Tourism

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Island’s 4WD permit fees skyrocket

premium_icon Island’s 4WD permit fees skyrocket

Families will cop a threefold fee hike to drive on two of southeast Queensland’s most idyllic beaches in an extraordinary move that’s sparked concerns.

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Council reveals position on Kelly Slater surf ranch

premium_icon Council reveals position on Kelly Slater surf ranch

Sunshine Coast Council has made its position very clear about the proposed Kelly Slater surf ranch and major subdivision west of Coolum.

Wed 2 Oct 2019

Hotel where men are banned

Hotel where men are banned

It’s a delightful oasis in a sought-after resort town, but this hotel is so exclusive, it has banned half the world from its rooms.

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Eerie Chernobyl control room opens to tourists

Eerie Chernobyl control room opens to tourists

For the first time since the 1986 nuclear disaster, the control room at Chernobyl is set to become a tourist attraction despite extreme radiation levels

Mon 30 Sep 2019

Hidden sting in ‘disgusting’ food bill

Hidden sting in ‘disgusting’ food bill

A PAIR of tourists have posted a photo of a staggering bill they were asked to pay after ordering two plates of spaghetti, some fish and a glass of water.

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Coffs named most popular NSW school holiday destination

premium_icon Coffs named most popular NSW school holiday destination

People are flocking to the Coffs Coast in droves these school holidays, according to the latest holiday booking figures.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Demise of Thomas Cook wrecks travel plans

Demise of Thomas Cook wrecks travel plans

THE collapse of British travel agency Thomas Cook has left around 150,000-holiday makers stranded and scrambling to make their way back home.

Adventure park reaches new heights

premium_icon Adventure park reaches new heights

From sky-high zip lines to suspended bridges overlooking incredible lush rainforest, Tree Top Challenge is reaching new heights in eco-tourism.

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Aussie ‘ghost island’ sells for huge price

Aussie ‘ghost island’ sells for huge price

Cyclone-ravaged Dunk Island — an eerie forgotten Australian paradise since 2011 — has been snapped up for as whopping $32 million.

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Bali takes a hit from bonking ban plan

premium_icon Bali takes a hit from bonking ban plan

A plan to ban sex between unmarried couples in Indonesia is already biting tourism, as their leader asked lawmakers to delay the vote after public opposition.

Fri 20 Sep 2019

DINGO WARNING: Island rangers out in force on holidays

premium_icon DINGO WARNING: Island rangers out in force on holidays

'It is so important that all visitors to the island stay dingo-safe especially if camping with children'

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Bali to ‘send back’ troublemakers

Bali to ‘send back’ troublemakers

From urinating in public to trafficking in drugs — Australians who behave badly in Bali have been issued with a strong warning by the island’s governor.

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Bane or a blessing for the Coffs Coast?

premium_icon Bane or a blessing for the Coffs Coast?

What is your opinion on short-term accommodation providers like AirBnb and Stayz? Join the survey.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

SA tourism chief doesn’t know how much 'Old Mate' ad cost

premium_icon SA tourism chief doesn’t know how much 'Old Mate' ad cost

The new Tourism Department boss doesn’t know how much the widely-panned ‘Old Mate’ tourism campaign ad cost, and says the jury is still out on its effectiveness.

Thu 5 Sep 2019

Worker slams millionaire owner’s rules

Worker slams millionaire owner’s rules

The millionaire owner of a popular Australian tourist attraction has been accused of exploiting his workers with a controversial set of rules.

Tue 27 Aug 2019

‘Big Brother’ plan to watch Gold Coast tourists

‘Big Brother’ plan to watch Gold Coast tourists

Visitors to the Gold Coast will have mobile phones and credit card spending tracked if a plan by the local council goes ahead.

Sun 25 Aug 2019

‘Hey stranger, need a lift? Just take my ute’

premium_icon ‘Hey stranger, need a lift? Just take my ute’

A tourist to the Sunshine Coast was thrilled by the generous and trusting nature of a local who he had asked for directions.

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Chic AirBNB lures Insta-famous guests

premium_icon Chic AirBNB lures Insta-famous guests

A New York-style loft a stroll from Mooloolaba beach has become the unexpected AirBNB success luring Instagram influencers, brands and guests in droves.

Fish industry's state-wide fear of 'death by regulation'

premium_icon Fish industry's state-wide fear of 'death by regulation'

Seafood industry leaders blast planned changes at Tin Can Bay AGM and say it could wreck Tin Can Bay's dolphin tourism as well as fishing economy

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Woman sacked over ‘firing squad’ post

premium_icon Woman sacked over ‘firing squad’ post

A Cairns tourism worker has been sacked after posting inflammatory content online, including a call for civil rights protesters to face a firing squad.

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