Gold Coast Tourism reports improving tourism industry sentiment and confidence

    Gold Coast Tourism chairman Paul Donovan reported (05-Sep-2017) tourism industry sentiment and confidence in the Gold Coast region “continues to grow ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games”, and recent figures released by Tourism Australia “indicate the international visitor trend largely driven by China – shows no signs of slowing down.” Gold Coast international arrivals for the year to Jun-2017 were:

    • China: 303,000, +7.3% year-on-year;
    • New Zealand: 206,000, +5.4;
    • UK: 70,000, +2.5%;
    • Japan: 68,000, +19.5%;
    • US: 41,000, +22.3. [more – original PR]