Tourism

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Flight passenger’s disgusting find

Flight passenger’s disgusting find

WHEN Matthew Meehan boarded his plane he thought, “Not another flight that smells bad.” Then he found something disturbing under his seat.

Local traders’ answer to shark menace

premium_icon Local traders’ answer to shark menace

WHITSUNDAYS businesses are concerned about sharks scaring away tourists, but have offered a less “redneck” alternative to drum lines.

The $9 Kmart knock-off every traveller needs

The $9 Kmart knock-off every traveller needs

It’s the greatest packing invention of the past 50 years — but do you really need to pay the big bucks? This traveller tried them all and here’s what she found.

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Disaster strengthens family bonds

premium_icon Disaster strengthens family bonds

Parents retrace daughter's steps following earthquake

Genius way flyer avoided baggage fees

Genius way flyer avoided baggage fees

THIS traveller’s simple but brilliant hack let him get around an airline’s strict baggage rules and avoid being slugged by extra charges.

This trip to Borneo is life-changing

This trip to Borneo is life-changing

In the exotic jungles of North Borneo, tragedy melds with beauty during a special trip of remembrance for the soldiers who died in WWII.

Now it’s ghost staff? New attack on Corporate Travel

premium_icon Now it’s ghost staff? New attack on Corporate Travel

THE battle for Corporate Travel Management’s share price has moved to claims the company not only has phantom offices, but also has ghost employees.

Weird things people do on Qantas flights

Weird things people do on Qantas flights

THESE veteran Qantas flight attendants have seen it all. Now they’re dishing the dirt on bizarre in-flight behaviour that still has them shaking their heads.

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Barista’s shocking response to desperate Aussie

Barista’s shocking response to desperate Aussie

It was a seemingly simple request, but what this caffeine-deprived traveller received in return was nothing short of spirit-crushing blow.

Packing secrets: This cult brand changed everything

Packing secrets: This cult brand changed everything

She’s spent years on the road, and now this Aussie traveller reveals why a cheap Japanese label changed the way she packed forever.

Aussie coffee expert’s guide to NYC

Aussie coffee expert’s guide to NYC

He knows coffee better than just about anyone else — and his tips for seeing the best of New York aren’t too shabby, either.

Jackpot! I found a secret island better than Bali

Jackpot! I found a secret island better than Bali

It was so under the radar, even their local guide didn’t know about it. But what this Aussie traveller found, could be the best-kept secret of Asia.

Dig this Gippsland coal miners’ lodgings turned B&B

Dig this Gippsland coal miners’ lodgings turned B&B

A CENTURY-old Wonthaggi pub turned bed and breakfast has been served up to the market.

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Dreamworld’s hopes ride on $17m attraction

Dreamworld’s hopes ride on $17m attraction

A $17 million virtual reality ride will spearhead Dreamworld’s efforts to win back visitors after the Thunder River Rapids tragedy.

Jacaranda Festival goes global with influx of influencers

premium_icon Jacaranda Festival goes global with influx of influencers

Influencers have become an integral part of international tourism, particularly in Asia, and these social media gurus have been promoting Grafton to the world.

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Airline secrets: How insiders score cheap flights

Airline secrets: How insiders score cheap flights

It’s the same seat, the same plane, only your ticket costs less than everyone else’s. This travel expert shares his trick to snag a sneaky flight saving.

Would you board this plane?

Would you board this plane?

VIRGIN Australia will soon roll out its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8s, the same model as the doomed Lion Air jet. Would you want to fly on it?

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Luxury cruise ship heading to Australia

Luxury cruise ship heading to Australia

Known for its design, food and wine, Celebrity Eclipse is undergoing a $700m modernisation and is set to call Melbourne home.

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Luxury resort now left derelict

Luxury resort now left derelict

AT ONE time this was a shining jewel of Australian tourism. But now it sits eerily abandoned with an uncertain future.

Mon 29 Oct 2018

OPINION: Holidaying in Australia far too overlooked

premium_icon OPINION: Holidaying in Australia far too overlooked

TRAVELLING overseas has never been easier or more affordable.

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