Easter Set To Deliver Queensland Tourism Boost
THE no vacancy signs are set to re-emerge at Queensland’s holiday hotspots this weekend, as the Easter break delivers a welcome tourism windfall.
Flight Centre Limited executive general manager – marketing Colin Bowman said while it was still possible to find a room in Queensland during the five-day break, most hotels and resorts were likely to be full on Saturday night.
“With just a few days remaining until the start of the Easter break, the news is mixed for travellers who want to holiday in Queensland but have not yet finalised plans,” Mr Bowman said.
“Availability looks extremely tight for Saturday night in most key locations, including the Gold and Sunshine coasts, the islands and far North Queensland.
“The good news is that it is still possible to find a room at these locations at other times during this year’s extended Easter period.
“For travellers who are considering coming to Queensland, the best advice is to book as soon as possible or consider a shorter stay either side of Saturday night.”
Flight Centre Limited’s accommodation website, quickbeds.com, is currently showing limited availability for five-night stays in Queensland from this Thursday to Tuesday morning.
Available properties at 11am today (April 18) included the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, Jupiters and Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast, the Hyatt Coolum and Sheraton Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and Long Island.
Mr Bowman said demand for international breaks over Easter remained healthy, thanks to the continued availability of cheap airfares and the strong dollar.