BNE Blog https://www.bne.com.au/ en TIPS: COVID Safe Travel Begins Here https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/travel-well-tips <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="500" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X9t_Kw94ftI" width="1600"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <p>With travel restrictions easing to allow Queenslanders to holiday within Australia (with few exceptions), our priority (as always) is making sure Brisbane Airport is a safe place to be for everyone and working with airlines to make flying COVID safe for all passengers.</p> <p>We can’t wait to <a href="/blog/terminal-talk/people-of-bne-welcome-back">welcome you back</a>, here’s what you can expect when you are next travelling through Brisbane Airport and what you can do to travel well.</p> <p>The nutshell version:</p> <ul class="list-icons"><li class="icon-close"><em>If you are unwell, DON'T come to the airport - stay home.</em></li> <li class="icon-checkbox-checked"><em>Masks must be worn at all Australian airports and on all flights.</em></li> <li class="icon-mobile22"><em>Go contactless whenever you can - book online, check-in online and self-service.</em></li> <li class="icon-ic-parking-location"><em>Leave space, stay safe - keep up the social distancing measures.</em></li> <li class="icon-airplane"><em>For travel advice and updates including transiting between flights and terminals hit up our <a href="/passenger/passenger-information/covid-19-coronavirus">travel alert page</a> for the latest.</em></li> </ul><p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="70c37305-d19e-4811-88f4-a4b8cfed644e" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="COVID Safe Travels" title="COVID Safe Travels" src="/sites/default/files/Safe-Travel-Tips.jpg" width="1600" height="1600" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h4> </h4> <h4><strong>First things first: If you are unwell, stay home</strong></h4> <p>If you are unwell and have a temperature, a sore throat, a cough, or you’re a little breathless, please DON'T come to the airport and just stay home. If you've just been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 then you should stay home too and wait to travel. This is seriously the most important thing you can do to keep yourself and others safe. Do the right thing, if you are sick and have <a href="https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/symptoms-of-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-comparison" target="_blank">COVID-19 symptoms</a>, it is your responsibility to get yourself tested and self-isolate.</p> <p> </p> <h4>BNE has a travel safe plan</h4> <p>Brisbane Airport's COVID Safe Plan has been inspected by the Queensland Government and for passengers this means you'll see reminders to practice social distancing, sanitation stations throughout the terminals and intensified cleaning of all our spaces, high touch areas and services. We have also received <a href="https://aci.aero/news/2020/07/24/aci-launches-accreditation-programme-to-assess-airport-health-measures/" target="_blank">Airport Health Accreditation</a> by Airports Council International with additional assessment on areas including cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.</p> <p> </p> <ul class="list-icons"><li class="icon-pencil7">For full details about the Domestic Terminal process, check out our <a href="/passenger/passenger-information/covid-safe-travel-guide">terminal guide here</a>. </li> <li class="icon-pencil7">For full details about the International Terminal process, check out our <a href="/passenger/passenger-information/international-departures">International Departures Guide</a> and our <a href="/passenger/passenger-information/international-arrivals">International Arrivals Guide</a>. </li> <li class="icon-pencil7">For FAQs and travel updates in one spot, check out our <a href="/passenger/passenger-information/covid-19-coronavirus">Travel Alerts</a>.</li> </ul><p> </p> <h4>Wear a mask at the airport and during your flight</h4> <p>It is now mandatory to wear a mask at all Australian airports and during all flights except for children under 12 and anyone with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask as advised by the Australian Government. </p> <h4> </h4> <h4><strong>Check-in with your airline</strong></h4> <p>Most airlines will require you to go contact-less by checking in online, using the self bag-drop facilities and other contact-less initiatives. Check-in with your airline to learn about what they are doing to make travel safe:</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li><a href="https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-info/travel-updates/coronavirus/health-while-flying.html" target="_blank">Qantas – Fly Well</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/fly-well" target="_blank">Jetstar – Fly with confidence</a></li> <li><a href="https://travel.virginaustralia.com/au/coronavirus-update/health-wellbeing" target="_blank">Virgin Australia – Prepare to fly</a></li> <li>Find <a href="/passenger/flights/airline-contacts">contact information</a> for another airline</li> </ul><h4> </h4> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="7dc1f981-1eb7-42cb-9738-61dba98c8b72" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="COVID Safe Travels: Parking Tips" title="COVID Safe Travels: Parking Tips" src="/sites/default/files/BAC4917-SafeTravel-Infographic-Parking-V2.jpg" width="1200" height="1200" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><p> </p> <h4><strong>Parking at the airport has never been cheaper</strong></h4> <p>To minimise touch points on entry to the car parks we encourage passengers to <a href="https://parking.bne.com.au/en/" target="_blank">book airport parking online</a> at least an hour in advance. Touch points including entry and exit boom gates and pay machines our targeted in our intensified cleaning schedules and social distancing reminders have been placed in the lifts.</p> <p>Right now, <a href="/airpark" target="_blank">AIRPARK</a> has re-opened for budget long term parking and the terminal car parks are available for short-term and long-term airport parking. ParkValet services are temporarily unavailable.</p> <ul class="list-icons"><li class="icon-pencil7"><em><strong>TIP: </strong>Check the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/brisbaneairportparking/" target="_blank">Brisbane Airport Parking Promotions Facebook page</a> for exclusive parking discounts or sign up for the <a href="/passenger/parking/parking-enews-subscribe">Parking Promotions enewsletter</a> to hear about deals first. Parking at the airport has never been cheaper when you book online in advance.</em></li> </ul><p> </p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="30194127-7ac3-498d-bf92-b402df8fe6cb" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Project Safe Travels - Social Distance Reminders" title="Project Safe Travels - Social Distance Reminders" src="/sites/default/files/People-of-BNE-024A2327-Social-distancing-reminders.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Green floor stickers have been added to waiting areas in the terminal to remind passengers to leave space | Phoo by Sarah Whyte Photography</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h4><strong>Reminders to wear a mask and social distance are literally everywhere</strong></h4> <p>Move over yoga and meditation, social distancing is the ‘practice’ for 2021. Practicing social distancing is one of the most effective methods of reducing transmission of the coronavirus and because we’ve all been doing a pretty good job at it, travel restrictions are easing and opening up – go us! Now is the time to keep up your social distancing practice like lives depend on it (because it does and so does unrestricted travel). </p> <p>We’ve literally placed reminders everywhere we can think of to encourage social distancing and good personal hygiene including terminal screens, signage, floor stickers, in the lifts, terminal announcements and more (including this blog post). </p> <p> </p> <h4><strong>The other practice</strong></h4> <p>A good hygiene practice is also key. Wash your hands, don’t touch your face, sneeze into your elbow pit... we will let the Australian Government take it from here: </p> <p><br /><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="500" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PoHhtIwajGU" width="1600"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="b4c1f3bc-c047-4099-8f13-1fabdf79fcec" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Dining at The Food Collective" title="Dining at The Food Collective" src="/sites/default/files/People-of-BNE-024A2059-Dining-at-The-Food-Collective.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>You can still grab a pre-flight snack at the Domestic Terminal before you fly | Photo by Sarah Whyte Photography</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h4><b>Limited retail hours at off-peak times</b></h4> <p>At the Domestic Terminal, most food outlets and retail stores are open during peak times in the terminal. Outside of peak times like in the evenings and overnight there may be limited options available.</p> <p>Due to the continued reduced passengers at the International Terminal, food and retail options remain limited. Please check our guide to <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/whats-open-at-international">what's open at the International Terminal</a>.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="438d1c7c-89d7-4803-b055-3f67f9fa0e70" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Passenger wearing mask in Domestic Terminal" title="Passenger wearing mask in Domestic Terminal" src="/sites/default/files/Passenger-wearing-mask-Mott-and-Mulberry.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>You can still shop for last minute gifts at the Domestic Terminal before you catch your flight | Photo by Sarah Whyte Photography</figcaption></figure><h4> </h4> <h4><strong>What to pack </strong></h4> <p>You can carry your own personal stash of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and bring your own mask. </p> <p>If you've left these behind at home, stock up on these items at the <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/airport-pharmacy" target="_blank">Airport Pharmacy</a> at the Domestic Terminal or at one of the Health Pod vending machines at the International Terminal. </p> <p> </p> <h4><strong>Download the COVID Safe app</strong></h4> <p>If you are travelling and changing your location, downloading the COVID Safe app will help with contact tracing and notification of COVID-19 hot-spots so that outbreaks can be responded to quickly. Download the app:</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li><a href="https://apps.apple.com/au/app/covidsafe/id1509242894" target="_blank">Apple App Store</a></li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.health.covidsafe" target="_blank">Google Play Store</a></li> </ul><p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="b9275be8-e108-405a-982f-c0273ae397a5" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Travel well at Brisbane Airport" title="Travel well at Brisbane Airport" src="/sites/default/files/People-of-BNE-024A2262-Flying-with-children.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Are you ready to fly? | Photo by Sarah Whyte Photography</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h3><strong>CREDITS</strong> </h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><strong><em>Feature image by: </em></strong><em>It's time to fly again | Photo by Sarah Whyte Photography</em></li> <li>* <em>Please note: Some retailers are re-opening at varied hours and some are still temporarily closed.</em></li> <li><em>Would you like to leave feedback about your airport experience? If you’ve travelled through Brisbane Airport recently, please share your feedback through our <a href="/passenger/contact-us/feedback">Feedback Form</a>. </em></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/domestic-terminal" hreflang="en">Domestic Terminal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/international-terminal" hreflang="en">International Terminal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/terminal-talk" hreflang="en">Terminal Talk</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/featured" hreflang="en">Featured</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 23 Feb 2021 22:26:05 +0000 Kaylah Buckman 4476 at https://www.bne.com.au Christmas and summer holiday travel hacks: 2020 edition https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/christmas-and-summer-holiday-travel-hacks <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>‘Tis the season to rejoice open borders (sort of) and domestic travel to see family and friends that we’ve been separated from for far too long. Before you travel, there is plenty on the to-do list from counting down the work and school year, tracking presents purchased online to make sure they arrive in time and getting <a href="/blog/travel-tips/travel-well-tips">safe travel ready</a>. If you are travelling through Brisbane Airport for Christmas, we’ve compiled a collection of travel tips and common silly season mistakes to help keep your chill and to help you travel safe.</p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="417caa3d-a39c-4a8a-8934-27d63fdb8fbc" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Travel Tips - Busy holidays are coming" title="Travel Tips - Busy holidays are coming" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3055-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-1.