Gold Coast Wins Ticket to Recovery

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Gold Coast Wins Ticket to Recovery from the Morrison Government

The Gold Coast has won a ticket to recovery from the Morrison Government as one of 13 key regions that will benefit from 800,000 half-price airfares aimed at getting Australians on to planes and into tourism destinations–the centerpiece of a new $1.2 billion support package from the Morrison Government.

It will see Gold Coast tourism businesses and operators benefit from a national tourism bonanza as hundreds of thousands of tourists take up cheap flights take a break in Australia–with tickets to the Gold Coast slated to drop to as little as $60.

The program promises to flood the Gold Coast with a wave of tourists enjoying our world-leading hospitality on our beaches, in our cafes and dining in restaurants, injecting much needed activity in to our local economy.

In another win for the Gold Coast the Morrison Government is also extending its $50 million Business Events Grants Program by three months and its $94.6 million Zoos and Aquarium program by six months. To date over 10% of funding through Zoos and Aquarium program has gone to the Gold Coast’s iconic Zoos and Aquariums, including SeaWorld (almost $3 million), Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ($1.2 million), Paradise Country (over $1 million) and
Dreamworld.

Federal Members of Parliament representing the Gold Coast have today welcomed the package of announcements as the GC continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Member for Fadden Stuart Robert said while the Gold Coast had been hit hard by COVID-19 Gold Coasters were getting back on their feet.

‘The Gold Coast is where Australians come to make memories and Gold Coasters love being able to offer people an opportunity to get away from it all but COVID-19 saw our restaurants closed and bars shuttered – this package will keep the momentum up on the GC as we come back strong.’

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