Where can disabled people easily travel? Survey names the top cities

Where can disabled people easily travel?  Survey names the top cities

The Valuable 500, a business coalition, released its list of the top 10 most accessible cities in the world. The report cited a survey conducted among 3,500 individuals with disabilities, who rated cities based on “transport links, proximity of accommodation to attractions, shops, and restaurants, and the availability of information about accessibility.” The survey was … Read more

Cruise ships with 800 positive COVID cases docks in Australia

Cruise ships with 800 positive COVID cases docks in Australia

A cruise ship carrying roughly 800 passengers who had tested positive for COVID-19 docked in Sydney, Australia on Saturday morning, the Guardian reported. Driving the news: The Majestic Princess cruise ship had been halfway through a 12-day trip from New Zealand to Australia when an outbreak of COVID cases was detected, Carnival Australia president Marguerite … Read more

Where can disabled people easily travel? Survey names the top cities

Where can disabled people easily travel?  Survey names the top cities

The Valuable 500, a business coalition, released its list of the top 10 most accessible cities in the world. The report cited a survey conducted among 3,500 individuals with disabilities, who rated cities based on “transport links, proximity of accommodation to attractions, shops, and restaurants, and the availability of information about accessibility.” The survey was … Read more

Is it safe to cruise again? Yes, say fans who are cruising again

Is it safe to cruise again?  Yes, say fans who are cruising again

Outbreaks, port refusals, travelers stuck onboard. Cruise ships dominated the news in early 2020 for all the wrong reasons. Some people predicted the industry would never recover. But cruising fans say: That’s ancient history. “Given a choice, we would be living on the cruise ship for the remainder of our lives,” said Singaporean Peter Lim. … Read more

Launch of Australian budget airline Bonza delayed by regulator

Launch of Australian budget airline Bonza delayed by regulator

There’s confusion about when Bonza will officially take off. Photo / Lachie Millard It’s set to be Australia’s newest offering in the budget airline market – giving consumers more choice for less dollars when it comes to flying around the country. But despite launching the airline’s “game-changing” uniform earlier this year, and announcing the affectionate … Read more

Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

It’s set to be Australia’s newest offering in the budget airline market – giving consumers more choice for less dollars when it comes to flying around the country. But despite launching the airline’s “game-changing” uniform earlier this year, and announcing the affectionate names of their two aircraft – Shazza and Bazza — it remains unclear … Read more

Abandoned Virgin Australia route to Queenstown, New Zealand back with cheap sale flights

Abandoned Virgin Australia route to Queenstown, New Zealand back with cheap sale flights

Virgin Australia has finally relaunched its flight back into New Zealand after more than a year and half off from the popular trans-Tasman route. The route was canceled at the beginning of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, when the airline ditched all of their international flights. Wednesday marked the first flights back across the … Read more

Donors dig deep to prop up Pacific economies left reeling by the ‘dire consequences of COVID’

A mother carries a baby in front of a dilapidated shack

New figures show foreign aid to the Pacific surged to record highs as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on regional economies, while Chinese development assistance fell to a new low. Key points: Donor countries responded “swiftly” during the pandemic In 2020, donors ploughed $6.2 billion into the region, up from $4.5 billion the year before … Read more

‘It’s not rocket science’: How a family of novice sailors started traveling the globe

'It's not rocket science': How a family of novice sailors started traveling the globe

Erin Carey never imagined she would sail across the Atlantic Ocean with her husband Dave – especially not with three young children in tow. Back in 2015, they were perfectly content, living in Adelaide and working well-paid jobs for the Australian government. So why did the couple leave their home to sail the globe? “We … Read more

Jetstar flights to Bali hit by changes with furious customers

Jetstar flights to Bali hit by changes with furious customers

Furious Jetstar customers bound for Bali have trashed the airline after a multitude of flight changes. Customer Tanya French said she was given “zero communication” about changes made to her flight and had to find out from a friend rather than the airline itself. “I’ve lost total trust in Jetstar and will never willingly fly … Read more