The accommodation industry welcomes the news that Qantas will resume flights to the Gold Coast.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Accommodation Association, Richard Munro, said it will provide a boost to business and leisure tourism to the premier destination.
“The return of Qantas to the Gold Coast is a vote of confidence for the many accommodation operators who are seeing a resurgence of interest in both domestic leisure and international travellers who are seeking a range of accommodation experiences which the Gold Coast offers in abundance,” Mr Munro said.
“The city has recently seen the development of new properties, including Hilton Surfers Paradise, demonstrating that there is increasing demand in tourism on the Gold Coast that needs to be met.
“The new developments, along with the many existing spectacular accommodation offerings in and around Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta, will derive significant benefits from the decision by Qantas to reinvest in this dynamic destination.
“Those who prefer full-service airlines – such as the Asian middle-class, together with international and domestic corporate travellers – will have plenty to smile about.”