkinson’s definitive bucket list

We ask Lee for her ultimate bucket list experiences – most of which she’s already ...

Going green on the big blue

Australia’s best-loved gardening stars go to sea

Going green on the big blue

Jamie Durie joins fellow experts on Cunard’s first gardening voyage.

Top gifts for the travel-minded

a range of christmas gifts for travellers

Top gifts for the travel-minded

Seven super gifts ideas for the travel-minded.

Qantas revamps boarding process

Qantas revamps boarding process

Qantas revamps boarding process

Qantas implements a new boarding process for its premium passengers.

Qantas and BP join forces

Qantas and BP logos

Qantas and BP join forces

Marriage between Qantas and BP all but signed off by ACCC.

Platform promises brilliant travels

people jumping into the water

Platform promises brilliant travels

‘Connecting people, sharing experiences and creating brilliant memories,” says SeaLink chief.

Stunning South Africa

South Africa: Dairne John puts into pictures what she can’t say in words

Stunning South Africa

Taking the road less travelled from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Sir Richard blows the whistle

Travel Vision: Sir Richard blows the whistle on Virgin Trains

Sir Richard blows the whistle

‘We’ve had the time of our life serving our customers and wanted to celebrate the ...

Disturbing Aussie travel trend

Risky international destinations top traveller wish lists

Disturbing Aussie travel trend

Aussie travellers would travel to a risky destination regardless of DFAT warnings.

What is ‘juice jacking’?

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What is ‘juice jacking’?

It’s an old trick with a new name, and it can ruin your holiday.

Hiking the Italian Riviera

Wandering along the Italian Riviera and Cinque Terre

Hiking the Italian Riviera

Italy experts Tourissimo offer a new hiking tours of Cinque Terre and Portofino.

Snakes alive in Marrakesh

Max Williams is charmed by snake charmers in Marrakesh

Snakes alive in Marrakesh

Looking for a new set of real human teeth? Head to Djemaa el Fna Square ...

Extraordinary Tasmania cruises

hikers in tasmania

Extraordinary Tasmania cruises

See more of Tasmania than you would with any other tour company, cruise line or ...

Have you found Europe’s G-spot?

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Have you found Europe’s G-spot?

Sound familiar? If not you’re either most likely lying or in high demand.

What is slow travel?

What is ‘slow travel’ and why should you try it?

What is slow travel?

Why rush a destination when you can soak it up slowly?

Max’s Sahara misadventure

Max Williams shares his Sahara misadventure

Max’s Sahara misadventure

Max discovers the meaning of ‘you get what you pay for’ …

Is it too late to see the reef?

Is it too late to see the reef in all its glory?

Is it too late to see the reef?

With global warming wreaking havoc, is it too late to see the Great Barrier Reef? ...

Coral announces three new cruises

Coral Expeditions announce three new Indian Ocean itineraries

Coral announces three new cruises

Coral Geographer further enhances Coral Expedition’s reputation for small ships with big ship comforts.

Aussies tackling overtourism

Aussie travellers trying to do their bit to tackle overtourism

Aussies tackling overtourism

Aussies are happy to adapt with the times and stray even further from the beaten ...

Airline’s overuse of cellotape

Airline slammed for its liberal use of cellotape to fix planes

Airline’s overuse of cellotape

Indian airline not exactly instilling confidence in its passengers.

‘Ultimate Japan’ fly, stay, cruise

‘Ultimate Japan’ fly, stay, cruise

‘Ultimate Japan’ fly, stay, cruise

Tour and cruise Japan from just $291 a day.

How to spread kindness in Fiji

happy fijian children

How to spread kindness in Fiji

Wednesday 13 November 2019 is World Kindness Day and the perfect chance for Aussies to ...

Insider’s guide to Chiang Mai

The Thai town that has everything: An insider’s guide to Chiang Mai

Insider’s guide to Chiang Mai

Tips on the best food, coffee and things to do in the largest city in ...

Bad news for Aussie travellers

Big price rises on the way for Aussie travellers in 2020: report

Bad news for Aussie travellers

Travel prices within Australia set to rise by almost double the global average.

Cruise boss tells all

CMV cruise boss explains the science behind creating a compelling cruise season

Cruise boss tells all

Imagine putting together six different seasons for a fleet of ships cruising around the world.

