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Cowboys final sweetens a long weekend for Townsville tourism

From fighting for the wooden spoon to the top four teams, the North Queensland Cowboys’ run to the NRL quarter-finals will inject $7 million into the region’s economy.

  • Tess Bennett

Expensive airline tickets hold back leisure travel market

Australians have been itching to travel overseas but have been put off by expensive airline tickets, especially to Europe.

  • Mark Ludlow

Bonza christens first plane ‘Shazza’

Stone the crows! You’d think this airline wannabe would be well up and flying by now.

  • Lucas Baird

August

Webjet faces ‘customer service spikes’ as cancellations jump

Webjet is hiring more staff to deal with a wave of problems from flight cancellations, but customers are still saying: ‘I can’t get a response’.

  • Liam Walsh

The cruise ship conflict: Port cities versus floating hotels

Demand is inching closer to pre-pandemic levels but the industry is facing resistance from politicians and climate activists.

  • Oliver Barnes
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Spicers Retreat sale talks end, no deal in sight

After six months of negotiations, it seems there’s to be no sale at the Turners’ inn, after all.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

Flight Centre eyes rebound, but 99 Bikes has stock stack

The travel giant narrowed its full-year loss to $287 million, and says its underlying earnings are turning around from the pandemic’s depths.

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  • Liam Walsh

Holiday trips quarantined from household spending cutbacks

Tourism at Queensland island destinations and Kangaroo Island off SA are back to pre-pandemic levels.

  • Simon Evans

Corporate Travel pays $15m bonus despite missed target

The company said it rewarded executives because of an earnings rebound in difficult conditions. Investors, meanwhile, have questioned the bonus structure.

  • Liam Walsh

Corporate Travel breaks dividend drought

The company says a bump in the past quarter and a brighter outlook means it can restart its payouts to shareholders.

  • Liam Walsh