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National

National

Kangaroo Island Fire Survivor Pleads For Tourism After Visitors Cancel Trips

2 min read

It has been a devastating year for Kangaroo Island businesses battling drought and extreme bushfire but now they're experiencing strike three -- the loss of tourism.

World

World

Russia Has A New Tourist Attraction -- Racing Tanks

2 min read

Amusement park operators in Moscow must have turned to the ‘think tank’ in dreaming up the newest addition to a site known for rides and ice skating.

National

National

Comical Music Video Urges Canberrans To Swap Smoky City For South Coast

3 min read

After a South Coast resident released a music video called ‘Canberra Come Back’, an ACT group warmed up their vocal cords for an entertaining -- and heartfelt -- response.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

'We'll Never Be The Same, But We Haven't Lost Our Heart'

7 min read

Unless you have followed the bushfire crisis closely, or live within one of its most ravaged regions, the Bega Valley Shire, you may not have heard of Councillor Kristy McBain.

National

National

Where The Bloody Hell Aren't You? Why Bushfire-Ravaged Towns Need You To Holiday There

7 min read

A small business owner in one of the nation's bushfire-affected areas has issued a rallying cry for Australians to "travel in their own backyard for the sake of the country" as small-town communities work to rebuild.

News

News

Australia's Bushfire Towns Could See Wave Of Dark Tourism

6 min read

Apocalyptic scenes of charred land, dead animals and skies blanketed in smoke are not the typical visuals tourists associate with a holiday in Australia -- but they could encourage a new type of traveller to look our way.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Kylie Minogue Donates $500k, 'Pauses' Tourism Ad Amid Bushfire Crisis

3 min read

Kylie Minogue's much-vaunted Tourism Australia ad has been taken off air in the wake of the devastating bushfires sweeping the country, with the pop princess donating $500,000 to the cause.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

'They Told People Not To Come': Australia's Bushfires Ravage Tourism Industry

5 min read

Bushfires are tarnishing Australia’s reputation for pristine vistas abounding in wildlife and wreaking havoc on tourism, operators say, as authorities are forced to cancel concerts, close parks and evacuate towns.

Life

Life

These Are Australia's Favourite Food And Drink While Flying

2 min read

Qantas have revealed the biggest food and drink trends of 2018, and boy do we Aussies love our alcohol. 

World

World

Aussie Flights Cancelled As Fiji Braces For Cyclone

1 min read

Dozens of flights in and out of Fiji have been cancelled as the island nation braces for a tropical cyclone.

News

News

Kylie Minogue Invites Her British 'Mates' To Visit Australia In New Tourism Campaign

1 min read

The three-minute ad premiered on British TV as millions tuned in for the Queen's annual Christmas address.

National

National

Jetstar Staff To Go On Strike, Throwing Christmas Holidays Into Chaos

3 min read

Jetstar ground staff and baggage handlers will go on strike in coming weeks, potentially causing traveller havoc over the busy Christmas and holiday period,

News

News

The Top Five Ink Choices Aussie 'Tattourists' Get Overseas

3 min read

The rise in tattourism is undeniable with one in three young Australians sporting ink they got overseas, with many saying the decision to get a travel tatt came down to cost.

World

World

Contiki Investigates After Guide Promotes Thai Ping Pong Sex Tours

4 min read

Frequented by Aussie tourists, 'ping pong' shows are a bizarre staple of Thailand's thriving sex trade, where women perform tricks and shoot objects out of their vaginas.

Crime

Crime

The Countries That Jailed The Most Australian Tourists In The Last Year

5 min read

Australians love to travel but more than 1500 were arrested or jailed overseas in the last year, with the majority being stung for sex, drugs and fraud offences.

News

News

Tourist Dies After Taking A Selfie Near A Popular Waterfall In Thailand

1 min read

A French tourist died on Thursday after he slipped and fell from a waterfall in Ko Samui, Thailand, authorities said.

World

World

Greece Urged To Ban Use Of Donkeys As ‘Tourist Taxis’

2 min read

Shocking footage shows exhausted, overheated mules and donkeys carrying heavy tourists up and down winding stairs in Santorini, as a cable car runs nearby.