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 1: Be aware of the busiest travel days</h2> <p>With the borders re-opening, this summer travel season will be the busiest time of 2020 at the airport. We’re expecting the peak time for passengers through the Domestic Terminal to be between 21 December and 24 December and again in the lead up to New Year's Eve.</p> <p>Keep your chill by allowing extra travel time before your flight and if you are planning to park, <a href="https://parking.bne.com.au/" target="_blank">book online</a> well in advance for the best price and to secure your spot, we are busier in the car parks than you think. </p> <p>If you are on pick-up duty, use the <a href="/passenger/to-and-from/pick-up-and-drop-off/pick-up-waiting-areas">waiting areas</a> and only go to the pick-up road when your passengers are there and waiting as this will help reduce traffic on the surrounding roads. </p> <ul class="Indent1"><li>The busiest pick-up and drop-off road times are expected to be the afternoons of 23 and 24 December. </li> <li>DFO Boxing Day Sales at <a href="https://www.skygate.com.au/" target="_blank">Skygate</a> on 26 December is a busy day on the roads around the Skygate exit and the start of Airport Drive. Allow extra time on Boxing Day to arrive at the airport.</li> </ul><p>If you’d like to meet and greet your friends and family in the terminal, book <a href="/passenger/parking/parkshort">short term parking</a> online in advance to park at the terminal for <strong>$5* per hour for up to four hours</strong>. </p> <hr /><p><em><strong>BONUS TIP: </strong>Track the flight status using our flight notifications on Facebook and Twitter using the notification options on the <a href="/flights">flight schedule</a>, or adding the flight number to our <a href="m.me/BrisbaneAirport" target="_blank">Facebook messenger</a> chatbot.</em></p> <hr /><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="72fc516a-f97b-42af-af1a-da7adbe68259" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Travel Tips - Book car parking online in advance" title="Travel Tips - Book car parking online in advance" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3055-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-5.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 2: Book your airport parking online well in advance</h2> <p>With Domestic travel resuming and our best ever online prices for parking, <a href="/passenger/parking/parklong">long-term car spots</a> at the Domestic Terminal are filling up faster than you think. If you want to park right at the terminal, make sure you <a href="https://parking.bne.com.au/" target="_blank">book well in advance</a> to secure a car park. </p> <p>If you can’t find a terminal car park or are looking for a more budget-friendly parking option, we’ve re-opened <a href="/airpark">Airpark</a> just for the Christmas season between 1 December and 10 January for Domestic Terminal bookings. All you need to do is <a href="https://parking.bne.com.au/" target="_blank">book online</a>, park at Airpark, jump on the bus shuttle and you’ll be in the terminal in no time. </p> <hr /><p><em><strong>BONUS TIP:</strong> Check out the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/brisbaneairportparking/" target="_blank">Brisbane Airport Parking Promotion Facebook page</a> and sign up for the <a href="/passenger/parking/parking-enews-subscribe">Parking Promotions email list</a> for exclusive offers and discounts on airport parking. </em></p> <hr /><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="8a695fbe-c7ee-4b20-921a-7bf0d67e79ef" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Social Distancing still applies" title="Social Distancing still applies" src="/sites/default/files/Social-Distancing-Tip.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 3: Keep practicing social distancing</h2> <p>How we travel has changed and there are a few things that you can do to travel safe these summer holidays.</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li>If you are unwell, DON'T come to the airport - please, stay home and change your travel plans.</li> <li>Leave space, stay safe - keep up the social distancing measures.</li> <li>Bring a mask, for peace of mind. Queensland Health recommends the wearing of a mask in areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain which could be the case in an airport environment. Right now, it is your choice to wear a mask at Brisbane Airport.</li> <li>Go contactless whenever you can - book online, check-in online and self-service.</li> <li>Download the <a href="https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app" target="_blank">COVID Safe App</a>.</li> </ul><hr /><p><strong><em>BONUS TIP:</em></strong><em> For more about what you can expect travelling through the Domestic Terminal, read our <a href="/passenger/passenger-information/covid-safe-travel-guide">safe travel guide</a>. </em></p> <hr /><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="158310c1-a4e9-4782-8e1a-e9f23aa213a7" class="align-center embedded-entity view_mode media embedded" data-langcode="en"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3055-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-15.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 4: Pack 'dangerous' gifts in your checked luggage</h2> <p>If you’re travelling with presents that could be seen as harmful to others or look dangerous through airport screening like cricket bats and NERF play guns, pack them in your checked luggage or they will be surrendered at the screening point. For presents with batteries, double check the type of battery. Lithium batteries are not able to be taken onto the aircraft. </p> <hr /><p><em><strong>BONUS TIP: </strong>If you aren't sure if an item can go in your carry-on, look it up on CASA's <a href="https://dangerousgoodsapp.casa.gov.au/" target="_blank">'Can I Pack That'</a> website for the definitive answer. </em></p> <hr /><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="f60787c9-2d35-42f2-b72c-15c60254b825" class="align-center embedded-entity view_mode media embedded" data-langcode="en"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3055-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-17.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 5: Don't pre-wrap presents that are in your carry-on</h2> <p>As beautiful as they will look, don’t pre-wrap presents that you need to carry-on the plane. Airport security may have to unwrap the present to check contents of the gifts you’ve spent all that time perfectly wrapping. Save yourself some time and sanity and plan to wrap your pressies at your destination. </p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="5227cca6-2e93-4d4b-96d9-12af86b75364" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3879-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-%28FINAL%292.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 6: Flip, I forgot to buy someone a present!</h2> <p>We got you. Here’s our go-to Christmas gift guide from the Domestic Terminal.</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li>Get an Airport exclusive <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/lego">LEGO</a> project from our new dedicated LEGO store, just landed near Gate 36.</li> <li>After LEGO pop in next door to <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/new-farm-confectionery" target="_blank">New Farm Confectionery</a> for a gift box of local chocolate favourites.</li> <li>If you need a bright, bold and quirky gift that is locally made and sourced, <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/mott-and-mulberry">Mott &amp; Mulberry</a> is a must stop and shop for last minute gifts. </li> </ul><p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="2d8b3066-18eb-469b-8b4c-068c798107bd" class="align-center embedded-entity view_mode media embedded" data-langcode="en"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3055-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-11.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 7: Don't bring Christmas crackers</h2> <p>This next tip is a cracker! Christmas crackers are not allowed on all airlines. Double check with your airline prior to flying or just pick them up when you get to your destination. </p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="a165d061-16c1-4327-8103-9e169b4c4043" class="align-center embedded-entity view_mode media embedded" data-langcode="en"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3055-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-9.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 8: Oh no, we've lost Ted!</h2> <p>Remember to pack your valuables securely including your passports, phones and favourite toys. If you do misplace something in the terminal don’t fret you can get in touch with our <a href="/passenger/passenger-information/customer-service/lost-property">lost property team</a> to try and find your items.</p> <p>Lost passports and other identification documents like drivers licences must be handed into the Australian Federal Police. Contact them to find a <a href="/passenger/passenger-information/customer-service/lost-property">lost passport</a>.</p> <p>If you think you lost your item near the boarding gate, on the place or if you are missing your luggage, you’ll need to contact your airline’s lost property team. </p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="2f998e8a-6af6-4ea8-bb86-9cb40d42fc53" class="align-center embedded-entity view_mode media embedded" data-langcode="en"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3055-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-7.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 9: Summer storms</h2> <p>Storms love the summer months as much as we do and may affect your flight status depending on many factors. The airport doesn’t close during a storm, however if lightning is within 10 nautical miles of the airport, all ground staff must return to the cover of the terminal for safety reasons and delays may be experienced. Read up on and understand <a href="/passenger/brisbane-airport-and-storms">airport storm safety</a> here.</p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="d5bffc0f-4a54-41a5-95cc-b475b4ef340a" class="align-center embedded-entity view_mode media embedded" data-langcode="en"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3055-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-4.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 10: Post your last-minute letters at the airport</h2> <p>If you need to post a last minute pressie, letter or Christmas card, there are post boxes at the both Terminals. You’ll find them at the International Terminal on Level 4 outside next to the Departures Road and at the Domestic Terminal on Level 1 forecourt at the Qantas end. Make sure you have your letters and parcels all stamped up and ready to post.</p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="a972ef58-a0e5-449e-80a5-3e38315bec1e" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3879-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-%28FINAL%293.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 11: Don't get burnt by sunburn</h2> <p>Prevention is the best medicine so remember to slip, slop, slap this summer. If you do end up with a burn and need to catch a flight, stay hydrated, lightly apply aloe vera gel to cool down the burn and wear loose clothing. Flying with a burn can be uncomfortable, so the best tip is to avoid a burn in the first place.</p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="3586ec67-2e97-420d-8b35-1833599dd6a3" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Christmas Travel Hacks" title="Christmas Travel Hacks" src="/sites/default/files/BAC3879-TravelTipsForChristmasCampaign-%28FINAL%295.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><h2>TIP 12: Find and share your Christmas cheer</h2> <p>Once you’re in the terminal, through check-in and security here is your time to relax pre-flight and find your kind of Christmas cheer. A few ideas we prepared earlier:</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li>Celebrate the end of 2020 and well-earned time off a season inspired beverage like an Espresso Martini at <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/dine/coffee-royal">Coffee Royal</a>. </li> <li>If you are seeing off friends and family before Christmas, come inside the terminal and have a proper good-bye meal or early Christmas lunch. Sit down at the <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/dine/glasshouse-bar">Glasshouse Bar</a>, <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/dine/lord-lamington">The Lord Lamington</a> or our latest dining sensation - The Aviary (coming soon) - at the Domestic Terminal.</li> </ul><p>And if all else fails, smile. It’s Christmas after all. Happy travels!</p> <p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><em><strong>Feature image:</strong> International Terminal at Christmas time. Photo by Sarah Whyte Photography.</em></li> <li><em>Travelling with children over the Christmas and summer holidays? Follow these <a href="/blog/travel-tips/tips-travelling-with-children">family travel tips</a>.