Funding boost for the region
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.