Tourism

Thu 5 Nov 2020

Shock figures show Qld tourism weathering COVID storm

Premium Content Shock figures show Qld tourism weathering COVID storm

Our embattled tourism industry has received a major boost with the release of some surprising new data that shows Qld has fared much better than other states.

Wed 4 Nov 2020

Border opening worth up to $73m a week in tourism for NSW

Premium Content Border opening worth up to $73m a week in tourism for NSW

Reopening the Victorian border will provide a much-needed boost for NSW, with remerging tourism worth up to $73 million a week.

Sat 31 Oct 2020

The two biggest challenges facing next premier

Premium Content The two biggest challenges facing next premier

Queensland faces a challenging decade ahead, and whoever wins the state election must stay the course in these two crucial sectors, writes Peter Gleeson.

Thu 29 Oct 2020

More cruises axed: What’s in and what’s out

Premium Content More cruises axed: What’s in and what’s out

Royal Caribbean, P&O, Carnival and Princess have axed more voyages amid ongoing travel difficulties, but next year might hold some pleasant surprises.

Schoolies on Sunshine Coast expected to reach thousands

Premium Content Schoolies on Sunshine Coast expected to reach thousands

Volunteers have been forced to change strategies after numbers of schoolies on the Coast are expected to reach all time high.

Just say the word: Holiday hordes at our gates

Premium Content Just say the word: Holiday hordes at our gates

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is under increasing pressure to open the borders as thousands of southern families book holidays in anticipation.

Mon 26 Oct 2020

Room with a view: How you could get a job working on reef

Premium Content Room with a view: How you could get a job working on reef

Anticipation is building for the custom-built, three-level pontoon with underwater accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef

Sat 24 Oct 2020

Tourist funded Aussie holiday selling child porn

Tourist funded Aussie holiday selling child porn

A perverted tourist travelling around Australia funded his trip by selling child pornography on Tumblr, Snapchat and Instagram.

Plans for ‘major’ redevelopment of Hinterland site

Premium Content Plans for ‘major’ redevelopment of Hinterland site

A giant site in the Gold Coast Hinterland will be redeveloped to a “major” new project under a bold plan to bring tourists to the region.

Fri 23 Oct 2020

Flights to UK, US unlikely for another year

Flights to UK, US unlikely for another year

Bad news for Aussies itching to travel overseas. Qantas says we will be unlikely to be able to fly to the UK or US until the “end of 2021”.

First look: Plan unveiled for Gold Coast planetarium

Premium Content First look: Plan unveiled for Gold Coast planetarium

A new starry-eyed, one-of-kind tourism attraction has been proposed for the Gold Coast hinterland. Take a first look at the plans.

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Qld’s hard border closure costing us $5m a day

Premium Content Qld’s hard border closure costing us $5m a day

A report reveals the Qld-NSW border closure is costing the economy $5m a day, as business groups ask the National Cabinet to get planes flying by Christmas.

Queensland’s epic ‘Super Bowl’ campaign

Premium Content Queensland’s epic ‘Super Bowl’ campaign

Tourism and Events Queensland is taking advantage of the AFL Grand Final’s massive reach, with a campaign that could lure millions of Aussies to the Sunshine State.

Tue 20 Oct 2020

‘ALMOST NORMAL’: NSW joins list of TAS travel destinations

Premium Content ‘ALMOST NORMAL’: NSW joins list of TAS travel destinations

More details around the reopening of Tassie’s borders have been announced, with the date we’ll likely reopen to NSW set.

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

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.

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