Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk has said the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia shows that the government’s investment in tourism is delivering results. Queensland has experienced an 8% growth in domestic travellers while total expenditure grew 6% in 2015. 20 million Australians visited Queensland last year.
“These latest figures from Tourism Research Australia show that our investment in tourism is delivering results,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Queensland’s growth rate is ahead of the national average with a record $14.5 billion in expenditure and 20.1 million Australian visitors.”
Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones said “The six per cent growth in expenditure and eight per cent in total visitors is fantastic news and underlines the success of marketing campaigns designed to attract new, home-grown travellers to Queensland,”
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) Chief Executive Officer Leanne Coddington said the results reinforced the importance of sustained marketing campaigns encouraging visitors to come to Queensland to experience the best address on earth.