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Fri 6 Dec 2019

SUPER CHARGED: Cashed up superyachts to propel economy

premium_icon SUPER CHARGED: Cashed up superyachts to propel economy

Tourism opportunities unlocked as luxury yacht red tape slashed

The truth about my upgrade on Jetstar

The truth about my upgrade on Jetstar

It’s was business class, but not as you know it — and certainly not with the same price tag. Here’s what to expect when you score a business class bargain.

‘Real danger’ as Bali runs out of water

‘Real danger’ as Bali runs out of water

Tourists have been blamed for a growing crisis in Bali that’s threatening food, culture and way of life on the drought-stricken island.

Thu 5 Dec 2019

Jetstar staff threaten to strike ahead of holiday peak

premium_icon Jetstar staff threaten to strike ahead of holiday peak

Pilots, baggage handlers and ramp staff have threatened industrial action ahead of Christmas, with the final decision set to be handed down soon.

Love potion? The tropical location where men propose weekly

Love potion? The tropical location where men propose weekly

There must be some love potion in the martinis at Marriott’s Momi Bay Resort because men are dropping to their knees all around the resort.

Bush tucker and regional provenance star in The Flackyard

premium_icon Bush tucker and regional provenance star in The Flackyard

In creating The Flackyard, chef Nik Flack’s homecoming to Central Queensland is a celebration of local producers and indigenous ingredients.

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Sex acts expected of backpackers in return for low wage

premium_icon Sex acts expected of backpackers in return for low wage

Eight female backpackers on working holiday visas were trapped in debt bondage to a farm boss who traded sex for work to pay bills he imposed on them.

Four words that unlock airfare freebies

Four words that unlock airfare freebies

Why lay on the terminal floor during an extended layover when a free luxury hotel room might already be part of your airline ticket?

$1 flights on sale as airlines battle and you are the winner

$1 flights on sale as airlines battle and you are the winner

First Qantas trotted out $99 flights, then Jetstar joined the party with a massive pre-Christmas sale. Now Tigerair’s hit back with even cheaper fares.

Panic as passenger lunges for door mid-air

Panic as passenger lunges for door mid-air

Flyers rushed to stop a man who shouted “I want to get out” and tried to open the door on a British Airways plane hours into the flight.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Qantas drops $99 flight sale for Christmas

Qantas drops $99 flight sale for Christmas

If you missed out on snapping up a Black Friday travel deal, you may still be in luck with Qantas dropping a new sale you won’t want to miss.

Scary reason to avoid a holiday tattoo

Scary reason to avoid a holiday tattoo

It might be an increasingly popular activity for travellers, but this is potentially one holiday souvenir that could backfire in a devastating way.

Fury at ‘racist’ cruise company’s NZ stunt

Fury at ‘racist’ cruise company’s NZ stunt

People in New Zealand have slammed Princess Cruises over a “silly, frustrating and insulting” greeting for passengers at a North Island port.

Greenies want to keep us off tourist track

premium_icon Greenies want to keep us off tourist track

With tourism numbers down by as much as 40 per cent in some parts of Queensland, there is one market experts say is not being properly utilised.

Mon 2 Dec 2019

Two major airlines close to collapse

Two major airlines close to collapse

They’re two of the world’s most recognisable flag-carrying airlines. But a weekend from from hell has left both of them with uncertain futures.

‘False and misleading’ campaign targets SeaWorld

premium_icon ‘False and misleading’ campaign targets SeaWorld

Animal rights activists will today launch a major campaign targeting SeaWorld with a message that has been slammed as ‘false and misleading’.

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Black Friday bargain: $390 flights to US

Black Friday bargain: $390 flights to US

The big day is finally here, and here are the best travel Black Friday deals we’ve seen — including some jaw-dropping discounts on flights to America.

Can an app really help you ditch jetlag?

premium_icon Can an app really help you ditch jetlag?

Jetlag is the scourge of all travellers. No matter how glamorous travel can be, there is nothing glamorous about falling asleep in a meeting.

Jetstar’s $179 flight sale to Hawaii

Jetstar’s $179 flight sale to Hawaii

It’s one of the biggest shopping weekends in the world, but this ultra-low flight sale may well be the best we’ve seen yet.

Widow sues after husband dies hour after getting off cruise

premium_icon Widow sues after husband dies hour after getting off cruise

A couple’s dream cruise on Queen Mary 2 has ended in tragedy when the husband suffered chest pains on board and then died an hour after disembarking in Sydney.

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