Tourism

Wed 5 Sep 2018

ISLAND HOSTAGES: Luxury resort held at gunpoint

ISLAND HOSTAGES: Luxury resort held at gunpoint

FRIGHTENING details have emerged of an armed raid on a isolated luxury resort that left 20 tourists “traumatised”.

World’s unlikeliest tourist spot

World’s unlikeliest tourist spot

IT USED to be a place where you had to pay a ransom to be allowed to leave. Now it’s become one of the world’s most unlikely tourist destinations.

Deal or no deal? Island sellers speak

premium_icon Deal or no deal? Island sellers speak

SOURCES set the record straight on the reported $300 million sale of an iconic Queensland resort island to a cryptocurrency consortium linked to Greg Norman.

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Qantas reveals genius in-flight meal trick

Qantas reveals genius in-flight meal trick

It’s one of the hardest things to get right on a plane but Neil Perry shares the secret ingredient that changes everything at 35,000 feet.

Eco-resort attracts Chinese rich-listers

premium_icon Eco-resort attracts Chinese rich-listers

HONG Kong’s richest woman is the latest Chinese rich-lister to visit a Queensland eco-resort project, as competition among investors heats up.

Sun 2 Sep 2018

Crime and death: Scariest places in Australia

Crime and death: Scariest places in Australia

IF YOU’RE a fan of ghost stories or love true crime, these are the places that will give you that familiar tickle to the nervous system.

Thu 30 Aug 2018

‘Unjust’ laws leave family $300k worse off

premium_icon ‘Unjust’ laws leave family $300k worse off

A HORROR crash not only ruined this family’s Australian holiday but plunged them into a medical and financial nightmare.

Two words I never wanted to hear in the Maldives

Two words I never wanted to hear in the Maldives

She was booked to stay at the best hotel in the Maldives but of all weeks in the year, this was not the one to be told about the resort’s impossible rule.

Uber finally launches in Darwin after long wait

premium_icon Uber finally launches in Darwin after long wait

SIX years after Uber launched its Australian service in Sydney, the ride-sharing company will pick up its first Darwin passengers at 3pm today

Flight frenzy: $239 fares to Hawaii

Flight frenzy: $239 fares to Hawaii

When you can score an international, 10-hour flight for $239 bucks one thing has become abundantly clear, savvy Australians can save big time on airfares.

Bush tucker a billion dollar baby

Bush tucker a billion dollar baby

NATIVE bush tucker could become a billion dollar industry in North Queensland as traditional owners look to partner with agriculture experts.

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Tourists could pay $5 extra on Byron accommodation

premium_icon Tourists could pay $5 extra on Byron accommodation

VOLUNTARY Visitor Fund on the table - "Our community wants us to turn over every rock to see if we can get some revenue from the visitors.”

Airline’s embarrassing blank cheque blunder

Airline’s embarrassing blank cheque blunder

PASSENGERS were looking forward to getting something back after annoying flight cancellations. But that didn’t go to plan either.

Five “secret” beaches to explore in FNQ

premium_icon Five “secret” beaches to explore in FNQ

CHECK out these five “secret” beaches along the Far North’s coastline — including one hiding in plain sight.

Thu 23 Aug 2018

QLD richlister’s $20m renovation

QLD richlister’s $20m renovation

A QUEENSLAND richlister has spent over $20 million on a dream renovation project that’s expected to be complete within weeks. TAKE A PEEK

Passport rule that’s trapped a nation

Passport rule that’s trapped a nation

PEOPLE are desperate to flee this dysfunctional country. But a sudden new change to the law means they can’t leave.

Woman’s final moments before balcony death

Woman’s final moments before balcony death

POLICE are scrambling for answers as chilling CCTV footage of a young woman’s mysterious balcony death during a hen’s party was aired on TV.

Wed 22 Aug 2018

New scanners could end aircraft liquids ban

premium_icon New scanners could end aircraft liquids ban

THEY’VE been in place since a 2006 terror plot to bring down planes using explosives in drink bottles. But the international restrictions on carrying liquids onto...

Island paradise doomed by standoff

Island paradise doomed by standoff

THIS tiny nation has made a powerful enemy. And now it’s caught in an international tug of war that’s bringing it to its knees.

Thu 16 Aug 2018

'Living hell': Airbnb style holiday letting a 'cancer'

premium_icon 'Living hell': Airbnb style holiday letting a 'cancer'

AM EMBITTERED resident has been living next door to an AirBnB property for two years and has counted more than 200 visits by guests.

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