Wide Bay tourism num­bers con­tin­u­ing to boom in 2018

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - GOOD MORNING FRASER COAST -

WIDE Bay MP Llew O’Brien has wel­comed strong do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional trav­eller num­bers for the re­gion, say­ing it has pro­vided a sig­nif­i­cant boost to the lo­cal econ­omy.

The Tourism Re­search Aus­tralia re­sults re­vealed the Fraser Coast has con­tin­ued to be a ma­jor tourist hotspot for do­mes­tic trav­ellers with a 24 per cent in­crease on last year’s num­bers.

The re­sults also show a record 8.4 mil­lion in­ter­na­tional tourists vis­ited Aus­tralia over the last year, in­ject­ing about $43.2 mil­lion into the lo­cal econ­omy.

“These vis­i­tor num­bers are a tes­ta­ment to our lo­cal tourism op­er­a­tors and show that Wide Bay has some­thing truly spe­cial to of­fer for do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors,” Mr O’Brien said.

The re­sults can be viewed at tra.gov.au.

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