Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

Travellers to benefit from airfare price battle

Travellers to benefit from airfare price battle

James Williams, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016

An air-fare battle is brewing between budget airline and major airline companies with prices for flights to and around the Asia-Pacific region potentially dropping by up to a third. Eight budget airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Jeju Air, Nok Air, NokScoot, Scoot, and Tigerair Singapore, will join Australia's...

The story behind America’s suspicious free candy van


Ella Phelan-Burnett, Staff reporter

October 8, 2015

A vintage van complete with blackened windows, no number plate and branded with 'free candy' in blood-red writing has been cruising around the streets of America giving out free candy. It might sound the epitome of a parent's nightmare, yet the menacing van contains nothing more harmless than a...

Crowdfunding dad reaches holiday goal

Stephen Callaghan has been successful in crowdfunding a trip for him and his family to Uluru, with no help by Australian Politicians

Alicia MacFarlane, Staff reporter

August 17, 2015

Working class dad Stephen Callaghan has raised more than his $5000 goal for a family holiday to Uluru, after his audacious call for Australian MPs to give him and his family 'a fair go'. The New South Wales dad's campaign, published on, was cheekily created following the travel claims...

Kiwis head to Australia in record numbers — but it’s not for work

Air New Zealand plane

Ella Phelan-Burnett, Staff reporter

August 13, 2015

There are more New Zealanders in Australia than ever before, with recent statistics showing a record breaking 1.3 million visits in the past financial year. But with the NZ economy outpacing Australia's — at least until recently — the influx has been driven by leisure not the search for work,...

ECU broadcasters build closer Indian ties

ECU broadcasters build closer Indian ties

Gemma Kelly, Student reporter, Production editor

April 17, 2015

Broadcasting students have returned from a 2.5 week tour in India, as part of new connections between ECU and Indian universities. Ten broadcasting students, led by Broadcaster and lecturer David Smith, got the opportunity to collaborate with two Indian universities, Apeejay Stya University in New...

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