Queensland: The tourism capital of Australia


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Queensland is Australia’s third-biggest state, but it has two of the south Pacific’s biggest tourism draws. Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest, both UNESCO world heritage sites.

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The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports that queensland had 517,871 international and interstate visitors for the September quarter. This is an increase of 3% year on year and 7% on last September’s result.

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) says that the state welcomed a record number of visitors in the 2011–12 financial year—more than 9.3 million, an increase of 5%. It also exceeded $5 billion in tourism expenditure for the first time.”

Setting New Records

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QTIC chief executive Daniel Gschwind says Queensland has set new records for visitor numbers and expenditure every year since 2000. He says queensland is on track to achieve its goal of doubling the number of international visitors by 2020, and increase tourism’s contribution to queensland’s economy from $18 billion to $30 billion. Add information about Queensland being on track etc.

Starting with Queensland having set new records for visitor numbers and expenditure every year since 2000. Queensland is on track to achieve its goal of doubling the number of international visitors by 2020, and increase tourism’s contribution to Queensland’s economy from $18 billion to $30 billion.

Advantage

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Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says the state is well placed to take advantage of the rise in Asian tourists. “We know that a large part of the growth in global tourism is coming from Asia and Queensland has significant opportunities because of our geographical location and the attractions that we offer,” he says. Queensland is well placed to take advantage of the rise in asian tourists, Queensland has significant opportunities because of queenslands’ geographical location and queenslands’ attractions.

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Economist Saul Eslake says Queensland’s tourism asset is a competitive advantage, but the state needs to back it up with other elements of strength. queenslands’ tourism asset is queenslands’ competitive advantage. Queensland needs to back it up, Queensland needs to be able to offer more than just attractive scenery.”

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The Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) industry group has set out its policy priorities for the Queensland state election. Queensland has set out queenslands’ policy priorities for Queensland’s tourism industry.

Wrapping Up

TAA chief executive Rodger Powell says queenslanders need to spend less time talking and more time acting on the major issues that could be holding back the tourism sector. queenslands’ priorities for queensland’s tourism industry are:

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