</em></li> </ul><p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/terminal-talk" hreflang="en">Terminal Talk</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Dec 2020 03:33:53 +0000 Kaylah Buckman 3026 at https://www.bne.com.au What can you do these school holidays? https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/busy-travel-times <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>With some restrictions easing, school holidays on the horizon and months of staying home, the itch to get out and explore has never been felt so keenly.</p> <p>For the upcoming school holidays between 27 June – 12 July 2020, the quintessential Queensland holiday (that you've always wanted to do) is your saviour.</p> <p>Within the borders of your home state is yours to roam, with campgrounds, caravan parks and other accommodation options re-opening and waiting to welcome back short-break visitors.</p> <p>This is your moment to be a tourist in your own backyard and support local tourism and businesses. Good on you!</p> <p>And while air services are still restricted to essential travel only to other parts of the country, this is also the time to plan an adventure further afield for when we are ready to visit again.</p> <ul class="list-icons"><li class="icon-airplane"><em><strong>TRAVEL WELL TIPS:</strong> What you can expect when you are <a href="/blog/travel-tips/travel-well-tips">next travelling through Brisbane Airport</a> and what you can do to travel well.</em></li> </ul><p> </p> <figure role="group" class=" button-link-custom"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.button_link" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="4ff94d95-f657-4d9b-add2-9a32a09a57c1" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media button_link"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Granite Belt, Southern Queensland Country | Have wheels will travel: the best scenic drives from Brisbane Airport in a rental car" title="Granite Belt, Southern Queensland Country | Have wheels will travel: the best scenic drives from Brisbane Airport in a rental car" src="/sites/default/files/Southern%20Queensland%20Country%20Granite%20Belt_Scenic%20Drives%20from%20BNE_Image%20by%20Tourism%20%26%20Events%20Queensland.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Road trip time!</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Stay close to home: Road trips from Brisbane</h2> <p>A town with rich gold rush history, the coldest place in Queensland and a world-heritage rainforest reside within the 250km radius of home, and countless other adventures just beyond your doorstep. Not sure where to start? Pick a theme for your holiday and commit to explore all it has to offer.</p> <p>A few starting ideas:</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li><a href="https://blog.queensland.com/2020/04/08/explore-gondwana-rainforest-queensland/" target="_blank">Traverse ancient terrain in Queensland’s Gondwana Rainforests</a></li> <li><a href="https://blog.queensland.com/2019/08/09/long-weekend-stanthorpe-southern-downs/" target="_blank">Long weekend itinerary in Stanthorpe and the Southern Downs</a></li> <li><a href="/blog/about-brisbane/best-scenic-drives-in-rental-car">Other road trip ideas</a> </li> </ul><p> </p> <figure role="group" class=" button-link-custom"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.button_link" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="3964730c-141e-48cc-9a23-566dd11e0c5c" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media button_link"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Wildlife on the North Gorge Walk | Hassle free camping on North Stradbroke Island" title="Wildlife on the North Gorge Walk | Hassle free camping on North Stradbroke Island" src="/sites/default/files/North-Stradbroke-Island_Widlife-on-North-Gorge-Walk_0.jpg" width="1600" height="1600" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Say g'day to the locals on North Stradbroke Island (from a social distance of course).</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Play tourist in your own city</h2> <p>It is time to dust off your must-do Brisbane list of recommendations that you would usually give to your out-of-town friends to show off your hometown and give them a test-drive or explore more additions. Support your favourite local haunts and then put on your tourist hat and visit those attractions you have taken for granted. Right now, they need you to visit.</p> <ul class="Indent2"><li><a href="https://blog.queensland.com/2020/04/14/things-to-do-in-brisbane-with-kids/" target="_blank">Things to do in Brisbane with kids</a></li> <li>North Stradbroke and Moreton Islands are open for day trip visitors, get over there and check out the islands on our doorstep.</li> <li>Whale watching season starts from July and you can <a href="/blog/about-brisbane/whale-watching">see the humpback whale migration</a> from Brisbane and South East Queensland.</li> </ul><p> </p> <figure role="group" class=" button-link-custom"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.button_link" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="4d201942-e941-4612-b0e4-cca3e38bec1b" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media button_link"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Ellis Beach, Tropical North Queensland" title="Ellis Beach, Tropical North Queensland" src="/sites/default/files/Great-Barrier-Reef-Drive_Ellis-Beach_TTNQ.jpg" width="1600" height="1280" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Ellis Beach, Tropical North Queensland | Photo by Tourism and Events Queensland</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>The door to Queensland is open!</h2> <p>You know that Queensland holiday that you've constantly put on the backburner because things that can be done at any time usually gets done at no time? Stop taking our glorious home state for granted, dust off those holiday dreams and get them ticked of your travel bucket list now.</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li>Tick off <a href="https://blog.queensland.com/2020/02/17/explore-two-world-heritage-sites-cairns/" target="_blank">two world heritage sites in one trip</a> to Cairns – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.</li> <li>The Whitsundays, choose <a href="/blog/escapes/15-things-to-about-daydream-island">Daydream</a> or <a href="/blog/escapes/top-10-things-to-do-on-hamilton-island">Hamilton Island</a> (or just do both).</li> <li>Prefer to travel green? Here’s <a href="/blog/escapes/10-green-getaways-in-queensland">ten green Queensland getaway options</a> to get your research started.</li> </ul><p> </p> <figure role="group" class=" button-link-custom"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.button_link" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="9265a3d1-0261-49f5-ac82-4eecfaaaf7cf" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media button_link"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Open-air cinema | Everything you need to know about Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival" title="Open-air cinema | Everything you need to know about Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival" src="/sites/default/files/BNE_Open%20Air%20Cinema_Everything%20you%20need%20to%20know%20about%20Vision%20Splendid%20Outback%20Film%20Festival_Image%20by%20Tourism%20%26%20Events%20Queensland.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Open-air cinema in Winton for Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Plan your next holiday</h2> <p>Easing of travel restrictions will be in phases. With travel within Queensland now open, this will be followed by other domestic travel and the ever-alluring New Zealand travel bubble in due time. While we wait, let us get planning.</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li>Visit <a href="https://www.bne.com.au/blog/tag/outback-queensland">Outback Queensland</a> by supporting one of their iconic events like Vision Splendid – Australia’s largest Outback film festival. <em>Pssst:</em> We are giving away a VIP experience to Vision Splendid, <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/explore/competitions">enter here</a>.</li> <li>Holiday here this year, will continue to be Australia’s motto. Read our <a href="https://www.bne.com.au/blog/tag/australia-holidays">travel collection for Australia</a>.</li> <li>Plan for a trip across the ditch with these <a href="https://www.newzealand.com/au/feature/top-things-to-see-and-do-around-new-zealand/" target="_blank">New Zealand travel itineraries</a>.</li> </ul><p> </p> <h2>Airport travel tips</h2> <p>If you are flying through Brisbane Airport to visit Queensland or for essential travel reasons here are some tips to travel well and save money:</p> <ul class="Indent2"><li>Essential travel parking offers: Check our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/brisbaneairportparking/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> for further discounts on our great parking prices at the moment for essential travellers. <a href="https://parking.bne.com.au/en/" target="_blank">Book parking online</a> in advance for the best price.</li> <li>Domestic Terminal retailers are starting to re-open: find out where to shop and grab a bite to eat <a href="https://www.bne.com.au/blog/tag/domestic-terminal" target="_blank">here</a>.</li> <li>How to <a href="https://www.bne.com.au/passenger/passenger-information/covid-19-coronavirus" target="_blank">travel safe</a> through BNE.</li> </ul><p> </p> <h2>Plan ahead: Busy travel times at Brisbane Airport</h2> <p>School holidays are often the busiest travel times at Brisbane Airport, if you are planning future travel be aware of our typically busy times below.</p> <ul class="Indent1"><li>The start of school holidays and returning home just before the school holidays end.</li> <li>Easter holiday break.</li> <li>Leading up to Christmas - 22, 23 and 24 December.</li> </ul><p><br /><strong>Important travel planning dates: Queensland School Holidays</strong></p> <ul class="Indent1"><li>June - July School Holidays: Saturday 27 June - Sunday 12 July 2020</li> <li>September - October School Holidays: Saturday 19 September - Monday 5 October 2020</li> <li>December - January School Holidays: Saturday 12 December 2020 - Tuesday 26 January 2021</li> <li>Easter holiday break: Friday 2 April - Sunday 18 April 2021</li> </ul><p>Find all important <a href="https://education.qld.gov.au/about-us/calendar/term-dates" target="_blank">school holidays and term dates here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><strong><em>Feature image by: </em></strong><em>Together We Roam</em></li> <li><em><strong>Read more family travel tips:</strong></em></li> <li><a href="https://www.togetherweroam.com.au/brisbane-domestic-airport/">How to nail transit at Brisbane Airport's Domestic Terminal with a family</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.togetherweroam.com.au/brisbane-international-airport-shops/">How to nail transit at Brisbane Airport's International Terminal with a family</a></li> <li><a href="/blog/travel-tips/6-tips-travelling-with-toddler">Travel tips for travelling with a toddler</a></li> <li><em>Find out more about <a href="https://bne.com.au/passenger/passenger-information/travelling-with-children">travelling with children</a> at Brisbane Airport</em></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/international-terminal" hreflang="en">International Terminal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/domestic-terminal" hreflang="en">Domestic Terminal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/family-holidays" hreflang="en">Family Holidays</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 01 Jun 2020 03:16:03 +0000 Kaylah Buckman 3416 at https://www.bne.com.au Travel for good: How to be a conscious traveller https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/how-to-be-conscious-traveller <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Calling all conscious travellers.</p> <p>If you already travel with a keep cup and refillable water bottle but are looking for new ways to spread your conscious-traveller wings, read on.</p> <p>The spotlight is well and truly on conscious travel (over two million Australian’s have indicated their intent to travel green this year), making now the perfect time to consider re-designing your itinerary to put the planet first.</p> <p>To help you plan, here are nine ways to up your conscious traveller game next holiday.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="b4871a08-aea7-42ed-8269-410b03460ce7" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Turtle hatchling on the Great Barrier Reef" title="Turtle hatchling on the Great Barrier Reef" src="/sites/default/files/Turtle-hatchling-Great-Barrier-Reef_TEQ-121466-56.jpg" width="1600" height="1071" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Seek eco-tourism activities on your next holiday | Photo by Tourism and Events Queensland</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>1. Find an eco-tourism operator</h2> <p>Not sure where to start in the eco-travel sphere? Team up with an eco-operator to find your eco-travel match.</p> <p>Just like the Heart Foundation tick of approval, nature tourism, ecotourism and advanced ecotourism have been awarded their own stamp of approval to help you identify when an operator is eco-certified.</p> <p>For domestic travel, look to organisations like <a href="https://www.ecotourism.org.au/eco-experiences/green-travel-guide/" target="_blank">Ecotourism Australia</a> who take the guesswork out of picking accommodation by listing operators that carry the correct certification.</p> <p>Read our top <a href="/blog/escapes/10-green-getaways-in-queensland">10 green getaways in Queensland</a>.