Qantas expects to resume flying to a select group of international destinations for a gradual rebuilding of its international network, based on advice from the government over the reopening of Australia's international borders.
The airline's plans also hinge on the prospect of either quarantine-free travel bubbles or 'green lanes' between countries, or a limited period of manageable home isolation on their return to Australia instead of spending 14 days in hotel quarantine.
Qantas will fly to Singapore, London and Los Angeles with daily flights, and Jetstar will taking off to Vancouver, Tokyo, Fiji and Honolulu.
So with that good news the big decision looms... where will be your first overseas trip once borders open?! We've captured the "must-visit" reasons of each destination for you!
The travel bug is a tough one combat, but don't worry as we are here to help. Here are 10 tips of how to entertain your travel bug at home in preparation for when you can begin exploring the world again!
With increasing vaccination rates across Australia, there is light at the end of the tunnel for travel to bounce back with vengeance! We surveyed our Trip.com customers to get your thoughts on travel and more.
If you’ve been glued to the television watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics then this question must have popped into your head at some point: When are the next Olympic Games? Indeed it is a very different atmosphere than ever before but the prospect of uniting cultures and the potential of travel is both comforting and nostalgic. Watching the Olympics is an experience like no other, whether it be screaming at the TV in the comfort of your own home or watching from the stands. So when is the next Olympics? And which city will host the next Olympics? If you’ve got the Olympics on your mind, read on to find out who will be the future host cities of the Olympic Games until 2032.
Here’s where the 2020, 2022, 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2032 Olympics will be held.
Does your heart sink when those big, droopy eyes catch your gaze as your dog realises it won’t be joining you on holiday? We understand that for many people their pooch is just another member of the family, so we've chosen a range of dog friendly accommodation to help you plan your next getaway... for you AND your four-legged friend.
From Cairns to Coles Bay, we've taste tested 10 of the top hotel restaurants in Australia. Start in your local town or city, or book that interstate holiday and try the accommodation plus restaurant combination for yourself!
Sydney Solstice 2021 is Sydney's newest winter festival event that promises to be an extravaganza of world-class food, music, entertainment, arts and culture. Running from 8-20 June 2021, the two-week long festival will take place in four major precincts of Sydney and their surrounds, including the CBD, Darling Harbour, Oxford Street and Newtown.
Looking for an adventure (and accommodation) that the whole family will love? Then look no further! We’ve selected our top 10 family-friendly stays outside of the big cities that will cater for all your family holiday needs. From amazing swimming pools, interactive kids’ clubs, animal encounters, kid-friendly dining and activities that are sure to make you feel welcome. These resorts, hotels and lodges are easy to get to and have something for everyone.
If you’re not thinking about the environmental footprint of your holiday accommodation, it's time you should be. There is a lot to be considered when attempting to be a eco-conscious traveller, and where you stay is a big portion of responsible travel. We've selected 8 eco-friendly lodges, hostels and resorts to help you travel sustainably throughout Australia.
An increasing amount of people are calling their home their workplace but did you know that ‘home’ can be anywhere? Having the freedom to choose where to work provides us with the ultimate work-life balance we all yearn for. The challenge is choosing where you want to work remotely from and then finding a balance between productivity and play while you’re there! Whether you’re already working from home or getting started on your ‘remote’ work life, check out our top Aussie cities where you’ll find excellent wifi, great-value accommodation, existing co-working spaces and an exceptional quality of life.
Easter is just around the corner but there's still time to plan a getaway! To help inspire you, here are some of Australia's top Easter destinations that are easily accessible and appealing to families, couples and groups alike.
You don’t have to be a Sydneysider to enjoy the best day trips from Sydney. Just jump in the car and within a couple of hours you can find yourself in some of the most beautiful spots in the state. Spoilt for choice? Yes, we know. So we’ve hand-picked a selection of the best day trips from Sydney featuring quaint villages, seaside hangouts and mountain escapes.
Missing travelling overseas? Want to avoid the unimaginative Valentine's Day dinner and a movie? Here are some unconventional travel inspired ideas of how to spend this Valentine's Day with your loved one.
Goodbye 2020 and hello 2021! Our wanderlust is set to continue and based on our destination search trends between September and December 2020, the New Year is yet to bring more great homegrown holidays on Australian soil. Long European summers are swapped for road trips around Australia, sporadic weekend trips to Bali are replaced by weekends away in the country, and long-haul flights are traded in for flights to nowhere in our own backyard. Check out the top 10 trending destinations for 2021!
First-time visitors to New York City can easily lose themselves in the glass and steel, the frenetic pace of a city rushing towards the next big thing. Even seasoned New Yorkers find it a maddeningly complex place to navigate. Yet this is precisely what makes New York City the greatest city in the world. Bright lights, glamour, and tall buildings all inspire us to dream. If you’ve only read about it or seen it in the movies, you know New York City is the place to be. What are those things first-time visitors absolutely can’t miss? What are those places that make New York City…well…New York City? Here is our list of the top-1o best things to do. Buckle up as we head uptown, downtown, and all around to explore the Big Apple.
Heading east on I-15, you strike out from Los Angeles. Past Barstow, a seemingly endless desert. Crossing the Nevada state line you wonder if the sand and cacti will ever end. Then it happens. First a twinkle in the distance. A shining spot on the horizon as Las Vegas appears like a mirage. You see bright lights on the strip as someone plays a Tom Jones album two cars over. Your mind fills with images of Sinatra hanging with the Rat Pack, or maybe De Niro casually drawing a smoke at the end of the bar as he waits for Don Rickles to arrive. These are the indelible images of a town simply called Vegas. What are the top-10 things to do in “Sin City” you ask? Well not to worry because we’ve got you covered.
