Travel News September 2022

Published on September 13, 2022
Travel News September 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. Qantas Status Support August

Since March 2020, Qantas has offered their members a range of support options to retain their tier including status extensions, Status Credit boosts and the ability to earn them on the ground.


Qantas are now extending that support even further. Eligible members cold benefit from an extra year of status and a Status Credit rollover.


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2. Revamped Rydges World Square 

Rydges World Square is a contemporary 4.5 star hotel with 458 rooms. A short stroll from the attractions of Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, International Convention Centre (ICC), Restaurants and Sydney's famous Chinatown.

Stay at the Rydges hotel and feel better as your stay contributes to a sustainable environment. Your stay can further help reduce water and energy wastage by considering ‘Event Hospitality & Entertainment’s’ Go Green option which allows $10 F&B credit each day by simply reusing your linens and towels during your stay.


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3. Singapore Airlines Corporate Travel Update

In response to the increase in air travel demand, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be reinstating more flight services to key markets such as Japan, India, and to major cities such as Los Angeles and Paris.

SIA will also continue to serve direct flights to Vancouver until March 2023. With the ramp up in operations, it is expected that the SIA Group’s projected capacity will be around 68% in the second quarter of FY2022/23.

SIA Group has made significant developments in keeping sustainability at the core of business. In partnership with like-minded stakeholders in the aviation ecosystem, the Group is committed to achieve its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals.


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4. Virgin Australia & Qatar Partnership Takes Flight

Virgin Australia and the Gulf carrier Qatar Airways have officially joined forces from the 6th of September, with the partnership unlocking a trove of perks including greater routes, reciprocal lounge access and full points earn and burn, to name just a few.

A big win for travellers, the fresh pairing significantly expands the networks and loyalty programmes of both airlines, allowing frequent flyers to seamlessly broaden their horizons, jetting across Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East on a single ticket.


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