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="f5e4b01e-e419-44a1-97c1-51d6f491ab53" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island" title="Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island" src="/sites/default/files/Kingfisher-Bay-Resort_TEQ-136178-56.jpg" width="1600" height="1199" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island | Photo by Tourism and Events Queensland</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>2. Book environmentally friendly accommodation</h2> <p>Before you jump onto an online travel agent and book the first hotel that comes across your search, you’ll need to know what you’re looking for.</p> <p>Eco, green, sustainable – there’s different language used to describe environmentally-friendly accommodation and they each combat sustainability in their own special way.</p> <p>From the establishment reducing their carbon footprint (aka: a LEED-certified hotel) to contributing to conservation of the surrounding environment – you’ll need to read the fine print to find out how the hotel is contributing to the environment.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="fe3ae2bd-3619-4ceb-81f9-518cb174b583" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Girls riding bikes through the streets of Rome | Why slow travel is gaining momentum" title="Girls riding bikes through the streets of Rome | Why slow travel is gaining momentum" src="/sites/default/files/Slow%20Travel_Bike%20riding%20through%20Rome_Image%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1110" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Jump on a bike to explore a new destination | Photo by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>3. Use pedal power to explore a new city</h2> <p>Move over cars, buses, trains and ridesharing, it’s time to think differently about how you explore a new destination.</p> <p>Tie up your laces, don a helmet and grab the handlebars next time you play tourist.</p> <p>Not a cyclist? That’s ok. Step it out along the tourist hotspots.</p> <p>Of course, if your destination is a big city (read: New York, Barcelona or London), there will be times when you’ll need some assistance getting around.</p> <p>While you can’t avoid transport options altogether – keep this in mind when selecting your accommodation and planning your city hit list and try to keep everything within walking or cycling distance.</p> <p>For a destination focused on pedal power, we’ve <a href="/blog/escapes/exploring-amsterdam-bike">got you covered</a>.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="2126f61e-1870-4938-847b-755bd4da02e1" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Peruvian Girls with Alpacas" title="Peruvian Girls with Alpacas" src="/sites/default/files/Peruvian-Girls-and-Alpacas_shutterstock_28857088.jpg" width="1600" height="1282" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Find ways to give back consciously to local communities | Photo by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>4. Spend your money with local operators</h2> <p>Travelling to Machu Pichu or another location that draws thousands (or millions) of visitors each year to marvel at their local attractions?</p> <p>A <a href="/blog/escapes/how-to-sustainable-traveller">sustainable traveller</a> gives back to the local community – from buying local textiles or gifts (hello family Christmas presents), to dining at local restaurants or hiring a local tour guide.</p> <p>Just remember, while buying locally injects funds back into the community, ensure the gifts are thoughtful presents, not touristy souvenirs likely to end up in landfill.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="71806569-6661-4efd-bd61-9cba7141848e" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Thai cooking school in Chang Mai" title="Thai cooking school in Chang Mai" src="/sites/default/files/Thai-cooking-school-Chang-Mai_shutterstock_1386499688.jpg" width="1600" height="1071" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Thai cooking school in Chang Mai | Photo by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>5. Do as the locals do</h2> <p>Swap your tourist hat for a local hat and live like a local.</p> <p>Enrol in a language class or learn how to cook traditional dishes with cooking classes.</p> <p>While it’s easy to fall into tourist trap activities, there’s plenty of ways to experience your destination through a local lens.</p> <p>Looking for a getaway focussed on immersing yourself in local cuisine? Check out this guide of <a href="/blog/escapes/top-foodie-getaways">top foodie getaways</a>.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="13f3aa25-c078-444e-9007-da9c4444a997" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Volunteers work on a variety of projects from teaching to conservation | Voluntourism: Travel for a cause" title="Volunteers work on a variety of projects from teaching to conservation | Voluntourism: Travel for a cause" src="/sites/default/files/02_Voluntourism18%20-%20Alex%20Conroy%2C%20Moffat%20Tembo%20%26%20Jackson%20Tembo%20Emma%20Judge_0.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Look for voluntorism opportunities when you travel next | Photo supplied</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>6. Put sustainability into action on your holiday</h2> <p>Conscious travel decisions don’t have to be limited to where you stay, what you do and how you do it; it can be the primary purpose of your holiday.</p> <p>From helping to build sustainable housing in India to volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in Borneo or exploring permaculture garden projects in Timor, find your passion project and holiday with a heart.</p> <p>Spend a few days (or weeks) with a local community and learn how remote locations and cultures are adapting to sustainable ways of living.</p> <p>If voluntourism sounds like your perfect conscious travel match, <a href="/blog/travel-tips/voluntourism-travel-cause">read more here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <h2>7. Leave nothing but footprints</h2> <p>Repeat after us: “Take only memories, leave only footprints.”</p> <p>The Maldives reported travellers left behind 3.5kg of waste per day, turning a small nearby island into a rubbish island and effectively threatening the lagoon’s eco-system.</p> <p>While you fill your Instagram feed with images in remote locations and make your followers double-tap with envy, it’s important to ensure nothing is left behind.</p> <p>Make this your holiday mantra to ensure your conscious holiday remains environmentally friendly from start to finish.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="0f1da631-1848-47cc-8179-cd73ac16c194" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Brooklyn Flea Market" title="Brooklyn Flea Market" src="/sites/default/files/Brooklyn-Flea-Market_shutterstock_1249557427.jpg" width="1600" height="1068" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Brooklyn Flea Market | Photo by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>8. Visit small communities rather than big cities</h2> <p>Swap high rise buildings and skyscrapers for smaller cities, towns and provinces off the beaten track to spread the tourism-love.</p> <p>Ease into this approach and stay in the quieter neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the big cities, like swapping Manhattan for Brooklyn, before giving the Big Apple a miss altogether and exploring lesser-visited places like Connecticut, Massachusetts or New Jersey.</p> <p> </p> <h2>9. Choose off-peak</h2> <p>Not only does off-peak usually mean discounted or cheaper travel (for more tips on finding cheap flights, <a href="/blog/travel-tips/how-to-get-best-deals-on-flights">swing over here</a>), it’s also the perfect opportunity to support small business during their off-season and provide a consistent income to businesses throughout the year.</p> <p>You win. They win.</p> <p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><b><i>Feature image: </i></b><i>Leave only footprints, Tourism and Events Queensland</i></li> <li><i>Also read: <a href="/blog/travel-tips/war-on-waste-tips-travellers">War on waste: Tips for travellers</a></i></li> </ul><p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/australia-holidays" hreflang="en">Australia Holidays - Holiday here this year</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/international-holidays" hreflang="en">International Holidays</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 13 May 2020 22:43:16 +0000 Rochelle Vaisanen 4466 at https://www.bne.com.au Traveller Tips: How to prepare for a long-haul flight like a pro https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/how-to-prepare-long-haul-flight-pro <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ever wondered how cabin crew or Hollywood celebs walk off the aircraft looking immaculately groomed? Us too.</p> <p>While having a boarding pass that reads Business Class or First Class can help, you can still tackle long-haul travel like a pro in economy and touchdown feeling paparazzi ready. </p> <p>Although we have a few tricks of our own, we asked our Facebook community to share their long-haul flight routine. </p> <p>Now armed with your passport, ticket and these tips, you’ll be ready to walk through the Arrivals Hall of your destination fresher than a cool mint.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="4c74fc63-ec6c-491e-9d02-3bcac96ba790" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="The Village Green at the International Terminal Brisbane | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" title="The Village Green at the International Terminal Brisbane | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" src="/sites/default/files/Brisbane%20Airport_Village%20Green_How%20to%20prepare%20for%20a%20long-haul%20flight_Photo%20by%20Jen%20Dainer.jpg" width="1600" height="1024" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Let the kids run around The Village Green pre-flight | Image by Jen Dainer</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Get up your step count before you board</h2> <p>Life is about balance, so keep active prior to your anticipated time spent stationary.</p> <p>While the aircraft aisles are perfect for stretching the legs at 40,000 feet, there will be times when you’ll be confined to the 45cm by 76cm dimensions of your economy seat. </p> <p>Before you board, stroll through Lotte Duty Free and grab any last-minute hydrating products or noise-cancelling headphones (you might find <a href="/blog/terminal-talk/lotte-duty-free-on-any-budget" target="_blank">this post</a> helpful) or step it out along the terminal concourse<b> </b>past all the gates. </p> <p>Have kids in tow? Why not test their geography and airport code knowledge with the departures board as they run around the village green. For other pre-flight tantrum busting tips, we've got you covered over on <a href="/blog/travel-tips/how-to-navigate-international-terminal-with-kids">this post</a>.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="52b8349e-cc00-4db9-8f52-00a3760c68ed" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Loving Earth Chocolate Australian Produce Store | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" title="Loving Earth Chocolate Australian Produce Store | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" src="/sites/default/files/Brisbane%20Airport_Stock%20up%20on%20snacks_How%20to%20prepare%20for%20a%20long-haul%20flight_Photo%20by%20Media%20Mortar.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Stock up on snacks from the Australian Produce Store | Image by Media Mortar</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Stock up on snacks</h2> <p>“I don’t get hungry on a long-haul flight,” said no BNE traveller ever.</p> <p>Travel like a pro and take control of your snacks, because there’s nothing worse than a bout of hangry in the air to leave you feeling frazzled on landing. </p> <p>Why not follow the same snack routine you would at home, like BNE traveller Kameron Kong, who prefers to</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Take some nice food or snacks from home to enjoy with the movie.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>If you believe less is more when it comes to navigating security, stop by the Australian Produce Store in the Departures Lounge and purchase snacks for your flight, following <a href="/blog/terminal-talk/snack-right-with-australian-produce-store" target="_blank">this guide</a>.</p> <p>While a hot meal is (usually) included in your airline ticket, that doesn’t mean you have to consume it. </p> <p>Prefer a meal cooked on stovetop rather than reheated in a microwave? Grab a pre-flight meal at one of our restaurants.</p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="957f5835-dee5-4bff-94f3-1383b52a1f46" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Water Refilling Station - Brisbane Airport" title="Water Refilling Station - Brisbane Airport" src="/sites/default/files/Brisbane-Airport-Filtered-Water-Stations_Photo_Jen-Dainer.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><p> </p> <h2>Pack a refillable water bottle</h2> <p>There’s no denying long hours spent in an aircraft (aka aluminium tube) will leave you feeling parched. </p> <p>While cabin crew do their best to bring around cups of water throughout the flight, take the lead of BNE traveller Jan Elizabeth who suggests</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>"Taking your own water bottle.