Queensland Tourism News
Tourism sector urges doubling of Queensland’s national parks ahead of 2032 Brisbane Olympics
Prominent Queensland tourism and conservation organisations have united to urge the Australian government to financially commit to doubling the size of protected areas in order to boost tourism and local economies ahead of 2032 Brisbane Olympics.
Queensland launches scUber Great Barrier Reef submarine experience
Authorities in Queensland have partnered with Uber to launch a new submarine experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Guests will be able to hail scUber, branded as the first rideshare submarine experience in the world, from Monday in order to head to the iconic Australian destination.
Queensland Tourism launches Great Beach Drive holiday route
Australia’s Great Beach Drive has been launched to provide over 200 kilometres of spectacular beach driving, capturing the dramatic coastline, scenery and wildlife along Queensland’s Sunshine and Fraser coasts. The touring route is steeped in culture and etched in Australian history. The full journey covers two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, a Wold Heritage-listed Marine Park and the largest sand island in the world.
Queensland tourism set to benefit from PATA data deal
An exclusive new partnership between the Pacific Asia Travel Association and Tourism & Events Queensland will provide Queensland tourism businesses with access to the latest Asia-Pacific visitor research. The partnership will empower tourism businesses with access to a world first exclusive online visitor data, TEQmPower.
Queensland State Government selects Serko Online
Serko Online, the Australasian leader in online travel booking for business, has announced that Australia’s Queensland State Government has selected Serko Online to support its corporate travel program. Followinh an extensive evaluation process lasting six months, the Queensland Government selected Serko Online to take over their Travel Management System, awarding a two-year contract.
UK holiday arrivals to Queensland spike in 2013
The same report showed that on an international scale, visitation numbers to the sunshine state are also on the rise and have increased by two per cent over the same period. It is reported that over 215,000 Brits visited Queensland last year, of which 152,000 visited with the main purpose being holiday.
Queensland welcomes the return of Qantas’ golden service
Qantas resumed direct flights between Sydney and the Gold Coast today, in a major show of confidence in Queensland’s tourism industry.
Government reinvigorates Queensland’s natural icon experiences
Tourism operators can hear about the latest ecotourism trends, technologies and global case studies at a series of forums aimed to help them build tourism capacity through sharing stories of Queensland’s famous natural icons.
50,000 eclipse chasers heading to “sunny” Queensland
More than 50,000 visitors will “chase the sun” to Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef next month to see a rare solar eclipse.
Tourism campaigns see US travellers pack their bags for Queensland
A string of tourism campaigns promoting some of Queensland’s most iconic destinations in the US have payed dividends for the state with one US family making a record-breaking $US230,000 booking this month.
Great Barrier Reef is premiere viewing location for rare, total Solar Eclipse
While unseen to the naked eye right now, the moon is slowly overtaking the sun in preparation for a unique and total solar eclipse. This November, Eclipse 2012 (www.eclipse2012.org.au) will attract star gazers and adventure tourists from around the globe for this rare phenomenon as the moon’s shadow will cross over Australia’s Great Barrier Reef at approximately 6:37 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
Ecotourism Australia welcomes Queensland Government Tourism
Ecotourism Australia has warmly welcomed the Tourism in Protected Area initiative announced today by the Queensland Government.