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Covid travel restrictions: where you can and can’t travel within Australia

Planning an interstate trip during the school holidays or a weekend away? Check our state-by-state guide to travel restrictions in place before you leave homeNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sitesCovid Victoria restrictions explainedAs families prepare for winter school holidays, Covid outbreaks have once again raised the spectre of state border restrictions and flight cancellations.State and territory health authorities are monitoring the cases and the situation is changing daily. ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory, Coronavirus

Accor Says It’s Time To ‘Go All Out’ With New Campaign Celebrating Our Cities

Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand, is shining a light on our cities through its newest campaign, ‘Go ALL Out’, which launches in Australia and New Zealand today.
Tags: Travel, Australia, New Zealand, Accor

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 11 June 2021

Correction for Last Week’s Newsletter Titled Arden Group Acquires Grand Mercure Monaco Hotel in New Zealand, Kakadu National Park Upgrades Completed in Australia, RedDoorz Enters Upscale Segment with Launch of Sunerra Hotels, Absolute Hotel Services Launches New Hospitality Brand for the Senior Market.
Tags: Travel, Australia, New Zealand Kakadu National Park, Sunerra Hotels Absolute Hotel Services

Now Hiring: Accor Kick Starts Massive Recruitment Drive To Rebuild Tourism Industry

Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand, is recruiting for over 1,000 new career opportunities at almost all of its 400 hotels in Australia and New Zealand.
Tags: Travel, Australia, New Zealand, Accor

‘This is how it should be’: replanting the Daintree rainforest

Australia’s world-heritage listed Daintree rainforest teems with unique flora and fauna, including one of the rarest and most primitive flowering plants in the world. It spans 120sq km and is estimated to be 180 million years old, but in recent years logging and sugarcane fields have threatened this natural wonder. Now an ambitious ‘buy back’ scheme is set to bring the rainforest back to lifeAs Andrew Solomon looks up at the rainforest canopy on Kuku Yalanji land near Cape Tribulation, his eyes ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Environmental Activism, Cape Tribulation, Kuku Yalanji, Andrew Solomon, Protecting our national parks

‘Raring to go’: Australia’s ski resorts prepare for a post-pandemic comeback like no other

After a muted 2020 ski season, alpine towns are hoping heavy snowfall will bring back travellers and revive businessesThe ski season has arrived, and anticipation is high after the muted, pandemic-affected season in 2020 and the dumping of snow brought by this week’s cold snap in eastern Australia.For Cam Barton, who runs Alpine Sports in Jindabyne, the first snow of the season is always special. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Snow, Australia news, New South Wales, Victoria, Australia Weather, Australia Holidays, Skiing Holidays, Jindabyne, Coronavirus, Cam Barton

The question of informed consent in the disability sector in Australia

Publishing this email received which contains information that could be helpful to some people. I’ve not had time to thoroughly understand the ethical issues raised here, but I believe that we need a genuine approach to informed consent in all cases. Dear xxx MP, As my local member of parliament, I write to you to […]
Tags: Travel, Australia, Current Affairs

Getting Married and Having a Child Should Not Be so Hard

Life is grand. I am the luckiest man to live. Due to changes in the law, I have been allowed to marry- and to have a child with the person I love. While getting married and having a child seem self-evident truths, for LGBTIQ+ couples the law (and until 40 years ago, for reproduction, biology) prevented these couples from fulfilling these dreams. I have been practising family law in Australia since 1987. For two years before that, I was a graduate working full time in the law. By happenstance, my...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Australia, US, Tony Abbott, Queensland, Brisbane, Parliament, Elvis, Stephen, Vegas, Mitchell, Phnom Penh, Elizabeth, State, University of New South Wales

Overseas travel permits rising despite Coalition pledge on tightening rules amid Covid

Guardian analysis shows more than 10% rise in monthly exemptions after state push to tighten approvals Almost 12,000 Australians received permission to travel overseas in May, a higher rate than the preceding three months, despite the federal government promising to look at tightening exemptions.According to a Guardian Australia analysis of Australian Border Force (ABF) statistics, some 11,879 citizens and residents were granted exemptions in May, a jump of more than 10% on the average of 10,353...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Australian Border Force ABF

‘I found a snake in the toilet!’: Guardian readers on their holiday disasters

Holidays, especially abroad, are off the cards for many this summer. So it’s good to remember they aren’t always the idyllic break we dream of. Here are our readers worst experiencesWe went on holiday for Christmas to a friend’s parents house in Marlo – a village in Victoria, Australia. We got there on Christmas Eve to find the only shop was pretty bare – so Christmas lunch was a frozen turkey roll, Fanta, chips and some frozen peas. I made a Christmas tree out of a stick and some toilet rolls, ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Life and style, Family Holidays, Victoria Australia, Marlo, Lesley Podesta

24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India

A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Science, News, Minneapolis, Australia, Cdc, India, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, European Union, Turkey, Flying, Netherlands

