Mil­lions of tourists Down Un­der

Isis Town and Country - - News -

AUS­TRALIA wel­comed more than eight mil­lion in­ter­na­tional tourists over the last 12 months ac­cord­ing to fig­ures re­leased by the Aus­tralian Bureau of Statis­tics.

Mem­ber for Hin­kler and As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for Trade, Tourism and In­vest­ment Keith Pitt said this is the first time Aus­tralia has bro­ken the eight mil­lion visi­tor mark, which is great news for Hin­kler.

“The more in­ter­na­tional tourists we have com­ing to Aus­tralia, the more we can try and get to visit Hin­kler, I am fo­cused on at­tract­ing more vis­i­tors to our beau­ti­ful re­gion to grow our tourism in­dus­try and sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses,” Mr Pitt said.

“Tur­tle sea­son has just kicked off in Bund­aberg, which makes it a per­fect time for tourists to visit our re­gion.

“This rapid rise has come on the back of strong Coali­tion govern­ment sup­port for tourism.

“The tourism in­dus­try is growing un­der the Coali­tion.”

PHOTO: BERNARD JEAN

KEEN: Vis­i­tors are flock­ing here.

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