It seems more Aussies are choosing the Gold Coast as their favourite holiday destination – and they are spending more when they get there!
A new National Visitor Survey revealed that more than 4 million domestic tourists visited the region last year, spending $3.2 billion. That’s almost back to the previous record high of $3.25 billion set in 2008, before the Global Financial Crisis.
Responsible for 17% of the Gold Coast’s gross regional product, tourism accounts for 46,000 jobs in the region.
Self Contained Apartments
Many more of those domestic visitors also chose Gold Coast holiday rentals, enjoying the freedom and amenities of staying in self-contained apartments. For families especially, a resort apartment offers excellent value-for-money.
With Broadbeach holiday rentals such as the Phoenician Resort offering year-round deals, families that traditionally camped or stayed in motels are choosing this type of accommodation. It puts them right beside the beach and offers impressive resort facilities, including pools, spa, sauna, gym, games room and more.
Broadbeach Holiday Rentals
Broadbeach holiday rentals are also a great choice because they are conveniently located for access to the theme parks and other Gold Coast attractions. Even without a car, visitors can access everything with regular tours throughout the region.
The increasing number of domestic visitors also includes couples looking for luxury weekend getaways. Just an easy one hour drive from Brisbane or a short flight from Sydney and Melbourne, there’s no better escape at any time of year.
With the area recently revamped in preparation for the Commonwealth Games, and major events held practically every month, Gold Coast holiday rentals are perfect at any time. Couples can take in a show, enjoy gourmet dining on the Strip or try their luck at Jupiters Casino.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy, from relaxing sunset cruises to action-packed adventures. Learn to surf or sail, or hire a kayak and enjoy the local birdlife – there’s always somewhere new to explore.