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Wed 12 Aug 2020

Dreamworld confirms reopening date with huge pass discount

Premium Content Dreamworld confirms reopening date with huge pass discount

Dreamworld and sister park WhiteWater World will be back in business in time for the school holidays, and will offer heavily discounted entrance fees after confirming...

How horror accident led to crazy travel adventure

Premium Content How horror accident led to crazy travel adventure

Two years ago a famed traveller broke his back in a horror accident, leaving him afraid he wouldn’t be able to walk again. Now he’s had a “second chance”.

Inside story: Why tourism boss resigned

Premium Content Inside story: Why tourism boss resigned

Five days ago the Gold Coast’s top tourism leader was meeting with a prominent business figure to discuss the future. Today Annaliese Battista has finished up as CEO of...

Tue 11 Aug 2020

Top tourism boss is out of her job

Premium Content Top tourism boss is out of her job

The Gold Coast’s leading tourism boss has suddenly left her position after just two years at the height of the $6 billion sector’s darkest hour.

Mon 10 Aug 2020

‘Simply unacceptable’: Passengers left high and dry

Premium Content ‘Simply unacceptable’: Passengers left high and dry

Thousands of cancelled flights have left airline customers high and dry as Queensland opens up to domestic travel.

Sun 9 Aug 2020

Little wildlife warrior’s tireless efforts paying off

Premium Content Little wildlife warrior’s tireless efforts paying off

Big-hearted youngster could soon help Australia Zoo combat some of its financial woes.

Sat 8 Aug 2020

Ancient Nullarbor cave could be opened up to tourists

Premium Content Ancient Nullarbor cave could be opened up to tourists

A cave used by Aboriginal people 22,000 years ago would be opened up to small tour groups for the first time.

Fri 7 Aug 2020

No relief for international arrivals

No relief for international arrivals

The national cabinet has agreed to keep caps on international arrivals in place to avoid putting strain on the hotel quarantine system.

Island jobs at risk as Whitsundays calls for exemption

Premium Content Island jobs at risk as Whitsundays calls for exemption

Industry leaders are pushing to change criteria in support payments as the border closure take its toll.

‘Border bubble’: Bid to allow Qld tourists into parts of NSW

Premium Content ‘Border bubble’: Bid to allow Qld tourists into parts of NSW

Northern NSW tourism operators are desperately hoping a ‘buffer zone’ could be created between the Sunshine State and The Tweed to allow holidaymakers entry.

Thu 6 Aug 2020

Paradise in ruin: The sad demise of an island party resort

Premium Content Paradise in ruin: The sad demise of an island party resort

It was once one of the hottest venues to let your hair down, but this abandoned resort on South Stradbroke Island has been left to fall into ruin.

Passenger’s sleepless nights after infected Coast flight

Premium Content Passenger’s sleepless nights after infected Coast flight

A Coast woman who flew with an infected passenger has raised concerns about not being contacted by health authorities.

No overseas flights for ‘a few years’

No overseas flights for ‘a few years’

Virgin’s boss predicts the coronavirus pandemic will halt international travel for the airline until at least 2023 after 3000 jobs were cut.

Tourist’s ‘stupid’ blunder caught on camera

Tourist’s ‘stupid’ blunder caught on camera

An Italian museum has released footage of a foreign tourist’s excruciating mistake while posing for photos with a 200-year-old statue.

Wed 5 Aug 2020

Budget airline Tigerair killed off

Budget airline Tigerair killed off

Virgin Australia will dump its low-cost airline Tigerair and take a knife to more than 3000 jobs as the coronavirus pandemic crushes aviation.

Qantas boss reveals incredible opportunity for Gold Coast

Premium Content Qantas boss reveals incredible opportunity for Gold Coast

Qantas boss Alan Joyce has revealed an incredible opportunity awaiting the Gold Coast. But first we need to address one difficult issue, writes Keith Woods.

Tue 4 Aug 2020

‘Endangered’: Grim warning for airlines

‘Endangered’: Grim warning for airlines

Travel experts say that a big change in the way airlines deal with business travellers will have a lasting impact on how much holiday-makers pay for a seat.

Mon 3 Aug 2020

Woman crushed between two whales

Woman crushed between two whales

A woman has suffered fractured ribs and internal bleeding after being crushed by two humpback whales in a freak accident off the WA coast.

‘Critical week’: No new cases but that may change

Premium Content ‘Critical week’: No new cases but that may change

There have been no new cases of coronavirus in Queensland in the past 24 hours. It comes at the start of a critical week for the state, with police promising a blitz on...

Queenslanders hit the road in big numbers

Premium Content Queenslanders hit the road in big numbers

New data reveals that Queenslanders are leading the country when it comes to taking a road trip holiday. Here’s where we’re going.

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