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Tourism and Events Queensland and Uber create the world’s first ride-share submarine

Tourism and Events Queensland has partnered with Uber, Publicis Worldwide and Herd MSL to launch the world’s first ride-share submarine, ‘scUber’. Scuber will provide tourists with the ability to see the Great Barrier Reef from a depth of 30 metres. The glass submarine will also provide 180 degree views of …

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Experts call for quokka to become the official WA State emblem

West Australians should move quickly to make the quokka the official State emblem. Marketing and tourism experts say it’s a “no-brainer” to promote the furry mascot of Rotto to represent the State in an official capacity because the creature is one of our greatest assets. “It’s a no-brainer and has …

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Menindee locals take break from fish kills, drought to dance by Darling River and hope for brighter future

Posted May 27, 2019 06:18:09 Photo: Susanna Havili (left) and her daughter Shantae are both singers from Menindee. (ABC Broken Hill: Aimee Volkofsky) Amid the mass fish kills and the ongoing drought, Menindee locals hope a festival will be the first of many positives to draw tourists back to the …

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Great Ocean Road’s ‘magic’ attracts people year-round, and not just daytripping tourists

Posted May 26, 2019 07:30:00 Photo: In winter, there’s room to move on Lorne Beach, but locals say the off-season is getting busier. (ABC South West Vic: Emma Nobel) This used to be the off-season on the Great Ocean Road, but locals say more tourists are visiting the famous stretch …

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Air NZ orders Dreamliners eyeing high-end tourists, New York non-stop

Air New Zealand will add eight new Boeing 787-10 aircraft to its fleet, which make it possible for the carrier to fly non-stop from New Zealand to New York while trying to attract more high-end tourists to the country. The airline’s chief executive, Christopher Luxon, said the new aircraft order …

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The Gold Logie Nominations Released For 2019

There are just five weeks to go until the stars hit the red carpet for the 61st annual Logie awards. The nominations for the June 30 awards were announced on Sunday at The Star on the Gold Coast, which will host the ceremony for the second time. There are four …

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Tourism Australia: India is an important market but faces some ‘serious challenges’ – CAPA

CAPA publishes more than 400 global News Briefs every weekday, covering all aspects of the aviation and travel industry. It’s the most comprehensive source of market intelligence in the world, with around 50 per cent of content translated from non-English sources. The breadth of our coverage means you won’t need …

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A man has been charged over the death of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron, & more in News in 5.

1. A man has been charged over the death of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron. A homeless man has been charged over the death of Courtney Herron, who was brutally murdered in a Melbourne park two days ago. The man, 27, of no fixed address, was arrested on Sunday and charged …

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2019 Logie Nominees Revealed; Amanda Keller, Waleed Aly & Tom Gleeson Head Gold List

Bauer Media has revealed the six finalists for the Most Popular Television Commercial category ahead of the event on 30 June. The public was invited to vote on their favourite ad of the year, after a judging panel revealed its shortlist of 12 commercials. Tourism Australia, Westpac, Invictus Games, KFC, Aldi …

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‘Top End Wedding’ Is The Uplifting Rom-Com Australia Needs

Among 2019’s bevvy of cinematic gems shines the Australian pearl Top End Wedding. Written by Miranda Tapsell and Joshua Tyler, and Directed by Wayne Blair, Top End Wedding tells the story of a ten day engagement between high powered lawyer Lauren (played by Tapsell) and freshly unemployed Ned (played by the …

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