Government

Travel in the US during the government shutdown

With the US Government in shutdown mode, most federal employees are currently off the job until f...

Ebola arrival forms to be scrapped

International jetsetters will no longer need to complete and present a ‘travel history card...

Gov't looks to points to slash travel costs

The federal government is looking to rein in the travel costs of around 100,000 government worker...

New govt advocate to deal with travel complaints

Frustrated travellers will soon be able to call upon an independent ombudsman when they...

SmartGate: immigration without border inspectors

If you like the self-service nature of Qantas' Next-Gen Check-in, you'll want to try out the Aust...

Is it safe to go to Japan yet?

Business travellers with appointments, suppliers and counterparts in Japan are making decisions a...

Leave now, DFAT tells Australians in Japan

Australia's DFAT Smartraveller safety warning level against travel to Japan has been raised even ...

Do not travel to Japan, warns Australian govt

The Australian government has upgraded its travel warning to "do not travel" to the north of Japa...

How to register with DFAT's Smartraveller

When disaster strikes abroad -- whether it's an earthquake in Christchurch, an earthquake-tsunami...

Qantas crews won't stay in Tokyo

Qantas management has decided international cabin crews will be accommodated overnight in Hong Ko...

MAP: Japan's main crisis areas

Australian Business Traveller has plotted the areas of disruption and potential danger in Ja...

Earthquake, tsunami, volcano disrupt Japan travel

Earthquake and tsunami damage, a nuclear crisis, the ash cloud from an erupting volcano, severe f...

Warning: travel insurers may not cover Japan trips

The Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued a formal warning n...

Business travellers spending big in WA

New figures from the Commonwealth Government's International Visitor Survey show that Western Aus...

Virgin Blue to upgrade airport lounges

Virgin Blue will begin an extensive three-month upgrade of its lounges at Sydney, Melbourne and B...