Tourism a driving force of Fraser Coast economy

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The Fraser Coast’s tourism industry has recorded strong growth in the last year with new data released today showing the sector now employs about 4400 people and pumps more than $410 million into the economy.

Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said Tourism Research Australia Satellite Account data for 2016-2017 showed a whopping 14.7 per cent growth in tourism employment on the Fraser Coast and  16.3 per cent growth in gross regional product.

“Tourism is one of the Fraser Coast’s most important industries,” he said.

“I’m proud to say tourism is now worth more than $410 million a year to the Fraser Coast and employs more than 4000 people.

“This data is proof that we’re on the right track. But I know we can create more jobs in this sector over the next few years.

“That’s why I’m working with Fraser Coast tourism operators to grow this industry.”

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said tourism was an important part of the Palaszczuk Government’s strategy to strengthen Queensland’s economy over the next three years.

“This data is a great result for the Fraser Coast. I’m looking forward to working with Bruce Saunders to make sure these numbers continue to grow over the next three years,” she said.

“Queensland’s tourism industry is thriving under our government because we’re investing in this sector to create jobs and stimulate our economy.

“We’re spending more in tourism than any Queensland government in history – this includes an extra $180 million in last month’s State Budget to grow this industry.

“Our priorities include working with tourism operators to build new attractions in important destinations like the Fraser Coast, along with attracting more direct flights and securing more major events for our state.”

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Kate Jones

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