WATCH: Kate Jones urges Queenslanders to visit the Gold Coast

With restrictions easing across the state today, Tourism Minister Kate Jones has urged Queenslanders to visit the Gold Coast.

“Eat at a local restaurant, grab a coffee and stay at a local hotel. We know that Queenslanders are itching to get out and about again. That’s exactly what we’re encouraging them to do,” she said.

Ms Jones said those who could afford to have a holiday should be booking a trip to the Gold Coast.


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“Because we’ve done such a great job at reducing coronavirus cases here in Queensland, we can now enjoy the benefits. There’s so much to experience here on the Gold Coast. Get out and enjoy it.”

Joining Ms Jones at a press conference in Main Beach today, Destination Gold Coast chair Paul Donovan said he was a strong advocate for Queensland’s borders to be reopened “when safe” and for theme parks to come online as soon as possible.

But Mr Donovan said the lifting of restrictions throughout Queensland today was a win for the Gold Coast.

“Just up the road we have more than two million people in Brisbane who we know are looking for a break – they’ll be our first target market,” he said.

“This is a good result. It means we can start our marketing early, fine tuning our message in the intrastate market so we can try to get a jump on other states when interstate borders are opened.”

 

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