It was once said about the Maldives that this is “where the blue sky and white clouds, the coconut trees and shadows, the clear water and white sand, are located in the paradise of the Indian Ocean.” This relatively small country comprises some 26 atolls. It is a place travelers yearn to visit, a place where couples venture for the perfect honeymoon, and a place to truly find rest and relaxation. In this short article, we will take a closer look at the Maldives and opportunities visitors will find there. We will profile some of the more developed atolls, and highlight some excellent sightseeing opportunities.
On the shores of the Balearic Sea lies Barcelona. Capital of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region, the city sparkles in the Mediterranean sun. Walking along spacious boulevards, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in London; however, dart into a narrow alleyway and it seems you could strike sparks anywhere. Barcelona is effervescent and overflowing with humanity and Catalan pride. Come along as we explore this beautiful and intriguing city, a place where Roman ruins mingle with Gaudi’s modernism. This short guide will highlight some must-see attractions and provide an overview to the many wonderful things travelers will find when they visit Barcelona.
The Dalmatian Coast, a place of extraordinary beauty on the Adriatic Sea. When most people think of Croatia, this is what comes to mind. Well this and of course Luka Modri?, the World Cup, and Game of Thrones. Croatia is often overshadowed by its neighbor across the Adriatic; however, travelers in the know have long recognized the region’s beauty, history, and culture. If you’re looking for a European adventure but don’t fancy traditional destinations in the West, you certainly cannot go wrong in Croatia.
Known as the “country of a thousand islands,” the Philippines is full of surprises. Travelers can explore history and the arts in Manila, relax along some of the world’s best beaches on Boracay, dive under the waves on Bohol, or explore countless coves and bays on Palawan. With delicious cuisine, friendly people, and a proud culture, there are near infinite possibilities available to travelers. In this short article, we will survey several popular destinations and recommend things to see. When planning a trip to the Philippines, focus on what you hope to experience and narrow your focus to a few locations.
Travel lovers have undoubtedly heard of or even visited Bali at some point. Beautiful scenery, divine beaches, dramatic volcanoes, temples, and genuine people…there’s much to appreciate. In recent years however, over-commercialization, large crowds, and pollution have begun to detract from Bali’s reputation as a tropical paradise.
Picturing beach resorts in Southeast Asia, Thailand’s Phuket, Indonesia’s Bali, and Philippines' Boracay probably come to mind. With tourists flocking to those locations, however, people who seek less populated shores must look elsewhere. White sand beaches, diving hotspots, fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, and a rapidly growing casino scene make Cambodia’s premier beach town of Sihanoukville a worthwhile destination.
Set on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a town continually inventing itself. Established as a resort destination in the early 1970s, Cancun has risen to prominence, alongside Acapulco, as the premiere resort destination in all Mexico. Beachgoers from around the world come to experience the white sands and blue Caribbean waters. Beyond creature comforts and relaxation, Cancun features Maya archaeological sites, shopping, and of course, delicious food. To take in the sights and sounds of Cancun, it is best to allot yourself several days. Interspersing visits to the beach with day-trips to archaeological sites provides a nice balance. The following collection things to do is a great basis upon which to build your own Cancun adventure.
For many, nature exists as a curiosity, as somewhere to visit or occasionally recreate. There are those rare places, however, where one finds harmony in nature. Places time seems to have forgotten. Places where ancient creatures roam, and where the landscape seems conjured from the imagination. Komodo National Park is such a place.
Thailand conjures up images of elephants, temples, beaches, and of course, delicious food. The Southeast Asian nation is a major regional hub and massively popular travel destination. Lush green jungles stretch through the northern regions. Here elephants roam and monkeys are quick to steal a snack from inattentive tourists. Bangkok’s temples glitter by day while its boulevards shine bright under the neon nightlife. In the south, incredible white sand beaches stretch endlessly along the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The country’s diversity and rich bounty make for a truly splendid travel destination.
Macau is a glittering oasis on the Pearl River Delta. The tiny territory covers just over 32 square kilometers, yet it contains a multitude of rich experiences. Narrow streets and tight corners conceal stately Portuguese colonial-era architecture. Across the harbor, towering casinos draw visitors from around the world. The famous Ruins of St. Paul’s stand solemn watch as visitors wander nearby markets and shops. Though Macau is able to claim the title of the world’s most densely populated territory, there’s a tranquility to be found in the fishing villages around Coloane. When you visit Macau, you will instantly recognize the charm and hopefully discover all this unique destination has to offer.
Hong Kong has long been a gateway into China and other parts of Asia. British explorers marveled at the natural beauty and protection offered by Victoria Harbour. The city’s location at the mouth of the Pearl River has helped Hong Kong become a major center for commerce, trade, and manufacturing. When factories started to leave the city in search of cheaper labor on the mainland, Hong Kong responded by developing into Asia’s premier financial center. Through it all, Hong Kong has maintained a remarkable identity and culture. It is a fabulous destination that offers visitors a wealth of options. From luxury shopping and fine dining to pristine natural parks, Hong Kong remains Asia’s gateway city.
In the western Philippines, there is an island archipelago with unique geology and majestic scenery. Known locally as “Heaven on Earth,” travelers who venture there cannot help but to agree. El Nido sits on the northern tip of Palawan Island, roughly 420 kilometers south-west of Manila. Owing to its location as part of the Sunda tectonic plate, the geology on El Nido is unlike anywhere else in the Philippines.