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Fri 3 Jul 2020

‘Flights full’: Chaos as border deadline hits

‘Flights full’: Chaos as border deadline hits

Time is ticking for Queensland residents to return home from Melbourne, or face spending 14 days in self-paid hotel quarantine.

Virgin’s record-breaking numbers in ‘comeback sale’

premium_icon Virgin’s record-breaking numbers in ‘comeback sale’

Stir-crazy travellers have snapped up thousands of cheap airfares in Virgin’s 12-hour sale to celebrate the resurrection of the Queensland carrier.

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Fly for $45: Another huge Aussie flight sale

premium_icon Fly for $45: Another huge Aussie flight sale

Aussie airlines are ramping up their efforts to lure travellers with another major blitz ahead of the weekend, with thousands of tickets on sale from just $45.

$69 fares, routes return in Virgin comeback

premium_icon $69 fares, routes return in Virgin comeback

Virgin is continuing its comeback after the virus with flights set to go on sale today for as little as $69. The airline will also restart some domestic routes.

When we can travel again, will we actually want to?

premium_icon When we can travel again, will we actually want to?

The prospect of being on a plane for hours on end is now wildly unappealing. So what does COVID-19 mean for the future of travel, asks Simone Mitchell.

Wed 1 Jul 2020

Jetstar releases New Zealand flights

premium_icon Jetstar releases New Zealand flights

Jetstar Australia is selling flights to New Zealand.

The iconic Whitsunday islands you can visit from today

premium_icon The iconic Whitsunday islands you can visit from today

Those itching for an escape can rest assured as two holiday havens have started welcoming guests.

Europe eases travel rules for Aussies

Europe eases travel rules for Aussies

Australia has been listed among 14 “safe” countries whose citizens can now travel into the European Union, but Americans will be refused entry for another two weeks.

WELCOME: School holidays boost bookings across Whitsundays

premium_icon WELCOME: School holidays boost bookings across Whitsundays

Thousands of flights were sold ahead of the holidays as operators and owners welcomed a spike in visitors.

Tue 30 Jun 2020

Fishers can earn a cool $50k for hooking this catch

Fishers can earn a cool $50k for hooking this catch

The Tasmanian government is releasing five tagged trout worth $50,000 in prize money to lure fishers to regional areas struggling for tourism dollars.

Mon 29 Jun 2020

Cheap flights as new rival takes on Qantas, Virgin

premium_icon Cheap flights as new rival takes on Qantas, Virgin

The airline has promised tickets will be affordable and include baggage and meals to lure passengers flying the ‘golden circle’ of aviation off other companies.

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Holiday hell: ‘$6000 out-of-pocket after 100 days’

premium_icon Holiday hell: ‘$6000 out-of-pocket after 100 days’

Is 100 days waiting for an airline refund too long? Frustrated Aussie travellers want their money back and will be grounded longer than first thought. Here’s what to...

What happens to your points, tickets after Virgin buy out

premium_icon What happens to your points, tickets after Virgin buy out

Virgin Australia’s new owner has confirmed it will honour millions of dollars worth of travel credits and hinted at lifting a refund freeze.

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Huge crowds welcome Sea World’s return from shutdown

premium_icon Huge crowds welcome Sea World’s return from shutdown

About 2000 Sea World staff returned to work today to a round of applause as the Gold Coast theme park celebrated its reopening after three months.

SNEAK PEEK: Inside this little town’s big steamy secret

premium_icon SNEAK PEEK: Inside this little town’s big steamy secret

Most visitors go to this hidden gem to ride mountain bikes, but a steamy new addition is set to seduce hedonists and get endorphins flowing.

Ultimate guide: What to do these school holidays

premium_icon Ultimate guide: What to do these school holidays

Time to get those restless kids out of the house and on a local adventure! Check out our comprehensive guide for top spots to travel to in Queensland.

‘Inch closer’ to normality as theme parks reopen

premium_icon ‘Inch closer’ to normality as theme parks reopen

Three months after they closed their doors, the first of the Gold Coast’s theme parks is flinging its gates open to thousands this morning.

Revealed: Queensland’s best hidden tourism gems

premium_icon Revealed: Queensland’s best hidden tourism gems

As Queensland gears up for the school holidays it’s a perfect time to discover some of the many hidden gems the Sunshine State has to offer.

Bold plan to open borders on July 10... for some

premium_icon Bold plan to open borders on July 10... for some

QUEENSLAND borders would be thrown open to the country on July 10, with only Melbourne passengers put through a two-week quarantine, under a bold plan to revive the...

Tour operators braced for $1 billion windfall

premium_icon Tour operators braced for $1 billion windfall

Queensland’s tourism industry is set to get a helping hand courtesy of the school holidays, as almost half of Queenslanders plan a winter escape in the state.

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