The Gold Coast Airport is spearheading a tourism revival in Queensland, new figures show.
The once dominant tourism sector has taken a battering in the wake of a surging Australian dollar but traffic statistics from the last financial year show both domestic and international visitors are returning to south-east Queensland.
International patronage jumped by 19.3 per cent at Gold Coast Airport, fueled largely by increased services of low-cost carriers Jetstar and Air Asia. However, the figures also reveal the Gold Coast’s so-called bread and butter domestic market has increased by a solid 7.3 per cent.
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