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The sad demise of another former Aussie icon — Stayz

Since home-grown accomodation portal Stayz was sold to a global travel giant, things have gone ...  
'HAVE A HOLIDAY ON US' competition winners announced

We can now proudly announce the winners of our recent 'HAVE A HOLIDAY ON US' subscribers only ...  
SUBSCRIBE TO IA AND WIN A LUXURY HOLIDAY WORTH $1,200

Win three nights in beachside luxury on the Gold Coast by subscribing to Independent Australia.  
Chaos at the Airports: Lawyers stymie Trump’s #MuslimBan Executive Order

The brakes are already being applied to Donald Trump's megalomania by diligent lawyers and judg ...  
Watch this Space: Doc Martin on the Tele's gaffe, Pauline Pantsdown, RAAF

Martin Hirst wraps up the week: Daily Tele pinged for a second time, Pauline Pantsdown's spat with ...  
Mr and Mrs Pyne’s excellent upgraded European adventure

Turns out, Christopher was just kidding. He wasn’t down the back of the Airbus at all. He was up ...  
The Tour de France experience

The Tour de France has been speeding through the English and French countryside and sports repo ...  
Flight MH370: Closure may never occur

As devastating as it will be for despairing families and friends, Flight MH370 may never be found ...  
War tourism and properly honouring the sacrificed

War tourism is going to be big business over the next few years, as we commemorate the centenary ...  
The Great Theme Park Scam

While Sydney’s new Wet ’n Wild is getting media brickbats daily, the established Gold Coast ...  
Assange to Ecuador

Globetrotting photojournalist Dan Jackson takes us on a photo journey through South American roads ...  
Southern Thailand’s escalating insurgency

Thailand is popular and inexpensive holiday destination, says James Blair, but not so well-known ...  
The Egyptian tourism revolution

Today is the first anniversary of the start of the Egyptian revolution. In the first of a two-part ...  
Qantas and corporate greed

Qantas management’s fleet grounding was just a mechanism to blow the dispute out of all propo ...