Whitsundays represented at Destinationq
MORE than ten tourism operators as well as state and local giovernment representatives and Whitsundays Marketing and Development have been on the Gold Coast this week at the tourism forum – DestinationQ.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said that DestinationQ was a partnership between government, industry leaders and operators aimed at regenerating Queensland’s tou- rism industry. “DestinationQ aims to maximise tourism opportunities in Queensland with a view to doubling visitation in Queensland by 2020,” she said.
“While our region successfully embodies the State Government’s four-pillar approach to economic development, it is vital that we continue to attract investment, create more opportunities and increase visitation to the Whitsundays,” she said.
“A key component of that is the need for easy access with direct flights and the ability to expand the aviation market through the Whitsunday Coast Airport,”
State member for Whitsundays Jason Costigan was also at the forum.
Premier Campbell Newman was among the speakers and called on people in the tourism industry to have their say on The Queensland Plan.
TOURSIM TALKS: Whitsunday Regional Council’s CEO Scott Waters and Mayor Jennifer Whitney, Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan, tourism operator Jeff Aquilina, Whitsundays Marketing and Development CEO Danial Rochford and communications manager Danielle Krista at the DestinationQ tourism forum on the Gold Coast.