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>The BNE terminal has a number of filtered water fountains, so you can refill your bottle after passing through security and prior to boarding. </p> <p>A word of advice, if you board with your water bottle empty, wait until after take-off to ask the crew to refill it.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="57077751-24a0-41b0-ae90-70d476045da2" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Excellent coffee at Corretto Bar &amp; Kitchen" title="Excellent coffee at Corretto Bar &amp; Kitchen" src="/sites/default/files/Coffee_fatigue_corretto.jpg" width="1600" height="900" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Get caffeinated before you fly | Image Supplied</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Check your caffeine requirements</h2> <p>If you’re the type of traveller whose eyelids start to close the moment you sit in an aircraft seat, you might need to add a caffeine hit to your travel routine. If you do, we suggest matching your caffeine requirements with your departure time. </p> <p>Travelling in the morning, stop by <a href="/blog/coffee-guide-to-brisbane-airport" target="_blank">one of these cafes</a> to keep you going throughout the flight.</p> <p>Have an evening departure? Perhaps swap a coffee for a camomile tea – if you plan on catching some zzz’s after you board. </p> <p>Which leads us onto our next point.</p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="778a6738-f5ed-411f-a313-373797022033" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Brisbane Airport International Terminal" title="Brisbane Airport International Terminal" src="/sites/default/files/Airside%20Operations%20%2816%29.jpg" width="2619" height="1743" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><p> </p> <h2>Choose an evening departure time</h2> <p>Your travel time can greatly affect your travel routine, especially if you’re travelling with young ones.</p> <p>This is what BNE traveller Maxene Zaichenko suggests</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Night flights are good as they are used to sleeping then.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>If you’re travelling to Europe with Emirates, you’ll have the luxury of multiple flight times each day via Dubai, which will make a later flight time a possibility. </p> <p>Why not choose an airline that offers a free overnight stay for a guaranteed flat bed and shower along the way.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="ca75d06b-8ee8-4c54-899a-15b8844a7d6f" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Styling You wears comfortable clothing for a long-haul flight | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" title="Styling You wears comfortable clothing for a long-haul flight | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" src="/sites/default/files/Brisbane%20Airport_Wear%20comortable%20clothing_How%20to%20prepare%20for%20a%20long-haul%20flight_Photo%20by%20%40stylingyou.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Comfortable clothing is essential for a long-haul flight | Image by @stylingyou</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Wear comfortable clothing</h2> <p>Unless you’re a Kardashian, leave the stilettoes at home.</p> <p>Follow the lead of BNE traveller Maryann Bryant, who chooses to</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Wear comfortable clothes – a light sweater or jumper, not only to be comfortable, but you can also roll this up as a pillow or behind your back.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>BNE traveller Valerie Ann Tester, chooses to wear</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Loose pants, a thin top and light jacket.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>While BNE traveller Bob Dunn suggests</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Wear slippers for comfort.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p> </p> <h2>Change into compression stockings </h2> <p>We’ve all been there – the dreaded cankles on landing.</p> <p>Take advice from BNE traveller David J. Logan, who admits to</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Wearing pressure stockings [to] prevent feet swelling.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>While you can buy hospital-grade stockings, there’s several sporting brands that sell compression leggings that don’t make you look like a hospital outpatient – think 2XU and Lorna Jane. </p> <p> </p> <h2>Take spare clothing to change into</h2> <p>Two flights = two sets of clothes. </p> <p>BNE traveller Stephanie Anne chooses a “pay-as-you-go lounge pass” when travelling economy with a</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Change of clothes for on the plane and slippers.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Otherwise, save your change of clothes for transit to board your next flight like a new person.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="02a7b186-4632-4b60-9735-be8582bbca60" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Set your watch to the right time zone | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" title="Set your watch to the right time zone | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" src="/sites/default/files/Brisbane%20Airport_Get%20in%20the%20right%20time%20zone_How%20to%20prepare%20for%20a%20long-haul%20flight_Image%20by%20Media%20Mortar.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Set your watch to the right time zone | Image by Media Mortar</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Get in the right time zone</h2> <p>There’s nothing worse than clock watching from the moment you’ve departed BNE.</p> <p>We think BNE traveller Michael Kolmet is onto something, who</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“After take-off and settled in sets watch to destination time. No point lingering in BNE daily cycle.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p> </p> <h2>Inflight amenities </h2> <p>Would you leave the house without brushing your hair, putting on deodorant or brushing your teeth? Follow the same routine prior to stepping off the aircraft.</p> <p>That’s how BNE traveller Michelle Ward Marsden thinks, recommending passengers</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Take a hairbrush and toothbrush to freshen up in the morning.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Unless you’re flying at the pointy end of the plane, make sure you pack your own inflight amenities – toothbrush, eye mask, ear plugs, and deodorant.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Take a travel pillow</h2> <p>Would you have a good rest if you slept without a pillow at home? The same applies when you’re enjoying aeroplane travel.</p> <p>BNE travellers Narelle Guy Cordiner and Stephanie Anne both have a “neck pillow” on their list of travel essentials, while BNE traveller Kelly Gray Thompson always ensures she has a “pillow and blanket.” </p> <p>We don’t suggest bringing your feather-down doona from home, but a light, packable blanket will do the trick in case the one provided isn’t warm enough.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Carry a pen</h2> <p>Nothing says “pro” more than a traveller with a pen in their carry-on luggage to complete customs forms in-flight.  </p> <p>Ask any flight attendant and they’ll tell it’s one of their biggest bug bears when travellers ask for a pen to complete arrival forms.</p> <p>BNE traveller Maryann Bryant agrees</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“A working pen to fill out the country entry cards” is a must.</em></h4> <p> </p> </blockquote> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="96595220-3a09-40b4-941b-c1279b1c3aa1" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Make your luggage standout | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" title="Make your luggage standout | How to prepare for a long-haul flight" src="/sites/default/files/Brisbane%20Airport_Make%20your%20luggage%20standout_How%20to%20prepare%20for%20%20along-haul%20flight_%20Image%20by%20%40theorganisedhousewife.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Make your luggage standout with ribbons or straps | Image by @theorganisedhousewife</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Make your luggage standout</h2> <p>If you’ve managed to navigate the long hours in the air like a pro, you’ll want to finish like a pro too – that means collecting your luggage at your destination.</p> <p>The last thing you need is to be standing at the baggage carousel for longer than you need to be, trying to find your luggage in a sea of black suitcases.</p> <p>If you already own a black suitcase, there’s no need to hit the shops for something wildly coloured. Just follow the lead of BNE traveller Sussan M M Thomasobrien,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“It’s a great idea to attach some bright coloured padlocks.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Perhaps DIY-decorate your luggage like BNE traveller Robyn Dennent,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“I put a gold stencil on my bag. Never anything like it.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>While BNE traveller Toni O’Grady prefers to take inspiration for their luggage,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“We are Disney and Marvel people, and so is our luggage.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p> </p> <h3>Do you have any long-haul travel tips to share? Leave a comment on Facebook. </h3> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="644" scrolling="no" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FBrisbaneAirport%2Fposts%2F2877931992268939%3A0&amp;width=500" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" width="500"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><em><strong>Feature image: </strong>How do you prepare for a long-haul flight? | Image by Jen Dainer</em></li> <li><em>Looking for more ideas to help when you travel? Check out these <a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" target="_blank">travel tips</a>.</em></li> </ul><p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/terminal-talk" hreflang="en">Terminal Talk</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/international-terminal" hreflang="en">International Terminal</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:28:38 +0000 Rochelle Vaisanen 4336 at https://www.bne.com.au Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/top-tips-travelling-in-large-group <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>They say, ‘the more the merrier’, but does the same apply to travelling?</p> <p>A recent Facebook poll to our community revealed that travelling in a large group – even a family group – adds another layer of travel complexity.</p> <p>Since <a href="/blog/travel-tips/how-to-travel-solo">solo travel</a> only makes up 18% of the global holiday market, it’s safe to say most of us will travel as a group at some point in our holidaying life.</p> <p>To help you manage multiple personalities, budgets and travel styles, we asked our Facebook community to share their insights to travelling in a large group. </p> <p>Hint: we’ve even put them in order, because some of the best tips are before you even buy your ticket. </p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="241936a0-b215-444d-97cb-3ad073af6703" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Two girls take a selfie at the BNE Airport Departures gate | Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact" title="Two girls take a selfie at the BNE Airport Departures gate | Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact" src="/sites/default/files/BNE%20Airport_Travelling%20with%20a%20group_Departures%20Gate_Image%20by%20Jen%20Dainer.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Choose the right companions when travelling | Image by Jen Dainer</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>1. Only travel with people you want to spend a lot of time with</h2> <p>Brisbane traveller Julie Jackson sums it up in five words,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Choose the right travel companions.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Unless you’re travelling with a sporting club or chaperoning a school group (in which case there’s sure to be one or two people you’d prefer not to spend 14 hours next to), be selective with who you add to the invite list.</p> <p> </p> <h2>2. Set a budget </h2> <p>In every family or friendship group, incomes (and disposable income) varies.  As the group size increases, so does the need to talk budget. </p> <p>If you’ve been appointed CIP (aka Chief Itinerary Planner), ask everyone for their budget and expected level of comfort upfront. </p> <p>BNE Traveller Jo-Anne Fulton hit the nail on head when she said, “communicate and compromise.” </p> <p>There’s a big price difference between The Ritz and a 3-star hotel with shared bathroom facilities, so make sure you know what everyone’s expectations are and decide on a fair compromise for everyone.