There is some good news for our tourism sector reported in the Gold Coast Bulletin this morning, and I expect the news will be similar at other holiday destinations across Queensland (Occupancy up at Gold Coast hotels):
MANY Gold Coast hotels are booked out over the summer holidays with domestic travellers flooding back to the city in numbers not seen since before the global financial crisis.
Mantra Group, which runs 20 Peppers, Manta and Breakfree properties on the Gold Coast said occupancy was up eight per cent overall, but that Peppers Broadbeach had a staggering 52 per cent increase in bookings compared with last year.
The Gold Coast’s resurgence is backed by Tourism Australia research, which shows the constant decline in domestic tourists over the past four years has finally turned around.
I posted on the Tourism Research Australia data showing a recovery in domestic tourism last week:
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