Tourism Queensland: Tourism continues to play a vital role in the State’s economy

    Tourism Queensland responded (28-Jun-2017) to Tourism Research Australia‘s 2015/16 State Tourism Satellite Accounts data, which shows tourism is worth AUD25 billion (USD19.1 billion) to the Queensland economy and supports more than 225,000 direct and indirect jobs. Queensland’s Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones stated the data shows tourism continues to play a vital role in the State’s economy and it is pleasing to see the State’s Gross State Product from tourism is growing at a faster rate than the national average, at 8.7% versus 6.9%. [more – original PR]