Tourism

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Millions lost as Gold Coast ‘misses the boat’ on tourists

premium_icon Millions lost as Gold Coast ‘misses the boat’ on tourists

The Gold Coast has “missed the boat” for the July school holidays, costing the city millions of dollars in lost income.

Sat 13 Jun 2020

‘Give 10k tax incentive to boost travel’

premium_icon ‘Give 10k tax incentive to boost travel’

The boss of accommodation giant Wyndham is urging the Federal Government to unleash a wave of domestic tourism spending through a tax incentive program.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Travellers may pay for hotel quarantine

Travellers may pay for hotel quarantine

Returned Aussie travellers may be asked to pay for their forced 14-day hotel quarantine, after millions was spent on accommodation during pandemic.

Thu 11 Jun 2020

LNP MP breaks ranks to back JobKeeper extension

premium_icon LNP MP breaks ranks to back JobKeeper extension

JobKeeper payments need to be extended for a major Queensland employment sector, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says, as his region battles an economic crisis.

‘Get planes flying’: Australia’s new warning

‘Get planes flying’: Australia’s new warning

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put the hard word on state premiers who refuse to budge on reopening state borders around the country.

NT, SA, WA join forces for new border triangle travel plan

premium_icon NT, SA, WA join forces for new border triangle travel plan

The three states have formed the 'Centre-West Travel Triangle' in an effort to protect jobs and keep businesses alive.

Tue 9 Jun 2020

Revealed: When Coast attraction will reopen

premium_icon Revealed: When Coast attraction will reopen

One of the Gold Coast’s biggest tourist attractions will reopen just in time for the school holidays as it prepares for a post-coronavirus world.

Mon 8 Jun 2020

China’s new threat to Australia

China’s new threat to Australia

A Communist Party mouthpiece has said China’s warning for its citizens not to visit Australia is “just the tip of the iceberg” and much more could be to come.

Cash splash to keep Coast theme parks alive

premium_icon Cash splash to keep Coast theme parks alive

Millions will be poured into Gold Coast theme parks and Currumbin Sanctuary in a cash splash to keep the lights on before crowds are welcomed back.

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Asian Aussies’ tough warning to tourists

Asian Aussies’ tough warning to tourists

Members of Australia’s Asian communities are speaking out, warning tourists not to come to our shores amid racism concerns.

Wed 3 Jun 2020

Premier spruiks $99 flights in Qld

Premier spruiks $99 flights in Qld

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to "ramp up" the number of people jumping on planes despite the state's border staying firmly closed.

Major discounts revealed: How NSW’s cruises will recover

premium_icon Major discounts revealed: How NSW’s cruises will recover

Cruise companies are offering monster discounts to customers of up to 70 per cent despite no government approval to resume sailing.

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Ruby Princess health expert: ’I would still go on a cruise’

premium_icon Ruby Princess health expert: ’I would still go on a cruise’

The doctor sent to contain the coronavirus outbreaks on the Ruby Princess, the Diamond Princess and the Grand Princess said there was nothing to fear about these ground...

‘We want a date’: Protesters demand border certainty

premium_icon ‘We want a date’: Protesters demand border certainty

Frustrated owners and workers from the Gold Coast tourism industry have gathered at The Spit to protest against Queensland’s ongoing border closure.

How Taronga Zoo will be different in a post-COVID world

premium_icon How Taronga Zoo will be different in a post-COVID world

The iconic Sydney landmark is preparing to reopen following the coronavirus lockdown but things will be very different for visitors. SEE WHEN THE ZOO WILL OPEN

Border tensions reach fever pitch on Gold Coast

premium_icon Border tensions reach fever pitch on Gold Coast

Tension over border restrictions have reached a fever pitch as Gold Coast politicians clash, tourism operators stage protests and small businesses plead poverty.

Mon 1 Jun 2020

Industry left reeling after Premier leaves borders closed

premium_icon Industry left reeling after Premier leaves borders closed

Gold Coast tourism leaders say new limitless travel within Queensland will have limited impact, as an operator cries, ‘it’s not State of Origin’.

Watchdog warning to Qantas on Alliance deal

premium_icon Watchdog warning to Qantas on Alliance deal

ACCC has signalled it may not green light Qantas’ plans to acquire a majority stake in Brisbane-based Alliance Airlines amid the Virgin collapse.

Holiday at home: Plea to pump $16b into NSW tourism

premium_icon Holiday at home: Plea to pump $16b into NSW tourism

A campaign to kickstart NSW tourism launches today as the state government makes a play for the $16 billion the state’s residents normally spend travelling overseas.

Fri 29 May 2020

PM shuts down further travel bubbles

PM shuts down further travel bubbles

As other countries angle to be part of the quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has other ideas.

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