Jerry Schwartz's robot hotel workers were originally purchased as a gimmick, but now they have a vital role.
Anthony is Traveller's national travel editor. One of Australia's most experienced travel and tourism editors and writers and the author of two travel books, he is a long-time commentator on travel and tourism issues. He has appeared at many travel and tourism events over the years as both a speaker and a moderator. Anthony is a former deputy editor of The Sydney Morning Herald as well as former editor of the Australian Travel + Leisure magazine. He was the Australia-New Zealand correspondent for Travel + Leisure US. www.traveller.com.au
Stranded tourists have been conveniently demonised by governments, medical experts and the media.
Relieved Australian cruise passengers flown home from Uruguay might care to reflect on another humanitarian act nearly 50 years ago.
The events of recent weeks have emphasised the fragility of travel and how exposed travellers are and can be in a major crisis.
The NSW state government is under pressure to transfer the Ruby Princess and its crew to Circular Quay.
They’ve become the modern-day Mary Celestes: port-less and unloved ghost ships filled with abandoned crews and passengers.
Aside from its annual hiatus over the festive season, Traveller in print has been published continuously for more than a decade. Until, sadly, now.
Cruise ships stranded off the NSW coast could be forced to declare that they are in distress in an effort to disembark crew on board.
Australians spent nearly $80 billion on domestic travel in 2018-19 with the industry supporting 302,500 businesses.
Where's our duty of care, let alone moral obligation, for innocent, hapless cruise passengers?
Earlier this week there was speculation in Japan about an "Olympic curse" having befallen the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Australia and the world will benefit enormously from us taking one (or two) holidays to help revive the global economy, once we can travel again.
If there was ever a time for a weekend away at some big city Australian digs it is now.
Each day, if not every hour, brings fresh news about the coronavirus crisis. Travel, and the travel industry, are among its major casualties.
On board my luxury cruise ship to Antarctica the main health concern among my fellow passengers is sea-sickness.