Tourism

Thu 16 Jul 2020

First Sunny Coast flights a ‘great win’ for Cairns tourism

premium_icon First Sunny Coast flights a ‘great win’ for Cairns tourism

The first direct flight from the Sunshine Coast will touch down in Cairns on Friday.

Shark bite victim urges tourists to come to FNQ

premium_icon Shark bite victim urges tourists to come to FNQ

The 29-year-old deckhand and videographer who was reportedly bitten by a shark off Fitzroy Island has urged people not to be deterred from visiting the region.

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Which theme parks are reopening today

premium_icon Which theme parks are reopening today

More of southeast Queensland’s theme parks will welcome guests for the first time since March as the state’s coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Tue 14 Jul 2020

Anger as Straddie campsites empty over holidays

premium_icon Anger as Straddie campsites empty over holidays

Tourist-starved businesses on North Stradbroke Island are up in arms after the two-week school holiday period in which the island’s five main caravan parks remained...

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Grey nomads sent packing at Qld border

premium_icon Grey nomads sent packing at Qld border

A “substantial” number of travellers, included grey nomads towing caravans, have been turned around as they tried to cross the Queensland border before it reopened at...

WELCOME BACK: 238,000 expected across Qld borders

premium_icon WELCOME BACK: 238,000 expected across Qld borders

Some 238,000 people have already filled out border passes and are poised and ready to start pouring into Queensland when we officially reopen from noon.

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Tourists descend on Tweed ahead of border reopening

premium_icon Tourists descend on Tweed ahead of border reopening

Fears of border chaos have been heightened by news Tweed hotels are booked out, with some of their Gold Coast counterparts also noticing a significant change.

Wed 8 Jul 2020

NT tourism takes $40m hit in a single month

premium_icon NT tourism takes $40m hit in a single month

A national visitor survey for domestic tourism shows tourism spend in the Territory was $74 million compared to $110 million for the same time last year.

Tue 7 Jul 2020

‘Amazing’ Sea World ride will open on this date

premium_icon ‘Amazing’ Sea World ride will open on this date

The final touches are being put on Sea World’s new attraction as the park celebrates bumper crowds. But there’s one more thing that must happen before it opens.

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Hotels full but recovery has ‘long way to go’

premium_icon Hotels full but recovery has ‘long way to go’

Hotels across the Gold Coast have been booked out over the first weekend of the school holidays but a tourism boss warns recovery has a ‘long way to go’.

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Where stranded cruise ships are stuck

Where stranded cruise ships are stuck

Thousands of cruise ship workers, including some Australians, are still trapped on ships unable to dock because of COVID-19 restrictions.

1000 per cent increase: Border opening makes state number 1

premium_icon 1000 per cent increase: Border opening makes state number 1

Tourism operators are reporting an extraordinary surge in holiday-makers since the news of the border reopening.

Wed 1 Jul 2020

‘Traumatic’: Whale hits tourist boat

‘Traumatic’: Whale hits tourist boat

Several family members have been left injured after their small boat collided with a humpback whale in a freak accident off the coast of Alaska.

Tue 30 Jun 2020

Iconic Toowoomba site gets $244,000 for renovations

premium_icon Iconic Toowoomba site gets $244,000 for renovations

THE new money is on top of $211K already spent to support jobs in drought-affected communities.

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Theme park loans ‘at point of signing’ before collapse

premium_icon Theme park loans ‘at point of signing’ before collapse

Tourism Minister has revealed loan negotiations between theme parks and the Federal Government were almost complete when the deal suddenly collapsed.

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Brits share horror sunburn selfies

Brits share horror sunburn selfies

After plenty of Brits eagerly flocked to parks and beaches to enjoy record temps, some were definitely left feeling the burn.

Overseas travel unlikely before vaccine

Overseas travel unlikely before vaccine

Outgoing CMO Brendan Murphy has dashed hopes for international holidays with some stark parting words before stepping down.

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.

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.

Thu 25 Jun 2020

‘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”.

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