DestinationQ open for registration

5 Jun 2012 2:10 PMJann Stuckey

Friday, May 11, 2012
The Newman LNP Government is delivering on another election promise, with registrations for the landmark tourism forum- ‘DestinationQ’ – now open to businesses and organisations across Queensland.

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said this tourism conference is an exciting opportunity for industry to help shape the future.

“More than 300 operators from across Queensland will come together in the far north, for what will be the state’s first major tourism forum in more than two decades.

“This conference is about restoring confidence and opportunity in the industry. By working as one, the Government, industry leaders and operators can put Queensland front of mind as Australia’s number one tourism destination.

“I want the industry to have faith that their voices will be heard. We will set targets together and achieve real results for Queensland.

“The Newman LNP Government’s target is to double visitor expenditure by 2020; that will inject an extra $15 billion into the Queensland economy.

“Tourism is one of the LNP’s four pillars of the Queensland economy, accounting for 10 per cent of Queensland’s total employment, while almost 30 per cent of all businesses have some links to the industry.

“Queensland cannot afford any more delays in reaching its tourism potential. The State Government is determined to revitalise this important industry.

“DestinationQ reaffirms the Newman Government’s commitment to tourism and business, as well as creating jobs.

Registration details for DestinationQ can be found at www.destq.com.au

All email enquiries should be made through secretariat@destq.com.au

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