DestinationQ triggers a strong industry response

5 Jun 2012 2:55 PMJann Stuckey

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Newman Government’s DestinationQ tourism initiative has been embraced by industry, with a huge response acrossQueensland.

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey says more than 240 people have registered interest in the inaugural DestinationQ Forum, in just five working days.

“This support is overwhelming. It is a clear sign that the tourism industry was ignored by the previous Labor Government and has been crying out for a voice for too long”, Ms Stuckey said.

The Newman Government has delivered on its promise to establish the DestinationQ initiative within the first 30 days of being elected.

“This conference is about restoring confidence and opportunity in the industry. By working together, the Government, industry leaders and operators can putQueenslandfront of mind asAustralia’s number one tourism destination,” she said.

“We will achieve real results forQueensland. The Newman Government has identified tourism as one of the four pillars of our economy. We aim to double overnight visitor expenditure by 2020; injecting an extra $15 billion into theQueenslandeconomy.

“The DestinationQ Forum will involve participants from a wide cross section of industry, to give all sectors fair representation. We will ensure there is a broad geographic balance of operators having input on the future of this vital market.

“Applications for this important working conference close in just a few days, on May 24. I urge all tourism operators, businesses and organisations interested in the DestinationQ Forum, to apply now while registrations are still open.”

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

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

[ENDS 18 MAY, 2012]