• Alan Joyce was aiming to pressure the Federal Govt and justify his redundancies- he was not aiming to provide impartial analysis on the outlook for Australia's travel sector. As I am sure he realises (though Australia's Minister for Tourism apparently does not), European and many other global tr...

  • Unless there is a genuine second wave globally, it's very likely Australia's borders will open much sooner. Countries in Europe that have been far more affected than Australia are already opening up for tourism with no quarantine. If that happens smoothly the pressure on the Australian government...

  • We don't know yet how much our weather saved us (it was late summer here v late winter in the northern hemisphere when this really kicked off).

  • Unwind over a long weekend in Noumea

    Sep 18, 2018, 11:14 AM

    I love Noumea. It does help if you speak a bit of French.One other attraction is authentic French hypermarkets (with subsidised/French mainland prices). Think great value French wine you cannot find in Australia, and huge cans of duck confit which you can just about get through Australian customs...

  • Recommendations for Singapore hotels

    Jun 05, 2019, 06:51 PM

    Originally Posted by Scotth I think the Regent on Cuscaden Road is perfect for the "drop and flop" type of stopover. It's like a quiet, beautiful cocoon but just a short walk from Orchard and the Botanic Gardens if you're a jogger. It also has a great bar, several restaurants and the John Portma...