Aloha Friday Photo: Finding Hanalei

Mahalo to Adie Klein from Australia for sharing this lovely shot of Hanalei Bay with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Adie says about this discovering this Kauai location: “First time in Hawaii from Australia, my family and I found Hanalei Bay in Kauai a amazing place to swim, surf, or just to absorb the beautiful natural surroundings.” We agree with Adie. Hanalei is special, indeed! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Finding Hanalei appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Hawaii, Kauai, Hanalei Bay, Aloha, Hanalei, Mahalo, Adie, Aloha Friday Photo, Adie Klein, Adie Hanalei

Battle Looms in Key Oil Market as #Iran Aims to Seize Back Sales - Bloomberg

Battle Looms in Key Oil Market as Iran Aims to Seize Back Sales - Bloomberg The likely return of Iranian oil is setting up what promises to be an aggressive battle to supply a corner of the coveted Asian market.Iran is a major producer of condensates -- ultra-light oil that’s a by-product from natural gas fields -- and South Korea is Asia’s biggest operator of splitters designed to turn it into petrochemicals used to make plastics.SK Innovation Co., Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co. and Hyundai O...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Australia, Africa, Qatar, Bloomberg, Iran, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hyundai Oilbank Co, SK Innovation Co Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co

LNG trade rises to record in 2020 but growth slowed by COVID-19 -IGU | Reuters

LNG trade rises to record in 2020 but growth slowed by COVID-19 -IGU | Reuters Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade volumes rose to a record last year led by Asia, though growth was marginal as demand was slammed by coronavirus-induced restrictions, according to a report by the International Gas Union (IGU).Overall LNG trade increased to 356.1 million tonnes last year, up by 1.4 million tonnes or about 0.4% from 2019, mostly driven by increased exports from the United States and Australia,...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Australia, Mexico, China, Russia, India, Qatar, United States, Myanmar, Norway, Nicaragua, Reuters, Reuters Global

11 things to consider for your post-pandemic travel plans

As the number of Californians getting fully vaccinated grows, and COVID-19 positivity rates continue to decline, it’s only natural that we’re all champing at the bit to travel. Where we can safely go and how we get there remain moving targets. So, we’ve put together key points to consider before you hit the road, take flight or sail away. 1. Road to recovery Financial losses to the U.S. travel industry during the last year have been staggering – $492 billion in revenues, or $1.6 billion per day,...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Australia, Mexico, China, Massachusetts, Eu, Sport, European Union, Taiwan, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, United States, Queensland, New Zealand

Travel Is Returning; Here’s How To Prepare

“Revenge travel” and “vacci-cations” are trending topics, with people planning a wide range of excursions—from road trips across the U.S. this Memorial Day weekend, to jaunts to iconic cities in England where Hilton recently reopened its hotels, to adventures in Australia and New Zealand with the opening of the Trans-Tasman bubble. As restrictions loosen and vaccination rates increase, once-grounded travelers are jumping at the chance to reconnect with loved ones, see new sights and make ...
Tags: Travel, England, Australia, New Zealand, Hilton, Trans Tasman

At Q121 the Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline, Excluding China, Stands at 1,759 Projects/371,856 Rooms

According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), the Asia Pacific region construction pipeline, excluding China, ended the first quarter of 2021 at 1,759 projects/371,856 rooms, down 8% by both projects and rooms year-over-year (YOY).Throughout the region, countries are working to roll out vaccines as they continue the battle against COVID-19. As of May 23, the Maldives lead the region’s vaccine race with 29.24% of adult residents fully vaccinated. Singapore and Mongolia follow the Mal...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, India, Asia Pacific, Accor, Hilton, Ihg, Tokyo, Vietnam, Maldives, Mongolia, Hyatt Hotels

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 28 May 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Sold to KSL Capital Partners in Australia, USD1 Billion Hotel Project Commenced in Phú Yên Province, Vietnam, Hong Kong to Launch Cruise to Nowhere in Late July, Rottnest Island Lodge Site to be Revamped into AUD40 Million Luxury Resort.
Tags: Travel, Australia, KSL Capital Partners, Sheraton Sydney Sold, Phú Yên Province Vietnam Hong Kong

Australians travelling overseas should be forced to have Covid vaccine, doctors say

Exclusive: Australian Medical Association wants the federal government to toughen controversial decision to fast track vaccines for people approved to travelA controversial national cabinet decision to fast track vaccines for Australians approved to travel overseas should be strengthened to make vaccination mandatory prior to departure, the Australian Medical Association has said.The cabinet decision, aimed at protecting both Australians while overseas and the quarantine system from leaks upon t...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Australian Medical Association, Coronavirus

Buy now, pay later players tackle credit conundrum in Mideast’s Gulf | Reuters

Buy now, pay later players tackle credit conundrum in Mideast’s Gulf | Reuters Financial technology start-ups in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates offering online short-term credit say they are enjoying exponential growth as the coronavirus pandemic drives a shift in consumer spending online.Digital buy now, pay later (BNPL) purchasing is relatively new to the region where consumers have traditionally been sceptical of paying for goods before getting them.But Saudi Arabian-based Tamara...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Bango, Tamara, Gulf, Tabby, Reuters, United States Australia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Australia’s Domestic Sector Driving Travel Rebound; Gold Coast And Cairns Propelling Recovery

