In Queensland, tourism currently contributes $25 billion to the state's economy and supports over 220,000 jobs.

The Queensland Government is committed to supporting the growth of the tourism sector.

Global Tourism Hubs can help achieve this goal by going beyond the central physical economic opportunity by further contributing to increased international tourism and boosting the state's economy through tourism, especially in the regions.

Global Tourism Hubs may include:

  • entertainment, recreational and cultural facilities
  • five- or six-star hotels
  • unique, internationally recognisable architecture with expansive high amenity public realm
  • integrated resorts, including casinos and gaming facilities
  • apartments
  • arcades, pools, salons, gyms and other recreational facilities
  • meeting and conference spaces
  • tourist attractions such as maritime museums
  • theatre and convention facilities
  • cinemas
  • boutique retail
  • celebrity chef restaurants and bars.

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