Southern Queensland Country’s tourism industry has recorded strong growth in the last year with new data released today showing the sector now employs about 9,400 people and pumps more than $920 million into the economy.
Tourism Research Australia Satellite Account data for 2016-2017 shows 4.7 per cent growth in the number of people employed in tourism in the Southern Queensland Country region and 6.6 % growth in gross regional product.
Tourism is now worth more than $920 million a year to Southern Queensland Country and employs more than 9000 people.
Tourism Minister Kate Jones says there’s more growth to be had.
“This data is a great result. I’m looking forward to working with locals to make sure these numbers continue to grow over the next three years.”
“Our priorities include working with tourism operators to build new attractions.”