Tourism

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.

Sat 13 Feb 2021

‘Can’t keep going like this’: Snap lockdown causes chaos

Premium Content ‘Can’t keep going like this’: Snap lockdown causes chaos

Far North leaders are scrambling to respond to another sudden lockdown of the Queensland border to residents of greater Melbourne that’s thrown plans into chaos

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

‘Enlightening visit’: Tourism minister outlines rebound plan

Premium Content ‘Enlightening visit’: Tourism minister outlines rebound plan

Business leaders are upbeat about the prospect of continued support for the ailing tourism industry following a visit from the federal tourism minister.

Sat 6 Feb 2021

Tourists to go nuts for Australian first experience at Bundy

Premium Content Tourists to go nuts for Australian first experience at Bundy

“Our growers are the absolute lifeblood of the Bundaberg region and to be able to take small crops and turn it into a tourism destination”

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

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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.

Fri 29 Jan 2021

Don’t rush to Queensland, Aussies told

Don’t rush to Queensland, Aussies told

Annastacia Palaszczuk is now pleading with Sydney to visit Queensland when the border reopens next week. An expert says travellers should tread with caution.

Thu 28 Jan 2021

Booking bonanza as Queensland reopens to Sydney

Premium Content Booking bonanza as Queensland reopens to Sydney

A whopping 100 per cent increase in holiday bookings was recorded in the hours after it was announced the state would ease restrictions on NSW travellers.

Tue 19 Jan 2021

What Gold Coast cableway would cost

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A report to council has revealed what it will take to build a cableway to the Gold Coast hinterland on a controversial new route.

Fri 8 Jan 2021

‘Watching your child die’: Founder ire as tourism icon dies

Premium Content ‘Watching your child die’: Founder ire as tourism icon dies

Tourism founders blast a government-owned company that they say destroyed their iconic business.

Mon 4 Jan 2021

‘We feel free’: Melbourne holidaymakers enjoy GC

Premium Content ‘We feel free’: Melbourne holidaymakers enjoy GC

While locations across Australia are battling COVID-19 outbreaks, Surfers Paradise was booming on Sunday with tourists catching some sun, sales and surf.

Sun 3 Jan 2021

Fears of another tourism collapse after southern outbreak

Premium Content Fears of another tourism collapse after southern outbreak

Nervous southerners are cancelling Queensland holidays in droves, but there has been an unexpected silver lining for the state’s battered tourism industry.

Sat 2 Jan 2021

Tourism industry reeling at piecemeal policy

Premium Content Tourism industry reeling at piecemeal policy

Tourism industry leaders say the sector is suffering as ongoing uncertainty over Queensland’s border restrictions takes its toll.

Tue 29 Dec 2020

Silver lining to Queensland’s border chaos

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Border delays could be an “upside in a dark chapter” for the state’s tourism industry. But the State Government’s looming border decision will be crucial.

Sat 26 Dec 2020

Luxury rentals empty as tourists ditch iconic holiday spot

Premium Content Luxury rentals empty as tourists ditch iconic holiday spot

Nervous Sydneysiders have cancelled around 17 per cent of their Christmas bookings to Noosa.

Thu 24 Dec 2020

LIVE: Sydney 'no longer a hot spot': NT

Premium Content LIVE: Sydney 'no longer a hot spot': NT

As NSW recorded nine new cases, the Northern Territory declared Sydney was no longer a hot spot and details emerged about how Aussies will receive the vaccine.

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