As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, more flights are getting cancelled and fewer people are travelling. Demand for leisure travel is weak, some countries have imposed travel bans, and many corporate travellers are grounded as businesses impose their own travel restrictions. As a result, many airlines and hotels - especially in the Asia-Pacific region - are struggling. In … [Read more...]
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For longer flights try to select a seat which gives you as much comfort as possible. You might want an aisle seat for extra legroom or a seat close to the toilets. Purchasing the Qantas seat selection product is recommended for those who don't have Qantas status.
The Shangri-La Group has announced that it will extend the tier status and benefits of all Golden Circle hotel loyalty program members worldwide. Current Diamond and Jade members of Shangri-La's Golden Circle program will all have their status extended until 31 December 2021, due to the current coronavirus situation and associated travel restrictions. The updated status … [Read more...]
World of Hyatt has confirmed that it will extend the tier status of Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist members that live in Australia or New Zealand until 2022. The loyalty program of Hyatt hotels announced that it is extending the elite status and benefits of members that reside in the Asia Pacific region, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. A Hyatt spokesperson … [Read more...]
Qantas and Jetstar will reduce services to Asia until at least the end of May, as the Qantas Group grapples with weak demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak. As a flow-effect, Qantas and Jetstar will also cut trans-Tasman flights to New Zealand and domestic flights within Australia until the end of June 2020. The announcement comes as Qantas reveals its financial results of … [Read more...]
If you have to cancel upcoming travel due to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, your travel insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs. But this will depend on your policy and various other factors. If you're relying on credit card travel insurance, it is important to note that some credit card travel insurance policies specifically exclude claims … [Read more...]