News

News

Australian Tourist Killed By Elephant While Camping

1 min read

An Australian tourist has been killed by an elephant while camping with a group in Namibia, the country's tourism ministry has announced.

National

National

How Does Chris Hemsworth's New 'Philausophy' Campaign Stack Up?

4 min read

Chris Hemsworth is once again the face of Australia for a new campaign to bring tourists Down Under.

Life

Life

How Not To Be A Dickhead Tourist

2 min read

When it comes to travel, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

'Emma' Shows The Grim Future Of Office Workers

5 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

'I'm Also An Australian': Thousands Rush To Climb Uluru In Final Days

4 min read

Thousands of tourists are rushing to climb Uluru before a permanent ban comes into place next week.

World

World

Amsterdam Is Sick Of Being Amstercram, So You're Going To Pay For It

3 min read

Amsterdam's cracking down on tourists by making it more expensive for travellers to go there.

News

News

S.O.S: Save Our Stanthorpe

2 min read

The usually thriving tourism Queensland hotspot is doing it tough. Crippling drought and bushfires have pushed the town to the brink, now it needs our help to get back on its feet.

National

National

Are You Protected If A Major Travel Company Goes Under In Australia?

4 min read

The short answer: well, not really.

News

News

The Race To Save World's Biggest Teddy Bear Fence

2 min read

A last ditch effort is underway to halt the removal of 2,000 teddy bears strung up along a fence on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula.

Analysis

Analysis

Australia's New International Tourist Attraction Is An Empty Paddock

4 min read

"Where the bloody hell are you?"

World

World

The Aussie Who Befriended Brazilian Gangsters And Became A Minor Celebrity

5 min read

Going into one of Brazil's most dangerous favelas was just "an adventure" for a daring Aussie, who is now trying to raise money to benefit the poor slum area.

News

News

'Insane And Dangerous': Claims Hitler's Bunker Makeover Could Create A Nazi 'Disneyland'

2 min read

Remote and protected, Wolf's Lair was Adolf Hitler's secret headquarters from 1941 to 1944.

The Project

The Project

Is This Australia's Best Town?

1 min read

It’s official! Australia has a Best Town – Yallingup, WA!

World

World

Why Your Holiday Pics Could Help With Animal Conservation

4 min read

On your next holiday, go crazy with your picture-taking -- it could help save endangered animals.

News

News

Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us

1 min read

A Facebook event to raid Area 51 has resulted in 750,000 people signing up.

Views

Views

There Are No Winners In This Beach War, And People Like Me Are The Casualties

4 min read

It’s amazing the sheer joy a little bit of cement or several slabs of timber can create.

News

News

Incredible Lines As People Rush To Climb Uluru Before It Is Banned

5 min read

Many people have been left gobsmacked at long, snaking lines of people queuing to the top Uluru, just months before climbing the sacred Indigenous site is banned for good.

News

News

Chernobyl To Become An Official Tourist Attraction -- But At What Cost?

4 min read

The Chernobyl disaster was the most devastating nuclear incident in history, killing thousands and exposing many more.

National

National

'It's A Lot Quieter Now': Regional Pubs Vying For $50k Airbnb Grant To Boost Tourism

3 min read

Airbnb is looking to inject up to $250,000 in regional towns to encourage Australians to travel in their own backyard.

News

News

Scary Experience For Tourists On SkyDeck Of Tower

1 min read

The ledge of the skyscraper cracked under the feet of the visitors.

World

World

Go Home, We're Full: Europe's Crisis Message To Tourists

4 min read

With The Continent suffering from "overtourism", holidaymakers are being advised to seek out new summer destinations.

10 News First

10 News First

Lake Eyre Is The New Bucket List Destination Tourists Are Flocking To

2 min read

The tiny South Australian town of William Creek has never been busier, as tourists flood in.

Politics

Politics

Visitors Could Cop $10,000 Fine For Feeding Dingoes On Fraser Island

2 min read

Hefty new fines could be dished out to visitors to Queensland's K'garia -- Fraser Island -- if they feed or disturb the island's dingo population.

World

World

Dozens Dead In Tourist Bus Crash In Portugal

1 min read

A bus crash has claimed the lives of 28 tourists on Portugal's Madeira Island.

News

News

Tourist Falls 300 Metres To Death While Taking Photos Of Grand Canyon

2 min read

Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week.

