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CHINA FLYING DIRECT TO GOLD COAST

Jetstar flights direct from China to Coolangatta have been described as a “game changer” for the Coast. The landmark deal- the biggest tourism announcement in years- is likely to bring tens of thousands of extra visitors each year.   Read More »

WORK TO START ON NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION

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The first sod has been turned on Coffs Harbour’s newest tourist attraction. Work is about to commence on a $1.6-million water park at the famous Big Banana. The new park will include a 96-metre long slide and a raft ride spanning more than 100-metres. Management says the Big Banana will remain in its traditional spot, despite the major development. Construction should be completed by September. Read More »

NEW ENGLAND HIGH COUNTRY ON THE MAP

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A new tourism campaign on the Northern Tablelands is set to put the New England High Country on the map. Worth more than $300, 000, the new project will focus on the motorcycle touring routes of the region. Read More »

STRONG START FOR TOURISM OPERATORS IN PORT STEPHENS

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Tourism operators in Port Stephens have experienced a strong start to the Easter long weekend. Despite predictions of wet weather, visitors have flocked to the region, with most accommodation already booked out. Read More »

CROSS-BORDER MOU PROMISES BIGGER, BETTER EVENTS

Tourism boards on the Tweed and the Southern Gold Coast have decided not to let the border come between them. Today, they signed an MOU, agreeing to work together, to cash in on massive numbers of tourists taking advantage of local events and attractions.   Read More »

DIRECT FLIGHTS GOLD COAST TO FIJI

Jetstar is confident locals will respond strongly to direct flights to Fiji from Gold Coast Airport. The first Nadi bound passengers jetted-off this morning. Read More »

BORDER SIGN BATTLE CREATES STATE OF ORIGIN DEBATE

The old Queensland versus New South Wales debate always brings out our competitive side. Now a new battle ground has emerged… The New South Wales government has unveiled border signs which, they claim, are better than the Sunshine State’s.   Read More »

IDEA FOR SHARK FEEDING OFF GOLD COAST BEACHES

A new tourism venture could see a shark feeding program started 10 kilometres off our shores. While some experts say it’s a no brainer, others disagree. Read More »

TOURISM GRANT HELPS PUTS PACIFIC COAST ON THE WORLD MAP

Byron Bay has long been the pin-up holiday destination for the region. But the state government hopes to put the entire Pacific Coast on the map, thanks to a $640,500 promotion grant. “What we’re trying to do is say it’s not all just about Byron Bay, that we want to disburse tourism right through our region to Casino and the out lying areas.” Of that funding, $413,000 will be made available to five key tourism boards, including Ballina and Byron, Coffs Coast, Port Macquarie, Tweeds Heads and Lismore. A further $227,500 will contribute to an international marketing program – showing the North Coast to untapped markets like Singapore, the United Kingdom, Germany, USA and New Zealand. “We don’t touch it very well which means that every dollar that comes in to the region is a dollar we wouldn’t of had, ... Read More »

STRONG FESTIVE SEASON FOR HUNTER TOURISM OPERATORS

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Tourism operators in the Hunter Valley have experienced a strong Christmas-New Year period, with visitor numbers up on last year. The opening of the Hunter Expressway is also believed to have contributed to a rise in Novocastrians visiting the region. Read More »

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