Direct flights between Gold Coast and Thailand on the horizon

Hello Thailand vacation!

Direct flights between the popular holiday spot and the Gold Coast could soon become a reality, with Mayor Tom Tate meeting with Thailand’s Tourism and Sport Minister on Tuesday to talk about the potential route.

“I’ve presented the idea of encouraging a direct flight link, from either Phuket or Bangkok, to the Gold Coast,” Mayor Tate said.


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“The feedback was positive and I’ve now left it with Paul Donovan, chair of Destination Gold Coast, to progress.”

Mayor Tate said that Thai Minister Weerasak Kowsurat agreed that a direct air link would boost tourism for both destinations, with Thai Air Asia considered as the ideal airline for the flights due to its “competitive fares” and “modern fleet”.

It’s understood the Mayor spruiked the Gold Coast as a sports training and events destination, as well as our “obvious shared tourism appeal.”

It comes after the Mayor was in Phuket to sign the first agreement between the Gold Coast and Phuket, as the two destinations look to formalise a Sister Cities relationship.

You can read more about the exciting new international partnership here.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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