Tourism hub has global in­ter­est

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NICK DAL­TON tain­ment com­pa­nies keen to po­ten­tially in­vest in a Global Tourism Hub in Trop­i­cal North Queens­land”.

He said it showed “there’s real busi­ness con­fi­dence in the Trop­i­cal North”.

“A Global Tourism Hub is about lever­ag­ing pri­vate in­vest­ment to de­liver tourism in­fra­struc­ture that will give a boost to the lo­cal in­dus­try.

“We have one of the most sought-af­ter tourism des­ti­na­tions on the planet and this is about in­vest­ing in cut­ting-edge tourism prod­uct in Cairns.”

Ms Jones said there was “a strong field of in­ter­na­tional oper­a­tors” as well as the cur­rent Reef Ho­tel Casino, which had au­to­matic en­try as the in­cum­bent op­er­a­tor.

“The fact that there has been so much in­ter­est in the Cairns Global Tourism Hub pro­posal so early on is a great sign,” Ms Jones said.

“Now it’s about work­ing with the com­mu­nity and deal­ing with po­ten­tial pro­po­nents to make sure pro­pos­als are geared to de­liver the tourism in­fra­struc­ture lo­cals want and need in Cairns.”

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