Wide Bay tourism numbers continuing to boom in 2018
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.