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Queensland is full of interesting places to see, things to do, characters to meet and stories to tell. Here are the latest story ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

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Experts meet in Cairns to boost tourism

27 Feb 2014
Tourism experts have gathered in Cairns to discuss global industry trends and drive growth in international visitor numbers to Queensland. More >

What’s new in Brisbane bars and dining?

8 Nov 2013
Summer in the city is set to be hotter than a sunburnt jalapeño with an almost endless choice of new bars, restaurants and cafes to add to your must-try list. From the revamp of Caxton Street’s drink strip, to the retro flavours of an old-school diner, and more whisky bars than you can shake an ice cube at, Brisbane is on fire in the hospitality stakes. More >

The Blogcademy comes to Queensland

25 Oct 2013
Hold onto your bunny ears – The Blogcademy girls are touching down this Sunday 27 October to host the very first Australian Blogcademy workshop in Brisbane, presented by Tourism and Events Queensland. More >

Airlie Beach makeover sparks retro-fabulous flashbacks

25 Oct 2013
if you were in Airlie Beach in the ‘90s, chances are you would have been wearing neon shorts and carving up the dance floor at Magnums. But the recent $22 million redevelopment of the Airlie Beach main street means the town is looking fresher than a Kardashian post-Botox. More >

48 Hours to make the most of Autumn in Brisbane

30 Apr 2013
Queenslanders will have to be patient now that the Labour Day long weekend has been shifted from May to October, but you can still get that ‘long weekend’ feeling in just 48 hours during May with these four itinerary ideas. More >

The stockman still rides 25 years on

9 Apr 2013
More than 1 million visitors have swaggered on down to this outback institution since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth declared it ‘open’ during the Bicentennial celebrations on April 29, 1988. More >

Celebrate Anzac Day the Queensland way

9 Apr 2013
Queensland has many war memorials and significant war time locations, worth visiting on your own commemorative march of the past on April 25 or at any other time. More >

The carnival is never really over

9 Apr 2013
April 30 marks 25 years since World Expo ’88 opened, putting Queensland on the international map as ‘Australian city most likely to succeed’. More >

Resurrect that old-fashioned holiday feeling this Easter

21 Mar 2013
Just as peplum tops, harem pants and drop waists are back in fashion, retro holidays are now in vogue. With everything old new again, we’ve rounded up the top 6 ways to getaway like your grandparents – all in time for the Easter long weekend. More >

Fire up the barbie – it’s time for Australia Day II

5 Feb 2013
Australians are being encouraged to show their support for Queensland tourism by celebrating ‘Australia Day II’ on 23 February. More >

ProBlogger moves conference to Queensland

22 Jan 2013
One of Australia’s leading social media influencers, Darren Rowse from Problogger, will encourage more than 250 of the nation’s rising bloggers to ‘tweet before they eat’ and ‘boast about the coast’ when he moves the annual ProBlogger conference to the Gold Coast this September 13 and 14. More >

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