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Mon 29 Jun 2020

Cheap flights as new rival takes on Qantas, Virgin

premium_icon Cheap flights as new rival takes on Qantas, Virgin

The airline has promised tickets will be affordable and include baggage and meals to lure passengers flying the ‘golden circle’ of aviation off other companies.

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Holiday hell: ‘$6000 out-of-pocket after 100 days’

premium_icon Holiday hell: ‘$6000 out-of-pocket after 100 days’

Is 100 days waiting for an airline refund too long? Frustrated Aussie travellers want their money back and will be grounded longer than first thought. Here’s what to...

What happens to your points, tickets after Virgin buy out

premium_icon What happens to your points, tickets after Virgin buy out

Virgin Australia’s new owner has confirmed it will honour millions of dollars worth of travel credits and hinted at lifting a refund freeze.

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Huge crowds welcome Sea World’s return from shutdown

premium_icon Huge crowds welcome Sea World’s return from shutdown

About 2000 Sea World staff returned to work today to a round of applause as the Gold Coast theme park celebrated its reopening after three months.

SNEAK PEEK: Inside this little town’s big steamy secret

premium_icon SNEAK PEEK: Inside this little town’s big steamy secret

Most visitors go to this hidden gem to ride mountain bikes, but a steamy new addition is set to seduce hedonists and get endorphins flowing.

Ultimate guide: What to do these school holidays

premium_icon Ultimate guide: What to do these school holidays

Time to get those restless kids out of the house and on a local adventure! Check out our comprehensive guide for top spots to travel to in Queensland.

‘Inch closer’ to normality as theme parks reopen

premium_icon ‘Inch closer’ to normality as theme parks reopen

Three months after they closed their doors, the first of the Gold Coast’s theme parks is flinging its gates open to thousands this morning.

Revealed: Queensland’s best hidden tourism gems

premium_icon Revealed: Queensland’s best hidden tourism gems

As Queensland gears up for the school holidays it’s a perfect time to discover some of the many hidden gems the Sunshine State has to offer.

Bold plan to open borders on July 10... for some

premium_icon Bold plan to open borders on July 10... for some

QUEENSLAND borders would be thrown open to the country on July 10, with only Melbourne passengers put through a two-week quarantine, under a bold plan to revive the...

Tour operators braced for $1 billion windfall

premium_icon Tour operators braced for $1 billion windfall

Queensland’s tourism industry is set to get a helping hand courtesy of the school holidays, as almost half of Queenslanders plan a winter escape in the state.

Thu 25 Jun 2020

Overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021: Qantas

Overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021: Qantas

Amid the massive blow to the national carrier’s workforce, Qantas chief Alan Joyce has revealed we won’t be going overseas anytime soon.

Airbnb boss says ‘travel is over’ as markets dive

premium_icon Airbnb boss says ‘travel is over’ as markets dive

Brian Chesky, the man behind holiday rental site Airbnb, has cast a gloomy shadow over the future of travel as global markets slide amid a new spike in coronavirus...

‘Cruel hoax’ pulled on troubled theme parks

premium_icon ‘Cruel hoax’ pulled on troubled theme parks

The Morrison Government is being accused of a “cruel hoax” on Gold Coast theme parks after an offer of multimillion-dollar emergency loans was “ripped away”.

More Qantas jobs to go if outbreak delays ‘trans-Tasman bubble’

premium_icon More Qantas jobs to go if outbreak delays ‘trans-Tasman...

More Qantas workers face the sack if Victoria’s new coronavirus outbreak delays the resumption of interstate air travel and plans for a “trans-Tasman bubble”.

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Major players lodge last-minute bid to stop Virgin sale

premium_icon Major players lodge last-minute bid to stop Virgin sale

The imminent sale of Virgin Australia appears to have been delayed after administrators received a bold new plan to recapitalise the airline.

Can’t get to Tassie? Brrr try Stanthorpe

premium_icon Can’t get to Tassie? Brrr try Stanthorpe

The State Government’s new tourism campaign is called ‘Queensland – You’re Good to Go’ and it encourages us all to rediscover the delights of our home state.

Theme park futures in doubt after major funding blow

premium_icon Theme park futures in doubt after major funding blow

Queensland’s ailing theme parks have been slapped with another blow just days ahead of Sea World’s planned reopening, plunging their futures into uncertainty, after a...

Tue 23 Jun 2020

Get ready to hit play on this Tassie highlights reel

premium_icon Get ready to hit play on this Tassie highlights reel

Itching to travel interstate but only have a week? Once coronavirus restrictions ease, here's how to make the most out of seven days on the Apple Isle.

’Bula bubble’ to let Aussies go to Fiji

’Bula bubble’ to let Aussies go to Fiji

The proposed plan would give Aussies the option to complete 14 days of quarantine in a Fijian hotel — which doesn’t sound too bad at all.

Why Queensland is the best place to be in Winter

premium_icon Why Queensland is the best place to be in Winter

Tourism bosses and travel experts agree that if you had to be trapped anywhere at the moment, Queensland would have to be it.

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