Gold Coast reports record IVE in year ended Sep-2018 to USD973m

    Destination Gold Coast reported (09-Jan-2019) international visitor expenditure (IVE) in the Gold Coast reached a record AUD1.4 billion (USD973.3 million) in the 12 months ended Sep-2018, an increase of 13.3% year-on-year. Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista said the trend is likely to continue, noting “immense opportunity to build the international tourism economy in the year ahead” such as refocusing investment to attract high yield travellers from core markets including China.