Articles tagged “australia”

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Olivia Carville, Bloomberg

We welcome new technologies that promise to make it safer to swim in the ocean. But destinations need to clamp down on activity organizers that bait sharks, too.

6 days ago

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

It’s been one of the dirty secrets of the airline business for decades, but the #MeToo movement is now exposing sexual harassment among cabin crew in Australia. Accusations from a leading union have forced the airlines to issue strong denials about systemic problems.

6 days ago

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Shows Signs of Recovery After Die-Off

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Shows Signs of Recovery After Die-Off

Colin Bertram, Bloomberg

The world's most famous attractions must already weigh the risks of overtourism, but the effects of climate change may be even harder to combat.

1 month ago

When Will Qantas Lose the Monopoly on Its Money-Making Routes?

When Will Qantas Lose the Monopoly on Its Money-Making Routes?

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Yes, Qantas has a competitor with a well-known name — Virgin Australia. But that brand is not what it once was, and more importantly, the airline is suffering. Qantas nearly has a monopoly in the domestic market, which is great for its shareholders. But how long will it last?

2 months ago

Record Profits Can’t Stop Qantas Investors Fretting About Rising Fuel Prices

Record Profits Can’t Stop Qantas Investors Fretting About Rising Fuel Prices

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Announcing record profit should please investors, right? Well, yes, but they've always got an eye on the future, and with fuel prices rising, times are going to get tougher for airlines like Qantas.

2 months ago

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia alliance on services across the Tasman Sea comes to an end, Virgin will not take the snub from its Kiwi counterpart lying down. It is already flagging improved services and better frequent flyer rewards and trying to block rival Qantas from working with its former ally.

2 months ago

Tourism Australia Targets High-Spending Consumers With New Premium Strategy

Tourism Australia Targets High-Spending Consumers With New Premium Strategy

Laura Powell, Skift

Everyone is talking about experiential travel these days. But Tourism Australia is upping the ante, using experiences to drive a premium strategy aimed at attracting more affluent visitors.

5 months ago

India’s Ola Enters Competitive Australian Ground Transport Market

India’s Ola Enters Competitive Australian Ground Transport Market

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

India’s Ola has started operations in two major Australian cities, following hot on the heels of Estonia’s Taxify. The newcomers are exploiting opportunities unlocked when Uber paved the way for increased competition in a market in the tight grip of taxi operators.

7 months ago

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Just after this story was written, Qantas rival Air New Zealand announced a new nonstop from Auckland to Chicago. Air New Zealand's main hub in Auckland is closer to Chicago than Qantas' Sydney base, so Air New Zealand has an advantage. But Qantas can probably make Brisbane-Chicago work.

7 months ago

Qantas’ New Australia to UK Flights Will Test Its Ultra-Long-Haul Strategy

Qantas’ New Australia to UK Flights Will Test Its Ultra-Long-Haul Strategy

Angus Whitley and Rebecca Keenan, Bloomberg

Qantas' new 17-hour direct route may help it grab more market share. The new route signals a broader trend among Asia-Pacific airlines tapping next-generation aircraft to power ultra-long-distance flights.

7 months ago

Chinese Tourists Helped Turn Tasmania Into Australia’s Fastest-Growing Destination

Chinese Tourists Helped Turn Tasmania Into Australia’s Fastest-Growing Destination

Michael Heath, Bloomberg

If spending by overseas tourists in Tasmania is spiking, maybe Tourism Australia's latest ad campaign will help it ride that wave of success.

7 months ago

Qantas Takes Steps to Overcome Pilot Shortage

Qantas Takes Steps to Overcome Pilot Shortage

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Qantas' new pilot academy may address the airline’s needs, but won’t solve an imbalance which has already seen regional Australian airlines cancel and reschedule services. Meanwhile, the government has bowed to pressure and will again grant temporary visas to pilots after scrapping them last year.

7 months ago