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Coronavirus vaccine ‘going to enable travel bubbles to be opened up’: Deputy Prime Minister

Australia‘s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack stated (13-May-2021) the government would like “85, 90 per cent of

Visitor arrivals to Australia down 99.4% in Mar-2021

Tourism Australia reported (13-May-2021) visitor arrivals to Australia for Mar-2021. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 8320, -99.4% year-on-year; New Zealand: 2060, -95.7%; US: 1110, -94.0%; UK:

Australia’s Govt may extend subsidised airfares: Deputy Prime Minister

Australia‘s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack stated (13-May-2021) the government’s subsidised airfares may “quite potentially” be extended.

Visitor arrivals to Cook Islands decline 97.6% to 139 in Mar-2021

Cook Islands‘ Ministry of Finance and Economic Management reported (13-May-2021) visitor arrivals to the Cook Islands declined 97.6% year-on-year to 139 in Mar-2021, all of

Regional Express to develop a frequent flyer programme: Deputy chairman

Regional Express (Rex) deputy chairman John Sharp, speaking at CAPA Live May 2021, stated (12-May-2021) the airline is developing a frequent flyer programme, and it is “on

SkyBus launches Brisbane City Express service

SkyBus, via its official Facebook account, stated (10-May-2021) it launched its Brisbane City Express service on 09-May-2021, running between Brisbane Airport and Brisbane city. 

TTF CEO: Gradual international tourism reopening after mid-2022 ‘not a decisive timetable’

Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) CEO Margy Osmond stated (11-May-2021) in the absence of any significant new government support or a timetable towards reopening borders, the

Virgin Australia updates short haul international network

Virgin Australia announced (13-May-2021) plans to defer most short haul international flying, including to Fiji and Indonesia, until at least Dec-2021. This is a result

Qantas Airways pushes back international network start date

Qantas Airways announced (12-May-2021) plans to adjust its planned international service resumption from the end of Oct-2021 to late Dec-2021, following Australia‘s Government revising its

Australia’s Government: Continued economic recovery to rely on containment of coronavirus outbreaks

Australia‘s Government stated (11-May-2021) as international borders reopen and international tourism gradually returns over 2022, spending from incoming tourists is expected to be more than

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