Tourism

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.

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.

$10b body blow: Why travel industry needs your help

$10b body blow: Why travel industry needs your help

It’s an industry in crisis, and it took the biggest impact from the coronavirus lockdowns. But now Australia’s tourism bosses are fighting back.

Thu 8 Oct 2020

BITCHY: What the Big Prawn said to the Big Banana

Premium Content BITCHY: What the Big Prawn said to the Big Banana

BALLINA’S Big Prawn has sent a smashing reply to its cousin The Big Banana’s attempt for regional supremacy.

Uluru named one of the world’s best travel destinations

Premium Content Uluru named one of the world’s best travel destinations

THE beating heart of the Territory, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, has been named in the top three must see places in the world.

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Hint on when you can travel overseas

Hint on when you can travel overseas

The Budget has provided a hint on when international travel will recommence, with a big change in our tourism industry.

Tue 6 Oct 2020

$100m lure: Where Aussies want to travel now

Premium Content $100m lure: Where Aussies want to travel now

Aussies want to travel locally, as key tourism hot spots in every state have been given a $100 million lifeline to help get us there.

Magnetic Island proves a treat in COVID-19 recovery

Premium Content Magnetic Island proves a treat in COVID-19 recovery

Tourists are ‘rediscovering’ Magnetic Island as the holiday mecca bounces back from the coronavirus pandemic.

Fri 2 Oct 2020

Catch with Australia’s border reopening

Catch with Australia’s border reopening

Australia’s international borders could be weeks away from reopening for the first time since March — but here’s the unfortunate downside.

Thu 1 Oct 2020

Travel bubble opens Far North to more holidaymakers

Premium Content Travel bubble opens Far North to more holidaymakers

Eased COVID-19 travel restrictions mean visitors from huge swathes of north and western New South Wales can now enjoy a holiday in the Far North.

Great Ocean Road overlooked in tourism support package

Premium Content Great Ocean Road overlooked in tourism support package

The struggling Great Ocean Road tourism industry has been dealt with another blow after being left out from a recent share of $50 million in federal grants.

Wed 23 Sep 2020

Bargain flights coming as borders reopen

Bargain flights coming as borders reopen

Jetstar is expected to launch a flash sale between Sydney and Adelaide in the next 24 hours as Australia’s airlines gear up to resume travel to NSW.

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