Dain­tree left out of boost

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE State Govern­ment has given a boost for eco­tourism in national parks around Queens­land - but not the Dain­tree.

As part of re­forms to boost the tourism in­dus­try, the Govern­ment has cho­sen five national parks for the es­tab­lish­ment of tourism ac­com­mo­da­tion and ex­tend­ing the terms of agree­ment pe­ri­ods.

Ex­tend­ing the terms of 20 years with an additional 20-year ex­ten­sion aims to en­tice op­er­a­tors to es­tab­lish eco-friendly ac­com­mo­da­tion and see a re­turn on their in­vest­ment.

Min­is­ter for Tourism Jan Jar­ratt said the cho­sen sites were based on op­por­tu­ni­ties iden­ti­fied in the Tourism Op­por­tu­nity Plans com­pleted by Tourism Queens­land and in­for­ma­tion from Queens­land Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice about sites where there has been pre­vi­ous in­ter­est or po­ten­tial given tourism de­mand and gaps in the mar­ket.

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