Mt Augustus inquest: New call to close popular tourist, hiking spot to prevent further tragedies

It has fast become a popular destination for travelers after the closure of Uluru, but the future of Mt Augustus in WA’s north as a tourist attraction remains uncertain after a senior police officer called for it to be closed for at least half the year in a bid to prevent further tragedies at the … Read more

Dells attractions still face staffing issues with delay in student travel program | Coronavirus

WISCONSIN DELLS (WKOW) — Wisconsin Dells area tourism leaders are facing challenges finding enough workers for the summer, as an international student work program is still in limbo. Wisconsin leads the nation in bringing college students to the state to work and learn about the culture in the US. “I love this place,” said Diego … Read more

Tourists, spring break visitors make presence felt at Waco attractions | Local News

Browsers and buyers packed Spice Village to the brim Friday, visitors stopping at the novelty shop downtown during a wild weekend in Waco that tied a bow around a stellar spring break for local attractions. “It’s been like this all week,” Spice Village proprietor Jennifer Wilson said, surveying the hectic scene during a pause in … Read more

Students allowed despite Covid policies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday announced Australia will refund visa fees for vaccinated backpackers who arrive within the next three months. The country — whose tight, pandemic border policies locked out its citizens, and more recently, one of tennis’s biggest stars — is encouraging backpackers to visit. And it’s doing so because it wants … Read more

Eye-catching new tourist attraction opens on Vancouver Island

There were oohs and aahs, along with plenty of delighted squeals and shrieks Thursday, as what’s being billed as a premier new tourist attraction opened on Vancouver Island. The new Malahat Skywalk, located about half an hour north of Victoria, features a 600-meter elevated walkway through the treetops to a spiral tower 250 meters above … Read more

‘Gem mine’ tourism attraction Fantasy Land lay abandoned under Kalbarri cafe for decades

When Colleen Bubb first started working at a cafe in the West Australian tourist town of Kalbarri, she knew nothing of the treasures hidden beneath its floor. For under the cafe sat a long-forgotten “gem mine” tourist attraction – with thousands of semi-precious stones embedded in the walls. Later, when Mrs Bubb and her husband … Read more