It's happened. The first Australia-New Zealand bubble flights have gone off without a hitch - well almost.
There was plenty of emotion early at Sydney airport early this morning as home-sick Kiwis boarded the first trans-Tasman bubble flight.
In May 1965, Brian Robson was miserably homesick after working nearly a year in Melbourne, Australia, but he couldn't afford a plane ticket home to Wales.
Air New Zealand is surprising trans-Tasman travellers with lots of freebies for the start of quarantine-free travel with Australia.
Australian travellers are set for a warm welcome from New Zealand's ailing tourism industry when the trans-Tasman finally launches on Monday.
For generations of Australian teens, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme offered them a first taste of travel and adventure.
New Zealand's travel bubble with Australia has led to an effective blocking of one of the major routes Kiwis were able to use to return home amid the pandemic.
Some hotels forced to keep up to 40 per cent of rooms closed due to a lack of housekeeping staff.
Qantas' first class international lounges, shuttered since March last year, will reopen on Monday to coincide with the start of the trans-Tasman bubble.
One resort in Dubai is hoping its new claim to fame will entice visitors to the emirate.
Some Air New Zealand passengers might find themselves stepping onto the scales this week as the airline undertakes a survey to figure out the average weight of its customers.
The world's most powerful passports for 2021 have been named, but it's unlikely travellers who hold them will be able to take advantage any time soon.