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Lucinda Hotel Makes Its Mark

Making the choice to grow your business in a tiny town on a dead-end road might seem like a recipe for failure. For Trent O’Neill, owner of the Lucinda Point Hotel, ‘build it and they will come’ seems to be a winning strategy. Trent was born in the family’s pub in southern Queensland. As a […]

Up, Up and Away?

Exactly one year ago, the travel industry went from experiencing its 15th year of consecutive growth to being completely decimated internationally on an unprecedented scale thanks to COVID-19. Now with the new year upon us and a vaccine on the horizon, the question remains as to what 2021 will hold for the future of travel? […]

Easing of Restrictions Welcomed By Hospitality Sector

The recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions across Queensland has seen many businesses within the hospitality sector reopen their doors to the public. Yesterday’s announcement from the Queensland Premier to introduce Stage 2 easing of restrictions a fortnight earlier has meant that as of midday today, there is an increase to 20 patrons allowed to dine […]

Return Trip

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 […]