With camping venues at capacity, tourists were veering off-track, with potentially long-lasting damage, tourism managers and locals say.
Yan is a reporter for The Age.
The astronomic growth of the Australian cruise industry may be slowing down.
The effect of the Trump administration on US tourism has been the subject of much speculation, with dire warnings of "major storm clouds" by the US Travel Association, and reports of decreasing positive sentiment towards the US.
South American carrier LATAM Airlines has unveiled new business seats that will be rolled out on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The planned $50 million dollar property is part of a hotel boom in Melbourne right now.
Passengers travelling on board 17 flights on six airlines from North America to Australia will miss Christmas Day.
Those who don't mind flying at the last minute this Christmas will snag the cheapest flights, according to data from airfare booking sites.
Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has unveiled a revised plan for a $400 million, five-star hotel.
Air New Zealand has launched a new route into the US, its longest non-stop flight yet.
Qantas will start weighing cabin baggage on its busiest domestic routes.