Domestic Tourism Pull Gathers Strength

outback queensland

The latest Tourism Research Australia data show that Our Towns have been far from sluggish from helping drive the state’s domestic visitor numbers which in the past year grew 6.2 per cent to a record high of 21.5 million. Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones says Australian travellers … [Read more...]

Time to Talk Tourism

Roma Visitor Information

Maranoa Regional Council is inviting businesses and industry representatives to come along to Tourism and Hospitality Industry Presentations next week in Roma and Surat. The informal presentations will feature representatives from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) who will discuss how … [Read more...]

Regional Air Fares Investigation Close


The release of the independent assessment of service levels and regulation into regional airfares is expected to be delayed now until mid-2017, according to transport Minister Jackie Trad. The report was slated for release at the end of March but the Minister says the assessment, while now … [Read more...]

Winton Rebuilds an Australian Tourism Experience

Waltzing Matilda Centre 2

The $22 million reconstruction of Winton’s iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre gets underway this week and the start has been marked by a visit to town by Local Government Minister Mark Furner and Federal MP David Littleproud. They joined with Winton Mayor Butch Lenton, and the local community to … [Read more...]

Beasts from The Past to Bring More Tourists


As we roll out of the Easter Break and into Tourist season across Our Towns an opening at south east of Winton at the weekend is expect to boost the tourism traffic flow across the west. Former Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce, officially opened the $1.3m attraction, Dinosaur Canyon at the … [Read more...]

Maranoa Volunteers – Council is Calling

Visitor Information Centre roma

Maranoa Regional Council is on the lookout for residents interested in volunteering their time at the region’s facilities and Visitor Information Centres. With so much to see and experience, Council is in need of enthusiastic helpers to welcome visitors to our region and provide valuable … [Read more...]

Second Range Crossing Solutions Abound

toowoomba crossing

Designs are now being developed to build U-turn loops either side of the Postmans Ridge Road intersection with the Warrego Highway, to keep access open after the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is built. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says concern had been raised … [Read more...]

Who am I? And Where the HELL Are We?

Lost and Confused Signpost

Travellers confusion - and those forgotten “things” we may forget to include in the caravan - can come back to bite us during a holiday. That’s the warning from Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) who are asking Queenslanders to kick off the ‘pre-back to school' holiday break … [Read more...]

Backpacker Tax Back Flip – Again


Yet another chapter is to be written in the on-going Backpacker Tax saga as the stress for famers and the hospitality industry is set to continue. In a Labor led ambush the Senate voted down the Government compromise of a 15% rate for the tax, insisting instead on 10.5%. Just two days ago, the … [Read more...]