Tourism

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Harry and Meghan’s visit ‘tourism gold’ for Australia

premium_icon Harry and Meghan’s visit ‘tourism gold’ for Australia

THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been “tourism gold” for Australia, bringing millions of dollars into the NSW economy — over $3.1 million to Dubbo alone — and...

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Tourism growth presses Iluka

premium_icon Tourism growth presses Iluka

'Iluka has certainly grown, but it hasn't changed much when you come in, it doesn't look very different.'

Scarebnb: when Airbnb goes bad

premium_icon Scarebnb: when Airbnb goes bad

SERIOUS shortcomings in Airbnb’s safety standards have been exposed after these women were robbed by an intruder who is thought to have cut a key after a stay.

Qld tourism boom worth billions

Qld tourism boom worth billions

Southeast Queensland tourism is in a purple patch with rising visitor numbers and big projects coming — meet the people charged with ensuring good times last.

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Mega cruise ships on way

premium_icon Mega cruise ships on way

Cruising is a booming industry and cities up and down the Qld coast are pulling out all the stops to make sure they are ready to get slice of tourism pie.

‘Drunk’ prank could get tourists 10 years in Thai jail

‘Drunk’ prank could get tourists 10 years in Thai jail

A TRAVELLER says she’s terrified in Thailand as she and a mate face a decade behind bars for a simple mistake on a night out.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

New Bundy tourism operator hits out after cops called in

premium_icon New Bundy tourism operator hits out after cops called in

A BUNDABERG tourism operator has called for the council to take control of the port, arguing the current system is stifling economic opportunities.

Sick truth behind cute tourist picture

Sick truth behind cute tourist picture

IT’S marketed as a cute and harmless holiday activity but in reality it’s covering up a vile secret.

Nothing beats this: $165 flights to Hawaii

Nothing beats this: $165 flights to Hawaii

Aloha, holiday! Flights to Hawaii have never been quite this cheap before — plus there’s a stack of other hot destinations on sale, too.

How the Meghan effect is boosting tourism

premium_icon How the Meghan effect is boosting tourism

THE royal visit is proving "priceless” for Aussie tourism globally, with online holiday searches surging as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle charm the nation.

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Sinister reason men flock to this island

Sinister reason men flock to this island

GROWING numbers of male tourists are heading to the Caribbean’s most popular destination for sun, sand and sex — with children.

$5 packing secret saving travellers hundreds

$5 packing secret saving travellers hundreds

It was over dinner one night when this traveller let her packing trick slip and what she revealed was pure genius. This is how to look luxe for less.

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Holiday sins: The 7 new rules of travel

Holiday sins: The 7 new rules of travel

Think you’re a good traveller? If you’re not following these seven pieces of travel advice, take note. This will change how you holiday forever.

Aussie island the world wants to visit right now

Aussie island the world wants to visit right now

Everywhere Prince Harry and Meghan go, the world follows. Now this stunning spot — once a locals’ secret — has hit the global spotlight.

Sat 20 Oct 2018

What’s at stake at this year’s Gold Coast 600

What’s at stake at this year’s Gold Coast 600

NO matter who crosses the finish line first, history will note this year’s Gold Coast 600 as the end of an era.

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Wet weather could have impacted tourist numbers

premium_icon Wet weather could have impacted tourist numbers

The school holiday period usually means a steady increase of tourists flooding to the Lower Clarence but wet weather impacted some popular tourist spots.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

The everyday medicines that can get you locked up

The everyday medicines that can get you locked up

THESE everyday items are perfectly legal in Australia. But in places like the US, Greece and Thailand, they make us criminals.

Leading CQ tourism operator dies suddenly on family holiday

Leading CQ tourism operator dies suddenly on family holiday

Highly respected industry leader 'left her mark on many people far and wide'

WATCH: What it's like to swim with whale sharks

WATCH: What it's like to swim with whale sharks

VIDEO: 'As I slipped into the tropical waters and peered through my snorkel mask, I audibly gasped.'

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

WHEN video of this plane passenger was shared online, thousands of people responded with anger — and disgust.

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