TOURISM STRATEGY PAYS OFF

TOURISM STRATEGY PAYS OFF
THE tourism industry continues to take off, contributing $23 billion to the Queensland economy last year according to State Tourism Satellite Account findings.

Minister for tourism Jann Stuckey says the government’s DestinationQ strategy contributed $3.5 billion to the growth in the last two years.

“The data shows that tourism is creating jobs for Queensland with a 13 per cent increase in tourism employment over the last two years.

“The Newman Government moved quickly to recognise tourism as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy and we have worked diligently with industry to reboot tourism, stimulate economic growth and create jobs for Queenslanders,” she says.

Stuckey says the department is working with operators to restore confidence and increase visitors to the state.

“Destination Success, our 20 year plan for tourism outlines our aspirations and what will set Queensland apart as a destination of choice on the national and international stage, both now and in to the future.

“Partnerships and shared vision like this will help the Newman Government together with industry achieve our goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion in 2020.”

She says the tourism industry provides 241,000 jobs, an increase of 27,000 in recent years.

Help us deliver quality journalism to you.
As a free and independent news site providing daily updates
during a period of unprecedented challenges for businesses everywhere
we call on your support

Crypto staking: a new way to earn passive income
Partner Content
You may be familiar with traditional ways of earning passive income such as trading sto...
Etoro
Advertisement

Related Stories

Hospitality mogul Glenn Piper to transform Hook Island into "world class hospitality experience"

Hospitality mogul Glenn Piper to transform Hook Island into "world class hospitality experience"

Sydney hotelier Glenn Piper has snatched up his third hospital...

Super fund HESTA "unconvinced", to vote against AGL demerger

Super fund HESTA "unconvinced", to vote against AGL demerger

Superannuation fund HESTA is backing the position of Australian tec...

Airtasker completes Oneflare acquisition after ACCC withdraws concerns

Airtasker completes Oneflare acquisition after ACCC withdraws concerns

Leading online services marketplace Airtasker (ASX: ART) has comple...

Superloop set to buy tech services firm Acurus for $15m

Superloop set to buy tech services firm Acurus for $15m

After completing $140 million worth of divestments from Singapore a...