Tourism operators from across Queensland descended on the Gold Coast on August 27th for the second annual Queensland tourism conference.
Roughly 400 delegates began work constructing a 20-year blueprint for the tourism industry, providing ideas for new attractions, upgrades and ways to attract potential target markets.
Jann Stuckey, Currumbin MP and Tourism Minister, was thrilled to show off the Gold Coast during the event, describing it as a great way for the tourism industry to support one another and bounce around ideas.
The tourism conference, that according to goldcoast.com.au was last year held in Cairns, was a boost for local businesses and was a good way to promote everything the Gold Coast has to offer.
Some of the issues discussed over the two-day event included the need to reduce red tape for ecotourism applications and national park access.
The conference comes after Queensland’s tourism operators reported a slump in recent years.