Tourism investors eye national parks to develop tourism

 Thursday, December 28, 2017 


national parks to develop tourismIf investors were permitted to develop, national parks in and around the Southern Downs has immense tourism potential.

Brett Godfrey, the newly selected Tourism and Events Queensland chairman will be requesting to Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch to unlock the national parks of the state for the development of tourism.

The proposal may initiate controversy among few environmentalists. However, the strategy has proven triumphant in various places in New Zealand whatsoever.

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie explained that as long as it’s well administered, national parks have all the possibilities to attract investors in tourism to our region.

“Tourists coming to Australia want to experience our wonderful, pristine environment and our national parks offer just that,” Cr Dobie said.

“I think this is the way of the future, but the thing we need to keep in mind is that they need to be managed well in order to preserve the natural environment that we have here.”
Tourism reports have pointed out that adventure holidays and camping are increasingly becoming well-liked, particularly among millennials.

Debby Woodford, Goomburra Valley Camp Ground owner stated that more people were visiting the region for camping purposes every year since it was affordable and provided the chance to get away from technology.

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