Australian ‘artback’ struggles to meet challenges of declining sales, visitors

Australian ‘artback’ struggles to meet challenges of declining sales, visitors

Posted May 06, 2018 05:24:29 Photo: The outback’s picturesque landscapes have been a retreat for art creators and collectors. (ABC News: Sofie Wainwright) Related Story: ‘It’s a nothing piece’: Outback art prize winner provokes viewers Related Story: Jack Absalom’s unconventional outback life An outback city renowned for its art is …

Tourism Tracer app that tracks visitors in Tasmania faces uncertain future

Tourism Tracer app that tracks visitors in Tasmania faces uncertain future

Posted April 26, 2018 05:36:39 Photo: Visitor facilities are being revamped at Cradle Mountain to cater for growing tourist numbers. (ABC News: Ros Lehman) The head of Tasmania’s Tourism Industry Council is worried the state will lose an innovative tourist-tracking program when its funding runs out next week. Developed at …

Kangaroo dies in Chinese zoo after visitors throw rocks ‘to make it hop’

Kangaroo dies in Chinese zoo after visitors throw rocks ‘to make it hop’

Posted April 20, 2018 20:13:30 Photo: Visitors to Fuzhou Zoo in southern China reportedly sometimes threw stones at kangaroos to make them jump around. (ABC TV) Zoo authorities in China say a kangaroo has been killed and another injured at Fuzhou Zoo in south-eastern Fujian province after visitors threw rocks …

Traffic ‘scare campaign’ driving visitors away from Gold Coast, small business group says – Commonwealth Games 2018

Traffic ‘scare campaign’ driving visitors away from Gold Coast, small business group says – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 09, 2018 14:34:28 Photo: Cafe owner Craig Johnston says slow trade has been “really sad and upsetting”. (ABC News: Ashleigh Stevenson) A scare campaign about traffic congestion has left traders out of pocket during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Small Business Association of Australia (SBAA) says. Some …

South Africa v Australia: Proteas show fight in Durban Test but visitors poised for victory

South Africa v Australia: Proteas show fight in Durban Test but visitors poised for victory

Updated March 05, 2018 08:56:41 Photo: Tim Paine (R) celebrates the wicket of South Africa’s Aiden Markram on day four in Durban. (Reuters: Rogan Ward) Related Story: Australia made to wait for victory in Durban, as it happened When was the last time you saw a bowler on a hat-trick …

Free Commonwealth Games wi-fi to expose Gold Coast visitors’ Facebook data

Free Commonwealth Games wi-fi to expose Gold Coast visitors’ Facebook data

Updated March 22, 2018 11:11:09 Photo: The free wifi option available on the Gold Coast when you give up your Facebook data. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella) Related Story: Facebook loses $US35b after massive data breach, tech stocks lead Wall Street sell-off The Gold Coast City Council will be offering free …

Gold Coast council dumps plan to mine Facebook data from Commonwealth Games visitors using free wi-fi

Gold Coast council dumps plan to mine Facebook data from Commonwealth Games visitors using free wi-fi

Posted March 22, 2018 13:01:09 Photo: The free wifi option available on the Gold Coast will no longer require a Facebook login. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella) Related Story: Handing over your Facebook data the price of free wi-fi Related Story: Facebook loses $US35b after massive data breach, tech stocks lead …