Queensland borders are set to reopen on 1st November, and as a much-loved destination for travellers, it is sure to be busy with summer already well on its way. It is estimated that border restrictions cost Queensland around $17 million* a day.
Accor Pacific is Australia’s largest hotel group, and Simon McGrath, CEO of Accor Pacific, said the decision to safely reopen the borders is a welcome one and they thank the State Government for making the call.
"It will bring hope for the many thousands of Queenslanders employed in the tourism industry, it is good for local businesses, the economy and jobs," continued McGrath.
"As a leader in domestic tourism, it is now possible for Queensland to begin the road to recovery, and we are predicting a significant summer increase in bookings as visitors now have the certainty they need to plan a holiday to Queensland for the summer. For small businesses, from café owners to tourist attractions, the reopening of borders provides a vital lifeline and many will benefit from this news. Queensland is a much-loved destination and visitors will soon return, Queensland should ready itself for a summer surge in bookings."