The First Nations owned-and-operated, Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism, on Gunditjmara Country in Victoria’s far Southwest has launched. The new Indigenous cultural experience will afford visitors an incredible discovery of the region’s ancient living heritage, where evidence of society working around a system of life-filled waterways dates at least 6,600 years.
After some very positive signs over recent weeks for bookings in the Pacific region for this year, Hotelbeds has announced a new strategic partnership with Minor Hotels Australia and New Zealand, encompassing their Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites and Avani Residences properties.
As Google continues to develop its pilot program called 'Things to do', Australian based travel connectivity hub Livn has been announced as Google’s newest global connectivity partner and is now targeting European attraction businesses for expressions of interest in registering for free through the Livn platform.
WestJet recently announced route details for its new non-stop service to London's Heathrow Airport (LHR), from the airline's largest, global hub, Calgary International Airport.
Bedsonline, a leading global provider of online accommodation and ancillary products, has recently announced a preferred deal with Australian Travel Agents Co-operative (ATAC), a prominent co-operative buying group in the Australian travel industry where the members are the only shareholders.
With Australia battling a rise in COVID-19 cases, domestic travel has reduced drastically. While Australia’s domestic recovery was strong in the first half (H1) of this year, the reintroduction of lockdowns and state border closures will serve as a blow, and set to weaken and slow down the domestic travel recovery. Additionally, Qantas airline standing down its staff signals the prospect of a longer road to recovery, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Following the fact that Australian and New Zealand residents are be able to travel between the two countries with no quarantine restrictions which commenced April 19, Ralph Hollister, analyst, travel and tourism, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offered his view on the situation: