Tourism

Wed 20 May 2020

’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...

Bursting at the seams for a great Aussie holiday

Bursting at the seams for a great Aussie holiday

The NSW government is ready to roll out a $300 million marketing plan to encourage Aussies to holiday in NSW once COVID restrictions are lifted.

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.

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.

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.

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?

$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.

Tue 5 May 2020

Graph’s grim forecast for Aussie travel

Graph’s grim forecast for Aussie travel

If the dream of travelling abroad felt like months away, well, you might want to brace yourself for some seriously long delays.

Mon 4 May 2020

'Unprecedented': Big news for our borders

'Unprecedented': Big news for our borders

Australia and New Zealand will engage in "unprecedented" discussions tomorrow with the aim of creating a "bubble" that would allow international travel.

Thu 30 Apr 2020

Sea turtles are thriving with tourists gone

Sea turtles are thriving with tourists gone

Bright lights and crowded beaches make it hard for sea turtles to nest but COVID-19 has given them back their habitat – and they’re flourishing.

Sat 25 Apr 2020

Island planning to pay tourists to visit

Island planning to pay tourists to visit

A European island is offering tourists a very lucrative deal – including paid flights and accommodation.

Mon 20 Apr 2020

Booze bike in the pipeline for city

premium_icon Booze bike in the pipeline for city

PLANS are afoot for a fun new business that could help tourists and locals get back on the bike once coronavirus restrictions become a thing of the past.

Thu 9 Apr 2020

How do we reset the tourism industry?

premium_icon How do we reset the tourism industry?

“AMONG the chaos and devastation from this global health crisis, an opportunity exists that we would never have thought possible.”

Wed 8 Apr 2020

Russian ship ordeal over for Aussie couple

premium_icon Russian ship ordeal over for Aussie couple

A Highton couple who were stranded in waters off Uruguay for two weeks have finally made it to Australian soil after successfully boarding a mercy flight.

Lifeline for stranded backpackers

premium_icon Lifeline for stranded backpackers

It’s one of many acts of kindness shining through the city’s darkest moments as Australia grapples with the coronavirus.

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