Tourism

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Barista’s shocking response to desperate Aussie

Barista’s shocking response to desperate Aussie

It was a seemingly simple request, but what this caffeine-deprived traveller received in return was nothing short of spirit-crushing blow.

Packing secrets: This cult brand changed everything

Packing secrets: This cult brand changed everything

She’s spent years on the road, and now this Aussie traveller reveals why a cheap Japanese label changed the way she packed forever.

Aussie coffee expert’s guide to NYC

Aussie coffee expert’s guide to NYC

He knows coffee better than just about anyone else — and his tips for seeing the best of New York aren’t too shabby, either.

Jackpot! I found a secret island better than Bali

Jackpot! I found a secret island better than Bali

It was so under the radar, even their local guide didn’t know about it. But what this Aussie traveller found, could be the best-kept secret of Asia.

Dig this Gippsland coal miners’ lodgings turned B&B

Dig this Gippsland coal miners’ lodgings turned B&B

A CENTURY-old Wonthaggi pub turned bed and breakfast has been served up to the market.

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Dreamworld’s hopes ride on $17m attraction

Dreamworld’s hopes ride on $17m attraction

A $17 million virtual reality ride will spearhead Dreamworld’s efforts to win back visitors after the Thunder River Rapids tragedy.

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Airline secrets: How insiders score cheap flights

Airline secrets: How insiders score cheap flights

It’s the same seat, the same plane, only your ticket costs less than everyone else’s. This travel expert shares his trick to snag a sneaky flight saving.

Would you board this plane?

Would you board this plane?

VIRGIN Australia will soon roll out its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8s, the same model as the doomed Lion Air jet. Would you want to fly on it?

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Luxury cruise ship heading to Australia

Luxury cruise ship heading to Australia

Known for its design, food and wine, Celebrity Eclipse is undergoing a $700m modernisation and is set to call Melbourne home.

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Luxury resort now left derelict

Luxury resort now left derelict

AT ONE time this was a shining jewel of Australian tourism. But now it sits eerily abandoned with an uncertain future.

Mon 29 Oct 2018

OPINION: Holidaying in Australia far too overlooked

premium_icon OPINION: Holidaying in Australia far too overlooked

TRAVELLING overseas has never been easier or more affordable.

Harry and Meghan’s visit ‘tourism gold’ for Australia

premium_icon Harry and Meghan’s visit ‘tourism gold’ for Australia

THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been “tourism gold” for Australia, bringing millions of dollars into the NSW economy — over $3.1 million to Dubbo alone — and...

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Scarebnb: when Airbnb goes bad

premium_icon Scarebnb: when Airbnb goes bad

SERIOUS shortcomings in Airbnb’s safety standards have been exposed after these women were robbed by an intruder who is thought to have cut a key after a stay.

Qld tourism boom worth billions

Qld tourism boom worth billions

Southeast Queensland tourism is in a purple patch with rising visitor numbers and big projects coming — meet the people charged with ensuring good times last.

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Mega cruise ships on way

premium_icon Mega cruise ships on way

Cruising is a booming industry and cities up and down the Qld coast are pulling out all the stops to make sure they are ready to get slice of tourism pie.

‘Drunk’ prank could get tourists 10 years in Thai jail

‘Drunk’ prank could get tourists 10 years in Thai jail

A TRAVELLER says she’s terrified in Thailand as she and a mate face a decade behind bars for a simple mistake on a night out.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

New Bundy tourism operator hits out after cops called in

premium_icon New Bundy tourism operator hits out after cops called in

A BUNDABERG tourism operator has called for the council to take control of the port, arguing the current system is stifling economic opportunities.

Sick truth behind cute tourist picture

Sick truth behind cute tourist picture

IT’S marketed as a cute and harmless holiday activity but in reality it’s covering up a vile secret.

Nothing beats this: $165 flights to Hawaii

Nothing beats this: $165 flights to Hawaii

Aloha, holiday! Flights to Hawaii have never been quite this cheap before — plus there’s a stack of other hot destinations on sale, too.

How the Meghan effect is boosting tourism

premium_icon How the Meghan effect is boosting tourism

THE royal visit is proving "priceless” for Aussie tourism globally, with online holiday searches surging as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle charm the nation.

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