Strange custom confiscations

The strangest items confiscated at customs

Strange custom confiscations

You’d be amazed at some of the items that have been confiscated at customs.

Weird passenger ‘perversion’

What do you think of this strange passenger perversion?

Weird passenger ‘perversion’

There are two types of airport people: late people and early people. Which one are ...

Eight dark tourism destinations

Your complete guide to visiting dark tourism destinations

Eight dark tourism destinations

Why do dark tourism sites draw millions of tourists every year?

Foreign exchange secrets

Four foreign exchange secrets for travellers

Foreign exchange secrets

Four foreign exchange tips to consider before travelling overseas.

How to skip the line at attractions

Three ways to skip the lines at tourist attractions

How to skip the line at attractions

Sick of the lines at busy tourist attractions? Here’s how to skip them.

How to drive a cruiser crazy

Annoying habits that drive cruise passengers crazy

How to drive a cruiser crazy

Travel expert Gary Bembridge shares the 12 things that drive cruisers crazy.

Aussie town tops APAC best list

Aussie favourite named best Asia-Pacific destination

Aussie town tops APAC best list

An Aussie hotspot has been named the number one Asia-Pacific destination for 2019.

How travel improves retirement

Why the Government should promote travel as a health measure

How travel improves retirement

Academic says local tourism helps retiree wellbeing and improves ageing.

Pilots don’t want you to know …

Pilots don’t want you to know …

Pilots don’t want you to know …

What do pilots do they don’t want passengers to know about?

China’s favourite Aussie brand

China’s favourite Aussie travel brands will surprise you

China’s favourite Aussie brand

Ever wondered which brands are most respected by our Chinese visitors?

Is Iran really that bad?

Travel Vision: Is Iran really that bad?

Is Iran really that bad?

Dutch documentarian goes to Iran to see if the western media has it all wrong.

Why are Fijians so happy?

Why are Fijians so happy?

Why are Fijians so happy?

Why are Fijians so happy? Because they live in the place where happiness finds you.

First-time travellers’ biggest fears

First-time travellers’ biggest fears

First-time travellers’ biggest fears

These are the biggest fears felt by first-time travellers.

Spytech installed on tourist phones

Is China installing surveillance apps on tourists’ smartphones?

Spytech installed on tourist phones

Investigation finds that Chinese authorities are installing spy apps on tourists’ phones.

No passport, no problems!

Passports could soon be replaced by smartphone

No passport, no problems!

A new trial could soon see the end of paper passports in favour of smartphones. ...

Best Latin American rail journeys

Nine best Latin American rail journeys

Best Latin American rail journeys

Nine rail tours that take in all the very best that Latin America has to ...

Are the ‘frills’ worth it?

Full-cost carriers or budget airlines: Which offer better value?

Are the ‘frills’ worth it?

Expert compares costs of flights on major airlines with budget airlines.

Oregon is a travel fantasy

Oregon creates the ultimate travel fantasy

Oregon is a travel fantasy

Travel Oregon has animated its state, creating the ultimate travel fantasy.

Singapore loses its crown

Singapore Airlines loses its world’s best crown to Qatar

Singapore loses its crown

Singapore Airlines loses its crown, and Qantas makes a return trip to the top 10. ...

Prep and pack for a long flight

Travel Vision: How to prepare and pack for a long-haul flight

Prep and pack for a long flight

Expert shares tips on packing and preparing for a long-haul flight and overseas holiday.

Spare a thought for the locals

Life inside the world’s most overcrowded destinations

Spare a thought for the locals

Have you ever spared a thought for the locals who live in popular tourist destinations?

A brief history of cruising

A brief history of cruising

A brief history of cruising

Cruise expert Douglas Ward explains how cruising began.

Things you can only do in Scotland

Five things you can only do in Scotland

Things you can only do in Scotland

Five activities unique to Scotland, and how to see this bonnie land on a budget.

Frequent flyer revamp a good thing?

Who benefits most from Qantas’ frequent flyer revamp?

Frequent flyer revamp a good thing?

Who will benefit from the Qantas frequent flyer overhaul? You, Qantas or its nemesis?

Most common cause of delays

Study reveals the most common causes of airport delays

Most common cause of delays

Who knew beards would cause so much damage to our holidays?