London, Denver & Singapore, Wednesday 26 May - OTA Insight, the cloud-based data intelligence platform for the hospitality industry, has revealed that leisure travel is making a strong recovery in Australia, with the Gold Coast and Cairns among most popular destinations for Australians looking for a winter escape.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Cairns, Gold Coast, London Denver Singapore, Domestic Sector Driving Travel Rebound

Outback camel trek: one woman’s 5,000km journey across Australia

After working with camels for five years, 32-year-old Sophie Matterson decided to embark on an epic trek across Australia, with nothing but the animals she had come to love for company. She trained five of them to carry her provisions before beginning a 5,000km coast-to-coast walk from Australia’s western-most point in Shark Bay, Western Australia, to the eastern-most point in Byron Bay, New South Wales Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Australia, Australia news, Art and design, Australia Holidays, Shark Bay Western Australia, Byron Bay New South Wales, Sophie Matterson

Spotii management to stay on after purchase by Zip | Reuters

Spotii management to stay on after purchase by Zip | Reuters United Arab Emirates-based digital buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Spotii said on Tuesday its management would stay on to lead the company's expansion after it was acquired by Australia's Zip.Zip, Australia's second biggest BNPL firm, said on Monday it had bought the shares in Spotii it did not already own for $16 million. It later said it would rebrand Spotii as Zip.Spotii Chief Operating Officer Ziyaad Ahmed said the day-to-day mana...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Middle East, Oman, Gulf, North Africa, Reuters, Reuters United Arab Emirates, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain, BNPL, Spotii, Zip Zip Australia, Ziyaad Ahmed, Anuscha Iqbal, Zip Ahmed

Liveport Showcases Latest In All-In-One Hotel Connectivity Technology At NoVacancy 2021

TORQUAY, Australia — May 25, 2021 — Liveport, a leading provider of internet services and IoT-based technology, is today announcing its participation as an official exhibitor for the upcoming NoVacancy Expo, taking place June 1-2. As Australia’s premier hotel and accommodation industry event, NoVacancy attendees visiting Liveport stand #440 will have the opportunity to learn about the latest online-based technologies and best practice trends to ensure that post-COVID operations meet with ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Torquay Australia, Liveport

UPDATE 2-Australia's Zip snaps up 'buy now, pay later' firms in Europe, Middle East | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Australia's Zip snaps up 'buy now, pay later' firms in Europe, Middle East | Reuters Australia’s Zip Co Ltd said on Monday it fully acquired a buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company each in Europe and the Middle East for a total of A$160 million ($123.65 million) as it looks to expand its global presence in a rapidly growing industry.The deals come about five months after Australia’s No.2 BNPL player raised money to buy stakes in Czech Republic-based Twisto and the United Arab Emirates-base...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Canada, Britain, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Europe Middle East, RBC Capital Markets, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Afterpay

Top LNG Exporter #Qatar Undercuts Rivals to Keep Dominating Market - Bloomberg

Top LNG Exporter Qatar Undercuts Rivals to Keep Dominating Market - Bloomberg The world’s top exporter of liquefied natural gas is ramping up production dramatically and undercutting competitors in a bid to squeeze them out of the market.Qatar is dropping prices and pushing ahead with a $29 billion project to boost its exports of the fuel by more than 50%, stymieing the prospects of new plants elsewhere. It’s also established a trading team to compete in the nascent spot market and pushing int...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Texas, Australia, China, Russia, Africa, Qatar, Iran, Beijing, Pakistan, Louisiana, Sinopec, Thomas, Citigroup Inc

Scott Morrison fends off calls to reopen border as medical association urges ‘plan for 2022’

The prime minister concedes the government has to ‘step up’ the vaccination effort as the AMA says it’s time to put a date on reopeningThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, is fending off mounting pressure to reopen Australia’s borders sooner than next year, as the peak medical association joins calls for a “plan for 2022” that would see the country reopen to the rest of the world.Following last week’s budget, which assumed that Australia’s borders would remain closed until mid next year, the Morr...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Ama, Morrison, Coronavirus

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 14 May 2021

Intercontinental Hotel Double Bay Sold for AUD180 million in Australia, Long Island Resort Whitsundays Acquired by Sydney-based Hotel Group for AUD20 Million in Australia, Luxury Wellness-Focused Resort Slated to Open In Moganshan, China, Vietnam Announces USD65 Billion Master Plan for Traffic Infrastructure.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Hotel Group, Moganshan China, HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter Week, Australia Long Island Resort Whitsundays Acquired

A bar with no booze: ‘Anybody seeking to practice their sober pash skills should give it a try’

Australia’s first nonalcoholic bar has opened in Melbourne. So what is a bar for, if not for drinking?It must take steely nerve to open a new hospitality venture in the current climate. Let alone a bar without alcohol.Yet I’ve lost count of the number of friends who sent me excited texts about the opening of Brunswick Aces cocktail lounge, such was the buzz around the opening of Australia’s first nonalcoholic bar. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Australia, Alcohol, Bars, Life and style, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Pubs And Clubs, Australian lifestyle

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