June 19, 2013
TOURISM is to become a key federal election issue as a report shows the Far North is the most dependent on the industry to provide jobs.
Tourism and Transport Forum’s new National Tourism Business Count and Employment shows that the electorate of Leichhardt is number one in eight “red” zones where tourism accounted for 7 per cent or more jobs.
In an effort to revive the lucrative though static young traveller market, Tourism Australia will spend $4 million on an expanded ”Best Job in the World” global campaign with each of the winners to receive a $100,000 six-month ”salary package”, including living costs.
By Tiffany Hopkins
A strategy to expand home grown events has resulted in four new additions to Queensland’s major events calendar.
In the third part of my road trip diary, we discover the popular outback dinosaur trail, the jaw piece of ‘Banjo’, the birth place of Waltzing Matilda, the remnants of gold mining, the origins of ‘Little Ron’, and the tropical north coast.
By Tiffany Hopkins
Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours & Safaris have nominated for the 2012 North Queensland Tourism Awards and would love your support. The Peoples Choice Award is where you all get to vote and with your help Michael & Lynda Bethel are sure that they can bring this award back to Charters Towers.
TROPICAL north Queensland’s once struggling tourism industry has bounced back with officials saying the region is bursting at the seams with holidaymakers.
ALONG The Esplanade in Cairns, scores of tourism outlets tussle grimly for passing trade. ”Hello!” cry attendants to passing strangers from the doorways of cafes and restaurants, their hopeful smiles fading as each potential dollar moves on.
Today we were up early to pick up our new camper for the 2nd leg of our road trip, taking us across to the middle of Australia and then down to Alice Springs…… After 4 hours of driving back on ourselves down the Bruce Highway we got to the A6 the start of the desert drive…. After 100kms we arrived to our camp site in Charters Towers…
For the month of January ALL locals can visit the Venus Gold Battery or watch the Ghosts After Dark Film for 1/2 price. For more information contact Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre: 74 Mosman Street, Charters Towers. Tel: (07) 4752 0314.