Airline deal a great boost for Gold Coast

7 Feb 2012 11:00 AMJann Stuckey

7 February 2012

LNP Shadow Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said Queensland’s tourism industry had been given a huge boost today by the exciting announcement Singapore’s low cost carrier Scoot will soon fly five times a week between Asia and the Gold Coast.

Ms Stuckey said the deal, set to bring up to two thousand international visitors a week to our Gold Coast, would benefit all aspects of the region’s tourism market and would likely spread further afield to other parts of Queensland.

“Despite the high Australian dollar, the announcement today will bring confidence to struggling tourism business and stimulate growth in our local economy,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The LNP recognises the importance of the Asian tourism market and we’ll continue to give it our one hundred percent support.”

Ms Stuckey said securing new and additional airline routes into Queensland was vital to growing our tourism sector, and part of the LNP’s tourism strategy supported by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Australian Federation of Travel Agents, the Tourism and Transport Forum and Caravanning Queensland. 

“The CanDo LNP team will revitalise our tourism industry as part of our four pillar economy,” said Ms Stuckey.

“It’s time for change. It’s time to get Queensland back on track.”