Tourism

Tue 26 May 2020

$11b hit: How mammoth border closure costs add up

premium_icon $11b hit: How mammoth border closure costs add up

If the State Government’s border lockdown remains until September, its cost to our tourism industry will be staggering.

Business leaders to grill Premier on border plan

premium_icon Business leaders to grill Premier on border plan

Coast business leaders and traders are furious with the Premier’s announcement the border may not open until September.

Mon 25 May 2020

Who could get the missing $60 billion

Who could get the missing $60 billion

Josh Frydenberg has hinted at who might benefit from the $60 billion cash left over from the massively underspent JobKeeper scheme

Leaders hit out as Premier avoids NQ bubble debate

premium_icon Leaders hit out as Premier avoids NQ bubble debate

North Queensland tourism and hospitality operators have been fobbed off by the woman elected to represent them.

Sun 24 May 2020

Tough new COVID-19 rules for Aussies travelling to Bali

premium_icon Tough new COVID-19 rules for Aussies travelling to Bali

Aussies heading to Bali will be slapped with new entry requirements to prove they are free of the killer COVID-19 virus.

Sat 23 May 2020

Premier mulls 50 patrons, promise to tourism industry

premium_icon Premier mulls 50 patrons, promise to tourism industry

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has promised to meet tourism industry figureheads and is considering upping patron limits.

Fri 22 May 2020

Cover up: It’s the new face of air travel around the world

premium_icon Cover up: It’s the new face of air travel around the world

Australians will find travelling around the world a very unfamiliar experience when international flights resume - and it will be a different set of rules in...

Thu 21 May 2020

$500 million: The cost of keeping the border closed

premium_icon $500 million: The cost of keeping the border closed

A bleeding Gold Coast economy faces border closures staying until after September which the city’s furious tourism boss labels “strange”.

Wed 20 May 2020

How QLD’s border lockdown will help NSW

premium_icon How QLD’s border lockdown will help NSW

Queensland is standing firm on six-month plan to seal off borders and it comes as good news for NSW with tourism to reap rewards across the state.

‘We’re hanging onto hope domestic tourism picks up’

premium_icon ‘We’re hanging onto hope domestic tourism picks up’

Tourism operators love entertaining locals but they are on struggle street after loosing their biggest clients who reside interstate.

’Give us the truth about reopening the border’

premium_icon ’Give us the truth about reopening the border’

Pressure is building on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to reopen the NSW borders, with tourism leaders saying it is critical to reviving the Gold Coast’s shattered...

The 20 projects Queensland tourism needs now

premium_icon The 20 projects Queensland tourism needs now

The Premier has been urged to make a major call to help our devastated tourism industry, as leaders identify the 20 most important projects across the state.

Tue 19 May 2020

Jacinda’s post-pandemic tourism solution

Jacinda’s post-pandemic tourism solution

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has floated the idea of a trans-Tasman bubble but one idea could leave us jealously watching our Kiwi cousins from afar.

$50m plan to save state's theme parks

premium_icon $50m plan to save state's theme parks

More than $50 million will be spent to bring crowds back to these theme parks after the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic which forced their closures.

Mon 18 May 2020

Coast economy facing ‘toughest ever’ six months

premium_icon Coast economy facing ‘toughest ever’ six months

The $55m loss of the GC600 carnival is just the tip of a COVID-19 iceberg sinking the city’s lucrative events calendar warn civic leaders.

Push for major campaign as tourism state of origin looms

premium_icon Push for major campaign as tourism state of origin looms

The Fraser Coast was identified as a region where the government should be investing taxpayer funds

Sun 17 May 2020

Key industry that could be ruined by China boycott

Key industry that could be ruined by China boycott

There’s one industry Australia can’t afford to lose in a trade war with China. If they come for it, it will cost us billions.

Sat 16 May 2020

KYLIE CASHES IN: Icon’s huge pay cheque for pulled advert

KYLIE CASHES IN: Icon’s huge pay cheque for pulled advert

New contract details reveal Aussie pop legend Kylie Minogue took home nearly $1 million for a now redundant tourism advertisement.

Fri 15 May 2020

Welcome back to paradise: Island visitors get green light

premium_icon Welcome back to paradise: Island visitors get green light

Queensland’s island paradises will open to the public from midnight, with Fraser, Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands set to welcome day trippers.

Thu 14 May 2020

Call to reopen Uluru climb labelled ‘alarming’

premium_icon Call to reopen Uluru climb labelled ‘alarming’

Push to reopen the Uluru climb to kick start tourism in the NT following COVID-19 has been labelled ‘alarming’ by an MP.

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