As Queensland moves into stage two restrictions and the tourism industry can start welcoming more drive and intrastate travellers, the Gold Coast has been busy preparing for its first wave of return travellers, as showcased in a new video.
“With so much discussion around the Gold Coast this week, we wanted to showcase all the incredible things that make us such a favourite family-friendly destination – our beautiful scenery, playful experiences, delicious food and beverages, but also the incredible friendly faces,” Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista said.
“It’s encouraging to see the positive spirit and tenacity of our operators during this challenging time. The creativity and resilience we have seen from locals has been inspiring and will continue to ensure we provide a world-class experience to our visitors as travel restrictions ease.”
Last year, the Gold Coast drew a record 14.2 million visitors, but the COVID-19 travel ban has halted the city’s biggest economic driver in tourism, worth $6 billion per year.
“Our time to shine again will come, but in the meantime, we are ready and excited for families to come and play in our incredible backyard,” she said.