Tourism

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Booze and pills behind cruise ship tourist's death: coroner

premium_icon Booze and pills behind cruise ship tourist's death: coroner

Coroner releases his findings into the death of Heather McKenzie - a passenger on a cruise ship - last year.

Security guards police toilet use at Reef resort

premium_icon Security guards police toilet use at Reef resort

A security guard has been posted outside toilets on tourism hotspot ensure only paying customers use them.

JOBS BOOST: Australia Zoo’s $8m tourism project lifting off

premium_icon JOBS BOOST: Australia Zoo’s $8m tourism project lifting off

Construction has started on a major $8 million tourism infrastructure project being delivered at Australia Zoo.

Mon 4 Nov 2019

How locals corrected this ‘disgusting’ sign

premium_icon How locals corrected this ‘disgusting’ sign

A sign erected near a prominent tourist attraction has been corrected by locals and condemned by the mayor who says it has “no place” in the region.

Drones to watch Whitsundays sharks under LNP Govt

premium_icon Drones to watch Whitsundays sharks under LNP Govt

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has promised to send up drones to monitor sharks across the Whitsundays as tourism bosses demand more action to protect tourists.

Urgent action needed to stop sharks killing tourism

premium_icon Urgent action needed to stop sharks killing tourism

In a rare move, the state’s tourism industry has issued a joint statement outlining its shark control wishlist, begging politicians to stop point scoring.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

VIRTUAL TOUR: First look at incredible $5m dive site

premium_icon VIRTUAL TOUR: First look at incredible $5m dive site

The first designs of a $5 million dive site on the Gold Coast have been revealed, showing off the unusual design. WATCH THE VIDEO OF HOW IT WILL LOOK

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Scuba-diving Camilla inspired by Great Barrier Reef

premium_icon Scuba-diving Camilla inspired by Great Barrier Reef

Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef helped provide the Camilla Franks will the inspiration for her latest collection, which she launched at Bondi Beach.

Hemsworth’s prank on clueless tourist

Hemsworth’s prank on clueless tourist

At the launch of Tourism Australia’s new global campaign, one of its stars had the room in stitches with a hilarious hitchhiker story.

Tourist’s ‘shameful’ servo bikini act blasted

Tourist’s ‘shameful’ servo bikini act blasted

A photo of a bikini-clad woman inside a Bali convenience store has divided tourists, with some even branding the photo “creepy”.

Quick thinking that saved shark victims’ lives

premium_icon Quick thinking that saved shark victims’ lives

Two British visitors attacked by a shark in the latest Whitsundays horror were lucky to have a person with medical expertise as part of their tour group.

Fanning’s awkward appearance day after attack

premium_icon Fanning’s awkward appearance day after attack

Australia’s most famous shark attack survivor is set to pop up in a major campaign — a day after the latest drama in the Whitsundays.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

'We need to make sure they're OK': Mayor, tourism CEO speak

premium_icon 'We need to make sure they're OK': Mayor, tourism CEO speak

Both shark attack victims in 'good spirits' despite serious injuries.

Virgin unveils new daily Brisbane to Tokyo flights

premium_icon Virgin unveils new daily Brisbane to Tokyo flights

New direct flights could potentially deliver 100,000 Japanese tourists to Queensland, injecting millions into the state’s economy and creating thousands of jobs

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Zipline company shuts while death investigated

premium_icon Zipline company shuts while death investigated

The Daintree tour company involved in the death of a tourist last week has given some clarity about its future.

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Inside final moments before Uluru closure

Inside final moments before Uluru closure

It has been filled with controversy and debate but the Uluru climb is now officially closed. This is the inside story of what happened after.

Country I never thought I’d visit

Country I never thought I’d visit

Reporter Alexis Carey has been to 58 countries. But this mysterious kingdom is one she never imagined she would travel to.

More questions as airline makes its final take-off

premium_icon More questions as airline makes its final take-off

Cathay Pacific severs one of the city’s most important tourism arteries when it leaves the Cairns Airport in its jet stream on Sunday — so what comes next?

Fri 25 Oct 2019

'Sucked in': Uluru climb cancelled

'Sucked in': Uluru climb cancelled

As extraordinary scenes play out at Uluru, mother nature has stepped in and caused havoc - forcing rangers to close the climb early.

NEW ERA: Industry sets tone with five-year expansion plan

premium_icon NEW ERA: Industry sets tone with five-year expansion plan

Queensland’s wine industry unveils a five-year strategy to realise “untapped potential” and expand international tourism.

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