COVID-19

Etihad PPE

Etihad Airways creates industry-first ‘Wellness Ambassador’ role

June 3, 2020

With the world’s major airlines set on resuming services in response to loosening border restrictions, Etihad Airways has announced a special ‘Etihad Wellness’ program to further their commitment to health and wellbeing throughout the passenger journey. This includes new roles created within the airline, fit into a programme of specially trained Wellness Ambassadors. Expanding on […]

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Wu-Tang Clan teams with Jusu for “Protect Ya Hands” hand sanitiser

May 21, 2020

It’s been ten years since the legendary Ghostface Killah jumped on Twitter one day and started letting loose a stream of personal hygiene tips for his followers, one of the first public statements that Wu-Tang Clan is deadly serious when it comes to not just protecting your neck, but your wellbeing. Now, the hip hop […]

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to Australia with strict health measures

May 17, 2020

Emirates has become the latest international carrier to pick up some key routes following the relaxation of lockdowns around the world. This includes flights into, and out of, Sydney and Melbourne. After the current pandemic forced them to cut some of their most valuable services, Emirates plans to restart services from 21st May, including to […]

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Gamescom

Gamescom 2020 cancelled, replaced with online event

April 16, 2020

Gamescom, the largest video games convention in the world, will not take place this year. The decision to cancel the 2020 event comes after the German government announced a ban on all major events until August 31. Gamescom was scheduled for August 22-24, meaning it only just fell within the bounds of the event ban. […]

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Etihad Health Screening

Etihad to trail contactless health screenings to detect COVID-19 at airports

April 7, 2020

In collaboration with Australian company Elenium Automation, Etihad Airways will begin trialling an innovative new technology to help identify travellers with medical conditions before they fly, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19. Rolling out at the end of this month for trialling throughout May at the airline’s hub airport in Abu Dhabi, Etihad will […]

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LocalSpots

LocalSpots: new gift card app to support small businesses during lockdown

April 6, 2020

There has been much discussion about ways we can help support struggling small businesses across the hospitality and retail sectors in the face of COVID-19. Now that the government has, necessarily, shuttered all non-essential venues, cash flow has all but frozen for Australia’s favourite restaurants, cafes, florists, hairdressers and the like. How do we support […]

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BrewDog

Brisbane’s BrewDog now doing contactless drive thru for cars and boats

March 30, 2020

It seems like just yesterday world renowned brewery BrewDog opened an ambitious brewpub in Brisbane. The multinational, Scotland-born brewery has since become one of the city’s most attractive haunts, but recent developments with Covid-19 has shuttered the opportunity to actually go soak up the atmosphere. That’s why the team have decided to introduce a completely […]

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Pick Up at Tottis

Totti’s is now doing takeaway, and yes that puffy woodfired bread is on the menu

March 30, 2020

Totti’s has become somewhat of a phenomenon for Merivale, swiftly rising to become a dining institution thanks largely to their famously charred woodfired flatbread. Now, Totti’s has joined the chorus of restaurants around the world cutting dine-in options to adapt to social distancing measures. The beloved Bondi local will be doing takeaway from The Bottle […]

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Belly Bao

Newtown favourite Belly Bao opens takeaway window with full menu

March 26, 2020

It’s been weeks of pure shock, for everyone (okay, maybe except for this absolute dickhead). The hospitality industry has especially suffered a critical blow, as scenes around the world have been hit tremendously hard with the impact of COVID-19. In Australia, some of our favourite venues are scrambling to adapt or shut their doors. This […]

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Etihad

Etihad Airways temporarily suspends all services to and from the UAE

March 23, 2020

On advice from the local Government, Etihad Airways has now moved to temporarily suspend all flights to, from and via its home hub of Abu Dhabi. This follows almost daily announcements from airlines around the world who continue to react to the ongoing threat from Covid-19 and its profound effect on travel. This decision has […]

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Virgin Australia

Qantas and Virgin Australia have started cutting more domestic flights

March 23, 2020

As some Australian states shut their borders, the nation’s largest carriers, Qantas and Virgin Australia, have begun to cut more domestic services. Although they’ve already cut domestic capacity by up to 60%, the airlines have continued to axe some of their most frequented routes in response to the ongoing threat of Covid-19. A combination of […]

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TheFork now lets you track which restaurants offer delivery and pick-up

March 23, 2020

As the restaurants, cafes and bars concerned with the health and safety of their staff and customers start to adapt to social distancing, online restaurant booking platform TheFork has made some necessary changes. In response to the ongoing threat from COVID-19, the platform has introduced a search function filtering restaurants that are now offering pick-up […]

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Emirates

Emirates to suspend all passenger flights from March 25th

March 23, 2020

Following stages of select flight cancellations, Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international traffic, has now announced the suspension of all passenger operations. The extreme measure will take place from 25th March, responding to the rapid and ongoing spread of Covid-19 as the virus decimates the demand for international travel. In a statement to media, […]

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