El Salvador tries to shed its reputation as a murder hotspot to attract tourists

El Salvador tries to shed its reputation as a murder hotspot to attract tourists

By freelance correspondent Jennifer Huxley Posted May 13, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Concepcion de Ataco has taken a proactive approach to attracting more tourists. (Jennifer Huxley) Would you holiday in one of the world’s deadliest countries outside of war zones? A grassroots movement in the tiny Central American country of El …

Perth rainfall is higher than Melbourne, Hobart, London despite reputation for sunny beaches

Perth rainfall is higher than Melbourne, Hobart, London despite reputation for sunny beaches

Posted April 24, 2018 10:32:30 Photo: Perth has fewer wet days per year, but when the rain does fall, the city often cops it. (ABC News: David Weber) Perth may be best known for its idyllic beaches and sunny skies, but the West Australian capital sees more rain than Melbourne, …

Daniel Ricciardo enhances reputation as ‘best overtaker’ in Formula 1

Daniel Ricciardo enhances reputation as ‘best overtaker’ in Formula 1

By Liam Butterworth Updated April 16, 2018 13:12:53 Photo: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo moved from sixth to first within eight laps in Shanghai. (AP: Andy Wong) Related Story: Ricciardo rockets from 16th to fourth in Italian Grand Prix Daniel Ricciardo jokes that he doesn’t “seem to win boring races”. …

Attacks on crocodiles spark concern for Queensland’s reputation

Attacks on crocodiles spark concern for Queensland’s reputation

Updated April 15, 2018 09:56:35 Photo: A female crocodile in the Proserpine River where Fat Guts the crocodile lives. (ABC North Qld: David Chen) Attempts to kill crocodiles in north Queensland are giving the region a bad reputation, according to a tourism operator in the region. Steve Watson runs Whitsunday …

Commonwealth Games: Australia’s chance to repair sporting reputation | Sport

There are still references to cricket ball-tampering in the Australian newspapers, but they have been overtaken on the front pages by an enthusiastic embrace of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which present a timely opportunity to repair an international sporting reputation coarsened by sandpaper in recent days. Gold Coast is …