Tourism

Sun 3 Jan 2021

Fears of another tourism collapse after southern outbreak

Premium Content Fears of another tourism collapse after southern outbreak

Nervous southerners are cancelling Queensland holidays in droves, but there has been an unexpected silver lining for the state’s battered tourism industry.

Sat 2 Jan 2021

Tourism industry reeling at piecemeal policy

Premium Content Tourism industry reeling at piecemeal policy

Tourism industry leaders say the sector is suffering as ongoing uncertainty over Queensland’s border restrictions takes its toll.

Tue 29 Dec 2020

Silver lining to Queensland’s border chaos

Premium Content Silver lining to Queensland’s border chaos

Border delays could be an “upside in a dark chapter” for the state’s tourism industry. But the State Government’s looming border decision will be crucial.

Sat 26 Dec 2020

Luxury rentals empty as tourists ditch iconic holiday spot

Premium Content Luxury rentals empty as tourists ditch iconic holiday spot

Nervous Sydneysiders have cancelled around 17 per cent of their Christmas bookings to Noosa.

Thu 24 Dec 2020

LIVE: Sydney 'no longer a hot spot': NT

Premium Content LIVE: Sydney 'no longer a hot spot': NT

As NSW recorded nine new cases, the Northern Territory declared Sydney was no longer a hot spot and details emerged about how Aussies will receive the vaccine.

‘Supercharged appeal’ key to Richmond Valley tourism

Premium Content ‘Supercharged appeal’ key to Richmond Valley tourism

The draft Richmond Valley Council strategic plan is on public exhibition.

Wed 23 Dec 2020

Tourism minister roasted over comment

Tourism minister roasted over comment

Queensland’s Opposition Leader has let fly at the Tourism Minister after he called on locked-out Sydneysiders to cancel their bookings.

Tourism jobs plunge to lowest levels

Tourism jobs plunge to lowest levels

Tourism jobs have plunged to their lowest ever September levels with new figures revealing which occupations were hit hardest by COVID-19.

Tue 22 Dec 2020

Bookings wipeout: Border chaos to cost millions

Premium Content Bookings wipeout: Border chaos to cost millions

Queensland tourism operators face a $250m king hit from the latest border closure, with the latest move threatening to last the entire holidays.

Move over Byron, Ballina: There’s a new tourism hotspot

Premium Content Move over Byron, Ballina: There’s a new tourism hotspot

One previously unfashionable town in the tourism stakes has moved up the rankings.

Mon 21 Dec 2020

‘SPECTACULAR’: First ride on Sea World’s Vortex

Premium Content ‘SPECTACULAR’: First ride on Sea World’s Vortex

Buckle up thrillseekers – the Gold Coast’s newest theme park ride opens today in the first stage of a $50 million new precinct of attractions.

Fri 18 Dec 2020

‘Kick in the guts’: Tourism fears amidst police crackdown

Premium Content ‘Kick in the guts’: Tourism fears amidst police crackdown

Police will increase traffic stops as Queensland tourism leaders stay hopeful a Sydney COVID-19 outbreak will not stop a surge in tourists from the south.

Thu 17 Dec 2020

Indigenous tourism puts history at our fingertips

Indigenous tourism puts history at our fingertips

Indigenous tourism is gaining popularity as locals and visitors alike seek a greater understanding of our city and its history and culture.

Tue 15 Dec 2020

The parts of Fraser Island you can visit from today

Premium Content The parts of Fraser Island you can visit from today

Hopes are high for a last-minute rush of Christmas bookings as Fraser Island reopens after devastating fires. WHERE YOU CAN GO

Mon 14 Dec 2020

ULTRA LUXURY: Developer’s $60m plan for iconic destination

Premium Content ULTRA LUXURY: Developer’s $60m plan for iconic destination

A high profile developer has unveiled a $60 million plan to build an ultra luxury resort and homes in this iconic destination — and the vision is incredible.

Sun 13 Dec 2020

Big bungle with Dan‘s freebie plan

Big bungle with Dan‘s freebie plan

Daniel Andrews’ pre-Christmas travel voucher perk for tired Victorians has launched with utter confusion after his team forgot one crucial element.

Fri 11 Dec 2020

No vacancy: Towns all booked out in tourism revival

Premium Content No vacancy: Towns all booked out in tourism revival

After a year of being locked down, hordes of Aussie holiday-makers are frantically snapping up getaway hotspots.

Tue 8 Dec 2020

Tourist’s pain: ‘It’s a long way to fly not to see the reef’

Premium Content Tourist’s pain: ‘It’s a long way to fly not to see the reef’

They flew into Cairns with dreams of visiting the Great Barrier Reef — but what happened was a huge disappointment.

Sun 6 Dec 2020

Tourism downturn’s ‘hidden’ victims

Tourism downturn’s ‘hidden’ victims

It’s no secret tourism has been hit hard by the lockdowns – but despite new support packages, many businesses will still struggle well into 2021.

Fri 27 Nov 2020

Southerners snap up bookings for the NT Summer Sale

Premium Content Southerners snap up bookings for the NT Summer Sale

TOURISTS from New South Wales have been the quickest to snap up bookings under the $5m NT Summer Sale with more than 1300 signing up last month.

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