Tourism

Sat 11 Jan 2020

QLD’s desperate plea to Donald Trump

QLD’s desperate plea to Donald Trump

Queensland’s Premier has begged President Donald Trump to reconsider a warning he’s issued to tourists travelling to Australia.

Wed 8 Jan 2020

‘We are already doing much better than last year’

premium_icon ‘We are already doing much better than last year’

A wave of tourists from NSW have helped cement the Gold Coast’s reputation as Australia’s tourist capital, with businesses reporting a big jump this summer.

Tue 7 Jan 2020

Fires to burn large hole in tourism market

premium_icon Fires to burn large hole in tourism market

Catastrophic bushfires burning thousands of kilometres away are expected to take a severe toll on what is already shaping up to be a raw-boned year for Far North...

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Tourists fined for sex act on beach

Tourists fined for sex act on beach

A couple who were filmed and shamed for having sex on a beach on New Year’s Eve have issued an apology following their arrest.

Shocking number of island dingo encounters

premium_icon Shocking number of island dingo encounters

The reputation of one of Queensland’s premier tourist destinations could take a battering with concerning revelations about dingo encounters.

Tue 31 Dec 2019

The place where wise words are etched ... everywhere

The place where wise words are etched ... everywhere

A quick guide to Washington DC for museum, politics and justice tragics.

Fri 27 Dec 2019

New Bali travel scams Aussies must avoid

premium_icon New Bali travel scams Aussies must avoid

Millions of Australians go to Bali and many are now flying to the popular holiday destination. This is how travellers can avoid getting ripped off.

Thu 26 Dec 2019

Kylie Minogue stuns in cheeky new ad

Kylie Minogue stuns in cheeky new ad

Kylie Minogue is the undisputed star of a new $15 million effort to lure tourists to Australia. And she has put on an absolute spectacle.

Kylie sells Australia to the Brits

premium_icon Kylie sells Australia to the Brits

She’s been a walking advertisement for Australia for decades, now Kylie Minogue is getting paid to lure Brits down under as part of Tourism Australia’s latest...

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Christmas comes early for Qld tourism

premium_icon Christmas comes early for Qld tourism

It’s the perfect Christmas present for the Queensland tourism industry who are set for a golden summer – in more ways than one.

Wed 18 Dec 2019

Olympics will put our region in the spotlight

premium_icon Olympics will put our region in the spotlight

When thousands of polocrosse competitors flocked to Warwick for the world cup, Linda Tillman knew this event would make big changes to the small city.

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Olympic bid leaving a legacy

premium_icon Olympic bid leaving a legacy

Just as London and Rio forged long-term travel legacies in the years since their Games were held, tourism experts say a Queensland Games will leave its own lasting...

Mon 16 Dec 2019

Chilling discovery in hotel chain rooms

Chilling discovery in hotel chain rooms

Police are investigating after a group of school students on excursion made a disturbing discovery in their Hyatt hotel rooms.

Sun 15 Dec 2019

The $4 million island that toyed with death

The $4 million island that toyed with death

Sitting within the Bay of Plenty, a scenic 90km boat ride from the township of Whakatane, White Island was a tourism goldmine. Until disaster struck.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

‘No signs of life’: Fears for Aussies in NZ volcano tragedy

premium_icon ‘No signs of life’: Fears for Aussies in NZ volcano tragedy

Scott Morrison has warned the nation of “difficult days ahead” after confirming 11 Australians remained “unaccounted for” and three are dead following the NZ...

Fri 6 Dec 2019

‘Real danger’ as Bali runs out of water

‘Real danger’ as Bali runs out of water

Tourists have been blamed for a growing crisis in Bali that’s threatening food, culture and way of life on the drought-stricken island.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Fury at ‘racist’ cruise company’s NZ stunt

Fury at ‘racist’ cruise company’s NZ stunt

People in New Zealand have slammed Princess Cruises over a “silly, frustrating and insulting” greeting for passengers at a North Island port.

Greenies want to keep us off tourist track

premium_icon Greenies want to keep us off tourist track

With tourism numbers down by as much as 40 per cent in some parts of Queensland, there is one market experts say is not being properly utilised.

Mon 2 Dec 2019

Monster sharks hooked near tourism hotspot

premium_icon Monster sharks hooked near tourism hotspot

Months after the State Government abandoned its catch-and-kill program, we reveal just how many sharks are being hooked near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Native title, Moreton Island and the ‘death of tourism’

premium_icon Native title, Moreton Island and the ‘death of tourism’

Moreton Island’s return to its traditional owners has sparked fears that it could spell the death of tourism.

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