How to get more leg room

Cheap and cheeky tricks to get you more leg room

How to get more leg room

Ever wanted to know how to get more leg room on a plane?

Always wear your seatbelt

Here’s why you should always wear your seatbelt

Always wear your seatbelt

There’s a reason the captain says you should wear your seatbelt at all times.

Big news for airlines

Big news for airlines may mean lower fares

Big news for airlines

Big news for Australian airlines that will hopefully translate to lower fares.

No more missed connections

No more missed connections

No more missed connections

United launches a new tool that eliminates missed connections from your itinerary.

Solo cruising made affordable

Solo cruising made affordable

Solo cruising made affordable

Coral Expeditions is expanding its solo traveller program.

Qantas says bye to shonky scales

Qantas says bye to shonky scales

Qantas says bye to shonky scales

Qantas will remove all ‘shonky’ analogue scales from airports.

A whale of a time in Hervey Bay

Whale of a time in the Whitsundays

A whale of a time in Hervey Bay

Jodi Clark shares her Hervey Bay whale experience.

See more of Melbourne

See more of Melbourne

See more of Melbourne

Iconic Melbourne properties, usually closed to the public, are open for the weekend.

Tom Gleeson’s Sydney spoof

Tom Gleeson’s Sydney spoof

Tom Gleeson’s Sydney spoof

Tom Gleeson slays Sydney as a tourist destination.

Over-tourism: Is there a better way?

Over-tourism: Is there a better way?

Over-tourism: Is there a better way?

Locals have a love/hate relationship with tourism. Is there a way to make them happy?

Busting budget travel myths

Busting budget travel myths

Busting budget travel myths

Leon busts five budget travel myths.

Guaranteed empty seat next to you

Guaranteed empty seat next to you

Guaranteed empty seat next to you

One clever airline has created a fare where no-one sits in the seat next to ...

US extreme vetting includes Aussies

US extreme vetting includes Aussies

US extreme vetting includes Aussies

Aussie travellers must disclose social media account info for access to the US.

Qantas announces new partner

Qantas announces new partner

Qantas announces new partner

New alliance could lead to lower fares, more convenience and faster travel times.

No detergent portable washer

No detergent portable washer

No detergent portable washer

This portable washer uses new technology to clean your clothes without detergent.

Chernobyl 33 years later

Chernobyl 33 years later

Chernobyl 33 years later

What you’d see on a day tour of Chernobyl.

Virgin cutting baggage allowance

Virgin cutting baggage allowance

Virgin cutting baggage allowance

Virgin reduces the baggage allowance for its Velocity frequent flyers.

Aussie airports under threat

Aussie airports under threat

Aussie airports under threat

Australia’s major airports are under threat, but nobody seems to care.

How to get half-price flights

How to get half-price flights

How to get half-price flights

The two ‘secret’ points programs that will get you flights at less than half the ...

Yule love Blue Mountains Yulefest

Yule love Blue Mountains Yulefest

Yule love Blue Mountains Yulefest

Your complete guide to New South Wales’ favourite winter festivals.

How to stay warm on a cold flight

How to stay warm on a cold flight

How to stay warm on a cold flight

Pack these carry-on essentials to stay warm on a cold flight.

A journey through the clouds

Travel Vision: A journey through the clouds

A journey through the clouds

A video that takes you through some of Canada’s most remote and stunning vistas.

The new boom in boomer travel

The new boom in boomer travel

The new boom in boomer travel

Heritage tourism is the latest boomer travel trend

Chaos coming to Australian airports

Chaos coming to Australian airports

Chaos coming to Australian airports

The TWU has declared war on Australian airports.

Get the best flight for your points

How to get the flight you want using your frequent flyer points

Get the best flight for your points

Point Hacks experts explain how to get the flight you want using points.

Uber to take on sea and sky

Uber launches scuBer and eyes the sky next

Uber to take on sea and sky

Uber has launched an underwater ridesharing submarine and plans to trial UberAir next.

The Great Bear Rainforest

The fabled all-white Spirit Bear and its ancient rainforest home

The Great Bear Rainforest

Follow one of the world’s rarest animals through untouched wilderness.

Seven sexy Italian seaside towns

Where the sun shines year round: Gorgeous Italian seaside towns

Seven sexy Italian seaside towns

These gorgeous Italian seaside towns are the stuff dreams are made of.

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