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Queensland Rail Travel seeks to boost backpacker tourism

Queensland Rail Travel is set to deliver a greater number of international tourists to the state’s regional tourism hotspots with great savings available for overseas backpackers.

International visitors who have a valid hostel or backpacker card can save up to 40 per cent off the normal fare for point-to-point journeys on Queensland Rail Travel’s long distance services.

Queensland Rail Travel general manager, Max Kruse, said the fares were ideal for backpackers who wanted to travel between multiple locations.

“Backpackers travel to several different locations up the east coast and this new offer gives them the flexibility of being able to move from point-to-point in a quick and convenient way,” Kruse said.

“The 40 per cent off fares are available for international visitors who know when they want to travel and where they want to go.

“Queensland Rail Travel’s network provides the gateway to all the tourism hotspots including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, the Whitsundays, Townsville and Cairns.

“International visitors are vital to the health of Queensland’s tourism industry, so we’re giving them an opportunity to explore as many parts of the state as they like at a great price.

“Regardless of whether they’re working or exploring, Queensland Rail Travel has a deal that will suit almost any budget.”

Passes are also available for backpackers who want to travel between Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

These deals allow travellers the flexibility to hop on and off east coast trains over a six-month period.