Befitting his experience and industry reputation, The Travel Authority Group’s CEO, Peter Hosper, was interviewed by The New Daily about the prospects and plans for a return to overseas travel.
Qantas announced in its annual results that it expected to recommence passenger flights to the US, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Fiji and New Zealand by mid-December.
The federal government’s latest four-stage reopening plan, internal COVID restrictions like border closures could be substantially wound back when adult vaccination rates hit 70%, and the international border could reopen at 80%.
Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has told Parliament that, at that benchmark, “outbound international restrictions will be lifted and travel bubbles will be expanded.”.
Likewise, at the 80% benchmark, options to replace the mandatory two-week hotel quarantine for returning travellers might be explored, including looking at shorter stays or home isolation. Which is vital, as Peter puts it in the article, “If someone goes on a two-week business trip, they don’t have another two weeks to tack on for quarantine.”
You can read the full article HERE.
The Travel Authority Group stands firmly behind its convictions that:
- Our industry has been in lockdown for 18 months
- We cannot conduct our core business at the moment, so we need more support from the government
- Borders need to open
- Vaccination is the only way out of this
- We know that passengers will need a TMC/travel agent more than ever once the borders open and we are preparing for this now
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