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Published on : Thursday, October 31, 2013
Queensland recorded its leading growth in visitors since the global financial crunch, with new figures showing approximately one in every two international visitors book time in the state. Nothing beats Queensland for a growing number of international holidaymakers who are driving a massive tourism recovery in the Sunshine State. Queensland as a whole recorded a six per cent boost.
Tropical North Queensland is budding as a must-see destination with 644,000 international holidaymakers visiting in the year to June, a spike of 17 per cent. Domestic travel is also up right around Australia.
Stephen Gregg, Tourism Queensland Chairman told the direct seasonal flights to China, Japan and New Zealand had helped. Research presented at a major tourism conference on Tuesday, showed the Australian tourism industry is now worth $80 billion and is on track to be worth at least $115 billion by 2020.