Metro Hotel Ipswich International joined 200 Queensland tourism operators on the Queensland on Tour road show to personally deliver the message ‘Nothing beats Queensland’ for a holiday.
The five-day road show through NSW and Victoria was coordinated by Tourism Queensland and Tourism Australia as part of a joint Federal and State Government funded $12 million tourism recovery package.
Metro Hotel Ipswich International’s Guest Relations Manager, Fran Edney, spent five days travelling by coach through Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ballina, Tamworth, Dubbo and Sydney.
Fran said the tour was invaluable for tourism businesses like her own to get out the message that Queensland and all its facilities and attractions are open for business and are welcoming visitors.
“We saw the road show as an ideal opportunity to band together with other tourism businesses to generate maximum awareness of Queensland in a bid to stimulate travel to Queensland from the domestic market,” Fran said.
“Queensland annually welcomes approximately 16 million domestic visitors who spend around $11.4 billion on their visits so it’s important that we encourage our southern neighbours to book a Queensland holiday.
“And with winter fast approaching, now is the perfect time for people head north to take advantage of Queensland’s warmer winters.”
Metro Hotel Ipswich International and its sister hotels in Queensland, Metro Hotel Tower Mill on Wickham Terrace in Brisbane and Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone, were not affected by the floods but experienced lower than usual occupancy figures in the weeks following the flood as tourist cancelled plans to holiday in the city and Queensland moved into recovery mode.
As a further sweetener for group travellers to visit Queensland, Metro Hotel Ipswich International has put together a number of group packages* including its 8 day/7 night Best of South East Queensland Package for $1,789 per person twin share; an 8 day/7 night Best of South East and Tropical North Queensland for $2199 per person twin share; a 7 day/6 night Best of Gold Coast, Ipswich and Brisbane package for $1,149 per person twin share; and an 8 day/7 night Best of South East Queensland & Sydney Package. For further information and bookings, contact Fran Edney on 1800 066 499 or visit www.metrohotels.com.au.
*Please note the itinerary is subject to change and conditions apply.