Tourism

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Failed Coast company director to front court

premium_icon Failed Coast company director to front court

The director of a failed company has been asked to explain why $600,000 was transferred from his day tour business to pay for personal loans.

Tue 11 Feb 2020

Job layoffs begin in wake of China travel ban

premium_icon Job layoffs begin in wake of China travel ban

Some businesses are being forced to lay staff off as revenues plummet in the wake of coronavirus.

Mon 10 Feb 2020

SOS for Morrison as viral impact of coronavirus hits jobs

premium_icon SOS for Morrison as viral impact of coronavirus hits jobs

Tourism chiefs have issued an SOS to the Prime Minister as the full impact of the coronavirus crisis becomes apparent.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Dreamworld shuts down iconic thrill ride

premium_icon Dreamworld shuts down iconic thrill ride

Dreamworld has quietly closed its second major thrill ride in the last three months in the wake of the Thunder River Rapids disaster.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

‘This is going to be worse than SARS or the GFC’

premium_icon ‘This is going to be worse than SARS or the GFC’

The fallout of the Coronavirus crisis is set to be worse than the global financial crisis and SARS for the Gold Coast, industry leaders say.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Robert Irwin recruited to save state’s tourism industry

premium_icon Robert Irwin recruited to save state’s tourism industry

Wildlife warrior Robert Irwin will front a tourism campaign, to mitigate the devastating impact the coronavirus is expected to have on the industry.

Wed 5 Feb 2020

‘We’re screwed’: Travel ban will result in staff cuts

premium_icon ‘We’re screwed’: Travel ban will result in staff cuts

A tourism leader says any businesses working in the Chinese market in Far North Queensland are “screwed” because of coronavirus.

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Motel owners set sights on expansion

premium_icon Motel owners set sights on expansion

After three years running the Toogoolawah Motel, the owners are hopeful they will soon take their business to the next level.

WHALE SHARK WONDER: Marine expert’s bold tourism idea

premium_icon WHALE SHARK WONDER: Marine expert’s bold tourism idea

HERVEY Bay is world renowned for it large marine visitors but even the experts couldn’t have predicted what Judy Green and Dan Gatt came across.

Virus fears: 42,000 jobs on the line

premium_icon Virus fears: 42,000 jobs on the line

A furious Gold Coast tourism boss says the State Government is not doing enough to protect its golden goose from the coronavirus crisis.

Tourism industry faces job cuts in$1.7b coronavirus hit

premium_icon Tourism industry faces job cuts in$1.7b coronavirus hit

Queensland businesses are facing a potential loss of up to $1.7 billion, and staff may have to be laid off, as employers struggle to operate under extreme stress as...

Mon 3 Feb 2020

How much viral threat is costing tourist hot spot

premium_icon How much viral threat is costing tourist hot spot

Cairns has suffered a massive tourism blow, with coronavirus travel limitations decreasing visitor numbers by over 60 per cent.

Travel bans a savage blow for tourism

Travel bans a savage blow for tourism

Travel bans sparked by the coronavirus outbreak are already having savage economic consequences for our tourism industry.

Coronavirus: ‘This will take Gold Coast years to recover from’

premium_icon Coronavirus: ‘This will take Gold Coast years to recover...

More than $2m will be pumped into a coronavirus tourism rescue plan to lure Australian families to the Gold Coast.

Thu 30 Jan 2020

Qantas to keep flying to China despite virus

Qantas to keep flying to China despite virus

As global airlines ban or scale back services to mainland China amid coronavirus fears, Qantas flights into and out of China are unaffected.

Unique chance to take over successful, bustling cafe

premium_icon Unique chance to take over successful, bustling cafe

A new cafe 1950s style cafe has proven a winner already - and the man who started it all is willing to hand it over, to the right owners.

Wed 29 Jan 2020

What can save our tourism from viral effect

premium_icon What can save our tourism from viral effect

The coronavirus outbreak is shaping as the biggest threat to Qld tourism since the SARS scare almost 20 years ago. But there’s a contingency plan we can enact.

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Hotel’s push to find 110 staff in 50 days

premium_icon Hotel’s push to find 110 staff in 50 days

One business is about to kick off the mother of all recruitment drives in pursuit of 110 new staff members over the next 50 days.

Unique experiences drawing visitors to Ipswich

premium_icon Unique experiences drawing visitors to Ipswich

The helicopter picnic tours are regularly being used for wedding proposals.

How Ipswich pulled in two million visitors in a year

premium_icon How Ipswich pulled in two million visitors in a year

One of the city’s biggest attractions, in Springfield, drew in 300,000 people.

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