National

National

Controversial Slogan Could Be Banned From Family-Friendly Tourist Spot

2 min read

The unofficial tourism slogan for the Northern Territory, 'CU in the NT', first made headlines in 2016 with its cheeky tagline "The Top End. Different From The Bottom End".

National

National

Dingo Captured And Killed After Tourists Attacked On Fraser Island

1 min read

A dingo believed to be responsible for an attack on a French family at Queensland's Fraser Island, has been captured and euthanised.

National

National

Backpackers Missing In Surf For Two Days 'Could Well Be Alive'

2 min read

Two young backpackers, who’ve been missing for two and half days in waters off Port Macquarie “could well be alive”, police said.

World

World

Aussies Heading To Bali To Be Slapped With Tourist Tax

2 min read

Travelers heading to their favourite holiday spot will soon have to save a little extra, as Bali makes the moves to impose a tourist tax.

News

News

How The World's Weakening Economy Affects Australia

3 min read

The latest World Economic Outlook projections of slowing global growth -- especially China's economic downturn -- do not bode well for the average Australian.

World

World

Viral Images Of Elephants Being Mistreated Reignites Debate

5 min read

Warning: GRAPHIC CONTENT

World

World

Venice To Charge Controversial Entrance Fee To Visit The City

1 min read

Venice has been steadily enacting more laws targeting the millions of tourists who visit each year, with local residents fed up with visitors overrunning their world-famous canals and streets.

World

World

Egyptian Authorities Investigate 'Nude Pyramid Photo Shoot'

1 min read

Egypt is looking into a video that appears to show a couple climbing the ancient icon and posing for a photo while completely naked.

World

World

Security Guard Arrested Over Tourist's Murder

1 min read

Body found in Costa Rica matches missing tourist Carla Stefaniak, officials say.

World

World

Worrying Final Text Before Disappearance

2 min read

When Carla Stefaniak left her home near Miami less than two weeks ago, her family says she was looking forward to spending time in Costa Rica with her sister-in-law, to celebrate her 36th birthday.

World

World

The Tiny Dutch Village With A BIG Tourist Problem

1 min read

Just 60 people live in the Dutch village of Kinderdijk, but more than 600,000 tourists visit it each year.

News

News

Pacific Island Nation Now Confiscating Tourists' Sunscreen

2 min read

Palau is to become the first country to ban toxic sunscreen to protect its reefs after study finds chemicals tainted famous lake.

World

World

New Zealand Solves The Mystery Of Why It 'Fell Off The Map'

1 min read

Six months ago, New Zealand investigated a conspiracy: that the country was disappearing off world maps.

National

National

The Very Real Shire Of Bland Releases Delightfully Boring Tourism Video

2 min read

A very real shire by the name of Bland has released a delightfully un-spicy video asking Australians to send it some flavour.

News

News

Could Australian Tourism Face Its Own Version Of America's 'Trump Slump'?

5 min read

International visitors to the U.S. have decreased since The Don took office. Thanks to local politicians such as Pauline Hanson, could Australia be next?

News

News

Aussies Reported Injured In German Bus Crash

1 min read

A bus carrying 35 tourists from Australia, Canada and the United States has crashed into a truck filled with tyres in Germany.

News

News

What Will Be Australia’s Next Big Thing?

1 min read

It’s down to the final four

National

National

We Could Be Witnessing The Death Of The Aussie Outback

4 min read

"The health of the outback is very much at risk"

Politics

Politics

Health Insurance Could Be Mandatory For Tourists After $30M Bill

2 min read

Uninsured tourists requiring hospitalisation cost Australian taxpayers about $30 million in NSW each year.

World

World

Tourist Racks Up $72,000 Worth Of Speeding Fines In Four Hours

1 min read

And he did it while driving a rented Lamborghini.

World

World

Mother Shares Anguish After Losing Family In US ‘Duck Boat’ Sinking

3 min read

Tia Coleman confirmed life jackets were on board but said the captain told passengers not to bother.

National

National

Multicultural Australia, Where The Bloody Hell Are You?

2 min read

"How come we're not included? What's wrong with our stories?" asked Darumbal man Trent White after Rockhampton's tourism ad "whitewashed" its Indigenous culture.