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‘Distressed and unwell’: Parents, young children rescued from aquarium lift

‘Distressed and unwell’: Parents, young children rescued from aquarium lift

Twelve people, including five young children, became trapped in an elevator at Melbourne’s aquarium on Sunday, with one child vomiting during the ordeal.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan

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‘Like leaving doors of the Louvre open’: New fee for Venice day-trippers

‘Like leaving doors of the Louvre open’: New fee for Venice day-trippers

Italy’s floating city will become the first in the world to charge an entrance fee - but not everyone wants Venice to crack down harder on tourism.

  • by Rob Harris
Paradise or purgatory? The Aussie billionaires buying islands

Paradise or purgatory? The Aussie billionaires buying islands

Island-buying has become a trend among Australia’s billionaires, but island dreams can quickly sour.

  • by Jordan Baker
Maroon city: Sydney Harbour Bridge lights up for Queensland

Maroon city: Sydney Harbour Bridge lights up for Queensland

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has made good on his promise to light the Sydney landmark maroon if Queensland won the State of Origin.

  • by Sean Parnell
How much is too much to party? Sydney’s queer community questions WorldPride ticket prices

How much is too much to party? Sydney’s queer community questions WorldPride ticket prices

The event’s three-day human rights conference has come under fire for its $1500 fees, but organisers say other major events are free.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
$5m program to help jobseekers plug gaps in tourism and hospitality workforce

$5m program to help jobseekers plug gaps in tourism and hospitality workforce

The Victorian government will fund training and employment support services for 320 people to help the hospitality and tourism sector recover from the COVID-19 downturn.

  • by Rachel Eddie
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COVID vaccine requirement to be scrapped for international arrivals

COVID vaccine requirement to be scrapped for international arrivals

The federal government will remove one of the last health rules stopping some tourists from travelling to Australia, as well as scrap the digital passenger declaration.

  • by James Massola
Just visiting: Qld the destination for 21 million interstate trips

Just visiting: Qld the destination for 21 million interstate trips

New data shows domestic visitors to Queensland stayed longer and spent more, injecting almost $18 billion into the local economy.

  • by Robyn Wuth
Little’s giant investment reinvigorates Bellarine’s hidden secret

Little’s giant investment reinvigorates Bellarine’s hidden secret

Portarlington is going through a rejuvenation, in no small part thanks to businessman Paul Little.

  • by Damien Ractliffe
Regional businesses go to extreme lengths to secure workers

Regional businesses go to extreme lengths to secure workers

Regional businesses are going to extreme lengths to hire and house workers amid severe staff shortages.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Tourists, national park visitors may pay more to see Queensland

Tourists, national park visitors may pay more to see Queensland

An expert panel established by the Palaszczuk government to revitalise Queensland tourism has recommended a visitor levy.