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Mon 9 Dec 2019

Woman dragged in horror Bali nightmare

Woman dragged in horror Bali nightmare

A young hairdresser has been flown home for emergency surgery after a motorcyclist in Bali tried to snatch her bag, dragging her along the road.

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Tasting the Tweed’s diverse foodie offerings

premium_icon Tasting the Tweed’s diverse foodie offerings

We’re on a long weekend epicurean adventure in a golden triangle of uncrowded beaches, diverse farmland and remnant rainforest.

Tricks to get the perfect holiday sleep while travelling

Tricks to get the perfect holiday sleep while travelling

Experts have revealed the simple ways to ensure you get good quality shut-eye while you’re travelling – and some may surprise you.

Bali thugs attack ‘beautiful soul’ during robbery

premium_icon Bali thugs attack ‘beautiful soul’ during robbery

A Byron Bay woman is being rushed back to Australia after suffering life-threatening head injuries in a shocking attack by Bali motorbike bandits.

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Freed Aussie toolie ‘very sorry’

premium_icon Freed Aussie toolie ‘very sorry’

Toolie Zac Whiting has been released from a Bali jail cell a week after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a security guard.

Cruise ship stranded for hours at sea

Cruise ship stranded for hours at sea

Hundreds of passengers on a cruise ship were left stranded out to sea off the South Australian coast after the vessel lost power this morning.

The truth about my upgrade on Jetstar

The truth about my upgrade on Jetstar

It’s was business class, but not as you know it — and certainly not with the same price tag. Here’s what to expect when you score a business class bargain.

‘Real danger’ as Bali runs out of water

‘Real danger’ as Bali runs out of water

Tourists have been blamed for a growing crisis in Bali that’s threatening food, culture and way of life on the drought-stricken island.

Thu 5 Dec 2019

Jetstar staff threaten to strike ahead of holiday peak

premium_icon Jetstar staff threaten to strike ahead of holiday peak

Pilots, baggage handlers and ramp staff have threatened industrial action ahead of Christmas, with the final decision set to be handed down soon.

Love potion? The tropical location where men propose weekly

Love potion? The tropical location where men propose weekly

There must be some love potion in the martinis at Marriott’s Momi Bay Resort because men are dropping to their knees all around the resort.

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Sex acts expected of backpackers in return for low wage

premium_icon Sex acts expected of backpackers in return for low wage

Eight female backpackers on working holiday visas were trapped in debt bondage to a farm boss who traded sex for work to pay bills he imposed on them.

Four words that unlock airfare freebies

Four words that unlock airfare freebies

Why lay on the terminal floor during an extended layover when a free luxury hotel room might already be part of your airline ticket?

$1 flights on sale as airlines battle and you are the winner

$1 flights on sale as airlines battle and you are the winner

First Qantas trotted out $99 flights, then Jetstar joined the party with a massive pre-Christmas sale. Now Tigerair’s hit back with even cheaper fares.

Panic as passenger lunges for door mid-air

Panic as passenger lunges for door mid-air

Flyers rushed to stop a man who shouted “I want to get out” and tried to open the door on a British Airways plane hours into the flight.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Qantas drops $99 flight sale for Christmas

Qantas drops $99 flight sale for Christmas

If you missed out on snapping up a Black Friday travel deal, you may still be in luck with Qantas dropping a new sale you won’t want to miss.

Scary reason to avoid a holiday tattoo

Scary reason to avoid a holiday tattoo

It might be an increasingly popular activity for travellers, but this is potentially one holiday souvenir that could backfire in a devastating way.

Fury at ‘racist’ cruise company’s NZ stunt

Fury at ‘racist’ cruise company’s NZ stunt

People in New Zealand have slammed Princess Cruises over a “silly, frustrating and insulting” greeting for passengers at a North Island port.

Greenies want to keep us off tourist track

premium_icon Greenies want to keep us off tourist track

With tourism numbers down by as much as 40 per cent in some parts of Queensland, there is one market experts say is not being properly utilised.

Mon 2 Dec 2019

Two major airlines close to collapse

Two major airlines close to collapse

They’re two of the world’s most recognisable flag-carrying airlines. But a weekend from from hell has left both of them with uncertain futures.

‘False and misleading’ campaign targets SeaWorld

premium_icon ‘False and misleading’ campaign targets SeaWorld

Animal rights activists will today launch a major campaign targeting SeaWorld with a message that has been slammed as ‘false and misleading’.

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