Rebuilt Binna Burra Lodge going strong

Binna Burra Lodge's new Sky Lodges

LIV EINEMO TOENJUM AND STAFF WRITERS Binna Burra Lodge is open again almost a year after the original lodge was destroyed by bushfire, thanks to a strong brand and a concentrated recovery effort.   The Lamington National Park ecotourism … [Read more...]

Businesses struggle over border closures

Tweed Harbour Motor Inn

ROSE MANSON COVID-related border closures are making life increasingly difficult for small business owners in the Tweed Shire, especially those in the tourism and retail sectors.   The latest Queensland-New South Wales border closure … [Read more...]

Jetstar to boost tourism with direct flights to Uluru

Uluru

DANICA STREADER An additional 28,000 travellers are expected to visit the Northern Territory each year in the wake of Jetstar Airways’ inaugural direct flight from Brisbane to Uluru on August 3. The new service will fly directly from Brisbane … [Read more...]

Hosting the Games and hosting it’s visitors

JAIME-LEE WOODS Gold Coast residents are taking steps to rent out their homes during the Commonwealth Games. Locals are using websites such as Airbnb to benefit financially from the event. Burleigh resident, Rodney Trever believes he … [Read more...]

Dodgy overseas tattoos can be life-risking decisions

RENATA NEMETH Australian travellers who get a tattoo or body piercing while on holiday are unaware of, or ignoring the risk of the potential to cause HIV and hepatitis infections. In 2012, Indonesian authorities estimated that one in four … [Read more...]

Tourism Minister tells Gold Coasters to use AirBnb and Uber

JAYDEN HAUSFELD   New Tourism Minister, Richard Colbeck says he wants Australians to embrace controversial online services 'Airbnb' and 'Uber', to aid in enhancing the Gold Coast's economy. The popular online services could play a … [Read more...]

Asian Cup good for regional relations

BY TOM MANN The ACL Asian Cup in Australia next year will strengthen Australian political ties with Asia and the Arabic region, ACL Cup officials have told the G20 Summit in Brisbane. “I think sport opens doors. It’s not apolitical [and] it … [Read more...]

Australia’s natural assets a key factor in tourism growth

AMY MITCHELLL-WHITTINGTON World class natural assets such as the Great Barrier Reef are key drivers of tourism to Australia but industry workers warn the quality of these drawcards are diminishing. Airlie Beach dive instructor Tony Fontes … [Read more...]