Outback Queensland’s peak tourism body is counting down the weeks in anticipating of Stage 3 Queensland Roadmap easing of restrictions.
Outback Queensland Tourism Association CEO Denise Brown said tourism was vital to Outback Queensland, contributing an estimated $443.7 million to the region and supporting 4,600 jobs.
“It’s good news Outback Queensland residents can currently travel up to 500km within the Outback to enjoy local recreational activities, including overnight stays,” she said.
“Of course, what will really kickstart the Outback tourism economy will be intrastate travellers from east coast cities and interstate visitors.
“Our tourism businesses are already working on their COVID safe plans in anticipation of intrastate and interstate border restrictions potentially easing from 10 July, when we will be ready to say g’day and welcome tourists to stay in Outback Queensland.
“Drive tourism is synonymous with Outback Queensland, and with health and safety top of mind, we look forward to sharing our red-dust drives, big open skies, national parks teeming with wildlife, secluded waterholes and gorges, artesian baths, dinosaurs and fossils galore, and our big hearts and warm smiles with visitors.”