Tourism

Wed 7 Aug 2019

How backpacker’s dream holiday turned to terror

premium_icon How backpacker’s dream holiday turned to terror

TWO Chilean women came to Cairns to start their dream working holiday in Australia. Now the trip is in tatters as one of them recovers from a knife wound.

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Passport name ‘too rude’ for flying

Passport name ‘too rude’ for flying

IT WAS supposed to be a joke, but now 33-year-old Kenny is no longer laughing after being told he can no longer leave his homeland.

What residents will do to stop second casino

premium_icon What residents will do to stop second casino

RESIDENTS of a Gold Coast suburb are planning a dramatic step to stop a casino being built in their area, as a new development brings the project closer.

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Family business folds as stakeholders 'take action'

premium_icon Family business folds as stakeholders 'take action'

A family-owned fresh food emporium has closed its doors less than six months after a major relocation.

‘Unruly tourists’ in hot water again

‘Unruly tourists’ in hot water again

THE family of tourists who had a scandal-plagued holiday in New Zealand have hit the headlines once again in their homeland.

12 Awards: Topping North Coast tourism as the place to stay

12 Awards: Topping North Coast tourism as the place to stay

LOCAL tourism operators reaffirmed the Coffs Coast is the top spot in northern NSW to visit taking away 12 awards at the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards.

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Thousands flee Kashmir over attack alert

Thousands flee Kashmir over attack alert

INDIAN security officials have issued an alert for Kashmir, saying they had found evidence of attacks being planned, causing thousands of tourists to flee.

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Why tourists are flocking to this old mine

premium_icon Why tourists are flocking to this old mine

Chernobyl isn’t the only nuclear site experiencing a tourism boom, with an abandoned uranium mine in west Queensland becoming a surprise star.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Sleep with the fishes and live to tell the tale

premium_icon Sleep with the fishes and live to tell the tale

You’ll be able to bed down under the stars — and underwater — on a giant new pontoon designed to draw 60,000 more visitors to the Great Barrier Reef.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Popular motel on the market

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READY for a sea-change? For the first time in 18 years, this motel in a popular FNQ tourist town is up for sale.

Tue 23 Jul 2019

5 reasons why Evans Head is better than Byron Bay

premium_icon 5 reasons why Evans Head is better than Byron Bay

AN ICE-CREAM costs just $4 in Evans Head, but it'll set you back $7 in the Bay. And that's just the start.

Mon 22 Jul 2019

TOURISM BOOM: Visitor numbers  set a new record

premium_icon TOURISM BOOM: Visitor numbers set a new record

The number of tourists holidaying on the North Coast over the past 12 months has risen by 8%.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Charger sparks future: new tech to bring tourism to Valley

premium_icon Charger sparks future: new tech to bring tourism to Valley

NRMA and council join forces to bring electric cars into the region

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Queensland tourism surges ahead of biggest rivals

premium_icon Queensland tourism surges ahead of biggest rivals

Queensland has taken an old tourism slogan to heart, recording a stunning year of visitor numbers.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Anger as tourists swarm Uluru before climb closes

Anger as tourists swarm Uluru before climb closes

An upcoming deadline has led to a flock of tourists at Uluru. Locals say a photo taken at the base of the monolith is making them feel “sick”.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Scientists are on a mission to save Nemo

premium_icon Scientists are on a mission to save Nemo

Scientists are warning Finding Nemo could have a much darker sequel unless humans switch off their lights.

Sun 7 Jul 2019

Soak up the sights of a sophisticated city

premium_icon Soak up the sights of a sophisticated city

There are so many great things to do in Brisbane that the difficulty will be deciding what you have to miss out on

Just a hop to a world away

premium_icon Just a hop to a world away

The Tiwi Islands offer a glimpse into a different culture with an ancient and modern history that few of us know

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Help. I've got visitors coming for the school holidays.

premium_icon Help. I've got visitors coming for the school holidays.

Giving them the bed is the easy part. Keeping guests entertained, especially if they come with children, is the tricky bit.

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

premium_icon Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

One of Queensland’s internationally famous tourist playgrounds has been forced to put out the “full” sign as it faces being loved to death by “over-tourism”.

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