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Which Australian destinations lose, and which may win, without international tourism

Christmas promises the gift of open travel within Australia, and possibly to New Zealand and even other Pacific Island nations. But it seems increasingly likely...

Swimming with whales: you must know the risks and when it’s best to keep...

Three people were injured last month in separate humpback whale encounters off the Western Australia coast. The incidents happened during snorkelling tours on Ningaloo Reef...

With no work in lockdown, tour operators helped find coral bleaching on Western Australia’s...

Significant coral bleaching at one of Western Australia’s healthiest coral reefs was found during a survey carried out in April and May. The survey took...

The sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism — regional travel bubbles are...

Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the...
Sun, sand and uncertainty: the promise and peril of a Pacific tourism bubble

Sun, sand and uncertainty: the promise and peril of a Pacific tourism bubble

Pacific nations have largely avoided the worst health effects of COVID-19, but its economic impact has been devastating. With the tourism tap turned off,...
A four-day working week could be the shot in the arm post-coronavirus tourism needs

A four-day working week could be the shot in the arm post-coronavirus tourism needs

When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said recently, “I’ve heard lots of people suggesting we should have a four-day week”, she inevitably ignited...

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