Tourism

Mon 8 Apr 2019

'So valuable': An egg-onomic holidays boost

premium_icon 'So valuable': An egg-onomic holidays boost

'The tourism dollar is one of the highest multipliers in the economic sense as it gets spent on retail food, fuel, accommodation, tours, and other experiences'

TOP MARKS: 22 Gladstone region businesses make state list

premium_icon TOP MARKS: 22 Gladstone region businesses make state list

TWENTY-TWO Gladstone region businesses have received top marks in a state wide program assessing tourism operators.

Teens take tour of region before taking centre stage

premium_icon Teens take tour of region before taking centre stage

A WEEKEND away taking in the scenery was the final leg of preparation for 15 Gladstone region girls gearing up to take the stage.

Fri 5 Apr 2019

$250m hotel plan lodged to change the face of Mooloolaba

premium_icon $250m hotel plan lodged to change the face of Mooloolaba

EXCLUSIVE: A $250 million plan to change the face of Mooloolaba has been officially submitted for approval.

Mon 25 Mar 2019

Why Gladstone needs to embrace tourism market

premium_icon Why Gladstone needs to embrace tourism market

DIVERSIFICATION was a recurring theme at the Future CQ breakfast and GAPDL chief Darryl Branthwaite said tourism had a crucial role to play.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Reef operators threaten to leave Cairns over marina fees

premium_icon Reef operators threaten to leave Cairns over marina fees

Great Barrier Reef tour operators are threatening permanently set sail from Cairns unless they are afforded fairer fees at the city’s marina.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

‘Bikies are a threat’ to Gold Coast tourism

premium_icon ‘Bikies are a threat’ to Gold Coast tourism

The Gold Coast’s peak business body is pleading for more police, warning the city’s reputation as a tourism mecca is at risk from bikie gangs and drug raids.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Wanted: Workers needing a holiday

premium_icon Wanted: Workers needing a holiday

It’s the ultimate job advertisement. Queensland will be front and centre in a new $7.5 million campaign promoting working holidays.

Sun 10 Mar 2019

Rorting scandal threatening our beach tourism

premium_icon Rorting scandal threatening our beach tourism

CHINESE tour operators are scamming their clients out of their spending money in a dirty move tourism leaders say must be wiped out immediately.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Why cashed-up tourists love Australia

premium_icon Why cashed-up tourists love Australia

Australia is officially the number one destination for wealthy international travellers. And the boom is expected to add billions to the nation’s economy within the...

Thu 7 Mar 2019

Why a sustainable Reef is good for business

premium_icon Why a sustainable Reef is good for business

Tourism is driving demand for new ways to see the best Cairns has to offer while also being environmentally friendly.

Tue 5 Mar 2019

Visitor levy could take Far North to a global audience

premium_icon Visitor levy could take Far North to a global audience

A SMALL levy on each of the 2.9 million visitors to the Far North each year could make a big difference to the marketing of the region. HAVE YOUR SAY

Sun 3 Mar 2019

‘Avoid at all costs’: Tourist site tells the harsh truth

‘Avoid at all costs’: Tourist site tells the harsh truth

A TRAVEL site has revealed which of the world’s most visited locations are also the most overrated and underwhelming.

Tue 26 Feb 2019

‘A myth’ that Coast needs second casino

premium_icon ‘A myth’ that Coast needs second casino

Star boss launches withering attack on State Government’s Global Tourism Hub plans, saying visitors to the Gold Coast have no interest in staying in a ‘ghetto’.

Sun 24 Feb 2019

First look at Goldy’s $2.5m image change

premium_icon First look at Goldy’s $2.5m image change

The Gold Coast is moving away from its last controversial tourism campaign with a $2.5 million rebranding. WATCH THE AD

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Unlocking the secrets of Southern Great Barrier Reef tourism

premium_icon Unlocking the secrets of Southern Great Barrier Reef tourism

International visitors to the SGBR spent a total of $106.7million last year, a 15.3% increase over the previous year

Sun 17 Feb 2019

PHOTOS: Record crowd at 'incredible' Agnes festival

premium_icon PHOTOS: Record crowd at 'incredible' Agnes festival

AGNES Water's largest music festival had a record-breaking crowd on its first night of more than 1200 people.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Dino hunters’ ’remarkable’ find in outback

premium_icon Dino hunters’ ’remarkable’ find in outback

Palaeontologists in Outback Queensland have revealed an amazing series of gigantic dinosaur footprints preserved in a creek bed for almost 100 million years.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Queensland’s $400m long weekend

premium_icon Queensland’s $400m long weekend

IT’S Australia’s national day, but it’s Queensland’s weekend as the Sunshine State prepares to bask in a tourism goldmine.

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Our holiday hotspots in laughable tourism snub

premium_icon Our holiday hotspots in laughable tourism snub

Queensland tourism has been dealt a major snub by a major national tourism award that lists Australia’s town of the year.

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