Travelling has many health benefits, like recovering from mental and physical fatigue, improving household relationships and making people happier.
After visiting 72 countries as a travel writer, COVID forced Ben Stubbs to reassess the genre in an age of climate change and mass tourism. It’s time, he says, for a new kind of travel writing.
The radio frequency at which 5G operates in the US is close to that of an important piece of aircraft equipment, called radio altimeters.
Travellers have experienced progressively cheaper air fares since the 1970s. That era may be over.
Should countries require COVID-19 vaccination for entry while vaccines remain globally scarce?
Swedish views on holidays are shifting towards reducing air travel, media analysis shows.
Since 9/11, billions have been spent beefing up airport security. Was it worth it?
Parents face tough choices since young kids can’t yet get COVID-19 vaccinations. An infectious diseases expert offers guidance on navigating summer activities.
Soot from aeroplane exhausts can linger in the atmosphere, seeding ice clouds which trap heat.
It’s feasible to bring home at least some of the COVID-positive Australians stranded in India. Here’s how we can do it while keeping infection risk at a minimum.
Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
A departure tax based on length of stay, not distance travelled, would be a more effective sustainable tourism strategy.
The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups.
The results from an emerging study suggest governments should act quickly if they plan to impose travel bans – before the virus can spread widely to other countries.
When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.
Several countries have made pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century. But new research finds the remaining carbon budget will be depleted before we get there.
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren’t the only animals with a nose for disease.
If the tourism minister is worried about the wider social, economic and environmental impacts of visitors, he’d be better off banning cruise ships, not backpackers.
Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use COVID-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design.
The tourist traps of Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland have the most to lose. Regional towns and coastal resorts have the most to gain.