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The Gold Coast Takes Top Spot as Australia’s Best Family Holiday Destination

December 2, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Print Print Email Email

cover_480x270-3‘The Gold Coast is embracing a new confidence and cool that will have you falling in love with it all over again’ – Australian Traveller

Last night, the Gold Coast added another feather to its cap taking out the 2016 Australian Traveller People’s Choice Award for Best Family Holiday Spot for the second consecutive year.

According to Australian Traveller, ‘the Gold Coast is almost a holiday no-brainer when kids are in tow.  With a host of family-friendly accommodation, beautiful beaches, and more hyper-fun entertainment than you can poke a bored kid at’.

Gold Coast Tourism CEO, Martin Winter said “the Gold Coast has long held a special place in the hearts of Australian families and despite becoming known as much more than a family holiday destination, this segment is still essential for our visitor economy.”

Also picking up a 2016 Australian Traveller People’s Choice Award, Palazzo Versace was named ‘Sexiest Hotel Pool’ and also a finalist for Best Luxury Hotel or Resort.

According to Australian Traveller, ‘Palazzo Versace is opulent in every sense of the word. Part of the hotel’s ‘Water Salon’, the 63-metre pool is lined with a white sandy beach (shipped in from Surfers Paradise) and cabanas with custom-made Versace daybeds from which to sip glasses of Champagne.’

The Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards is just one of the many received by the Gold Coast.  The Gold Coast was announced in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards as Australia’s most popular holiday destination behind only Sydney.

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Just overnight, our very own Burleigh Brewing added another medal to their growing collection, this time a gold medal for their newest brew, Burleigh Brewing Twisted Palm, at the World Beer Championship in Chicago.

“Speak to any local and they will tell you there is just so much happening on the Gold Coast. Trendy new restaurants are opening every week, investment is revitalising our city and our events are gathering some serious ground swell.  There’s an infectious optimism within our city, making it a really is a great place to be right now” Martin added.

When asked what makes the Gold Coast so appealing, Martin said “while our beaches that have drawn Australians to our cities for decades, it’s our iconic coastal lifestyle, welcoming locals, emerging food scene, stunning natural landscapes and breadth of attractions which are providing Australians even more reasons to return to the Gold Coast”.

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