Mid-East Visitors Boosting Tourism On Australia's Gold Coast

This information originated in Australian English.

August 18, 2011

GOLD COAST, Australia - Visitors from the Middle East are boosting the Gold Coast's struggling tourism industry. With the second tower of the $A700 million (US$736.05 million) Hilton Surfers Paradise due to open in mid-September, the hotel is already recording strong visitor numbers from travellers heading to the Gold Coast to escape the heat of the Middle Eastern summer.
Close to 60 per cent of the hotel's guests during July were from the Middle Eastern market.

General Manager David Kelly says with numbers already building the future looks very bright for the hotel once it is fully open next month, and it has already attracted royalty.

Contact:
Susan Perry
Hilton Surfers Paradise
Susan.perry@hilton.com

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