New Zealand replaces China as Australia’s top visitor market

Tourism Research Australia stated (08-Jul-2020) New Zealand replaced China as Australia‘s top visitor market for the year ended Mar-2020. Chinese visitation decreased 19% to 1.1…..

Tourism Research Australia outlines changes in visitors and spend for year to Mar-2020

Tourism Research Australia outlined (08-Jul-2020) the following changes in visitors and spend in Australia for selected markets, for the year ending Mar-2020 include: China: Visitation…..

Tourism Research Australia outlines tourism impacts of Australia’s bushfires

Tourism Research Australia stated (08-Jul-2020) approximately 14% of Australia‘s international visitors were impacted in some way by bushfires during the Mar-2020 quarter. Details include: 66%…..

Webjet launches Afterpay payment option

Webjet launched (30-Jun-2020) Afterpay as a new payment method for Australian customers, for all “flight, hotel or package bookings that total less than AUD2000 (USD1388)”.

STARLUX selects Flight Training Adelaide for cadet programme

Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) announced (26-Jun-2020) it had been selected by STARLUX as its cadet programme training provider. STARLUX cadets will be trained at FTA’s…..

Fiji Airways suspends six services until 31-Aug-2020

Fiji Airways extended the suspension of the following services until 31-Aug-2020 (Routes Online, 07-Jul-2020): Nadi-Hong Kong; Nadi-Honolulu. Nadi-Kiritmati-Honolulu service suspended until 01-Aug-2020; Nadi-Los Angeles; Nadi-San…..

Auckland Airport cargo capacity rebounds in May-2020

Auckland International Airport reported (08-Jul-2020) international cargo capacity decreased 35% year-on-year in May-2020 as airlines continued to suspend passenger services, but capacity increased 33% compared…..

New Zealand Government and Air New Zealand agree to manage incoming bookings

New Zealand‘s Government stated (07-Jul-2020) “Our number one priority is stopping the virus at the border, so everyone must go into quarantine or managed isolation”…..

Tourism Solomons outlines ‘merit in forming a travel bubble’ of intra regional Pacific nations

Tourism Solomons CEO Josefa Tuamoto stated (07-Jul-2020) there is “merit in forming a travel bubble of intra regional Pacific nation groupings”, and a Solomon Islands–Vanuatu…..

Solomon Airlines marks independence day with travel flexibility

Solomon Airlines marked (07-Jul-2020) Independence Day 2020 by announcing a series of domestic travel specials and providing further flexibility and support for passengers booking future…..

Air New Zealand limits capacity on inbound international services

Air New Zealand limited (07-Jul-2020) capacity on inbound international services following a request from New Zealand‘s Government, to ensure 14 day quarantine accommodation is available…..