Tourism

Tue 7 Apr 2020

Trapped in paradise: travellers stuck in Byron Bay

premium_icon Trapped in paradise: travellers stuck in Byron Bay

ONE man has received a huge response from people wanting to help him in this tricky situation.

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Graph shows Bali on the brink of collapse

Graph shows Bali on the brink of collapse

On average, this holiday hotspot hosts around 1.2 million Aussies each year. Now, there’s fears Bali could be about to hit a “catastrophic” end.

Thu 2 Apr 2020

New job lifeline for Aussie workers

premium_icon New job lifeline for Aussie workers

Tourism and hospitality workers out of a job since the coronavirus pandemic in Australia can consider a career pivot into one of eight in-demand roles.

Thousands of backpackers may be sent home

premium_icon Thousands of backpackers may be sent home

More than 100,000 backpackers are in Australia on special working visas, but COVID-19 restrictions mean many may be forced to return home.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Inside the Sydney hotel housing 239 cruise passengers

premium_icon Inside the Sydney hotel housing 239 cruise passengers

Qantas has flown 239 Australians into Sydney from Honolulu where they had become stranded aboard the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship. SEE INSIDE THE FLIGHT & HOTEL

Southwest town bans tourists: ‘we won’t cope with COVID-19’

premium_icon Southwest town bans tourists: ‘we won’t cope with COVID-19’

CANCEL YOUR PLANS: One of the few regions in Queensland without a confirmed case of COVID-19 has blatantly told tourists to stay away.

More jobs go as hotel delays planned opening

premium_icon More jobs go as hotel delays planned opening

The tourism and hospitality sector has taken another hit after the workers of an about to be opened new hotel were told they would also be stood down.

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Tigerair suspends all flights, nationwide

premium_icon Tigerair suspends all flights, nationwide

Tigerair has stopped all flights across the country and its parent company Virgin Australia will ground 90 per cent of flights.

Ex-holiday homes hit rental market as tourism takes a hit

Ex-holiday homes hit rental market as tourism takes a hit

As of Friday, 154 rental properties were listed

Tourism boss plea to PM: ‘Shut this place down’

premium_icon Tourism boss plea to PM: ‘Shut this place down’

A tourism boss has blasted Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s latest unprecedented restrictions, saying the sector is suffering “death by a thousand cuts”.

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Tourists blatantly ignore virus rule

Tourists blatantly ignore virus rule

Tourists visiting the popular shores of Byron Bay have blatantly ignored social distancing advice – simply to catch a sunset on a Sunday afternoon.

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Carparks, sports hub closed in council's attack on COVID-19

premium_icon Carparks, sports hub closed in council's attack on COVID-19

"COUNCIL is well-prepared and will continue its emergency response with a strong focus on the delivery of essential services."

Fri 20 Mar 2020

Tourism leader calls for complete national shutdown

premium_icon Tourism leader calls for complete national shutdown

One of Australia’s tourism entrepreneurs has called for a drastic month-long shutdown of the entire country to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Cruise ship in Sydney hit by virus

Cruise ship in Sydney hit by virus

Authorities are frantically making contact with 2700 passengers from a cruise ship that docked in Sydney after at least three people tested positive for coronavirus.

Thu 19 Mar 2020

Whitsundays hotel request that stumped customer

premium_icon Whitsundays hotel request that stumped customer

Hotel asks for medical certificate from would-be holiday-maker looking to cancel booking

Wed 18 Mar 2020

Cancellations smash $1 billion a year state events industry

premium_icon Cancellations smash $1 billion a year state events industry

The full impact of the coronavirus on the tourism industry is starting to become clear, with more than 50 events already cancelled in the past week.

North QLD island issues travel ban for visitors

North QLD island issues travel ban for visitors

Queensland’s largest indigenous community has asked non-essential travellers to stay away in a bid to protect residents from coronavirus.

Tue 17 Mar 2020

How your cancellation is crippling an industry

premium_icon How your cancellation is crippling an industry

With most travellers choosing to cancel their trip until the coronavirus has passed, few realise another crisis is unfolding as a result

‘Deteriorating’ airline industry cuts Virgin’s credit rating

premium_icon ‘Deteriorating’ airline industry cuts Virgin’s credit rating

The survival of Australia’s second-largest airline may depend on it cutting more costs in the next few months if the virus crisis eats away at its $900 million cash...

Sat 14 Mar 2020

CONFIRMED: No impact on theme parks

premium_icon CONFIRMED: No impact on theme parks

Good news for fun-lovers, with official confirmation the restrictions on crowds will not apply to Gold Coast theme parks.

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