Tourism

Wed 24 Jun 2020

'Enough with the closed borders, Queensland must reopen'

premium_icon 'Enough with the closed borders, Queensland must reopen'

As Victoria’s COVID-19 cases increase, there is an impending sense of let-down that Queensland’s July 10 border reopening may not happen, writes Lucy Carne.

Backpackers lift the lid on racist Aussies

Backpackers lift the lid on racist Aussies

We’re one of the most multicultural nations but Australia has a reputation for being racist - and backpackers say it’s worse than ever.

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

Quarantining pair ‘went on cruise’ instead

Quarantining pair ‘went on cruise’ instead

Two people granted a coronavirus exemption in the Northern Territory to “collect a vehicle” went on a cruise in Kakadu National Park, police say.

Bali tourists slammed for ‘irresponsible’ pic

Bali tourists slammed for ‘irresponsible’ pic

A luxurious Bali yoga retreat has come under fire after more than a hundred people flouted coronavirus restrictions for a chanting ceremony.

’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.

Sat 20 Jun 2020

Best way to help Aussies get back on their feet

premium_icon Best way to help Aussies get back on their feet

Unemployment rate is spiking and many businesses are going under — but there is something you can do to help haul them out of their COVID-19 downturn.

NZ Prime Minister puts Cairns on holiday shortlist

premium_icon NZ Prime Minister puts Cairns on holiday shortlist

A hotel-manager couple received a response to their invitation to New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern to spend her next holiday in Cairns when flights resume.

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Time to review northern routes

premium_icon Time to review northern routes

Soon I will be able to fly direct to Cairns for $120, but a trip to Rockhampton will cost a day and $500-plus.

Thu 18 Jun 2020

Shocking cost of international flights

Shocking cost of international flights

Thousands of passengers are still flying into Australia – but if you’re planning to leave, the cost is high.

Northern Territory to reopen borders on July 17

Northern Territory to reopen borders on July 17

It's time to book a holiday to the Top End with the Northern Territory announcing it will welcome Aussies back from next month.

No border restrictions for nation’s favourite whale

premium_icon No border restrictions for nation’s favourite whale

As speculation grows over the whereabouts of Australia’s favourite whale, online bookies have weighed in. Here’s where they’re betting Migaloo will show up.

Fly North takes off: Coast to Cairns locked in

premium_icon Fly North takes off: Coast to Cairns locked in

EXCLUSIVE: Things are looking up, literally, after a devastating few months, with long-awaited northern flights locked in for the Sunshine Coast.

Explore untouched parts of the reef with Lady Musgrave

premium_icon Explore untouched parts of the reef with Lady Musgrave

Lady Musgrave Experience’s new pontoon will allow access to untouched parts of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Millions lost as Gold Coast ‘misses the boat’ on tourists

premium_icon Millions lost as Gold Coast ‘misses the boat’ on tourists

The Gold Coast has “missed the boat” for the July school holidays, costing the city millions of dollars in lost income.

Southern tourists queuing at the border ready to spend big

premium_icon Southern tourists queuing at the border ready to spend big

Cashed-up tourists from Australia’s southern states are ready to flock to the Sunshine State the minute the border is reopened.

Sat 13 Jun 2020

‘Give 10k tax incentive to boost travel’

premium_icon ‘Give 10k tax incentive to boost travel’

The boss of accommodation giant Wyndham is urging the Federal Government to unleash a wave of domestic tourism spending through a tax incentive program.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Travellers may pay for hotel quarantine

Travellers may pay for hotel quarantine

Returned Aussie travellers may be asked to pay for their forced 14-day hotel quarantine, after millions was spent on accommodation during pandemic.

Thu 11 Jun 2020

LNP MP breaks ranks to back JobKeeper extension

premium_icon LNP MP breaks ranks to back JobKeeper extension

JobKeeper payments need to be extended for a major Queensland employment sector, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says, as his region battles an economic crisis.

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