Tourism

Thu 3 Jan 2019

Leaders move to overturn 'damaging' perceptions of drought

premium_icon Leaders move to overturn 'damaging' perceptions of drought

MAYOR: 'I want people to come and see that we are up beat and positive about the impact the drought is having on our region.'

Wed 2 Jan 2019

10 million foreigners heading here

10 million foreigners heading here

NEW analysis shows Australia will be inundated with a record 10 million people from overseas this year — and it’s all good news.

Thu 27 Dec 2018

Why Queensland won the tourism crown for 2018

premium_icon Why Queensland won the tourism crown for 2018

The Sunshine State’s tourism industry recorded a big 2018 – and there’s one main reason why we remain the “jewel in Australia’s crown”.

Tue 25 Dec 2018

Add this to your great drives list

Add this to your great drives list

Ann Rickard discovers the scenic drive from Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island to Glenorchy, a tiny and sleepy lakeside settlement

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Horror end to family’s Bali holiday

Horror end to family’s Bali holiday

The Melbourne family was enjoying a holiday in a five-star resort, but it all changed in one brief moment. WARNING: Graphic images

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Tourism boss puts PR before shark safety

premium_icon Tourism boss puts PR before shark safety

Fearing bad publicity, a tourism boss lobbied to remove controversial drumlines from Cid Harbour after two shark attacks, and before a third fatal attack.

‘I want Celine Dion to take up residence here’

premium_icon ‘I want Celine Dion to take up residence here’

Celine Dion as a Gold Coast resident? That’s just one of the ideas floated as the key to 2019 being the city’s best year ever.

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Seven epic reasons to visit the Outback in 2019

premium_icon Seven epic reasons to visit the Outback in 2019

HERE are seven things you need to put on your travel bucket list next year.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

WATCH: Pint-sized poddy riders wow crowd

WATCH: Pint-sized poddy riders wow crowd

COULD these pint-sized poddy riders lead next Queensland’s tourism revival?

Aussie’s $62k Bali heartache after horror scooter crash

Aussie’s $62k Bali heartache after horror scooter crash

Far from Kuta’s busy roads, in reasonably quiet Canggu, Amethyst Chrystal thought it would be safe to ride a scooter. She was wrong.

‘Gross’ find in plane seat

‘Gross’ find in plane seat

A passenger was left disgusted after reaching into her seat pocket on a flight to discover someone had left a sickening surprise inside.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Whitsunday operator inducted into ecotourism hall of fame

premium_icon Whitsunday operator inducted into ecotourism hall of fame

Huge achievement for Airlie Beach tourism company.

The ancient law costing billions in super yacht tourism

premium_icon The ancient law costing billions in super yacht tourism

ANTHONY Hodgson, the skipper of super yacht 'Endless Summer' says a law dating back to the days of Captain Cook is costing Australia billions in tourism revenue

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Why my first solo trip abroad turned into a nightmare

premium_icon Why my first solo trip abroad turned into a nightmare

This time two weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the third-world street, my travel bag stolen, with it my phone, wallet and cash.

Fate of Connolly Dam as recreation site to be decided today

premium_icon Fate of Connolly Dam as recreation site to be decided today

THE council is set to vote on four proposals that will influence how the dam is managed, including possibly reversing limitation on access to fishing.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Aussie’s $900k holiday nightmare

Aussie’s $900k holiday nightmare

In a tragic instant, a couple’s dream holiday was ruined. And to make matters worse, the bills kept piling up to an astronomical amount.

Outrage over tourist’s explicit video

Outrage over tourist’s explicit video

Egyptian authorities are investigating a porn video filmed at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, after it went viral and sparked fury.

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Queensland’s two hottest tourist destinations

premium_icon Queensland’s two hottest tourist destinations

An influential travel magazine has named its top 19 places to go for 2019 — and Queensland boasts two hot spots on the list.

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Tourist’s killing ‘sexually motivated’

Tourist’s killing ‘sexually motivated’

Police have revealed more information about the security guard arrested in conjunction with the murder of an American tourist in Costa Rica.

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Couple shocked at cruise’s harsh truth

Couple shocked at cruise’s harsh truth

When their cruise ship left without them, a stranded couple was devastated — and angry. But it was all their fault.

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