Whitsunday investments tipped for tourism boom
QUEENSLAND is on the cusp of a massive boom in tourism thanks to new investments in the Whitsundays according to the state’s premier Campbell Newman.
Mr Newman spoke specifically about the major refurbishments of Hayman Island and Whisper Bay Apartments and the resurrection of the former Laguna Quays as well as burgeoning interest from tourists from the UAE, China and Japan.
His comments came after attending a recent trade mission to key export partners and investment hubs.
"We were able to make significant progress in our discussions with investors, and there was optimism among the delegates of an unprecedented period of growth in Queensland's tourism industry," he said.
"My government has prioritised tourism as one of Queensland's four economic pillars and the international market has responded,” he said.