The Australian sharemarket fell slightly but travel stocks jumped as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began while the big miners hit record levels thanks to higher commodity prices.
The S&P/ASX200 closed 0.19 per cent lower at 6780.9 while the All Ordinaries Index dipped just 2.4 points to 7061.6.
OpenMarkets Group chief executive Ivan Tchourilov said the local bourse had a lacklustre lead from overseas but travel and tourism stocks enjoyed a solid day of gains with the vaccine rollout underway.
He said Webjet was a standout after their earnings report last week didn’t reveal any significant skeletons in the closet.
Shares in Webjet jumped 8.93 per cent to $5.37 while Corporate Travel Management advanced 8.29 per cent to $18.94, Flight Centre…