Tourism

Sun 18 Oct 2020

‘Scary’ wave of closures hits popular tourist strip

Premium Content ‘Scary’ wave of closures hits popular tourist strip

At least 15 prime lots stand empty, bearing “For Lease” signs, as a wave of shutdowns batters one of Queensland’s most popular – and expensive – retail strips.

Wed 14 Oct 2020

Outrage over business class meal

Outrage over business class meal

It looks like your stock-standard university dinner, but this two-minute noodle cup and can of Coke was served to someone who’d paid $2500 for their fare.

Overseas travel back sooner than thought

Overseas travel back sooner than thought

The boss of Sydney Airport reckons we could be travelling quarantine free to and from Asia earlier than expected – but with a catch.

Sun 11 Oct 2020

Famous voice to navigate massive tourism campaign

Premium Content Famous voice to navigate massive tourism campaign

A new $1 million campaign to promote the Whitsundays has just launched and it stars a very familiar voice.

Sat 10 Oct 2020

How cruising has changed to survive

How cruising has changed to survive

Touchless check-ins, upgraded air filter systems, designated quarantine cabins and verified offshore excursions — cruising is set to look very different

Fri 9 Oct 2020

‘No new money’: Agent’s plea for locals to support locals

Premium Content ‘No new money’: Agent’s plea for locals to support locals

Cathy Hewett was in it for the love of the job. But now COVID-19 is threatening to take her dream business.

Industry losing $10 billion a month

Industry losing $10 billion a month

It’s an industry in crisis, and it took the biggest impact from the coronavirus lockdowns. But now the tourism bosses are fighting back.

$10b body blow: Why travel industry needs your help

$10b body blow: Why travel industry needs your help

It’s an industry in crisis, and it took the biggest impact from the coronavirus lockdowns. But now Australia’s tourism bosses are fighting back.

Thu 8 Oct 2020

Uluru named one of the world’s best travel destinations

Premium Content Uluru named one of the world’s best travel destinations

THE beating heart of the Territory, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, has been named in the top three must see places in the world.

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Hint on when you can travel overseas

Hint on when you can travel overseas

The Budget has provided a hint on when international travel will recommence, with a big change in our tourism industry.

Tue 6 Oct 2020

$100m lure: Where Aussies want to travel now

Premium Content $100m lure: Where Aussies want to travel now

Aussies want to travel locally, as key tourism hot spots in every state have been given a $100 million lifeline to help get us there.

Magnetic Island proves a treat in COVID-19 recovery

Premium Content Magnetic Island proves a treat in COVID-19 recovery

Tourists are ‘rediscovering’ Magnetic Island as the holiday mecca bounces back from the coronavirus pandemic.

Weekend boom brings campsite back from brink

Premium Content Weekend boom brings campsite back from brink

‘Phenomenal’: Unprecedented tourist influx gives camping hotspot boost in lead-up to quiet spell.

‘Real concern’ businesses may fold despite bumper holidays

Premium Content ‘Real concern’ businesses may fold despite bumper holidays

A bumper school holidays has given a huge shot in the arm to the state’s tourism industry. But operators warn that more businesses may still fold.

Fri 2 Oct 2020

Catch with Australia’s border reopening

Catch with Australia’s border reopening

Australia’s international borders could be weeks away from reopening for the first time since March — but here’s the unfortunate downside.

Thu 1 Oct 2020

Travel bubble opens Far North to more holidaymakers

Premium Content Travel bubble opens Far North to more holidaymakers

Eased COVID-19 travel restrictions mean visitors from huge swathes of north and western New South Wales can now enjoy a holiday in the Far North.

Great Ocean Road overlooked in tourism support package

Premium Content Great Ocean Road overlooked in tourism support package

The struggling Great Ocean Road tourism industry has been dealt with another blow after being left out from a recent share of $50 million in federal grants.

Wed 23 Sep 2020

Bargain flights coming as borders reopen

Bargain flights coming as borders reopen

Jetstar is expected to launch a flash sale between Sydney and Adelaide in the next 24 hours as Australia’s airlines gear up to resume travel to NSW.

Tue 22 Sep 2020

Hottest school holiday destinations and must-do road trips

Premium Content Hottest school holiday destinations and must-do road trips

New data has revealed something every Queenslander has always known – we love Queensland! So it’s certainly not a bad thing that we can’t go anywhere else.

Sun 20 Sep 2020

Are these the world’s dumbest travellers?

Are these the world’s dumbest travellers?

Tourists can be embarrassing, but every now and then a traveller does something so jaw-droppingly stupid it makes headlines, like these folks.

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