Got the Lo­gies blues, Karl? A hol­i­day on ‘the new Gold Coast’ will fix that

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - SUZANNE SIMONOT

KARL – the best host city in The Lo­gies’ his­tory wants you.

Gold Coast Tourism (GCT) has writ­ten to Chan­nel 9 star Karl Ste­fanovic to in­vite him to “dis­cover the new Gold Coast” as their guest – and as­sure him The Lo­gies will be well looked after when they move here in 2018.

GCT ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Dean Gould said the Coast and The Lo­gies were a “per­fect fit”.

He said GCT pre­dicts the city will be­come “the best host city in the Lo­gies’ his­tory”.

Of course, not ev­ery­one was happy to learn the Lo­gies were on the move, with Ste­fanovic ini­tially threat­en­ing to boy­cott the awards if they left

Mel­bourne. The out­spo­ken for­mer Gold Coast news re­porter later back­tracked, sug­gest­ing he should host the 2018 Gold Coast Lo­gies.

“We un­der­stand that break­ing a long-run­ning tra­di­tion of hav­ing the Lo­gies in Mel­bourne can seem un­set­tling at first but the Gold Coast will take it to a new level,” Mr Gould said.

“So we have to­day made a spe­cial invitation to Karl Ste­fanovic to spend a cou­ple of days on the Gold Coast as our guest and we are sure he will be an en­thu­si­as­tic con­vert.”

Mr Gould said GCT’s pro­posed itin­er­ary for Ste­fanovic’ (above) was “a pretty typ­i­cal and very avail­able Gold Coast hol­i­day” that matched any des­ti­na­tion in the world.

“Karl will love it and he will love the Coast,” he said.

“He may even re­lo­cate here, given he started his TV ca­reer at Tweed Heads.”

In good news for Queens­land, it looks like Ste­fanovic has de­cided to ac­cept.

“The Goldie has al­ways had a spe­cial place in my heart,” he said late yes­ter­day.

“And with an of­fer like this, who wouldn’t love the place – though we should def­i­nitely add a XXXX Gold or two at a SLSC.”

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