trans-Tasman bubble ticket demand sends prices up
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Arden’s announcement that the anticipated trans-Tasman flight bubble, would open Sunday 18, 11.59, was greeted by thousands of Australians, overjoyed at the prospect of international travel commencing and a chance to reconnect with their ‘brother’ country. A high volume of bookings by Australians since the bubble was announced has seen flight analysts warn that plane fares across the Tasman could sky-rocket. Australian travel website, Skyscanner reportedly received a 1570 surge in plane ticket bookings for New Zealand after the bubble was announced, with visits to their website up by 66 percent. Analysts say travel between the two countries won’t be risk-averse, as the news of an Auckland hotel quarantine security guard had tested positive to Covid-19 threatened to throw the bubble into disarray.