Tourism Investor Gateway

Tourism Investor Gateway


Queensland really is the premier tourism destination
in Australia. Not only do we have great natural assets, but we have great friendly people. From the deserts to the rainforest, the beaches
and the reef, there’s nowhere else on planet Earth where you can have it all. Queensland’s tourism industry has always been
a core part of the economy here. I don’t see that changing and we’re continuing to invest
strongly on the back of that. All levels of government are currently very proactive around
supporting tourism. We’ve got properties from Tropical North Queensland
through to the Whitsundays and in South East Queensland and Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast
and obviously in Brisbane. The market mix in Queensland is very diverse; it is well
known for the leisure component, but increasingly the corporate, the conference and incentive
markets are becoming a very strong aspect. And Brisbane, as an emerging world city, is
offering more and more for not only corporate, but major events, conferences and incentives. There’s definitely opportunity for growth
while growing yields and our hotels, so we’re really excited about the future of the market
in Queensland. We’ve seen great visitation from North America,
US, Canada, also UK, Europe and our emerging market is definitely South East Asia, Singapore,
Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong; all these areas are coming here and we’re excited
to see this emerging market getting stronger and stronger. My cooperation with the Queensland Government
started from purchasing a resource company and I was considerably impressed with the
government’s efficiency. With the government’s assistance, we achieved our goals. Therefore
we plan to invest our profits into where it comes from to seek better revenue, which is
always part of our strategic plan. I love the fact that here in Queensland we
are able to have industry and development alongside a great conservation and environment
point of view; so while we’re expanding we’re also protecting. Queensland, as an investment destination and
for our business, has traditionally been a market where you can really get on and do
business easily. Less bureaucracy, good costs from a business point of view, and I think
from where we sit now we are seeing a very positive framework for that to continue moving
forward. Anywhere I go in the world, people know about
Queensland. I’m so proud to be investing in Queensland, because it’s part of my future
and my kids’ future. Queensland is the number one destination for
visitors both from interstate and overseas and we want to recognise the strengths that
we have and, with the investment made by government, work together to grow the industry and to
grow tourism jobs.

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