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Mon 10 Feb 2020

'It’s like Russian roulette': Casino couple trapped on ship

premium_icon 'It’s like Russian roulette': Casino couple trapped on ship

DAVE and Jan Binskin tell us what it is like being trapped in a two-week quarantine on a cruise ship where 61 passengers had been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Scary sign hidden in this picture

Scary sign hidden in this picture

It’s supposed to be an international airport. It’s supposed to be part of a holiday resort on a pristine piece of coastline. But it’s not.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Dreamworld shuts down iconic thrill ride

premium_icon Dreamworld shuts down iconic thrill ride

Dreamworld has quietly closed its second major thrill ride in the last three months in the wake of the Thunder River Rapids disaster.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

‘This is going to be worse than SARS or the GFC’

premium_icon ‘This is going to be worse than SARS or the GFC’

The fallout of the Coronavirus crisis is set to be worse than the global financial crisis and SARS for the Gold Coast, industry leaders say.

Doctor who first warned about virus ‘dies’

Doctor who first warned about virus ‘dies’

A Chinese doctor who was arrested after sending a text message warning about the deadly coronavirus has reportedly died.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Tourists’ bizarre complaint on TripAdvisor

Tourists’ bizarre complaint on TripAdvisor

One of the most famous attractions in London has attracted criticism from travellers, but for a strange reason.

State-first tourism project selected for Southern Downs

premium_icon State-first tourism project selected for Southern Downs

Tourism minister Kate Jones said it would become “one of Australia’s most economic eco-tourism drawcards”.

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Helping bushfire recovery easy as pie

premium_icon Helping bushfire recovery easy as pie

From apple pie and cider to alpaca burgers, here are our top foodie destinations to help bushfire-impacted communities.

‘We’re screwed’: Travel ban will result in staff cuts

premium_icon ‘We’re screwed’: Travel ban will result in staff cuts

A tourism leader says any businesses working in the Chinese market in Far North Queensland are “screwed” because of coronavirus.

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Virus fears: 42,000 jobs on the line

premium_icon Virus fears: 42,000 jobs on the line

A furious Gold Coast tourism boss says the State Government is not doing enough to protect its golden goose from the coronavirus crisis.

Staggering rising cost of airport PFAS bill revealed

premium_icon Staggering rising cost of airport PFAS bill revealed

Confidential documents released through a right to information process have revealed the real cost of dealing with PFAS contamination at Sunshine Coast Airport.

New manager’s ‘extensive experience’ to boost resorts

premium_icon New manager’s ‘extensive experience’ to boost resorts

New leadership is set to help Aldesta Hotels make Heron and Wilson islands top global resort destinations.

Tourism industry faces job cuts in$1.7b coronavirus hit

premium_icon Tourism industry faces job cuts in$1.7b coronavirus hit

Queensland businesses are facing a potential loss of up to $1.7 billion, and staff may have to be laid off, as employers struggle to operate under extreme stress as...

Mon 3 Feb 2020

How much viral threat is costing tourist hot spot

premium_icon How much viral threat is costing tourist hot spot

Cairns has suffered a massive tourism blow, with coronavirus travel limitations decreasing visitor numbers by over 60 per cent.

Travel bans a savage blow for tourism

Travel bans a savage blow for tourism

Travel bans sparked by the coronavirus outbreak are already having savage economic consequences for our tourism industry.

Regional airline quits Ballina, lodges official complaint

premium_icon Regional airline quits Ballina, lodges official complaint

"Qantas has won this round, but in the longer term the communities are the real losers."

Coronavirus: ‘This will take Gold Coast years to recover from’

premium_icon Coronavirus: ‘This will take Gold Coast years to recover...

More than $2m will be pumped into a coronavirus tourism rescue plan to lure Australian families to the Gold Coast.

Famous travel Instagrammer shines light on Bundy eco-system

premium_icon Famous travel Instagrammer shines light on Bundy eco-system

A TRAVEL-CONSCIOUS blogger and writer recently visited the region and gave it a glowing review.

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Rowdy Airbnb ‘party house’ drove neighbour to move

premium_icon Rowdy Airbnb ‘party house’ drove neighbour to move

A Cairns man claims a lack of noise control at an AirBnb “party house” has driven him to move out of the neighbourhood.

Princess Mary’s bizarre AirBNB scandal

premium_icon Princess Mary’s bizarre AirBNB scandal

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is at risk of losing the love of the Danish people amid the fallout of the biggest scandal of her royal life – renting out her private...

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