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Australians who wish to travel abroad after the country's international borders open on 1 November can obtain proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations to show at immigration control points abroad.

Published in Health

Travel agent Flight Centre has selected Australian technology provider oobe to migrate its key Citrix platforms to Microsoft Azure, in a move expected to gain efficiencies, save costs, and future-proof the business.

Published in Enterprise Cloud

COVID-19 related issues affecting small businesses saw the number of enquiries to the ACCC in the first half of this year increase by 42%, compared to the previous six months, according to the competition watchdog’s small business in focus report.

Published in Health

Flight Centre has buckled under weeks of pressure from Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog the ACCC and has now stopped charging customers hundreds of dollars in cancellation fees in order to get a refund for travel cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Market

COVID 19: New Zealand’s competition regulator the Commerce Commission has issued guidance for consumers and businesses to assist them in understanding what their rights and obligations are in relation to disruptions to travel, trading and events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published in Health

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic could cost telecoms operators more than US$25 billion in lost revenue during the next nine months, with more than 650 million passenger trips to be cancelled due to the virus – accounting for over 80% of the anticipated international passenger trips that were previously forecast before the spread of the virus, according to one research firm.

Published in Health
Monday, 09 September 2019 11:33

Optus launches Traveller SIM

Optus has launched a Traveller SIM offering visitors to Australia using the service free mobile calls and text messages.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Travel company Intrepid Group's experience with the Pluralsight learning platform was so positive that the company has significantly expanded its use, business systems development manager Ryan Warrener told iTWire.

Published in Education

Global travel, technology and recreational vehicle company TH2, has announced the merger of its online travel companies Roadtrippers Australasia and CamperMate with Australia’s outdoor tourism marketplaces, GoSeeAustralia and Outdoria to form a dedicated marketplace for outdoor tourism and adventure seekers.

Published in Strategy

"The world’s largest travel community" says you can now "enjoy and discover useful content, advice and recommendations from friends, family and more than a thousand trusted experts".

Published in Home Tech

TripAdvisor is set to introduce "Social-Assisted Travel", enabling members to get "relevant recommendations and inspiration to be the one travel site to plan 'your' perfect trip, with new social elements from trusted sources and over 500 launch partners".

Published in Home Tech

The days of paper, cardboard and plastic Cabcharges aren't over yet, but have taken one step closer to being eventually eliminated with the "Cabcharge Digital Pass" coming to the iPhone's Apple Wallet.

Published in Apps

Poor holiday planning and budget blunders are leaving the average Australian traveller out of pocket — and costing the economy $4.6 billion — with many Australians travelling overseas turning to emergency credit cards or savings to get by, according to newly published research.

Published in Strategy

Most Australians use their mobile phones when making travel queries on Google, according to a new report which also reveals the "mobile-first" trend is also dominant among international travellers planning trips to the Australia-New Zealand region.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 02 November 2017 16:40

Uber joins Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme

Qantas Frequent Flyers can now earn points from certain Uber rides.

Published in Mobility

East coast Virgin Trains customers in the UK now have access to Seatfrog technology, enabling them to “bid for seat upgrades from as little as £5” so more have the opportunity “to travel first class”.

Published in Apps

Kogan has continued its policy of underpromising and overdelivering in the 2016-17 financial year, proudly boasting of significantly outperforming the prospectus forecasts on “all key metrics” with all figures up.

Published in Listed Tech

If your name starts with Sam, whatever sex you identify as, you’ll get a free ride with Uber, but if your name is anything else, you’ll be denied a free ride unless you're a new Uber user who finds a Sam that signs up and gets a code from them – details below.

Published in Mobility
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:40

PayPal poaches UK airline exec to Australia

PayPal went offshore to find a new executive for its business in Australia, with former EasyJet UK senior manager Anthony Drury appointed to the newly created role of head of business to business.

Published in People Moves

Lost or stolen money or possessions, debit and credit card currency conversion fraud or missing a flight is costing Australian travellers almost $1 billion each year, with new research revealing that money theft is the number one cause of money misadventure.

Published in Strategy
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