NEWS: $300,00 boost for Sunshine Coast

Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) has scored its first major win for the year with confirmation of a 2015 convention worth up to $300,000 for the Sunshine Coast region. The 2015 Social Media Tourism Symposium, known as #SoMeT15AU, will be held at the Events Centre in Caloundra from July 22-23 and is set to attract 200 delegates from around Australia and internationally. BESC manager, Pippa McCreery said BESC was very excited to have won the SoMeT symposium for the Sunshine Coast. “Our team has been […]

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NEWS: Record growth for Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast recorded a 9.4 per cent growth in international visitors this year, the largest growth rate of any Queensland region according to the latest International Visitor Survey. This compared with growth of 3.2 per cent in international visitors to Tourism North Queensland and 2.1 per cent for the Gold Coast. The growth in visitor numbers – a total of 245,000 – is complemented by a 12 per cent increase in nights stayed by international visitors. The significant recovery in both international and domestic visitor numbers was a key message […]

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