First Tigerair flight from Brisbane touches down

IT MAY have poured with rain but not even the wet weather could put a damper on Tigerair's first direct flight from Brisbane landing in the Whitsundays.

Lumix GH5: Is this the Lord of the compact video Rigs?

New Zealand provided plenty of great locations to test out Panasonic's Lumix GH5.

Panasonic launches flagship camera in Lord of the Rings territory

Azar takes group of women to 10 highest peaks in country

Alyssa Azar above the clouds on Mt Kilimanjaro.

Alyssa Azar continues to inspire women from around the world

11 things we learnt about P&O cruises from Travel Guides

Travel snobs Janetta and Kevin during the South Pacific cruise. Picture: Channel 9

The tricks you won't read in the brochure...

A Mexico trip will make friends turquoise with envy

QLD140317MAYA1: The Riviera Maya area in Mexico has much to offer if you move outside the usual tourist areas.  This "Portal Maya" sculpture is on Playa Del Carmen's main Caribbean beach.

Get off the beaten tourist track in Mexico

Leave your diet at home: Los Angeles' best burgers

Father's Office Burger. Source: Instagram

WARNING: Don't read this story unless you're happy to get hungry

You have to see these luxurious 'glamping' safari tents

LUXURY CAMPING: Murphy's Creek Hideaway is offering "glamping” in its safari tents, with a king-size bed for couples to sleep in.

Glamorous camping is the perfect weekend getaway for couples

Unbelievable: $349 flights to Europe

Scoot is celebrating a business milestone with a huge sale

Doors open to Chinese visitors in our region

AFTER months of competing with other destinations, the Whitsundays has kicked another tourism goal.

Bali earthquake: Magnitude 6.4 tremor strikes tourist haven

An Indonesian man offering a surfboard for rent to foreign tourists at a beach in Kuta, Bali

It was centred off the coast of Indonesia, about 26km south of Denpasar.

$5 million plan to double nature park visitors

Works are expected to start next year.

WORKS are expected to start next year.

Coral bleaching 'worse by the day'

CORAL BLEACHING: More coral bleaching. A local diver Michelle Hunter captured these photos at Hoffman's Rocks.

Climate change is causing concern for southern Great Barrier Reef

Happy on Hamo

HEALTHY HAMO: The Happy and Healthy Living course got Hamo Island workers in the kitchen.

The three initiatives were held last week

Unexpected career change becomes complete success

SUCCESS: General manager of Mantra Club Croc, Luke Harley.

Luke Harley never thought he would be involved in the hotel business

Club Croc fulfils a grand achievement

ACHIEVEMENT: Mantra Club Croc general manager Luke Harley, Tourism Whitsunday CEO Craig Turner and Mayor Andrew Willcox at the grand opening on Monday.

Mantra Club Croc had its official grand opening last week

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Queenstown helicopter views shot on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Game of Thrones landmark destroyed

Maltese landmark destroyed by storm.

Malta's iconic Azure Window rock formation collapses in storm.

Turkish Airlines adds a touch of magic

Magician lends his talents to Turkish Airlines safety video.

A new safety video gets some help from visual magician Zach King.

Yak 52 Soviet trainer takes off over Airlie Beach

NEW RIDE: The Yak-52 has been flying around the skies above Airlie Beach performing aerobatics replacing the beloved Tiger Moth which was declared a ride-off in July.Photo Martin StringerPhoto contributed.

Yak-52 takes off over Airlie Beach

Anna Faris stars in Air NZ video

Air New Zealand safety video goes Hollywood.

Latest safety video has a touch of Hollywood.

Floating Apartment on Great Barrier Reef

Floating apartment on the Great Barrier Reef.

Airbnb are offering a chance to live right on the reef.

Bollywood Theme Park

Bollywood Screenshot

The world's biggest theme park is set to expand. Here's some of what will be there.

Chapman in Lyon

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

Peter Chapman talks us through the best parts of this French gem.

Virgin Airlines new Kids Class

Virgin has launched a new cabin class just for kids.

Virgin has launched a new cabin class just for kids. Check your dates before you...

Queenstown shot on new Lumix GH5

The Lumix GH5 put to the test in New Zealand.

The Lord of the Rings put areas around Queenstown, New Zealand on the map. It was...

Mexico on show

QLD140317MAYA2: The Riviera Maya area in Mexico has much to offer if you move outside the usual tourist areas. The Mayan ruins at Tulum are perched on a cliff above the Caribbean.

Get off the beaten track for the best of Mexico.

Dunedin's Otago Museum Tropical Forest

The entrance to the Otago Museum

The Butterfly enclosure in the Otago museum is a popular part of their Discovery...

Get in the swim in Dunedin

Surfers get ready to take on the waves at St Clair beach in Dunedin.

From the Moana Pool, to the beach at St Clair, there's plenty of places to get wet...

Cadbury World in Dunedin

Cadbury World is located in the centre of Dunedin, New Zealand, at the Cadbury factory site. The visitor centre is a colourful and educational environment with chocolate-themed displays where you can learn about the history of Cadbury and chocolate through the ages. The Cadbury Tour is a must-do while in Dunedinjust look for the purple silo or follow the scent of chocolaty goodness drifting over the city.

Take a tour of the Cadbury Factory in the heart of Dunedin where every step has...