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Sat 27 Jun 2020

Holiday hell: ‘$6000 out-of-pocket after 100 days’

premium_icon Holiday hell: ‘$6000 out-of-pocket after 100 days’

Is 100 days waiting for an airline refund too long? Frustrated Aussie travellers want their money back and will be grounded longer than first thought. Here’s what to...

What happens to your points, tickets after Virgin buy out

premium_icon What happens to your points, tickets after Virgin buy out

Virgin Australia’s new owner has confirmed it will honour millions of dollars worth of travel credits and hinted at lifting a refund freeze.

Fri 26 Jun 2020

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.

SNEAK PEEK: Inside this little town’s big steamy secret

premium_icon SNEAK PEEK: Inside this little town’s big steamy secret

Most visitors go to this hidden gem to ride mountain bikes, but a steamy new addition is set to seduce hedonists and get endorphins flowing.

‘Inch closer’ to normality as theme parks reopen

premium_icon ‘Inch closer’ to normality as theme parks reopen

Three months after they closed their doors, the first of the Gold Coast’s theme parks is flinging its gates open to thousands this morning.

Thu 25 Jun 2020

Overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021: Qantas

Overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021: Qantas

Amid the massive blow to the national carrier’s workforce, Qantas chief Alan Joyce has revealed we won’t be going overseas anytime soon.

Airbnb boss says ‘travel is over’ as markets dive

premium_icon Airbnb boss says ‘travel is over’ as markets dive

Brian Chesky, the man behind holiday rental site Airbnb, has cast a gloomy shadow over the future of travel as global markets slide amid a new spike in coronavirus...

‘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”.

More Qantas jobs to go if outbreak delays ‘trans-Tasman bubble’

premium_icon More Qantas jobs to go if outbreak delays ‘trans-Tasman...

More Qantas workers face the sack if Victoria’s new coronavirus outbreak delays the resumption of interstate air travel and plans for a “trans-Tasman bubble”.

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Major players lodge last-minute bid to stop Virgin sale

premium_icon Major players lodge last-minute bid to stop Virgin sale

The imminent sale of Virgin Australia appears to have been delayed after administrators received a bold new plan to recapitalise the airline.

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

Get ready to hit play on this Tassie highlights reel

premium_icon Get ready to hit play on this Tassie highlights reel

Itching to travel interstate but only have a week? Once coronavirus restrictions ease, here's how to make the most out of seven days on the Apple Isle.

’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.

Sun 21 Jun 2020

New tourism campaign to entice Australians to visit the NT

premium_icon New tourism campaign to entice Australians to visit the NT

A NEW national NT Tourism campaign is about to be launched to entice Australians to book their next holiday in the Northern Territory.

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Live music set to relaunch on the North Coast in November

premium_icon Live music set to relaunch on the North Coast in November

‘Great Southern Nights’ will bring 1000 COVID-safe concerts to regional NSW in November, featuring artists Jimmy Barnes, Birds of Tokyo, Paul Kelly and more.

Cheap flights: Qantas and Jetstar launch massive sale

Cheap flights: Qantas and Jetstar launch massive sale

Qantas and Jetstar have launched a massive sale with a huge number of cheap flights to kickstart post-lockdown travel across Australia.

The Great Moon greets The Ghan passengers

The Great Moon greets The Ghan passengers

Tourists and dignitaries on the first passenger train from Adelaide to Darwin in 2004 could be forgiven for thinking they’d hit rock bottom.

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.

Qantas axes overseas flights until October

Qantas axes overseas flights until October

Qantas has cancelled all international flights, except services to New Zealand, until the end of October.

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