Tourism

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.

Thu 28 May 2020

Border ultimatum as tourism companies threaten mass protest

premium_icon Border ultimatum as tourism companies threaten mass protest

Tourism operators are planning a mass protest if the Premier doesn’t open the Queensland border to visitors by July.

Japan will start paying for you to visit

Japan will start paying for you to visit

It sounds almost too good to be true. But under a bold $18 billion plan, Japan will start paying for tourists to come back to the country.

Eye-watering cost of flights to hamper tourism

premium_icon Eye-watering cost of flights to hamper tourism

The cost of flights has skyrocketed because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Tue 26 May 2020

Business leaders to grill Premier on border plan

premium_icon Business leaders to grill Premier on border plan

Coast business leaders and traders are furious with the Premier’s announcement the border may not open until September.

Mon 25 May 2020

Who could get the missing $60 billion

Who could get the missing $60 billion

Josh Frydenberg has hinted at who might benefit from the $60 billion cash left over from the massively underspent JobKeeper scheme

Sun 24 May 2020

Tough new COVID-19 rules for Aussies travelling to Bali

premium_icon Tough new COVID-19 rules for Aussies travelling to Bali

Aussies heading to Bali will be slapped with new entry requirements to prove they are free of the killer COVID-19 virus.

Fri 22 May 2020

Cover up: It’s the new face of air travel around the world

premium_icon Cover up: It’s the new face of air travel around the world

Australians will find travelling around the world a very unfamiliar experience when international flights resume - and it will be a different set of rules in...

Thu 21 May 2020

The best road trips in NSW and beyond

premium_icon The best road trips in NSW and beyond

NSW residents are starting to plan their first holidays in months as the regional travel restrictions are lifted. We’ve found the best road trips in our own...

Wed 20 May 2020

How QLD’s border lockdown will help NSW

premium_icon How QLD’s border lockdown will help NSW

Queensland is standing firm on six-month plan to seal off borders and it comes as good news for NSW with tourism to reap rewards across the state.

’Give us the truth about reopening the border’

premium_icon ’Give us the truth about reopening the border’

Pressure is building on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to reopen the NSW borders, with tourism leaders saying it is critical to reviving the Gold Coast’s shattered...

Bursting at the seams for a great Aussie holiday

Bursting at the seams for a great Aussie holiday

The NSW government is ready to roll out a $300 million marketing plan to encourage Aussies to holiday in NSW once COVID restrictions are lifted.

Tue 19 May 2020

Jacinda’s post-pandemic tourism solution

Jacinda’s post-pandemic tourism solution

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has floated the idea of a trans-Tasman bubble but one idea could leave us jealously watching our Kiwi cousins from afar.

$50m plan to save state's theme parks

premium_icon $50m plan to save state's theme parks

More than $50 million will be spent to bring crowds back to these theme parks after the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic which forced their closures.

Mon 18 May 2020

Coast economy facing ‘toughest ever’ six months

premium_icon Coast economy facing ‘toughest ever’ six months

The $55m loss of the GC600 carnival is just the tip of a COVID-19 iceberg sinking the city’s lucrative events calendar warn civic leaders.

Sun 17 May 2020

Key industry that could be ruined by China boycott

Key industry that could be ruined by China boycott

There’s one industry Australia can’t afford to lose in a trade war with China. If they come for it, it will cost us billions.

Sat 16 May 2020

KYLIE CASHES IN: Icon’s huge pay cheque for pulled advert

KYLIE CASHES IN: Icon’s huge pay cheque for pulled advert

New contract details reveal Aussie pop legend Kylie Minogue took home nearly $1 million for a now redundant tourism advertisement.

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