• TravelBulletin for May 2020

    This month’s issue of travelBulletin includes our usual coverage of all the latest news. In the cover story, Bruce Piper delves into the question of how the travel industry can survive COVID-19 and what recovery might look like. We also have an in-depth breakdown of the Government stimulus packages, who is eligible and what you need to apply.

  • TravelBulletin for April 2020

    This month’s issue is our special green edition! The cover story focuses on flight shaming and how aviation is looking after the environment. Being the green issue we also take a look at some of the key pillars to sustainable tourism: looking after communities, oceans, wildlife and carbon emissions. Of course we can’t ignore the rapid escalation of the coronavirus crisis over the last month, so there’s feature articles about the impact of the pandemic on cruise, air and land operators and events.

  • TravelBulletin for March 2020

    Coronavirus: prognosis negative? Bruce Piper investigates what kind of effect the outbreak of COVID-19 will have on the travel industry. In this issue there’s also features on Europe, expedition cruising, Africa and Thailand. We’ve also got the regular business view and cruise features, including a breakdown of the most luxurious suites at sea. Plus in issues and trends read about Singapore Airlines NDC and The Travel Corporation’s 100th anniversary.

  • TravelBulletin for February 2020

    Waiting for the smoke to clear – what will the affect of the recent devastating bushfires be on Australian tourism? Plus features on small group touring, New Zealand, Hawaii, Seniors travel and our in-depth of all the latest travel and cruise news including the collapse of Excite Holidays and the launch of Viking’ new expedition fleet

  • Indigenous Opportunities

    TOURISM and Indigenous culture go hand in hand in many countries around the world. Steve Jones investigates how different companies here in Australia are investing in Aboriginal culture’s rich heritage, and how indigenous people are getting involved with showing their homeland and traditions to tourists.

  • Luxury trekking

    The words luxury and trekking are not often found in the same sentence, however trekking isn’t all about mud, sweat and tears writes Emma Lovell.

  • Step back in Thailand Time

    See a new side of the Land of Smiles by visiting its ancient capital, writes Kristie Kellahan.

  • Time Travellers

    Dr Who might take to his Tardis to travel through time, but visitors to Israel and Jordan can do the same by coach or car, and uncover thousands of years of history, writes Brian Johnston.

  • New Virgin chief takes the reins

    JAYNE Hrdlicka says Virgin Australia will “continue to be Australia’s most loved airline for customers who want the most important premium touches without the full premium price”. Taking up her role as CEO of the newly privatised carrier last month, she laid out her vision for Virgin Australia which will compete in its mid-market heartland, serving the entire market but building its proposition around its long-standing and most loyal guests, including price-conscious corporate travellers, premium leisure travellers, holidaymakers and small to medium businesses.

  • Mondrian Gold Coast to debut

    A new Mondrian hotel has been announced for the Gold Coast, the first in Australia, with Accor leaping ahead with the global expansion of the brand.

  • Aeronology offers new mobile platform for agents going solo

    A new booking platform unveiled by Australian tech startup Aeronology last month promises to revolutionise the workflow of travel advisors as well as significantly boosting their productivity. The company’s CEO Russell Carstensen described it as a “user-pays one-stop-shop” with no ongoing licences or set-up fees.

  • The ultimate shot in the arm

    IF global sharemarkets are any indication, the relationship between the travel sector and several promising vaccine trials is a healthy one. Stocks in multiple airlines, cruise operators and hotels all enjoyed a nice bump in their respective share prices following news that three drug companies had produced encouraging coronavirus vaccine trial results. The implication seems obvious, suppress the virus and free the travel industry.