The commencement of new flights to the Fraser Coast by Jetstar has been welcomed by Managing Director of Tourism Australia, Scott Morrison….
The commencement of new flights to the Fraser Coast by Jetstar has been welcomed by Managing Director of Tourism Australia, Scott Morrison.
The addition of Harvey Bay as Jetstar`s latest destination is great news for regional tourism as it will increase spend and dispersal of the tourism dollar throughout the Fraser Coast region, Mr Morrison said.
Starting today, Jetstar will operate four weekly return flights directly between Sydney and the recently upgraded Hervey Bay Airport.
Jetstar now flies to 17 destinations around Australia making it easier for tourists to get out of the major cities and visit fantastic Australian experiences such as Fraser Island.
These new flights make Fraser Island and Hervey Bay just a short flight away for international and domestic tourists alike.
Combined with Jetstar`s recent implementation of a free sale codeshare arrangement, which makes it easier for international wholesalers to sell domestic flights to overseas visitors, the commencement of new flights to the Fraser Coast will greatly contribute to increasing the dispersal of international travellers beyond Australia`s major gateway cities.
World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is 120 kilometres long and 10 kilometres wide. It`s the world`s largest sand island with vast beaches, beautiful headlands and rainforests growing in just sand. It offers clear streams, azure lakes and plenty of room offering some of Australia`s best camping. The island also offers luxury experiences for those wishing to stay in style at a resort.
It`s great news that such a fantastic experience is now more accessible for those planning their next Australian holiday, said Mr Morrison.
By the end of October, Jetstar will add a tenth Queensland destination when they begin flying to Townsville.
Tourism Australia`s clear purpose is to grow total visitor spend by increasing total and average length of stay and to grow dispersal and regional visitor spend by encouraging visitors to travel outside the major gateways. This will in turn generate jobs growth, particularly in regional, rural and remote areas and contribute to Australia`s continued economic prosperity.
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