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Victorians doing anything to get into Qld

Queensland Police said the traffic congestion at the NSW border could last for months, as they keep turning away Victorians.

  • Jul 17, 2020
  • Mark Ludlow and Fiona Carruthers

‘Zombie rooms’ wait for ghost travellers

With international tourists unlikely to be allowed into Australia before mid 2021, the luxury lodge industry hopes they change their bookings sooner not later.

  • Jul 17, 2020
  • Fiona Carruthers

It’s ‘Christmas in July’ for Queensland tourism

Move over Noosa. Agnes Water and 1770 are having their day in the sun as the Queensland tourism industry powers towards earning $1 billion in the September quarter.

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • Fiona Carruthers

Caution abounds as Queensland reopens for business

Pandemic-bashed one day, reopened the next. Queensland bosses are optimistic, if cautious, as the Sunshine State readjusts to life without locked-down borders.

  • Jul 13, 2020
  • Liam Walsh and James Eyers

The travel industry goes local

How many holidays do we each have to take to save the nation’s bottom line? As tourism starts to rise from its ground zero ashes, the sector is doing its sums.

  • Jul 10, 2020
  • Fiona Carruthers


‘Don’t tear the guts out of tourism’: Travel bubble can work

Tourism figures are desperate for a trans-Tasman travel bubble as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it could go ahead in September with ‘safe’ Australian states.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • Fiona Carruthers and Lucas Baird

Ski season gets off to a shaky start

In any given season, planning a snow holiday in Australia carries risk. It’s expensive and you’re never guaranteed the fluffy white stuff.

  • Jul 3, 2020
  • Philippa Coates