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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
More NZ travel bubble good news as Air New Zealand announced it is recalling 175 cabin crew furloughed due to COVID shutdowns. That follows Monday's announcement by NZ's PM Jacinda Ardern that her cabinet had "agreed in principle to establish a travel bubble with Australia in the first quarter of 2021". But despite the almost immediate flood of snow holiday offers...
Brexit surprises are something the British are going to have to get used to. Wonder how many skiers voted leave? This season at least that's not looking such a flash choice as Brexit ski restrictions will apply. The EU zone - EU and European Economic Area (EEA) - countries travel arrangements allow for quarantine free movement between them, except when blocked by overruling...
All the Californian Lake Tahoe area ski resorts and Mammoth are hit by the latest California Stay Home Orders, which are triggered by the percentage of available ICU hospital beds available in counties dropping below 15%. Outdoor recreation is still permitted, so the ski areas can remain open if they choose to do so, but people from outside the area...
V-Cableway V-Bahn Jungfrau new trail map
The CHF 470 AUD 690 million V-Cableway project is the biggest new lift development in the World. Stage one, the new gondola from Grindelwald to Mannlichen, opened December 2019. Stage 2, the amazing Eiger Express, officially opened last weekend (with public excluded), slashing ride time from Grindelwald to the Eigergletscher Station to just 15 minutes. Between them the new lifts make the...
From disaster springs opportunity and Australia's regional airline REX is a prime example. Their new 737-800 Melbourne - Sydney services are being matched with some great new thru-fares from regional centres for travel from 1st of March 2021. One example which would open up the snow choices for Victorians are Melbourne - Cooma fares from $208. Or conversely if you're a...
There will be no Xmas ski holidays in the Alps this year by the looks. Except maybe for those already living in Switzerland. For the EU alpine countries skiing is shut down. The pressure to shut down ski resorts from governments in France, Italy and Germany has affected the last EU holdout Austria as well, as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz made clear...

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