Tourism

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Why tiny, isolated town is in midst of ‘tourism boom’

premium_icon Why tiny, isolated town is in midst of ‘tourism boom’

A tiny Queensland town which has been cut off from the rest of the world by floodwaters is about to become a ‘bucket list destination’ drawing thousands.

Tue 23 Apr 2019

ALP tourism policy reaches for the sky

premium_icon ALP tourism policy reaches for the sky

LABOR has leapt ahead of the Coalition in the tourism funding stakes with a $250 million election announcement to reel in visitors from Australia and abroad.

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Woman sues tour company for $462k

premium_icon Woman sues tour company for $462k

A woman is suing a Qld tour company for almost $462,000, claiming she fractured her spine when she was thrown in the air during a boat trip.

Mon 15 Apr 2019

Camping with the crocs: Australia Zoo's $8m experience

premium_icon Camping with the crocs: Australia Zoo's $8m experience

AUSTRALIA Zoo is set to create Camp Croc Hunter, the $8 million wildlife camping experience is expected to lure more than 39,000 visitors to the Sunshine Coast each...

12,000 NRL fans deliver for Sunshine Coast

premium_icon 12,000 NRL fans deliver for Sunshine Coast

A match more than two years in the making drew a record crowd of almost 12,000 to the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Proposals, weddings and final wishes 2000 feet in the air

premium_icon Proposals, weddings and final wishes 2000 feet in the air

"One that sticks out to me is I had one girl who was 18 and she had two weeks to live”

Fri 5 Apr 2019

$250m hotel plan lodged to change the face of Mooloolaba

premium_icon $250m hotel plan lodged to change the face of Mooloolaba

EXCLUSIVE: A $250 million plan to change the face of Mooloolaba has been officially submitted for approval.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Reef operators threaten to leave Cairns over marina fees

premium_icon Reef operators threaten to leave Cairns over marina fees

Great Barrier Reef tour operators are threatening permanently set sail from Cairns unless they are afforded fairer fees at the city’s marina.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

‘Bikies are a threat’ to Gold Coast tourism

premium_icon ‘Bikies are a threat’ to Gold Coast tourism

The Gold Coast’s peak business body is pleading for more police, warning the city’s reputation as a tourism mecca is at risk from bikie gangs and drug raids.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Wanted: Workers needing a holiday

premium_icon Wanted: Workers needing a holiday

It’s the ultimate job advertisement. Queensland will be front and centre in a new $7.5 million campaign promoting working holidays.

Sun 10 Mar 2019

Rorting scandal threatening our beach tourism

premium_icon Rorting scandal threatening our beach tourism

CHINESE tour operators are scamming their clients out of their spending money in a dirty move tourism leaders say must be wiped out immediately.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Why cashed-up tourists love Australia

premium_icon Why cashed-up tourists love Australia

Australia is officially the number one destination for wealthy international travellers. And the boom is expected to add billions to the nation’s economy within the...

Fri 8 Mar 2019

High-end market flying by Bundy as there's nowhere to stay

premium_icon High-end market flying by Bundy as there's nowhere to stay

A SHORTFALL of five-star accommodation in Bundaberg is deterring high-end international tourists and business people from staying here.

Thu 7 Mar 2019

Why a sustainable Reef is good for business

premium_icon Why a sustainable Reef is good for business

Tourism is driving demand for new ways to see the best Cairns has to offer while also being environmentally friendly.

Tue 5 Mar 2019

Visitor levy could take Far North to a global audience

premium_icon Visitor levy could take Far North to a global audience

A SMALL levy on each of the 2.9 million visitors to the Far North each year could make a big difference to the marketing of the region. HAVE YOUR SAY

Sun 3 Mar 2019

‘Avoid at all costs’: Tourist site tells the harsh truth

‘Avoid at all costs’: Tourist site tells the harsh truth

A TRAVEL site has revealed which of the world’s most visited locations are also the most overrated and underwhelming.

Sat 2 Mar 2019

PHOTO SPECIAL: Sunken Tobruk comes alive

premium_icon PHOTO SPECIAL: Sunken Tobruk comes alive

BUNDABERG'S Tracy Olive has the amazing sights she captured during the first dive of the ex-HMAS Tobruk site.

Tue 26 Feb 2019

‘A myth’ that Coast needs second casino

premium_icon ‘A myth’ that Coast needs second casino

Star boss launches withering attack on State Government’s Global Tourism Hub plans, saying visitors to the Gold Coast have no interest in staying in a ‘ghetto’.

Sun 24 Feb 2019

First look at Goldy’s $2.5m image change

premium_icon First look at Goldy’s $2.5m image change

The Gold Coast is moving away from its last controversial tourism campaign with a $2.5 million rebranding. WATCH THE AD

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Dino hunters’ ’remarkable’ find in outback

premium_icon Dino hunters’ ’remarkable’ find in outback

Palaeontologists in Outback Queensland have revealed an amazing series of gigantic dinosaur footprints preserved in a creek bed for almost 100 million years.

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