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Overseas travel may be possible this year with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Unrestricted travel to selected countries may be a reality within a matter of months say experts following the launch of the COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Victoria on Monday. Travel …

Role of the travel agent may be less thanks to the internet but is still valuable in post-COVID world

Travel overseas is increasingly a possibility with Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham saying last week that it may be possible to travel next year providing an effective vaccine for COVID-19 is …

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Air prices remain steady despite the many obstacles to travel

Air travel ticket prices have remained remarkably stable despite the gouging that the travel industry has experienced since the advent of COVID-19 this year. Despite all the uncertainties and rapidly …

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Travel professionals hope COVID-19 vaccine ushers return to normality

The extension of the travel bubble to include New Zealand will have prematurely raised the hopes of some that it will be soon be extended to other parts of the …

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Greek Australians among the 25,000 stranded abroad

The experience of travelling between Australia and Greece during COVID-19 is an Odyssey for those who attempt this, and the Karvelas family have experienced hassles more than once this year. …

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Payne announces hardship-program loans for vulnerable Aussies overseas

The Australian government is offering additional help in the form of loans for the most vulnerable Australians whose return home has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Australia’s Minister for Foreign …

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We’re banned from leaving Australia. Who can get an exemption to go overseas? And how?

Australians are all too aware of the restrictions on interstate travel and on who can currently enter Australia. But people may not realise there is also a ban on overseas …

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‘My friend received an airline refund. Why am I not eligible?’ A travel agent explains

I was contacted today week by a newspaper journalist who posed this question to me, as he was writing an article on why refunds seem to be months in coming, …

Travel agents explain struggle to secure refunds/vouchers for clients

There are a lot of things we took for granted pre-COVID, the ability to travel anywhere in the world and quickly now seems like a mirage. Aircraft are grounded and …

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Travel industry professionals tell us what travel will look like after COVID-19

Border closures, luxury hotel quarantine and cancellations abound as the coronavirus pandemic slowly took over the world. People are already itching to get onto a plane to make up for …

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