Hot Off The Press
By Stu Freeman
Yesterday I was on Flight QF166 to the Gold Coast – Qantas’ inaugural between Auckland and Coolangatta and an early opportunity for me to experience travel in the trans Tasman bubble.
Auckland Airport yesterday (apart from a couple of slightly busier bursts during the day) was quiet to the point of being eerie – a boon for clients travelling just outside peak who want to get through the airport quickly with no hassle.
Travel agents are being urged to continue telling their stories so that they can be used to influence decision makers in government and bureaucracy.
Joe O’Sullivan, of Cruise World, recently took up the mantle to follow up on Shane Lust’s petition to government to have the wage subsidy extended for the travel industry. O’Sullivan says that when the petition for the wage subsidy extension was first presented there was no chance for a formal submission because the election got in the way.
Globus family of brands reports immediate interest and bookings through the trade for its Globus and Cosmos Australian tours following the announcement of the trans-Tasman bubble.
Brett Simon, head of New Zealand at GFOB, says the Red Centre, Northern Territory tour was the biggest seller on Thursday out of New Zealand, while Tasmania and West Australia’s Kimberley also continue to be popular.