Fund­ing boost for the re­gion

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A $1 MIL­LION fund­ing boost will see Tourism and Events Queens­land work­ing on a joint cam­paign with Tourism Whit­sun­days to mar­ket our re­gion.

The an­nounce­ment was made by Tourism In­dus­try De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Kate Jones who said the Whit­sun­days was the jewel in Queens­land’s tourism crown, and that now is the ideal time to pro­mote the re­gion as a hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion.

“Hay­man Is­land and Day­dream Is­land are fi­nal­is­ing their ren­o­va­tions after Cy­clone Deb­bie and are due to come back on­line in the new year,” she said.

The cam­paign is aimed at pro­mot­ing the Whit­sun­days to key tourism mar­kets in Syd­ney, Mel­bourne, Bris­bane as well as re­gional cen­tres through­out Queens­land.

Ms Jones said the goal was in­crease vis­i­ta­tion num­bers through­out 2019.

The other two pil­lars are min­ing and agri­cul­ture.

Tourism Whit­sun­days CEO Tash Wheeler said the tourism in­dus­try was ex­cited about the cam­paign.

“Next year is go­ing to be a huge year for the Whit­sun­days with so many of our iconic ex­pe­ri­ences re­open­ing,” she said.

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