A new direct flight service will connect the Gold Coast and South Korea, in a major boost for the city’s tourism industry and our local economy.
Jetstar has announced it will become the first low cost carrier to fly direct between Australia and Seoul, with three flights a week in and out of the Gold Coast.
Federal Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews has welcomed the new services, which are expected to bring more than 50,000 visitors annually and will inject more than $170 million into our local economy.
“The Gold Coast is Australia’s tourism capital and so much of our city’s economy thrives off its success,” Minister Andrews said.
“This new service builds on the exceptional work that’s already happening to drive up visitors numbers on the Gold Coast, which helps our small businesses to flourish and creates jobs.
“South Korea is an under-served market from Australia with strong inbound and outbound demand and these services will maximise that.
“The Morrison Government knows the value of tourism to the Gold Coast, that’s why we’re providing record funding for Tourism Australia.”
A re-elected Morrison Government will continue to grow Australia’s $136 billion tourism industry, as part of our plan to keep the economy strong and create a further 1.25 million jobs.
Our plan to back Australian tourism and jobs can be found at: https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan-back-australian-tourism-and-jobs