Great news for the Gold Coast’s tourism economy this morning, with the state government launching another round of holiday dollars for us.
From Monday 7 June, Queenslanders will be able to register to go in the draw for one of 30,000 travel vouchers worth $100 each.
The draw will be open for registrations for 72 hours, then those who are successful will receive a text message.
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Destination Gold Coast CEO Patricia O’Callaghan’s told myGC it’s a very welcome scheme for tourism.
“This is a real turbocharge for our economy during winter, which is traditionally a softer period for travel,” Ms O’Callaghan said.
“We’ve seen this scheme be successful for other regions, we’ve heard from operators further north that it’s been a great way to incentivise travel.
“We know that our industry here, was worth $5.9 billion at our record highs in 2019, but we’ve taken a $3 billion hit, and we know our international visitors don’t exist at the moment.
There will be a chance for Gold Coasters to get a piece of the action as well, with a number of vouchers allocated for locals too.
“It is an acknowledgment that Gold Coasters have done their part to back the Gold Coast,” Ms O’Callaghan told myGC.
“There will be a number in there, so first in best dressed.”
BREAKING: More Holiday Dollars are going up for grabs – this time for the Gold Coast 🏖️
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) June 2, 2021