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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 50,000 visitors will “chase the sun” to Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef next month to see a rare solar eclipse.
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.
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.