Tourism

Tue 2 Jun 2020

‘We want a date’: Protesters demand border certainty

premium_icon ‘We want a date’: Protesters demand border certainty

Frustrated owners and workers from the Gold Coast tourism industry have gathered at The Spit to protest against Queensland’s ongoing border closure.

Why tourism industry has to change

Why tourism industry has to change

The COVID-19 crisis has provided Queensland’s tourism industry with an opportunity to reset and explore new business models and strategies.

How Taronga Zoo will be different in a post-COVID world

premium_icon How Taronga Zoo will be different in a post-COVID world

The iconic Sydney landmark is preparing to reopen following the coronavirus lockdown but things will be very different for visitors. SEE WHEN THE ZOO WILL OPEN

Border tensions reach fever pitch on Gold Coast

premium_icon Border tensions reach fever pitch on Gold Coast

Tension over border restrictions have reached a fever pitch as Gold Coast politicians clash, tourism operators stage protests and small businesses plead poverty.

$1b a month windfall as locals spend big

premium_icon $1b a month windfall as locals spend big

Queenslanders could splash up to $1b a month on the Sunshine State’s struggling tourism industry, with operators already reporting a rush of reservations.

Mon 1 Jun 2020

Industry left reeling after Premier leaves borders closed

premium_icon Industry left reeling after Premier leaves borders closed

Gold Coast tourism leaders say new limitless travel within Queensland will have limited impact, as an operator cries, ‘it’s not State of Origin’.

Watchdog warning to Qantas on Alliance deal

premium_icon Watchdog warning to Qantas on Alliance deal

ACCC has signalled it may not green light Qantas’ plans to acquire a majority stake in Brisbane-based Alliance Airlines amid the Virgin collapse.

Airlines prepare for domestic travel to return to FNQ

premium_icon Airlines prepare for domestic travel to return to FNQ

Airlines servicing the Far North are drawing up flight plans expected to be put in place as soon as further COVID restrictions are eased.

‘You can see tumbleweeds blowing in Surfers Paradise’

premium_icon ‘You can see tumbleweeds blowing in Surfers Paradise’

Gold Coast small business operators are racing to be ready to welcome up to 20 patrons from midday today after being blindsided by the increase.

Fri 29 May 2020

PM shuts down further travel bubbles

PM shuts down further travel bubbles

As other countries angle to be part of the quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has other ideas.

Thu 28 May 2020

Border ultimatum as tourism companies threaten mass protest

premium_icon Border ultimatum as tourism companies threaten mass protest

Tourism operators are planning a mass protest if the Premier doesn’t open the Queensland border to visitors by July.

Japan will start paying for you to visit

Japan will start paying for you to visit

It sounds almost too good to be true. But under a bold $18 billion plan, Japan will start paying for tourists to come back to the country.

Eye-watering cost of flights to hamper tourism

premium_icon Eye-watering cost of flights to hamper tourism

The cost of flights has skyrocketed because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Wed 27 May 2020

Premier’s plan to bring back tourism hubs

premium_icon Premier’s plan to bring back tourism hubs

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is expected to greenlight flights between major Queensland tourism hubs this weekend after talks with Gold Coast powerbrokers.

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.

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