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Novel coronavirus update

As the novel coronavirus continues to impact health and travel across the globe, we have created this information resources page for you to stay up to date.

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Travel well

Welcome to the first issue of our travel newsletter, Travel Well.

Keep up to date with Dubai’s new airport lounge; how AccorHotels is cutting energy consumption; tips to beat jet lag, and much more!

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Helloworld to match every dollar donated to its bushfire appeal

Helloworld Travel pledges to match every dollar donated to its appeal to provide much-needed assistance to victims of Australia’s bushfire crisis.

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Virgin Australia drops the price on airport baggage fees

Virgin Australia recently reduced additional baggage fees from $120 to $90 (per bag) for international short-haul flights.

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Virgin Australia's network changes

Virgin Australia has announced a number of changes to its network in response to a review.

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Helloworld acquires TravelEdge Group

Helloworld Travel Limited acquires TravelEdge Group

Helloworld Travel Limited is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the TravelEdge Group. 

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NZ Electronic Travel Authority - get it before you go

NZ Electronic Travel Authority - get it before you go

Visitors travelling to New Zealand without a visa will be required to hold a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA).

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‘The Adnate’ to open in Perth with one of the world’s tallest murals

Accor announces namesake artist for new Art Series hotel in Perth – opening October 2019.

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Apple Macbooks no longer permitted in checked luggage

Apple Macbooks no longer permitted in checked luggage

Guests travelling on Virgin Australia flights with Apple Macbooks are only permitted to carry them as carry-on luggage

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NZ electronic travel authority may be required for travel to NZ

New Zealand electronic travel authority may be required for travel to NZ

Visitors who are currently eligible to travel to NZ without a visa will require an NZ Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA).

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Extension of travel management services to Australian Government agencies3

Extension of TM services to Australian Government agencies

Department of Finance has exercised its option to extend the Deed between Department and QBT. 

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Qantas eyes direct Brisbane-Chicago and Brisbane-San Francisco flights

Qantas will launch direct flights from Brisbane to Chicago & San Francisco by the end of April 2020. 

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Qantas first upgraded A380 begins flying next week

Qantas' first upgraded A380 begins flying next week

Qantas' spruced-up superjumbo, with revamped first class and new business class, returns to the skies in spring.

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Air New Zealand removes straight to gate domestic check-in process

Air New Zealand removes straight to gate domestic check-in process

From July 1 2019, all Air New Zealand passengers, including those without checked baggage, will have to check in. 

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