Tourism

Fri 22 May 2020

Cover up: It’s the new face of air travel around the world

premium_icon Cover up: It’s the new face of air travel around the world

Australians will find travelling around the world a very unfamiliar experience when international flights resume - and it will be a different set of rules in...

Thu 21 May 2020

$500 million: The cost of keeping the border closed

premium_icon $500 million: The cost of keeping the border closed

A bleeding Gold Coast economy faces border closures staying until after September which the city’s furious tourism boss labels “strange”.

Wed 20 May 2020

How QLD’s border lockdown will help NSW

premium_icon How QLD’s border lockdown will help NSW

Queensland is standing firm on six-month plan to seal off borders and it comes as good news for NSW with tourism to reap rewards across the state.

‘We’re hanging onto hope domestic tourism picks up’

premium_icon ‘We’re hanging onto hope domestic tourism picks up’

Tourism operators love entertaining locals but they are on struggle street after loosing their biggest clients who reside interstate.

’Give us the truth about reopening the border’

premium_icon ’Give us the truth about reopening the border’

Pressure is building on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to reopen the NSW borders, with tourism leaders saying it is critical to reviving the Gold Coast’s shattered...

The 20 projects Queensland tourism needs now

premium_icon The 20 projects Queensland tourism needs now

The Premier has been urged to make a major call to help our devastated tourism industry, as leaders identify the 20 most important projects across the state.

Tue 19 May 2020

Jacinda’s post-pandemic tourism solution

Jacinda’s post-pandemic tourism solution

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has floated the idea of a trans-Tasman bubble but one idea could leave us jealously watching our Kiwi cousins from afar.

$50m plan to save state's theme parks

premium_icon $50m plan to save state's theme parks

More than $50 million will be spent to bring crowds back to these theme parks after the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic which forced their closures.

Mon 18 May 2020

Coast economy facing ‘toughest ever’ six months

premium_icon Coast economy facing ‘toughest ever’ six months

The $55m loss of the GC600 carnival is just the tip of a COVID-19 iceberg sinking the city’s lucrative events calendar warn civic leaders.

Push for major campaign as tourism state of origin looms

premium_icon Push for major campaign as tourism state of origin looms

The Fraser Coast was identified as a region where the government should be investing taxpayer funds

Sun 17 May 2020

Key industry that could be ruined by China boycott

Key industry that could be ruined by China boycott

There’s one industry Australia can’t afford to lose in a trade war with China. If they come for it, it will cost us billions.

Sat 16 May 2020

KYLIE CASHES IN: Icon’s huge pay cheque for pulled advert

KYLIE CASHES IN: Icon’s huge pay cheque for pulled advert

New contract details reveal Aussie pop legend Kylie Minogue took home nearly $1 million for a now redundant tourism advertisement.

Fri 15 May 2020

Welcome back to paradise: Island visitors get green light

premium_icon Welcome back to paradise: Island visitors get green light

Queensland’s island paradises will open to the public from midnight, with Fraser, Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands set to welcome day trippers.

Thu 14 May 2020

Call to reopen Uluru climb labelled ‘alarming’

premium_icon Call to reopen Uluru climb labelled ‘alarming’

Push to reopen the Uluru climb to kick start tourism in the NT following COVID-19 has been labelled ‘alarming’ by an MP.

Grim prediction has Qld tourism sector scrambling

premium_icon Grim prediction has Qld tourism sector scrambling

Queensland tourism chiefs say the timeline for Australia’s borders reopening was not unexpected, but still not what they wanted to hear.

Tue 12 May 2020

Teen volcano survivor's dramatic recovery

Teen volcano survivor's dramatic recovery

A teenage tour guide who suffered burns to 80 per cent of his body in the White Island volcano eruption has opened up about his painful recovery.

Thu 7 May 2020

Light at end of tunnel for tourism operators

premium_icon Light at end of tunnel for tourism operators

Queensland tourism operators are starting to draw up recovery plans after Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested interstate travel could be back on the table.

Wed 6 May 2020

Start dreaming of your next holiday, Australia

premium_icon Start dreaming of your next holiday, Australia

A new campaign is encouraging Aussies to take their holidays here. But will we face competition from the Land of the Long White Cloud for the tourist dollar?

Far Northern tourism’s cause for optimism

premium_icon Far Northern tourism’s cause for optimism

Demographer Bernard Salt has given cause for long-term optimism in the Cairns tourism industry despite China’s temporary exodus from the scene.

$45 FARES: Rock-bottom prices to reboot domestic travel

premium_icon $45 FARES: Rock-bottom prices to reboot domestic travel

Tourists could be winging their way back into Queensland – and on airfares as low as $45 – as soon as the June school holidays.

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