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="6cc1bb87-39e4-410a-a287-518ffde9dd35" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Group of friends travelling together | Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact" title="Group of friends travelling together | Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact" src="/sites/default/files/BNE%20Airport_Travelling%20with%20a%20group_Play%20to%20your%20strengths_Image%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="938" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>What kind of traveller are you in the group? | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>3. Play to your strengths</h2> <p>If you’re the Type-A personality of the group, chances are you’ll be appointed CIP without consultation. Lucky you. </p> <p>If no one has been ‘voluntold’ to be the group’s planner, BNE travellers’ recommended your group appoint one or two people who may be better skilled than others at managing the timetable, tickets and accommodation bookings. </p> <p>Wearing the CIP hat seems to be one worn with pride by BNE travellers. Take Bart Edwards for instance who commented “I’m the itinerary builder” before tagging his travel companions. </p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="638bebb1-1ddf-4ed4-bb14-7ccf88edba20" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Girl planning travels with a world map | Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact" title="Girl planning travels with a world map | Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact" src="/sites/default/files/BNE%20Airport_Travelling%20with%20a%20group_Plan%20ahead_Image%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Be prepared when travelling in a large group | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>4. Know your travel requirements</h2> <p>Take the advice of BNE traveller Allan Potter,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Check if you need visas!”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>When it comes to the legalities of travel, don’t make any assumptions - is someone travelling on a foreign passport that may have different travel restrictions to you? Do you need a foreign driver’s licence or insurance to hire a car? Does your destination need a visa?</p> <p>Get to know the travel requirements of not just your final destination but stopovers too, visiting their relevant government’s border control websites before you take off. </p> <p>Most importantly - make sure everyone has a passport with at least six months validity from date of departure, because nobody likes a last-minute trip to the Australian consulate and a priority processing fee. </p> <p> </p> <h2>5. Keep everyone informed</h2> <p>If you’ve ended up like BNE traveller Carol Troop as the “itinerary builder and accommodation finder,” you’ll need to find a way to keep everyone in the group informed.</p> <p>No one wants to be the person who spends their holiday reminding everyone where they need to be.</p> <p>Create an Excel Spreadsheet, Word Document or an online version in Google Drive that the whole group can access and include everything everyone needs to know while away – flight details, accommodation addresses, booked tours or planned events. </p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="147cf1d1-78b6-4ad9-9d13-93e519b0b623" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Dad and sons lying on a blanket relaxing | Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact" title="Dad and sons lying on a blanket relaxing | Top tips for travelling in a large group while keeping friendships intact" src="/sites/default/files/BNE%20Airport_Travelling%20with%20a%20group_Go%20with%20the%20flow_Image%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Take it easy when travelling in groups | Image by Shutterstuck</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>6. Go with the flow</h2> <p>By now your bags should be checked-in, glasses clinking at one of Brisbane Airport’s bars and posting the obligatory boarding pass photo, because #holidays.</p> <p>Now comes the biggest test in keeping friendships and family ties intact while embarking on the journey together, because there’s no turning back now. </p> <p>Repeat the following motto like BNE Traveller Triscina James</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Go with the flow.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p> </p> <h2>7. Schedule alone time</h2> <p>Remember, you’re not checking in to the Big Brother house – you don’t need to spend 24/7 together.</p> <p>Travelling as a group doesn’t mean you need to spend ALL day, EVERY day together. </p> <p>Don’t be offended if someone makes plans to do their own thing, even extroverts need some alone time every now and then.</p> <p> </p> <h2>8. Remember you can’t keep everyone happy</h2> <p>We’ve saved the best tip for last. </p> <p>In the words of BNE traveller Allan Price,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Best tip for keeping everyone happy…accept that you’re never going to keep everyone happy.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>As hard as you may try, when dealing with multiple personalities, holiday styles and tastes, there will always be at least one person that isn’t 100% on board with a decision. </p> <p>If you find yourself in this situation, there’s only one thing to do. As shared by BNE traveller Peter Hutchings, “remain calm.”</p> <p>Happy travels!</p> <p> </p> <h3>Do you have any group travel tips that you live by? Leave a comment on our Facebook post:</h3> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="612" scrolling="no" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FBrisbaneAirport%2Fposts%2F2629003897161751%3A0&amp;width=500" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" width="500"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><em><strong>Feature image: </strong>Choose wisely who you travel with | Image by Shutterstock </em></li> <li><em>Looking for more ideas to help when you travel? Check out these <a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" target="_blank">travel tips</a>.</em></li> </ul><p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/international-holidays" hreflang="en">International Holidays</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/australia-holidays" hreflang="en">Australia Holidays - Holiday here this year</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:22:39 +0000 Rochelle Vaisanen 4216 at https://www.bne.com.au BNE Traveller Tips: What to do with your holiday photographs https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-holiday-photographs <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Are you the type of person who gets snap happy on holidays, filling your camera-roll with thousands of photos, leaving no meal un-flatlayed or drink un-boomeranged? This post is for you.</p> <p>Although you’ll still find the occasional, non-digital, analogue diehard loading rolls of Fujifilm into the back of their Nokia, most travellers have gone digital when it comes to capturing their travel memories.</p> <p>While technology might have evolved, our behaviour of wanting to share our captured memories with friends and loved ones has remained the same.</p> <p>To help understand how BNE travellers manage their hundreds (or thousands) of holidays snaps, we asked our Facebook Community to share their insights into what they do with their travel memories after returning home to BNE.</p> <p> </p> <div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="https://www.travelmemories.com.au/" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="56560ad5-57ac-40b1-afd7-0a2b4170b589" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><a href="https://www.travelmemories.com.au/"></a><a href="https://www.travelmemories.com.au/"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Travel Memories: Print your travel photos" title="Travel Memories: Print your travel photos" src="/sites/default/files/BACP4312-Travel-Memories-Extras-Jul-2019-Web-Banner-1600x650px-FINAL.jpg" width="1600" height="650" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></a> </article></div><h2>1. Create a photobook</h2> <p>If you’re a traditionalist who gets nostalgic flicking through the pages of a photo album and passing them around at a family gathering while providing a running commentary about the holiday at the same time, create a photobook to store your travel memories.</p> <p>Not only can you keep all your holiday photos grouped together (just like the old days of albums) photobooks are easy to put together – simply upload your images from your phone to your favourite photo book supplier and click ‘create’. </p> <blockquote> <h4><em>Take the advice of BNE traveller Sue Reeves and create “photobooks of [your] favourites.” </em></h4> </blockquote> <p>We all know how cluttered camera-rolls get with blurry photos or screenshots. Simply select your favourite photos of the holiday and use these for your photobook and delete the rest.</p> <p>With turnaround times as short as three to five days for an express service, create your photobook online before you depart your final destination, and it can be in your hands a few days after touching down at BNE – perfect timing for post-holiday catch ups.</p> <p> </p> <h2>2. Store them on a hard drive</h2> <p>Looking for an electronic photo album? Think portable hard drive.</p> <p>Make like Marie Kondo and organise your digital photos using folders to separate your photos onto an external hard drive. </p> <p>There’s no limit to the level of Kondo-ing you can achieve, either. Spent three weeks crisscrossing Europe? Why not break it down into subfolders for each country you visited? </p> <p>Take it one step further and create a naming convention for each individual image – Year_Month_Date_Description – and your images will be presented in perfect chronological order.</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>This is the method adopted by BNE traveller Michael Maguire whose photos, “live on in the hard drive.” </em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Want to show your friends what you got up to? Simply plug the hard drive into your Smart TV (if you have one) and you’re just one click away from sharing them with anyone who pops over.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="674b51a6-d94f-4651-9041-4d039dd45dfb" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Use the cloud to store your images - girl traveller on the Great Wall of China | BNE Traveller Tips: what to do with your holiday photographs" title="Use the cloud to store your images - girl traveller on the Great Wall of China | BNE Traveller Tips: what to do with your holiday photographs" src="/sites/default/files/BNE%20Traveller%20Tips_What%20to%20do%20with%20your%20holiday%20photographs_Use%20the%20cloud%20to%20store%20your%20images_Image%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Use the cloud to store your images | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>3. Use ‘the cloud’</h2> <p>We’re not talking about the mass of minute liquid droplets suspended in the atmosphere; we’re talking about the online storage of your data via the Internet. </p> <blockquote> <h4><em>BNE traveller Pemerintah Tepat Masa shared his trick of managing his travel memories this way, and uses “cloud storage, like Google photos, Facebook or Telegram.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>The added benefit of cloud storage is you can access the photos anytime, so they are always sharable and freeing up precious space on your phone, too. </p> <p>You don’t need to be in front of someone to show them your holiday pics – just send them the photos direct from the cloud to their device. </p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="bfbaa003-7291-4f8d-a4b7-5630f17f689c" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Create albums on your phone when travelling - Girl holding up mobile phone taking photograph of sites while travelling | BNE Traveller Tips: What to do with your holiday photographs" title="Create albums on your phone when travelling - Girl holding up mobile phone taking photograph of sites while travelling | BNE Traveller Tips: What to do with your holiday photographs" src="/sites/default/files/BNE%20Traveller%20Tips_What%20to%20do%20with%20your%20holiday%20photographs_Create%20albums%20on%20your%20phone_Image%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1077" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Create albums on your phone when travelling | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>4. Create albums on your phone</h2> <p>Have you ever been sitting with a friend and chatting about a holiday that happened in the past, and then proceeded to spend up to 15 minutes trying to locate the photos in your camera-roll? BNE travellers too.</p> <p>Solution? Create mini albums in your smartphone, that way you’ll be just one tap away from accessing all the holiday photos together.  </p> <p>Make sure you name your albums whether it be the event, occasion and add the year.</p> <p>While sorting your images into albums, get in the habit of deleting the photos you haven’t included – they’ve been excluded for a reason.</p> <p>Get in the habit of culling the worst photos in your camera-roll and set a reminder in your calendar for five minutes a day to go through and delete all the poor-quality or duplicate photos. Facing a 14-hour flight home from your holiday? It’s the perfect way to pass time on aeroplane mode at 40,000ft. </p> <p>If you choose to keep the photos organised on your phone, make sure you regularly download the images to a device – you don’t want to lose all your travel memories if something happens to your phone.</p> <p> </p> <h2>5. Create a video with your holiday snaps</h2> <p>Convert your travel memories into a video to relive your journey day by day.</p> <p>Storyboard your journey and select images in chronological order – from your first #holiday snap under the yellow departures arch at BNE until your final return flight home.  </p> <p>All you need is video editing software, such as iMovie on an Apple laptop or Movie Maker on Windows laptops. Choose your favourite images, overlay a catchy tune and add captions to help tell the story – voila.</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>BNE traveller Jonathan Davies takes this approach when returning from a holiday and suggest to, “make a video on the flight home.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>The video can be shared directly with friends and family via email, Dropbox or uploaded to YouTube.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="a9703213-3997-4313-890f-37aad9ba3f1d" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Gift your travel memories to a loved one - two young children holding hands up on the beach | BNE Traveller Tips: What to do with your holiday photographs" title="Gift your travel memories to a loved one - two young children holding hands up on the beach | BNE Traveller Tips: What to do with your holiday photographs" src="/sites/default/files/BNE%20Traveller%20Tips_What%20to%20do%20with%20your%20holiday%20photographs_Gift%20your%20travel%20memories%20to%20a%20loved%20one_Image%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Gift your travel memories to a loved one | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>6. Gift your travel memories to a loved one</h2> <p>Why keep the photos for yourself, when you can gift them to friends and family?</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>Follow the lead of BNE traveller Paulo De Figueiredo, “when we took our toddler to Japan, I used our holiday photos to make a story book for his grandparents for Christmas that year.” Christmas. Presents. Sorted.</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Not only is a photobook the perfect gift, it’s also great for family members who are yet enter the digital era (read: no smartphone or cloud storage account).  </p> <p>No need for your grandma to sign up for a Dropbox account, just send her a photobook instead.</p> <p>Simply upload your photos and voila, presents for the whole family are sorted. </p> <p> </p> <h3>Do you have any travel photography ideas to share? Leave a comment on our Facebook post:</h3> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="627" scrolling="no" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FBrisbaneAirport%2Fposts%2F2814512361944236%3A0&amp;width=500" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" width="500"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><em><strong>Feature image: What to do with your holiday photographs | Image by Shutterstock </strong> </em></li> <li><em>Looking for more ideas to help when you travel? Check out these <a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" target="_blank">travel tips</a>.</em></li> </ul><p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/gifts" hreflang="en">Gifts</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:52:49 +0000 Rochelle Vaisanen 4131 at https://www.bne.com.au Summer guide to BNE https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/summer-guide-to-bne <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sun-drenched beaches, tropical palm trees swinging in the breeze and sparkling turquoise water so perfect you can see your feet digging into the sand below. Summer is a truly magical time of year, which is why so many of us make the most of it by setting off on our own sun-seeking adventures. Your summer adventure doesn't start when you touchdown, it begins the moment your front door closes behind you and you arrive at Brisbane Airport.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class=" button-link-custom"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.button_link" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="478af5d5-61a2-4347-9c5f-680e9587ff5a" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media button_link"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Start off your summer vacation at BNE | Image Supplied" title="Start off your summer vacation at BNE | Image Supplied" src="/sites/default/files/phoebe%20lee%20summer%20at%20BNE%202.jpg" width="1600" height="2400" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Kick start your summer holiday at BNE | Photo by Little Grey Box</figcaption></figure><h2> </h2> <h2>Summer holidays begin at the International Terminal</h2> <p>If you find yourself at Brisbane Airport's International Terminal, there's no shortage of great ways to get your summer holiday off to a great start.</p> <ol class="Indent1"><li>Dip into <a href="https://bne.com.au/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/billabong" target="_blank">Billabong</a> and spruce up your holiday wardrobe with a few pieces from the Gold Coast's iconic fashion brand. Treat yourself to a new pair of board shorts, a summer dress, Havaianas or a brand new swimsuit perfect for the beach or pool waiting on the other side of your flight.</li> <li>Breeze through <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/lotte-duty-free" target="_blank">Lotte Duty Free</a> and stock up on all your summer cocktail essentials! Create delicious thirst-quenchers with lime-infused Tanqueray gin, the juicy citrus burst of Absolut Citron vodka and the tropical flavour of 1800's coconut-infused tequila.</li> <li>Drench yourself in a new summer fragrance from <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/lotte-duty-free" target="_blank">Lotte Duty Free</a>. Try Jo Malone's juicy nectarine blossom and honey, Flora by Gucci's elegant Gorgeous Gardenia scent or any of Marc Jacob's Daisy range. Daisy Eau So Fresh, bursting with raspberry, grapefruit and pear is my favourite!</li> <li>Eye off a new pair of sunnies at <a href="https://bne.com.au/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/sunglass-hut" target="_blank">Sunglass Hut</a> and protect your peepers from the harsh sun. Peruse the range of top brands and latest styles to find your perfect fit and complete your summer wardrobe.</li> <li>Stock up on all your last-minute summer essentials at <a href="https://bne.com.au/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/news-travels">News Travels</a>. Grab a new book to read while sipping cocktails by the pool, sunscreen to keep your skin protected and my personal favourite, a bag of Wallaby Bites to nibble on in-flight... if they make it that far!  </li> <li>Indulge your caffeine needs with a delicious cold brew from <a href="https://bne.com.au/passenger/shop-dine-explore/dine/hudsons-coffee" target="_blank">Hudsons Coffee</a>. Roasted and brewed in Melbourne, it's best enjoyed over ice while watching planes takeoff and dreaming of your destination.</li> </ol><p> </p> <figure role="group" class=" button-link-custom"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.button_link" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="18979160-03a7-4e92-994f-afd3fe6867be" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media button_link"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Summer guide at BNE" title="Summer guide at BNE" src="/sites/default/files/Phoebe%20Lee%20Summer%20at%20BNE%201.jpg" width="1600" height="2400" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Before your next flight make sure to experience everything BNE has to offer | Photo by Little Grey Box</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Aussie summer holidays begin at the Domestic Terminal</h2> <p>Begin your summer adventure at Brisbane Airport's Domestic Terminal with these pre-departure ideas.</p> <ol class="Indent1"><li>Grab summer make-up essentials from <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/mecca-maxima" target="_blank">Mecca Maxima</a>, like the Instagram famous Jet Lag Mask, last minute sun protection or upgrade your long weekend toiletry bag with mini travel sized everything! </li> <li>Perfect your summer PJ game with new sleepwear from <a href="https://bne.com.au/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/peter-alexander" target="_blank">Peter Alexander</a>. I love their brightly coloured matching sets with a range of classic or cute prints. If you really want to treat yourself, look no further than their luxurious, personalised silk sleepwear sets.</li> <li>Elevate your holiday wardrobe at <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/mott-and-mulberry" target="_blank">Mott &amp; Mulberry</a> where you can find picture-perfect outfits.  </li> <li>Tear into a new book from the extensive collection at <a href="https://www.bne.com.au/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/newsbne" target="_blank">News@BNE</a> including their great range of new releases and staff picks. I love starting a new book when I travel so every time I see it on the shelf at home, I'm reminded of the trip!  Be sure to inscribe the date and destination inside the front cover to keep track of your favourite travel reads.</li> <li>Find anything you've forgotten at <a href="https://bne.com.au/passenger/shop-dine-explore/shop/airport-pharmacy" target="_blank">Airport Pharmacy</a>, from essential health and beauty products to that prescription you meant to get filled. It's also a great opportunity to stock up on suncreen, moisturiser and any essential medication like paracetamol, travel sickness tablets or hay-fever relief.</li> </ol><p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><strong><em>Feature image: </em></strong><em>Start off your summer holiday the right way, seasonal cocktails at <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/dine/windmill-co" target="_blank">Windmill &amp; Co</a></em></li> <li><strong><em>Read more Brisbane Airport guides by Little Grey Box:</em></strong></li> <li><a href="https://littlegreybox.net/2018/04/24/17-of-the-best-things-to-do-at-brisbane-international-airport/" target="_blank"><i>17 of the BEST things to do at Brisbane Airport's International Terminal</i></a></li> <li><a href="https://littlegreybox.net/2018/03/08/this-is-brisbane-airport-food-14-behind-the-scenes-photos/" target="_blank"><em>This is Brisbane Airport food?!</em></a></li> <li><a href="https://littlegreybox.net/2017/01/16/how-to-survive-and-enjoy-a-trip-to-brisbane-international-airport/" target="_blank"><em>How to survive (and enjoy) a trip at Brisbane's International Terminal</em></a></li> <li><a href="https://littlegreybox.net/2018/09/17/how-to-kick-start-your-winter-holiday-at-brisbane-airport/" target="_blank"><em>How to kick-start your winter holiday at Brisbane Airport</em></a></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/domestic-terminal" hreflang="en">Domestic Terminal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/terminal-talk" hreflang="en">Terminal Talk</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/international-terminal" hreflang="en">International Terminal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/shop" hreflang="en">Shop</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 04:11:07 +0000 Phoebe Lee - Little Grey Box 3031 at https://www.bne.com.au Celebrating Chinese holidays https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/celebrating-chinese-holidays <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>BNE is a major gateway to Australia, particularly for passengers travelling from Asia. We celebrate many multi-cultural holidays throughout the terminals to create a festive vibe to help our passengers celebrate holidays that are special to them. Learn more about the traditional Chinese holidays that we celebrate throughout the year and what they mean.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="09cbc249-840e-47f0-bd20-b843436ee91c" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Lunar New Year celebrations in the International Terminal" title="Lunar New Year celebrations in the International Terminal" src="/sites/default/files/Lunar-New-Year-2018_Tree-on-the-Village-Green.jpg" width="1600" height="1065" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Lunar New Year celebrations in the International Terminal in 2018</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Lunar New Year</h2> <p>Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year as it is known to be referred to) is the New Year according to the moon’s activity and is run on a 12-year cycle. It is largely celebrated in Asian countries and is a global celebration. Each year is allocated an animal zodiac that lasts for almost 12 months based on the lunar cycle. This cycle is different to the universal zodiac signs, which are based on star constellations and a person's birth date. </p> <p>25 January 2020 marks the 1,718th year of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar and welcomes the <strong>Year of the Rat</strong>. So, what does this mean exactly?</p> <p>The rat represents a year of good fortune and wealth. People born in 1948, 1960, 1972, 1996, 2008 or 2020 fall under the year of the rat typically meaning they are optimistic, energetic souls whom enjoy living a quiet and peaceful life. </p> <p>You may be accustomed to the Western concepts of a New Year – similarly, the Lunar New Year is immersed in traditions and the concept of unity. Traditionally, you’d share a meal with family and friends and an exchange of gifts in reflection of the year that’s passed and celebration of the one ahead. Red pockets containing gold coins are gifted as they hold strong symbolism of wealth, happiness and prosperity in Chinese culture. Red is also used as the primary colour of decorations.