Moreton Bay residents can book heavily discounted holidays in their own back yard with the launch of one of Queensland’s biggest tourism campaigns today.
A dozen local operators are offering deals as part of the Great Queensland Getaway – an $8 million campaign that offers massive discounts on flights, accommodation and tourism experiences.
Among those taking part in the region are 4WD G'day Adventure Tours, White Ridge Farm, Island Gondola, Tour de Brewery, Brisbane Nature Tours, River to Bay, Delectable Tours, Stephanie’s Mountain Spa, Watts2Gain, Ocean View Estates Tours, Ferryman Cruises Bribie Island and UnderSea Putt & Play.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the campaign is a big boost for tourism operators.
“I’ve seen firsthand the significant impact the pandemic has had on tourism businesses right throughout the state,” the Premier says.
“We’re working hard to find new ways to support tourism businesses to make it through these challenging times.
“This campaign will entice thousands of Queenslanders to get out and explore their own state.”
Ms Palaszczuk says the campaign is expected to generate $80 million for tourism businesses.
Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe says the campaign is part of the government’s Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan for tourism.
“With our two biggest customers – New South Wales and Victoria unable to travel – this is a great opportunity for Queenslanders to explore our state and support tourism operators,” Mr Hinchliffe says.
“Being part of the Great Queensland Getaway helps local businesses in tourism destinations across the state.”
Greyhound Australia marketing and communications manager Michael Leard says the business jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Great Queensland Getaway campaign.
“By way of our Whimit hop-on, hop-off pass we want to provide Queenslanders our best value travel ever,” Mr Leard says.
“You could call it mates rates – at $75 for a five-day Whimit pass, you can travel on a luxury Greyhound to 50 destinations around the state, from Brisbane to Cairns and Rockhampton out to Longreach.”
The Great Queensland Getaway campaign is on sale now, until 6pm on October 31, with airfares to be used before December 12.
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