THE latest Tourism Research Australia International Visitor Survey has shown Queensland is a popular destination for overseas visitors, with the Gold Coast claiming it’s fair share of the market.
Tourism Minister Jan Stuckey said the latest statistics show a two percent increase to two million international visitors to Queensland, while total nights have increased by four percent to 46 million.
“As the member for Currumbin, I am proud to acknowledge international visitors to the Gold Coast grew seven percent to 792,000 in 2013,” she said.
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This is compared to an increase of 6 percent in North Queensland.
“These figures show real confidence in the tourism sector,” said Ms Stuckey.