</p> <p>These days, the holiday is often celebrated with the digitalised red envelopes exchanged over WeChat – transferring money to your bank account in real-time. </p> <p>Why do we celebrate Lunar New Year at BNE? Why wouldn't you want to celebrate the New Year twice? As a bonus, the Lunar New Year lasts for 15 days –  which is even better! Additionally, as a major gateway for Travellers from all around the world visiting family in Brisbane, we support the celebration of multi-cultural traditions throughout our terminals and city. </p> <ul class="list-icons"><li class="icon-pencil7"><strong>WHAT'S ON: </strong>BNE celebrates Lunar New Year. Keep an eye out for <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/explore/whats-on">what's coming</a>.</li> </ul><p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.document_list_item" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="dd9079e5-1f39-4f49-a7f1-321fa85b08b5" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media document_list_item"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Bluey with Chinese Travellers" title="Bluey with Chinese Travellers" src="/sites/default/files/Chinese-passengers-with-Bluey.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Bluey the kookaburra loves celebrating with our passengers</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Golden Week</h2> <p>In China, seven continuous days of holiday are given to mainland residents to celebrate the forming of Chinese government and the victory of revolution. This holiday has the intention of encouraging domestic travel and improve the national standard of living by giving people time to make long-distance family visits. This makes Golden Week a very busy travel time for Chinese travellers - and BNE!</p> <p>Why is it called Golden Week? This Chinese national holiday falls in China’s autumn season of clear skies, pleasant temperatures and golden colours making it the perfect season to travel and participate in traditional festivities with families and friends.</p> <p>During this peak travel period, the number of passengers flying from China to Brisbane increases significantly and to welcome or farewell our passengers travelling during Golden Week, we embrace this holiday and celebrate in terminal with annual sales and giveaways.</p> <ul class="list-icons"><li class="icon-pencil7"><strong>WHAT'S ON: </strong>BNE is celebrating Golden Week giving away a free jar of BNE Wetlands honey when you spend $88 or more in-terminal. Find out more <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/explore/whats-on" target="_blank">here</a>. </li> </ul><p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="b94bec42-fa97-4221-a360-66afe78497ff" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Shopping at Merino at the International Terminal" title="Shopping at Merino at the International Terminal" src="/sites/default/files/Chinese-passenger-shopping-at-Merino.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Shopping at Merino at the International Terminal</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>Single's Day</h2> <p>Single’s Day is China’s – and the world's – largest annual online shopping day taking place on 11 November (11/11) every year. The date was chosen as the number 1 represents an individual who is alone and originally this holiday was created as a de-facto holiday for Chinese singles who were anti-Valentine’s Day. Since 2009, the holiday has been transformed in to a massive online shopping day with Single’s Day sales in 2018 reaching over $41.4 billion in 24 hours – trumping America’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. </p> <ul class="list-icons"><li class="icon-pencil7"><strong>WHAT'S ON:</strong> Stay tuned for <a href="/passenger/shop-dine-explore/whats-on" target="_blank">details</a> on how BNE will celebrate this year.</li> </ul><p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><strong><em>Feature image: </em></strong><em>Celebrating Lunar New Year at the International Terminal</em></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/asia" hreflang="en">Asia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/terminal-talk" hreflang="en">Terminal Talk</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/international-terminal" hreflang="en">International Terminal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/china" hreflang="en">China</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Sep 2019 06:47:19 +0000 Emma Wright 3181 at https://www.bne.com.au BNE Traveller Tips: How to pack like a pro https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/traveller-tips-how-to-pack <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>If our recent Facebook poll is anything to go by, it seems personal packing style is as divisive as a person’s favourite breed of dog.  </p> <p>Some travellers plan weeks or months ahead, while others live at the other end of the luggage spectrum, throwing a selection of clothes into a suitcase a few hours before taking off.</p> <p>To get insight into our travellers’ packing rituals, we asked them how they like to pack for a holiday, so you can improve your packing skills for your next holiday.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="d53cfbab-c290-4231-9152-1bf175d8773e" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Nikki Parkinson recommends folding outfits in your suitcase" title="Nikki Parkinson recommends folding outfits in your suitcase" src="/sites/default/files/Rolling%20your%20suitcase%20items_Photo%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Are you a packer who plans ahead? | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>How to: Pack like a planner</h2> <p>Already know which outfit you’ll wear while walking through the Colosseum on a warm #EuroSummer day, or while drinking sundowners on the Amalfi Coast? Chances are you’ve got this packing thing down to a fine art and don’t even need to read this blog.</p> <p>But if you want to get more organised than Marie Kondo on a business trip, visualise the activities you have planned for each day of the holiday and lay out outfit choices to suit.  </p> <p>Make like BNE Traveller Di Ritchie, who told us,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Everything is set aside in the spare room about three weeks prior, then I cull before I pack a few days before.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Pack with a printout of your itinerary and before you place your outfits into your suitcase, check over your selection to refine your wardrobe one last time.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="604aabac-35a5-4473-b3ea-ff72aa13c486" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Spontaneous and last minute packers | How to pack like a pro" title="Spontaneous and last minute packers | How to pack like a pro" src="/sites/default/files/Be%20a%20spontaneous%20packer%20and%20leave%20packing%20to%20the%20last%20minute%20Image%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1068" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Be a spontaneous packer and leave packing to the last minute | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>How to: Pack more spontaneously</h2> <p>Sick of over-planning? Leave old habits at home and live on the wild side by packing at the last minute. </p> <p>Chances are, you’ll end up packing more judiciously because you don’t have time to overthink what’s going in.</p> <p>Follow in the footsteps of last-minute packing warrior, BNE Traveller Wendy Campbell,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Night before if it’s an early flight or on the day if later.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>To save yourself from any wardrobe disasters, pick neutral colours and stick to your basics which can be mixed and matched: jeans, tops, jackets, shorts or skirts. </p> <p><strong>TIP:</strong>  If you feel like you need a lifeline with your new packing habit, remember you can usually buy anything you’ve missed at the airport or your final destination. </p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="a9ccb616-8f07-44f2-adf5-dc464ca6321e" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="How to pack for a multi-climate itinerary | How to pack like a pro" title="How to pack for a multi-climate itinerary | How to pack like a pro" src="/sites/default/files/Pack%20for%20a%20multiclimate%20itinerary%20by%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1201" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>How to pack for a multi-climate itinerary | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>How to: Pack for a multi-climate itinerary</h2> <p>Heading on a round-the-world itinerary or multi-country stop? Lucky you. While crossing multiple timelines you may also be crossing multiple weather forecasts. </p> <p>If you’re hitting both the United Kingdom and Spain at the start of Autumn, the temperatures could sway 10 to 15 degrees between countries which presents its own packing challenges. </p> <p>Invest in packing cubes or separate your bag with the clothes you’ll need for the different stops along your journey – keeping the summer dresses set aside until touching down in Europe, so you’re not pulling out your entire wardrobe with each stop along the way. </p> <p>Make sure you mimic BNE Traveller Kseniya Williams,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Check over everything again the day before, after checking the destination weather forecast.”</em></h4> <p> </p> </blockquote> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="5940be41-1ec4-4b1f-9af4-df3bf64dc808" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Plan your packing in advance for an overseas adventure | How to pack like a pro" title="Plan your packing in advance for an overseas adventure | How to pack like a pro" src="/sites/default/files/Plan%20your%20packing%20in%20advance%20Shutterstock.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Plan your packing in advance for an overseas adventure | Image by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>How to: Pack for an international sabbatical</h2> <p>Planning on being away for several months? Take BNE Traveller Kim Mills’ advice and pack well in advance,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Europe for four months, several seasons, car tripping and cruising - packed months in advance…and happy I did.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Just like it’s important to choose the right people to travel with for an extended trip you’ll want to make sure you pack your wardrobe favourites too. </p> <p>Pack only the pieces you absolutely love and feel good in. Remember, you’ll want to look good while making all your friends double tap your photos with green-eyed envy.</p> <p>Once you’ve worn them to death, drop them at a local charity shop to let someone else enjoy your well-worn wardrobe and make room for new purchases for the way home – double win. </p> <p> </p> <figure role="group"><div class="image-embed"> <article data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-embed-display-settings="_self" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="acc251a1-f63d-435b-855f-c16727745bc8" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity view_mode media embedded"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Pack the perfect plane attire | How to pack like a pro" title="Pack the perfect plane attire | How to pack like a pro" src="/sites/default/files/Pack%20the%20perfect%20plane%20attire.jpg" width="1600" height="1068" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article></article></div><figcaption>Pack the perfect plane attire in advance | Photo by Shutterstock</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h2>How to: Pack the perfect plane attire</h2> <p>Forget the holiday - what are you going to wear to get there? </p> <p>For BNE Traveller Nicholas Breust, ensuring his plane outfit is on point trumps his holiday wardrobe,</p> <blockquote> <h4><em>“Suitcase packed the night before, but I know what I’m wearing on the plane weeks or months ahead.”</em></h4> </blockquote> <p>Unless you’re flying in the pointy end of the plane and will be presented with pyjamas to change into, you’ll want to ensure you fly comfortable. </p> <p>Remember: long haul flights = swollen feet and legs so make sure your shoes have room to move.  </p> <p> </p> <h3>Do you have any packing tips to share? Leave a comment on Facebook.</h3> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="682" scrolling="no" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FBrisbaneAirport%2Fposts%2F2642315712497236%3A0&amp;width=500" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" width="500"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <h3>CREDITS</h3> <ul class="list-icons"><li><strong><em>Feature image: </em></strong><em>What style of holiday packer are you?</em><em> | Image by Shutterstock</em></li> <li><em>Check out these tips <a href="https://www.bne.com.au/blog/travel-tips/how-to-pack" target="_blank">from packing expert Nikki Parkinson.</a></em></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/international-holidays" hreflang="en">International Holidays</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/tag/australia-holidays" hreflang="en">Australia Holidays - Holiday here this year</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Categories</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/category/travel-tips" hreflang="en">Travel Tips</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:40:37 +0000 Rochelle Vaisanen 3826 at https://www.bne.com.au