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Why travellers are returning to travel agents. It’s been 20 years since the launch of the world’s first online travel booking site and there has been much speculation since that the role of the travel agent would become obsolete. Yet while other traditional industries seemingly struggle with the impact of technological and online advancements, the […]

Give It A Tri

TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF NORTH QUEENSLAND’S PERFECT WINTER CONDITIONS, THE 16TH ANNUAL TOWNSVILLE TRIATHLON FESTIVAL WILL COME TO LIFE ALONG THE PICTURESQUE SETTING OF THE STRAND NEXT MONTH. INVITING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS TO ENJOY THE VERY BEST OF OUR EVENTS SEASON IN OUR ENVIABLE WINTER CONDITIONS, WHICH PROVE TO PERK ON OUR LOCAL ECONOMY […]

Townsville Airport On The Up and Up

TOWNSVILLE AIRPORT, AN IMPORTANT NORTH QUEENSLAND GATEWAY, RECENTLY CELEBRATED A MAJOR MILESTONE WITH THE DELIVERY OF A $10 MILLION UPGRADE, WHICH INVOLVED THE EXPANSION AND RESURFACING OF THE APRON. The 18,000 square meter apron expansion facilitates parking for up to two additional aircraft, and provides up to 33 per cent more capacity, during peak times. […]

Driving through a decade

THE FIRST WEEKEND OF JULY HERALDS THE THRUM OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE VEHICLES AND THE SMELL OF BURNING RUBBER AS BOUNDARY STREET TURNS INTO PIT STRAIGHT AND THE SUPERCARS DESCEND ON TOWNSVILLE FOR THE ANNUAL WEEKEND OF RACING BROADCAST ACROSS THE GLOBE. But what does it really mean for our community? This year marks the 10 year […]

Live It Like A Local, Love It Like A Local

Townsville. For some it’s a destination, a hashtag, a photo opportunity. But for the lucky few of us, it’s home. Our own pocket of paradise. A splendorous backyard of sun kissed ocean and warm sandy beaches smack bang between the dusty outback, lush rainforest and one of the seven wonders of the world. The life […]

DREAM JOB: DIVING WITH DWARF MINKE WHALES

In the offshore Ribbon Reefs near Lizard Island float a group of dedicated marine biologists from JCU Townsville looking to study the mysterious dwarf minke whales, which were only discovered in the late 80s. These reefs are the only known aggregation site in the world, which makes studying them a truly fascinating and unique experience. […]