The Government Is Set To Sling Us Half-Price Return Flights To Regional Destinations

Photo: Visit Meriumbula

The vaccine is being rolled out, and there’s been little, if any, community transmission of the virus of late, which means it’s time to start seriously thinking about your travel plans.

International flights are likely to launch once again in late October, so until then, it’s time to get out into regional Australia and support businesses that have done it tough over the past 12 months.

The federal government will announce $1.2B tourism and aviation package that will help people get back into travelling around the country.

It’s expected that the government will provide 800,000 subsidised tickets over the duration of the scheme which will include Easter, and the winter school holidays.

You’ll get a 50% discount on tickets to eligible locations between April 1 and July 31.

How do I get the half-price flights?

All you have to do is head to your preferred airline’s website and book from April 1. Qantas, Virgin, and Jetstar are the airlines expected to be eligible.

What destinations will be available?

Expected locations so far are the Gold Coast, Cairns, Whitsundays, Mackay, Hamilton Island, and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland; Lasseter and Alice Springs in the Northern Territory; Merimbula in NSW, and Kangaroo Island. With more expected to be announced.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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