Tourism

Mon 10 Feb 2020

SOS for Morrison as viral impact of coronavirus hits jobs

premium_icon SOS for Morrison as viral impact of coronavirus hits jobs

Tourism chiefs have issued an SOS to the Prime Minister as the full impact of the coronavirus crisis becomes apparent.

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.

Wed 5 Feb 2020

‘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

WHALE SHARK WONDER: Marine expert’s bold tourism idea

premium_icon WHALE SHARK WONDER: Marine expert’s bold tourism idea

HERVEY Bay is world renowned for it large marine visitors but even the experts couldn’t have predicted what Judy Green and Dan Gatt came across.

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.

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.

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.

Thu 30 Jan 2020

Qantas to keep flying to China despite virus

Qantas to keep flying to China despite virus

As global airlines ban or scale back services to mainland China amid coronavirus fears, Qantas flights into and out of China are unaffected.

Wed 29 Jan 2020

What can save our tourism from viral effect

premium_icon What can save our tourism from viral effect

The coronavirus outbreak is shaping as the biggest threat to Qld tourism since the SARS scare almost 20 years ago. But there’s a contingency plan we can enact.

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Hotel’s push to find 110 staff in 50 days

premium_icon Hotel’s push to find 110 staff in 50 days

One business is about to kick off the mother of all recruitment drives in pursuit of 110 new staff members over the next 50 days.

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Gold Coast’s newest island revealed

premium_icon Gold Coast’s newest island revealed

A major push is on to give land status to a sandbank which has become a tourist attraction and a roosting spot for migratory birds.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Guest stunned by hotel intruder

Guest stunned by hotel intruder

Guests staying at a Sri Lankan hotel had to contend with an unexpected guest when a wild elephant took a stroll through the lobby.

Sun 19 Jan 2020

‘Please visit us’: Australia to lay out $76m welcome mat

premium_icon ‘Please visit us’: Australia to lay out $76m welcome mat

Australia will hire international celebrities and reality TV stars to promote fire-affected communities and reboot the damaged tourism industry.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Tourists urged back or town could go bust

Tourists urged back or town could go bust

Some shops on the NSW south coast have already gone bust after the bushfires - and more could also be financially ruined if tourists do not return soon.

The pictures that could cost Australia $1bn

The pictures that could cost Australia $1bn

The bushfire crisis could cost Australia's tourism industry $1 billion according to one industry leader who says many businesses may be unable to recover.

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Price erupts in Jacinda Ardern rant

Price erupts in Jacinda Ardern rant

Steve Price has become the centre of a Twitter storm after saying he’s sick of “that woman” Jacinda Ardern during a puzzling argument.

Tue 14 Jan 2020

ScoMo’s Trump bromance proves tourism saver

premium_icon ScoMo’s Trump bromance proves tourism saver

Their bromance is well known, but now ScoMo’s relationship with Donald Trump has helped downgrade the United State’s travel warnings about Australia’s bushfires.

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