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Marine industry proves essential to Queensland

On May 22 2012
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  • QLD


The marine industry remains an important driver of the Queensland economy, as people head to the ...

The marine industry remains an important driver of the Queensland economy, as people head to the state to make a land investment so they can take advantage of the boom.

Tourism minister Jann Stuckey explained that the sector employs 8,000 Queenslanders and contributes around $2 billion to the economy every year.

Not only this, but the industry forms a major part of the state's tourism appeal as it attracts boating and superyacht visitors, as well as boasting a host of coastal attractions.

Ms Stuckey continued: "Growing the marine industry will be another important step as the government works hard to promote Queensland as the premier tourist destination in Australia."

As more visitors are attracted to the area, there could be plenty of business opportunities for anyone in the market to buy a profitable commercial property.

Tourism Queensland recently appeared at the Towards 2016 China Roadshow, which aims to identify opportunities for the state within the Chinese market.

Figures show that last year, the state welcomed 203,000 Chinese visitors who spent a total of $422 million, making it the second-largest market for tourism.

 



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