Tourism

Mon 1 Jul 2019

Why NQ tourism boss decided to step down

premium_icon Why NQ tourism boss decided to step down

TOURISM Tropical North Queensland CEO Pip Close has resigned to “pursue other opportunities” after two years heading up the marketing organisation.

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Olympic bid: Rule change favours SEQ

premium_icon Olympic bid: Rule change favours SEQ

SEQ's hopes of hosting the 2032 Olympic Games have taken a leap forward, with historic rule changes approved last night that boost the region’s chances.

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Hotel where guests will sleep with the fishes

premium_icon Hotel where guests will sleep with the fishes

Queensland’s newest tourist attraction will bring a whole new meaning to waterbeds, with an underwater hotel set to be moored off the state’s central coast.

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Interactive: Queensland’s top 10 dive sites

premium_icon Interactive: Queensland’s top 10 dive sites

Queensland is out to increase its share of global dive tourism, and these are the spots that will help it succeed. SEE THE LIST

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

premium_icon Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

One of Queensland’s internationally famous tourist playgrounds has been forced to put out the “full” sign as it faces being loved to death by “over-tourism”.

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Tourist spending climbs over $1b in FNQ

premium_icon Tourist spending climbs over $1b in FNQ

Cairns’ tourism industry may be struggling, but new figures suggest one market has given the region a much-needed boost.

‘Too rainy’: Tourists slam Australia

‘Too rainy’: Tourists slam Australia

Backpackers have lashed out, saying Australia’s weather, rules and people are a major disappointment. But Aussies aren’t having it.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

RED TAPE: Jobs lost as Island business forced to close

premium_icon RED TAPE: Jobs lost as Island business forced to close

Popular Fraser Island tour operators say State Government red tape has forced their doors to close after more than two decades in business

Exploring the Central Highlands just got a whole lot easier

premium_icon Exploring the Central Highlands just got a whole lot easier

Visitors now have a handy new tool to explore the region's hidden gems

Changing times for today’s backpackers

premium_icon Changing times for today’s backpackers

Wet T-shirt contests and Jägerbombs are taking a back seat to an “immersive” travel experience in Gen Y backpackers according a report released this week.

What state needs to avoid tourism turbulence

premium_icon What state needs to avoid tourism turbulence

Australia’s airline chiefs discuss the future of “brand Queensland” and how we can ensure the industry gets the lift-off it needs.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

The 360-island oasis that’s largely ignored

premium_icon The 360-island oasis that’s largely ignored

It’s the Caribbean-style ‘astonishing’ Queensland wonder filled with 360 islands - five times as many as the Whitsundays.

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Island paradises left to languish now return to glory

premium_icon Island paradises left to languish now return to glory

Resort manager says the "new" Hayman will be a modern take on luxury

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Last resort as island owners face ultimatum

premium_icon Last resort as island owners face ultimatum

Owners of Queensland island resorts that have fallen into disrepair face a stark choice as tourism bodies push for a get-tough approach.

Perfect storm hits our tourism jewels

premium_icon Perfect storm hits our tourism jewels

It’s a multimillion-dollar problem Queensland resort operators say is holding back the redevelopment of our iconic island playgrounds.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Stalwart shares vision for unique Mount Morgan attraction

premium_icon Stalwart shares vision for unique Mount Morgan attraction

There's light at the end of the fireclay caverns.

Brisbane Airport eyes off 23 new direct routes

premium_icon Brisbane Airport eyes off 23 new direct routes

Emerging middles classes in global tourist hot spots will be targeted as Brisbane Airport eyes 23 new direct routes in and out of the city.

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Travel tax most people don’t know about

premium_icon Travel tax most people don’t know about

Tourism industry leaders have called for a little-known tax to be scrapped, saying it “directly impacts” tourist numbers in Australia.

Sun 9 Jun 2019

Mega terminal set for boatload of berthings

premium_icon Mega terminal set for boatload of berthings

Brisbane’s soon-to-open mega cruise ship terminal is attracting bookings from international liners at a rate of knots. VIDEO FLY-THROUGH

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Why has Scottish traveller stayed in CQ for four months?

premium_icon Why has Scottish traveller stayed in CQ for four months?

Emma joins surge of international tourists in the region.

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