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Thousands heading to Queensland for a two-minute solar eclipse

Thousands of people are heading to Queensland in the hope of seeing a two-minute solar eclipse in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Queensland at risk of becoming “Spain of Australian states”

Queensland's finances are in a "shambles" but it is not Spain, according to a tourism industry insider.

Premier aims to make Queensland number one ecotourism destination

Ecotourism is well and truly back on the agenda in Queensland with the completion of the DestinationQ Key Action Plan this week.

Queensland proposes new safety laws for diving industry

Queensland's reef-tourism operators could be forced to have at least two head-counting systems to ensure tourists aren't left at sea.

Queensland tourism bounces back, thanks to mining industry

The weather crisis of 2011 was blamed for a serious downturn in tourism and, while visitor numbers fell sharply last year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown Queensland recorded the nation'

Tourists shunning Queensland this Christmas

Tourists are shunning Queensland this Christmas with research showing wet weather and bargain hunting are having an impact.

Tourism Queensland: Time to learn Mandarin

Mandarin should be offered as a subject in Queensland schools if the state is going to get its piece of the multi billion-dollar pie that is the Chinese tourist market, according to the state's peak t

Royal visit to put Brisbane back on the map for foreign...

Queensland's tourism industry says Queen Elizabeth's visit next month will help put Brisbane back on the map for international tourists.

Australia Tourism Cashes in on Double Win with Ben Southall

Winner of 2009 Best Job in the World, Ben Southall has created another opportunity for tourism in the Great Barrier Reef.

Tourism Queensland launches “Million Dollar Memo”

LONDON, England - Tourism Queensland, the tourist board behind the multi award-winning Best Job in the World campaign, today launches its latest competition aimed at rewarding one company with an all

Queensland is open and ready to welcome visitors

SYDNEY, Australia - After making headlines around the world for the recent floods and cyclone, the largely unaffected world-famous travel destinations of Australia's 'sunshine state' Queensland are op

Bligh: Queensland open for business despite disasters

Premier Anna Bligh will today convene critical talks in Sydney with national tourism leaders to assure them and their clients that Queensland is very much open for business despite dual natural disast

Queensland tourism ready to welcome visitors after Yasi

Tourism Queensland is pulling out all the stops to help mitigate the effects of tropical cyclone Yasi on Queensland’s tourism industry, as businesses begin to clear the path to welcome visitors agai

UN: Disaster risk preparedness helped Australia prevent cyclone casualties

A high level of disaster risk awareness, preparedness and planning helped prevent casualties when Tropical Cyclone Yasi struck north-eastern Australia earlier this week, the United Nations’ top disa

Tropical Cyclone Yasi brings more flooding to Queensland

Tropical Storm Yasi brought heavy rains and flooding to the already-soaked region of Queensland in Australia, and another 4 to 8 inches of rain are forecast from Townsville to northern Mackay along th

JAL-Jetstar codeshare adds Gold Coast Australia to international network

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Jetstar Airways (Jetstar) have reached an agreement to expand their codeshare partnership to include flights operated by Jetstar on routes linking Japan's 2 major cities - Tok

Queensland cop gets jail for brutal assaults on tourists

Canberra - Australian police have released disturbing video footage of a senior officer's assaults on aalleged offenders at Airlie Beach police station, a day after he was sentenced to jail over the i

Queensland is more cruisy than ever

Queensland is more cruisy than ever and there's a good dollar in it for regional areas from Townsville and the Whitsundays south to Brisbane.

Wooing Middle Eastern tourists in Queensland

A Ramadan evening lounge where Muslims can meet after a day's fasting will open in a premier Gold Coast hotel on Monday in a bid to woo more visitors from the Middle East.

Rescuing Queensland’s tourism – just the job for Rudd

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's reshuffle is a lost opportunity to ramp up the Labor Government's commitment to tourism.

Tourism windfall delivered to Brisbane courtesy of Tiger Airways

Queensland Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor is hoping three new Tiger Airways Brisbane- bound flights will increase the city's tourism appeal.

Tourism Queensland’s BEST JOB IN THE WORLD wins Best Worldwide PR...

NEW YORK – Tourism Queensland’s THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD took home two Platinum awards and a Best of Show for best worldwide PR campaign of the year at the 2010 HSMAI Adrian Awards.

Queensland tourists: Cyclone? What cyclone?

HUNDREDS of tourists partied in Port Douglas, many blissfully unaware of any cyclone threat, as it hit the coast with barely a whimper yesterday.

Deadly jellyfish can become a threat to Queensland’s tourism

Swimmers in far north Queensland have long lived with the threat of irukandji and box jellyfish stings, but the dangerous marine creatures could soon be headed further south.

Queensland’s tourism targets China, New Zealand

The Fraser Coast can expect a major influx of visitors from China and New Zealand if a $7 million State Government tourism initiative hits the mark.

Queensland government to establish eco-tourism operations

LOW-impact holiday accommodation will be built in or adjacent to seven national parks in Queensland under a State Government plan to boost eco-tourism.

Tourists in Queensland warned of ‘monster’ shark

Tourists holidaying in the Australian state of Queensland have been warned to stay out of the water by authorities who fear a giant six metre-long shark might be prowling the coast.

More tourism jobs lost in Queensland

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show more jobs were lost in Queensland's tourism industry in the June quarter.

Tourism booming in outback Queensland

Streams of tourists are still travelling through outback Queensland, defying predictions of a tourism slump in the region.

Will ‘world’s best job’ earn tourism dollars?

The "best job in the world" contest has generated huge interest around the globe, but the jury is out on whether that will translate into more tourism dollars for Queensland, Australia.