Imagine a European youth hostel without any Australian backpackers. Picture a trans-continental bus tour with none of those familiar accents.
That’s what awaits this summer in Europe as the continent emerges from COVID-19 lockdowns and winter hibernation. The expectation is that travellers are about to return, and that this will be the beginning of the new, post-vaccine normal. Only, with no Australians.
For the companies who would usually rely on the annual influx of Antipodean visitors,