Tourism

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.

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Surprising nation has world’s most powerful passport

Surprising nation has world’s most powerful passport

A country has come from nowhere and suddenly had its passport declared the most powerful in the world. This is how it happened.

Tue 4 Dec 2018

Beach that beat us as world’s best

Beach that beat us as world’s best

WE might think Whitehaven is the best beach in the world. But hundreds of top travel experts think this European spot is better.

Believe it or not, this photo is illegal

Believe it or not, this photo is illegal

A tourist has been arrested for accidentally taking an illegal photo. Believe it or not, this iconic image is one of them.

I ditched my Qantas card and this is better

I ditched my Qantas card and this is better

When she set out on her overseas trip, she thought she was devoted — but then this traveller found a cheaper, more convenient alternative.

Mum who died ‘not examined properly’

Mum who died ‘not examined properly’

A coroner says Aussie mum Anna Bowditch, who died three weeks after breaking her leg on holiday, wasn’t examined properly before surgery.

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