Whit­sun­day in­vest­ments tipped for tourism boom

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

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.

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