The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has blocked plans for a joint business between Qantas and Japan Airlines, stating that the agreement was “not in the public interest”.
The Qantas Group has revealed a detailed plan for resumption of international flights, with the gradual restart planned around National Cabinet’s phased reopening of international borders and linked to the vaccine rollout in Australia and key overseas markets.
Qantas has announced the launch of its reward campaign for COVID-19 vaccinated Australians. The airline says that this will help them to recognise their role in helping the country get out of lockdown.
Swissport has announced the opening of its first lounge under its Aspire brand in Australia.
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of a Holiday Inn hotel in Australia’s Ballarat in a new partnership with hotel owners, Forte Group.
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened its first next-generation Holiday Inn Hotel in Melbourne’s West. The brand has undergone a global transformation over the last 18-months and its ‘next-generation’ design includes innovative open lobbies and incredible F&B.
Hyatt yesterday announced the sustained growth of several luxury and lifestyle brands including Alila, Andaz, Caption by Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Park Hyatt, and Thompson Hotels – to meet the growing demand of the leisure travel market globally.
American hospitality giant Marriott International has signed an agreement with RF Corval and KS Hotels and Resorts to debut its Moxy brand in Sydney.
The TransTasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is ending tonight. The travel corridor, set up in mid-April, allowed Australians and New Zealanders to travel quarantine-free between the two countries. However, following the fresh waves of COVID-19 in Australia, New Zealand pulled the plug on Friday for at least the next eight weeks.
Qantas has announced one more route to Queensland, to the world-famous Whitsundays with QantasLink launching direct flights from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) for the first time in seven years.