Tourism

Thu 11 Mar 2021

800,000 flights to be sold at half price

800,000 flights to be sold at half price

Hundreds of thousands of flights will be sold at half price to destinations around Australia under a billion dollar tourism boost to begin in weeks.

Wed 10 Mar 2021

First look: New ‘Japanese style’ tower for Surfers Paradise

Premium Content First look: New ‘Japanese style’ tower for Surfers Paradise

A developer has unveiled plans for a $75 million, 27-storey Japanese-inspired tower in central Surfers Paradise with some highly unusual features. SEE THE PLANS

Thu 25 Feb 2021

Brisbane preferred candidate to host 2032 Olympics

Premium Content Brisbane preferred candidate to host 2032 Olympics

Brisbane has been named the preferred candidate by the IOC to host the 2032 Olympic Games, giving Queensland’s bid an important edge with organisers.

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Kakadu closure would be ‘catastrophic’ says tourism boss

Premium Content Kakadu closure would be ‘catastrophic’ says tourism boss

THE head of Top End Tourism says the potential closure of the Kakadu Nation Park could have “catastrophic” impacts on the industry

Qld gem crowned king of Aussie tourist towns

Premium Content Qld gem crowned king of Aussie tourist towns

A Queensland tourist hot spot has been named the top tourist town in the country, and it’s one of only two from the state to make the top 10.

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Traditional owners threaten to close Kakadu

Premium Content Traditional owners threaten to close Kakadu

TRADITIONAL Owners of Kakadu National Park are at loggerheads with Parks Australia and threatening to close the World Heritage site

Fri 19 Feb 2021

Revealed: Goldie's boldest tourist attraction plans

Premium Content Revealed: Goldie's boldest tourist attraction plans

A giant rotating statue of a lifesaver and the world’s tallest bikini girl statue are just some of the bold tourism ideas proposed for the Gold Coast.

Shorter, ‘more intense’ Dark Mofo confirmed for 2021

Premium Content Shorter, ‘more intense’ Dark Mofo confirmed for 2021

One of the state’s favourite festivals will return to its gloriously dark and subversive best this year as its organisers break from the sponsorship deals they say were...

Thu 18 Feb 2021

Artificial ‘island’ and buyouts: Tourism giant’s money move

Premium Content Artificial ‘island’ and buyouts: Tourism giant’s money move

A huge tourism conglomerate has revealed details of a new multimillion-dollar floating tourist island and bid to snap up rival businesses after JobKeeper ends.

Wed 17 Feb 2021

Palazzo GM hits ‘pathetic collection of reviews’

Premium Content Palazzo GM hits ‘pathetic collection of reviews’

Palazzo Versace’s general manager has hit back at negative online reviews, saying the hotel has a “special place in the hearts of thousands of loyal and frequent...

Tue 16 Feb 2021

Jet skiers play deadly game in croc infested waters

Premium Content Jet skiers play deadly game in croc infested waters

A Far North guide has called for a jet skis to be banned in crocodile country before an ‘accident waiting to happen’ with a man-eating saltie.

Mon 15 Feb 2021

Wipeout: Coast set to lose big tourist events

Premium Content Wipeout: Coast set to lose big tourist events

The Gold Coast’s premier surfing event for 2021 looks set for certain wipe-out amid a stoush over the costs of COVID-19 quarantine requirements.

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Billion dollar project a lifeline for Queensland tourism

Premium Content Billion dollar project a lifeline for Queensland tourism

Tourism may have been hammered by COVID-19 but a casino boss says the best is yet to come for southeast Queensland.

Tue 9 Feb 2021

Kakadu’s hidden gems unlocked in new wet season tour

Premium Content Kakadu’s hidden gems unlocked in new wet season tour

A NEW wet season tour at Kakadu showcases just why hundreds of tourists are flocking to see the park come alive during the monsoon

Mon 8 Feb 2021

PM's hope for Pacific bubble 'soon'

Premium Content PM's hope for Pacific bubble 'soon'

Scott Morrison says Australia is working with Pacific Island nations on their testing regimes in the hopes of expediting a COVID-safe travel bubble.

Defence bans ‘offensive’ CU in the NT brand

Premium Content Defence bans ‘offensive’ CU in the NT brand

DEFENCE have banned all ‘CU in the NT’ products from being worn or displayed in Robertson Barracks after the popular guerrilla tourism brand was labelled too...

Sat 6 Feb 2021

Tourists could be banned from parts of ‘wild’ Fraser

Premium Content Tourists could be banned from parts of ‘wild’ Fraser

The number of visitors to the world’s biggest sand island could be slashed - and banned from parts - in the wake of the latest dingo attack.

Thu 4 Feb 2021

Major reef tourism operator shedding staff

Premium Content Major reef tourism operator shedding staff

A pioneering reef tourism operator today confirmed it would slash staff as the end of Jobkeeper looms with no international visitors on the horizon.

Wed 3 Feb 2021

Dire new prediction for travel industry

Dire new prediction for travel industry

More than half of Australia’s tourism businesses will go bust after the JobKeeper program ends unless they are thrown a financial lifeline, industry bosses warn.

Tue 2 Feb 2021

Revealed: Why southerners are flocking to live in Qld

Premium Content Revealed: Why southerners are flocking to live in Qld

Thousands have left southern cities and states, heading to Brisbane and the rest of Queensland in droves, new figures show. And there’s one reason why.

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