TTF Media Release

14 December 2020


TTF Australia CEO Margy Osmond said the post Cabinet announcement by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that quarantine-free two-way Trans-Tasman travel between New Zealand and Australia will occur in the first quarter of 2021 was a significant development for tourism and aviation.

“Australians and New Zealanders alike will be popping champagne corks today at the prospect of reuniting with friends and family on both sides of the ditch in the first part of the new year,” Margy Osmond said today.

“Australians want this to happen with recent Newgate Research for TTF revealing that 82 per cent of us want to see full international travel with New Zealand resume over the next three months.

“We also know that after a torrid year for the sector, tourism, travel, accommodation and aviation businesses will now be rejoicing at the prospect of more Australian and New Zealand tourists, backpackers and businesspeople crossing the Tasman once again in the not-too-distant future.

“Our Australian Government has also stated it would implement the agreement as soon as New Zealand is ready and TTF as part of a working group will continue to work with both governments to finalise remaining details including a full Bubble start date to be announced in the new year.

“Today is the next important step on our long and challenging journey back to a more widespread international tourism recovery.”


Contact: TTF Manager Policy & Government Relations Lindsay Hermes 0418 948 447