Travel News

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Flight Centre stands down 3800 staff

Flight Centre stands down 3800 staff

Flight Centre will temporarily stand down 3800 people in sales and support roles as coronavirus continues to wreck havoc on the travel industry.

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Sanctuary confident it can ‘handle any issue’

premium_icon Sanctuary confident it can ‘handle any issue’

The coronavirus pandemic has forced a beloved Townsville wildlife sanctuary to temporarily shut its doors, a week shy of its 35th birthday.

Tigerair suspends all flights, nationwide

premium_icon Tigerair suspends all flights, nationwide

Tigerair has stopped all flights across the country and its parent company Virgin Australia will ground 90 per cent of flights.

Ex-holiday homes hit rental market as tourism takes a hit

Ex-holiday homes hit rental market as tourism takes a hit

As of Friday, 154 rental properties were listed

Cruise insists passengers are not sick

Cruise insists passengers are not sick

Cruise ship MSC Magnifica has docked in Western Australia, but there is now confusion over whether the passengers are sick with coronavirus.

Will I get a refund from my airline?

Will I get a refund from my airline?

Flight suspensions and unprecedented travel restrictions have left holiday plans in tatters. This is what Australia’s airlines are doing for passengers.

City’s desperate move to stop arriving plane

City’s desperate move to stop arriving plane

Airport officials have physically blocked a runway to stop an international flight from landing as coronavirus paranoia takes over.

8000 Virgin workers stood down, Tiger Air grounded

8000 Virgin workers stood down, Tiger Air grounded

Virgin Australia has announced they will suspend 8000 jobs and ground 90 per cent of their flights, while Tigerair will ground their entire fleet.

Tourism boss plea to PM: ‘Shut this place down’

premium_icon Tourism boss plea to PM: ‘Shut this place down’

A tourism boss has blasted Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s latest unprecedented restrictions, saying the sector is suffering “death by a thousand cuts”.

Ruby Princess COVID-19 crisis could spark class action

premium_icon Ruby Princess COVID-19 crisis could spark class action

There may be a legal case for Ruby Princess passengers as the crisis deepens, with authorities unable to answer simple questions on the debacle.

Tue 24 Mar 2020

10 THINGS TO DO: Coronavirus edition

premium_icon 10 THINGS TO DO: Coronavirus edition

HERE are a few tips to help take your mind off more serious matters while keeping your (social) distance...

Cruise passenger dies from virus

Cruise passenger dies from virus

A female passenger in her 70s who was rushed to hospital from the Ruby Princess cruise ship after it docked in Sydney last week has died.

‘No holidays’: Qld shuts down borders

‘No holidays’: Qld shuts down borders

Anyone entering Queensland will have to self-quarantine for two weeks under the state’s tough new border rules.

Airline profits off desperate travellers

Airline profits off desperate travellers

Chilean airline LATAM is set to leave Aussie travellers stranded even though it has available spots in business and first class.

Plea to save hundreds on hell ship

Plea to save hundreds on hell ship

Desperate relatives of more than 240 Aussies trapped on a cruise ship near the heart of Europe’s coronavirus outbreak are begging the Government to intervene.

Tourists blatantly ignore virus rule

Tourists blatantly ignore virus rule

Tourists visiting the popular shores of Byron Bay have blatantly ignored social distancing advice – simply to catch a sunset on a Sunday afternoon.

Overseas holiday cut short due to COVID-19 pandemic

premium_icon Overseas holiday cut short due to COVID-19 pandemic

Klancy was shocked when she came back to Australia at how much had happened in three weeks

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Flight Centre cancels dividend and cuts exec pay

premium_icon Flight Centre cancels dividend and cuts exec pay

One of Queensland’s biggest companies has had to cut executive pay and cancel its interim dividend worth $40 million as it tries to navigate its way through the global...

Tourist dies from virus on Bali street

Tourist dies from virus on Bali street

A tourist who was found slumped over his motorcycle in Denpasar had coronavirus and wasn’t just a “drunk tourist”, Bali authorities have confirmed.

Emirates backflips on grounding all flights

Emirates backflips on grounding all flights

The international airline announced all passenger flights would be grounded indefinitely before changing its tune 90 minutes later.

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