Tourism

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Plan to ‘ban’ visitors on iconic tourist island

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Leaked discussions reveal plans are ‘on the table’ to close part of Moreton Island due to its Aboriginal heritage, prompting a major outcry from tourism operators.

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Indigenous group to manage Moreton Island National Park

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A national park and state land on Moreton Island will be handed to an indigenous group for joint management. WATCH THE VIDEO

Traditional owners threaten to close Kakadu

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TRADITIONAL Owners of Kakadu National Park are at loggerheads with Parks Australia and threatening to close the World Heritage site

Sat 20 Feb 2021

Pluck a duck: Tourism icons could be sunk

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Some of Queensland’s most recognised tourism operators have made alarming predictions about a post-JobKeeper future.

Fri 19 Feb 2021

Revealed: Goldie's boldest tourist attraction plans

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A giant rotating statue of a lifesaver and the world’s tallest bikini girl statue are just some of the bold tourism ideas proposed for the Gold Coast.

Shorter, ‘more intense’ Dark Mofo confirmed for 2021

Premium Content Shorter, ‘more intense’ Dark Mofo confirmed for 2021

One of the state’s favourite festivals will return to its gloriously dark and subversive best this year as its organisers break from the sponsorship deals they say were...

Thu 18 Feb 2021

Artificial ‘island’ and buyouts: Tourism giant’s money move

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A huge tourism conglomerate has revealed details of a new multimillion-dollar floating tourist island and bid to snap up rival businesses after JobKeeper ends.

Wed 17 Feb 2021

GST rebates: Radical proposal to help save tourism

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A radical proposal has been raised within government ranks to save battling tourism businesses, with a tax scheme that tourists could cash in on.

Palazzo GM hits ‘pathetic collection of reviews’

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Palazzo Versace’s general manager has hit back at negative online reviews, saying the hotel has a “special place in the hearts of thousands of loyal and frequent...

Tue 16 Feb 2021

Jet skiers play deadly game in croc infested waters

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A Far North guide has called for a jet skis to be banned in crocodile country before an ‘accident waiting to happen’ with a man-eating saltie.

Mon 15 Feb 2021

Wipeout: Coast set to lose big tourist events

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The Gold Coast’s premier surfing event for 2021 looks set for certain wipe-out amid a stoush over the costs of COVID-19 quarantine requirements.

Sat 13 Feb 2021

‘Can’t keep going like this’: Snap lockdown causes chaos

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Far North leaders are scrambling to respond to another sudden lockdown of the Queensland border to residents of greater Melbourne that’s thrown plans into chaos

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Billion dollar project a lifeline for Queensland tourism

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Tourism may have been hammered by COVID-19 but a casino boss says the best is yet to come for southeast Queensland.

Tue 9 Feb 2021

‘Enlightening visit’: Tourism minister outlines rebound plan

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Business leaders are upbeat about the prospect of continued support for the ailing tourism industry following a visit from the federal tourism minister.

Kakadu’s hidden gems unlocked in new wet season tour

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A NEW wet season tour at Kakadu showcases just why hundreds of tourists are flocking to see the park come alive during the monsoon

Mon 8 Feb 2021

PM's hope for Pacific bubble 'soon'

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Scott Morrison says Australia is working with Pacific Island nations on their testing regimes in the hopes of expediting a COVID-safe travel bubble.

Defence bans ‘offensive’ CU in the NT brand

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DEFENCE have banned all ‘CU in the NT’ products from being worn or displayed in Robertson Barracks after the popular guerrilla tourism brand was labelled too...

Sat 6 Feb 2021

Tourists to go nuts for Australian first experience at Bundy

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“Our growers are the absolute lifeblood of the Bundaberg region and to be able to take small crops and turn it into a tourism destination”

Tourists could be banned from parts of ‘wild’ Fraser

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The number of visitors to the world’s biggest sand island could be slashed - and banned from parts - in the wake of the latest dingo attack.

Thu 4 Feb 2021

Major reef tourism operator shedding staff

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A pioneering reef tourism operator today confirmed it would slash staff as the end of Jobkeeper looms with no international visitors on the horizon.

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