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Wed 7 Apr 2021

Bad news for international travel

Bad news for international travel

As dancefloors open and flights to New Zealand are set to return, could we be travelling further across the Pacific this year? The news isn’t good.

‘Hope restored’: Travel bubble’s massive windfall for Qld

Premium Content ‘Hope restored’: Travel bubble’s massive windfall for Qld

Plans are already underway to bring hordes of Kiwis to Queensland, with the government in advanced negotiations with several major airlines.

Tue 6 Apr 2021

Where to go in NZ when the travel bubble opens

Premium Content Where to go in NZ when the travel bubble opens

Get ready for adventure. When the travel bubble with New Zealand opens, here are 10 must-do experiences in New Zealand.

Aus-NZ bubble rules: What happens if there’s an outbreak

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Details of the trans-Tasman bubble between Australia and New Zealand have been released. This is what we know and how it will operate.

Virgin says it won’t fly Australia-New Zealand yet

Virgin says it won’t fly Australia-New Zealand yet

Straight after Jacinda Ardern’s announcement there would be a travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia, a problem became apparent.

Arden reveals date for Aus-NZ travel bubble

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Jacinda Ardern has confirmed when the trans-Tasman bubble allowing unrestricted travel between Australian and New Zealand borders will begin.

Sat 3 Apr 2021

Last flying boat left in Australia to return to Whitsundays

Premium Content Last flying boat left in Australia to return to Whitsundays

Get ready for a big dose of nostalgia as the Grummond Mallard gets set to touch down for three days only.

Fri 2 Apr 2021

Most popular routes revealed as booking records smashed

Premium Content Most popular routes revealed as booking records smashed

Virgin Australia has reported its biggest sales rush in history, with Queensland destinations emerging as major beneficiaries.

Woman’s creepy find in hotel bathroom

Woman’s creepy find in hotel bathroom

Hotel stays are meant to be relaxing or luxurious, but for one woman it was “creepy” and the reason why is freaking people out.

'The worst overseas trip of my life but I’d go back'

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It started with a ‘bone shaking’ six hour drive in a car with no suspension but this holiday had an extraordinary ending, says Phil Brown.

Thu 1 Apr 2021

Lockdown lift-off: Massive last-minute surge in holiday bookings

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In the few short hours since Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the lockdown would end, accommodation bookings have soared.

Gold Coast goes far deeper than its glitzy image

Gold Coast goes far deeper than its glitzy image

From the glammed-up north to the sleepier south, or somewhere in between, the Gold Coast is a hotspot for visitors from around the country and around the world.

Gold Coast: ‘Grab your boardies and get down here’

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Queensland’s tourism hubs are urging Brisbanites to get out of town for Easter, following the announcement the Greater Brisbane lockdown would end at midday.

Surf Lakes proposes $187 million development

Premium Content Surf Lakes proposes $187 million development

From an inflatable water park to accommodation, the project is expected to create 534 jobs during construction.

Fliers snap up half price seats

Premium Content Fliers snap up half price seats

It’s a traveller’s dream as 800,000 half-price airfares to 15 Australian destinations have dropped. Here’s how to grab the best deals.

Wed 31 Mar 2021

Domestic travel on brink as lockdowns continue

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Domestic air travel could stop unless state governments rule out using lockdowns to fight COVID outbreaks, writes Flight Centre boss Graham Turner.

Lockdown escapees warned of consequences

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Brisbane residents have been warned not to flout lockdown laws and flee to the coast as authorities warn they are prepared to intercept and fine people.

TOP 10: Bundy rates in state’s best holiday hotspots list

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While COVID-19 has put a spanner in the works for some holiday-goers, Bundaberg has been revealed as one of Queensland’s 10 most popular destinations to spend the...

Tue 30 Mar 2021

Tsunami of cancellations leaves tourism industry reeling

Premium Content Tsunami of cancellations leaves tourism industry reeling

Battling tourism operators are facing a ‘heartbreaking and devastating’ Easter, and one frustrated industry leader has given the State Government a massive spray.

Why a Qantas drinks trolley means the world to me

Premium Content Why a Qantas drinks trolley means the world to me

As the vaccine rolls out and the world looks ahead, Joel Creasey can’t wait to get on an international flight again.

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