Mary Rossi Travel in the Media

Mary Rossi Travel enjoys an enviable reputation in the travel industry for it’s expertise and our Owner & Managing Director, Claudia Rossi Hudson’s views and opinions are often sought out by the media. She is also regularly invited to appear on guest panels to judge an array of industry awards.

SBS News | 19 April 2021

Claudia was interviewed by SBS on the start of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble starting on 19 April, 2021. The bubble allows travel between Australia and New Zealand quarantine free.

Australian Financial Review | 7 April 2021

Mary Rossi Travel manager, Michael Schischka was interviewed by the Australian Financial Review about the Trans Tasman Travel Bubble.

Read article – New Zealand bubble won’t come cheap 

LATTE | Luxury Australian Travel Trade E-News | 13 March, 2021

The start-up ultra-luxury cruise line The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has confirmed it’s working on how travel advisor members of Marriott STARS will be able to offer special perks to their VIP cruise guests.
Read article here

LATTE | Luxury Australian Travel Trade E-News | 13 August 2020

Major tourist cities around the world could expect less overseas visitors in the ‘new normal’ post-COVID environment as travellers move beyond popular hubs to the serenity of rural countrysides, says Mary Rossi Travel Managing Director, Claudia Rossi Hudson.
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Australian Financial Review | June 2020

Last year, a record 9.3 million people from abroad entered Australia. With that market now missing in action, it’s up to Australia to support this key industry, which delivers around $150 billion to our bottom line each year.

Fiona Carruthers, Travel Editor.  Read article here  AFR Tourism isn’t roaring back, but opening borders will help.

Australian Financial Review | February 2020

As the $45 billion global cruise industry continues to feel the shocks of coronavirus (COVID-19), closer to home, luxury Sydney travel agency Mary Rossi Travel spent the past week rewriting newsletters and itineraries,  deftly tweaking their promoted destinations.

Read here: Cruise industry feels the pinch AFR Feb 2020

Multi-generational Travel in the The West Australian | February 2018

Claudia’s thoughts on the rise of multi-generational travel (travelling with several generations of the same family) were sought by The West Australian journalist Angie Tomlinson.

Read here.

Guest Judge Signature Luxury Travel & Style Cruise Awards 2017

Claudia was invited by Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine to participate on their judging panel for the 2017 Cruise Awards.

Sun Herald Traveller on Sunday Section | February 2015

Impact of the falling Australian dollar on overseas travel

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Gourmet Traveller | November 2014

Special Agents by Rob Ingram

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Travel Daily | 17th June, 2014

Claudia was presented with the Gold Medal for Tourism by Patrick Benhamou on behalf of Laurent Fabius (French Tourism Manger).

International Traveller Magazine | January/February 2013

Two of Leo Schofield’s most memorable travel experiences have been arranged by Mary Rossi Travel!  Read Travel Treasure with Leo Schofield in the January/February 2013 issue of International Traveller Magazine. Click here to read: International Traveller Magazine – Leo Schofield Travel Treasure

Australian Financial Review | January 25th 2013

Claudia Rossi Hudson talks to Fiona Carruthers.  “Plan early to nab a deal”. Here’s a snapshot from the article.
“Depending on your situation and ability to be flexible, always look to travel outside peak periods and in shoulder season to Europe.
Mary Rossi Travel’s general manager, Claudia Rossi Hudson, concurs that “the best time to book is about nine months out from a holiday”……
Talking to a travel consultant who might be able to provide you with options not readily available or obvious online is always money well spent”.

TTG Asia Digital, Asia’s leading travel trade title | October 2012

Claudia Rossi Hudson talks to TTG Asia Digital, Asia’s leading travel trade title October 2012.

Claudia’s opinions are regularly sought on industry issues. Recently she shared her thoughts on the Qantas-Emirates partnership announcement.