New electronic tracking system trialled on Great Barrier Reef to improve safety for tourists

New electronic tracking system trialled on Great Barrier Reef to improve safety for tourists

Updated May 20, 2018 08:11:09 Photo: A researcher dives with one of the whale sharks known as Stumpy and Zorro at Ningaloo reef. (Supplied: Indian Ocean Imagery) A world-first electronic tracking system, which uses tourists’ handprints to identify and monitor them, is being trialled on the Great Barrier Reef to …

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 …

‘One lady got 17 stitches’: Kangaroos hopped up on carrots are attacking tourists

‘One lady got 17 stitches’: Kangaroos hopped up on carrots are attacking tourists

Updated May 02, 2018 09:09:54 Photo: A tourist feeds a carrot to a kangaroo at Morisset Hospital in Lake Macquarie. (Supplied: Tripadvisor) They are the cute and cuddly icons of Australia, but kangaroos are viciously attacking people at a popular tourist spot, and an addiction to carrots is to blame. …

‘Visitor’ plates idea for Tasmanian tourists born from nightmare Christmas drive in Queensland

‘Visitor’ plates idea for Tasmanian tourists born from nightmare Christmas drive in Queensland

Updated April 04, 2018 14:45:10 Photo: Plates identifying road users who require extra patience from other motorists has been suggested. (Pixabay/VisPlate) A Tasmanian woman who had a “nerve-racking” experience driving on the unfamiliar streets of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast wants to spare visitors to her home state the same …

Tathra welcomes tourists over busy Easter holiday as town rebounds from devastating bushfire

Tathra welcomes tourists over busy Easter holiday as town rebounds from devastating bushfire

Posted April 02, 2018 13:30:03 Photo: Tathra Beach was a popular spot for visitors at Easter, two weeks after the bushfire. (ABC News: Kerrin Thomas) Two weeks on from a bushfire that destroyed 65 homes and damaged about 50 more in the village of Tathra, tourists are coming back in …

Australia v South Africa: Paine and Cummins show the fight the tourists so desperately need

Australia v South Africa: Paine and Cummins show the fight the tourists so desperately need

Updated April 02, 2018 07:27:01 Photo: Tim Paine’s valuable 62 helped salvage the Australian innings. (AP: Themba Hadebe) After day two of the Johannesburg Test, I wrote of how much of the fight had been left to fast bowler Pat Cummins and new captain Tim Paine. On day three, that …

Shark trophy hunting puts famed Monkey Mia dolphins, tourists at risk, but shire can’t act

Shark trophy hunting puts famed Monkey Mia dolphins, tourists at risk, but shire can’t act

Posted March 30, 2018 09:18:58 Video: Monkey Mia dolphins attacked by sharks (ABC News) Related Story: Shark hunters under fire after brutal attacks on famous Monkey Mia dolphins A planned clamp down on shark trophy-hunting at Monkey Mia, aimed at protecting the area’s famed dolphin population, is in doubt because …

South Africa v Australia: Tourists take command thanks to star performances all round

South Africa v Australia: Tourists take command thanks to star performances all round

Updated March 03, 2018 08:46:23 Photo: Lyon overtook Craig McDermott as Australia’s sixth-highest wicket taker. (AP: Themba Hadebe) Related Story: Starc the destroyer puts Australia in the driving seat, as it happened As Australia soared to the ascendancy on the second day of the first Test at Durban, it wasn’t …

South Africa v Australia: Tourists inch lead past 400 to firm up Test victory

South Africa v Australia: Tourists inch lead past 400 to firm up Test victory

Updated March 04, 2018 09:43:06 Photo: Australia’s Cameron Bancroft was the standout with a hard-fought innings of 53. (Reuters: Rogan Ward) For South Africa, the third day of the Durban Test was about the slow siphoning away of hope. For Australia, it was about the slow accretion of inevitability. The …