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Tue 21 Jan 2020

Travel warning for ground zero city of deadly virus

premium_icon Travel warning for ground zero city of deadly virus

Australia has upgraded its travel advice for a city considered ground zero for the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus after a man was quarantined.

What we can learn from Mexicans about death

What we can learn from Mexicans about death

As well as decorating graves with bright marigold flowers, they adorn them with photos, food and drinks.

Travel company’s sneaky ad trick

Travel company’s sneaky ad trick

Popular travel website Trivago has been slammed for using a ranking system to mislead consumers about cheap hotel deals.

Gold Coast’s newest island revealed

premium_icon Gold Coast’s newest island revealed

A major push is on to give land status to a sandbank which has become a tourist attraction and a roosting spot for migratory birds.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Guest stunned by hotel intruder

Guest stunned by hotel intruder

Guests staying at a Sri Lankan hotel had to contend with an unexpected guest when a wild elephant took a stroll through the lobby.

Business is booming on the Great Barrier Reef

premium_icon Business is booming on the Great Barrier Reef

Data shows South Great Barrier Reef is fast becoming a tourist hotspot

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Qantas bans popular dog breed on flights

Qantas bans popular dog breed on flights

After a spike in pet deaths in the last month, Qantas has placed a ban on dog flights while the airline reviews its current policies.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Dog death spike sparks change to Qantas’ flying policy

premium_icon Dog death spike sparks change to Qantas’ flying policy

Qantas is putting a temporary ban on new bookings for some types of dogs while it changes its travel policy - after a “tragic spike in deaths”.

Thailand finds second case of new virus

Thailand finds second case of new virus

A second case of the new Chinese coronavirus has been found in Thailand, with a Chinese woman quarantined since her arrival this week.

WATCH: Enormous flames shoot out from plane

WATCH: Enormous flames shoot out from plane

Terrifying footage has emerged of flames shooting from the engine of a United Airlines flight as screaming passengers braced for an emergency landing.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

I spent the day at a nudist resort, here’s what happened

premium_icon I spent the day at a nudist resort, here’s what happened

While my friendly host’s smile was on display for my entire visit, the same couldn’t be said for his towel.

Question over Boeing’s return to the sky

Question over Boeing’s return to the sky

Following two fatal crashes, Boeing’s 737 MAX has been grounded since March. But there’s a big question as the manufacturer tries to get it back in the sky.

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Is it time to let dogs on planes?

premium_icon Is it time to let dogs on planes?

The deaths of two pet dogs on Australian flights has sparked calls from the RSPCA for a shake-up of how pets travel across the country.

Woman ‘scared’ by creepy in-flight texts

Woman ‘scared’ by creepy in-flight texts

A woman is suing American Airlines over disturbing texts she received from an airline staffer who admitted to getting her number in a creepy way.

Tue 14 Jan 2020

Mistake costs Gogglebox star his holiday

Mistake costs Gogglebox star his holiday

A former Gogglebox star has had to forego his US holiday because of one simple mistake. And it’s a lesson to other travellers.

Airline’s creepy pre-flight demand

Airline’s creepy pre-flight demand

An airline that asked a woman to have a pregnancy test at the airport before boarding her flight has given a bizarre explanation why.

Stunning heritage decision on historic arcade

premium_icon Stunning heritage decision on historic arcade

The future of the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade remains uncertain on the back of a council application

HEY BILL: Marking 50 years on Noosa Main Beach

premium_icon HEY BILL: Marking 50 years on Noosa Main Beach

“I go down to the beach every day, and every day it changes – the view, the wind, the sand and the people. It’s just paradise.”

Sat 11 Jan 2020

Carnage in Mt Everest’s traffic jams

Carnage in Mt Everest’s traffic jams

The summit of Mt Everest is a strange place for a human traffic jam. Those who survived the mountain’s deadliest year describe the chaos up there.

NZ PM tucks into Queensland’s best produce

premium_icon NZ PM tucks into Queensland’s best produce

Popular New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enjoyed a day out at Mount Tamborine on Friday, sampling Queensland beers, wine and cheeses

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