Tourism

Tue 4 Dec 2018

Beach that beat us as world’s best

Beach that beat us as world’s best

WE might think Whitehaven is the best beach in the world. But hundreds of top travel experts think this European spot is better.

Believe it or not, this photo is illegal

Believe it or not, this photo is illegal

A tourist has been arrested for accidentally taking an illegal photo. Believe it or not, this iconic image is one of them.

I ditched my Qantas card and this is better

I ditched my Qantas card and this is better

When she set out on her overseas trip, she thought she was devoted — but then this traveller found a cheaper, more convenient alternative.

Mum who died ‘not examined properly’

Mum who died ‘not examined properly’

A coroner says Aussie mum Anna Bowditch, who died three weeks after breaking her leg on holiday, wasn’t examined properly before surgery.

Sat 1 Dec 2018

“Not very scenic”: ridiculous reviews of FNQ attractions

premium_icon “Not very scenic”: ridiculous reviews of FNQ attractions

KURANDA'S world-renowned railway is “not very scenic” while a popular freshwater swimming hole is apparently too deep. Read some ridiculous reviews of FNQ tourism...

Marriott hack exposes 500,000 guests

Marriott hack exposes 500,000 guests

A massive data breach has exposed the private data, including passport and credit card numbers, of half a million guests of the international hotel chain.

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Horror footage of shark attack captured

Horror footage of shark attack captured

IT SHOULD have been a relaxing fishing holiday in the Bahamas for the group of close mates and they wanted to capture every moment.

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Qantas dumps confusing ticket rule

Qantas dumps confusing ticket rule

One little clause in the fine print has been dividing travellers. Now the airline has changed its rule — but the jury’s still out on the right thing to do.

Wed 28 Nov 2018

‘Near death’ hang gliding ordeal caught on film

‘Near death’ hang gliding ordeal caught on film

This is the terrifying moment a hang-glider desperately clings on for life after the pilot forgot to attach him to the craft. WATCH THE VIDEO

Tue 27 Nov 2018

Model’s ‘one in 100,000’ Bali nightmare

Model’s ‘one in 100,000’ Bali nightmare

Emily Gurr is a huge fan of Bali. That’s despite her being rescued from the holiday island after things went wrong — not once, but twice.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Sydney’s new walk to be world’s best

Sydney’s new walk to be world’s best

GRAB your mates: An epic walking track linking of our two best beaches and some of Australia’s iconic spots looks set to become reality.

Cracker festive season in store for Coast tourism

premium_icon Cracker festive season in store for Coast tourism

The Coast is gearing up for a cracker festive season, with thousands of holiday-makers expected to flood our shores.

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Queensland's own glass-floored lookout on its way

premium_icon Queensland's own glass-floored lookout on its way

QLD will follow the Grand Canyon Skywalk when it opens an elevated glass-floored viewing platform 300 metres above the snaking river below. SEE THE FIRST PICS

Fri 23 Nov 2018

New Outback Spectacular show to tug at Aussies' hearts

New Outback Spectacular show to tug at Aussies' hearts

Village Roadshow has announced a new multimillion-dollar production based on struggling farmers during the drought — and it’s a tear-jerker.

Black Friday: Incredible $233 Qantas flight

Black Friday: Incredible $233 Qantas flight

Travel companies are slashing prices on flights, cruises, tours and hotels. Check out the deals making today one of the best ever to book a holiday.

Stanthorpe pair fined $23,000 for fire safety breach

Stanthorpe pair fined $23,000 for fire safety breach

The Stanthorpe residents failed to install suitable safety measures to account for the number of people living at their properties.

Surprising change to Leaning Tower of Pisa

Surprising change to Leaning Tower of Pisa

It’s one of the most recognisable attractions in Italy — but there’s been a major change to the Leaning Tower of Pisa that will baffle tourists.

I’m taking my nanny on holidays, and you should too

premium_icon I’m taking my nanny on holidays, and you should too

I love my children more than anything, but as any parent will attest, sometimes you need a break. Especially when you’re on holiday, writes Natalie Firth.

Dark truth behind tourists’ kind act

Dark truth behind tourists’ kind act

It seems like the right way to give back to struggling communities. But experts say we’re making a big mistake.

Tourists’ mistake costing Aussies $30m

Tourists’ mistake costing Aussies $30m

Australians are footing an expensive bill racked up by visiting holiday-makers, but some have found a clever way around it.

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