Travel News May 2022

Published on May 18, 2022
Travel News May 2022


For the last 10 years, Procurement Australia has been working collaboratively with our Travel solution partner FCM to ensure that we are always bringing value and service to our members.

We are always eager to touch base with our valued members, to keep you up to date with what is going on in the travel industry.


1. Major aircraft order to shape Qantas Group's future.

For more than 100 years, Qantas has been at the forefront of aviation innovation and transforming the way the world travels. 


Qantas are extremely excited to announce an order of 12 Airbus A350-1000s, an aircraft designed to redefine travel, with the ability to fly non-stop from Australia's east coast to almost anywhere in the world.


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2. Virgin Australia, Qatar Airways ink 'Strategic Partnership' Deal

Virgin Australia and Qatar Airways are joining forces in an unexpected alliance which will see the Gulf carrier added to Virgin’s list of international partner airlines.

Qatar Airways’ QR prefix will appear on all Virgin Australia flights, enabling a passenger to journey all the way from London to Brisbane (for example) with Qatar Airways and then seamlessly connect onto a Brisbane-Cairns flight by Virgin Australia, all on the same booking.

Likewise, Qatar Airways flights to over 140 destinations worldwide will sprout a VA code, so that Virgin Australia travellers could venture from Melbourne to Madrid on a single ticket.


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3. Quarantine-Free Travel to Singapore

Fully vaccinated travellers can now enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore on all Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scoot flights for any purpose, including leisure travel, without any on-arrival test.

From 26 April 2022, the pre-departure test requirement for entry into Singapore has also been removed for both fully vaccinated travellers, as well as not fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below.


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4. IHG One Hotel and Resorts Rewards

IHG gave you a sneak peek of IHG One Rewards in January, and now it’s here! With their new programmeme comes a new attitude: IHG One Rewards celebrates you for being you. They know there’s no one right way to travel — so they created a loyalty programmeme that rewards it all.


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