Flood affected regional events receive financial boost

24 May 2013 4:29 PMJann StuckeyNews, Tourism

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Special financial support packages will help reschedule regional events affected by floods earlier this year.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey today announced 17 successful applications for the Events Flood Assistance Program (EFAP).

“Seventeen regional Queensland events will now receive funding totalling...

New tourism campaign promotes – ‘Where great begins’

23 May 2013 12:42 PMJann StuckeyNews, Tourism

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A new marketing initiative promoting the beauty and accessibility of the Southern Great Barrier Reef will roll out this month to entice more south east Queenslanders to the region.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said for the first time the Bundaberg, Gladstone and Capricorn tourism regions had partnered in...

Queensland makes an offer to tourism investors

23 May 2013 12:39 PMJann StuckeyNews, Tourism

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

More than 100 international and domestic investors and financiers tonight converged on Brisbane to hear how the Newman Government is making it easier to do business in Queensland.

Premier Campbell Newman said the inaugural Queensland Tourism Investment Forum, spelled out the unique investment opportunities and environment the state offered investors.

“We have...

Broadbeach tourism gets a boost from the Blues

23 May 2013 12:36 PMJann StuckeyNews, Tourism, Major Events

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Gold Coast tourism industry will receive a boost this week with tens of thousands of visitors expected to converge on the annual Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said Blues on Broadbeach, from 23 – 26 May, had grown into one of Australia’s highest profile Blues...

New 5-star hotel for Brisbane CBD

23 May 2013 12:34 PMJann StuckeyNews, Tourism

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Newman Government has finalised the sale of the former Brisbane Supreme and District Courts in George Street, allowing for the largest single development to date in the Brisbane CBD.

Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the Government had sold the site to the Shayher Group to redevelop into a mixed-use precinct including a 5-star hotel.

“The legal...

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