The Gold Coast continues to win the hearts of thousands of people who are looking for the best holiday destination and frankly, I understand why. The Gold Coast really is heaven on Earth. Here, you can find some of the best beaches, relaxing sceneries, and there are just so many things to see and do that you can be assured that your stay here will be worth it.
Based on the figures released by Travel Queensland, it’s not just international tourists who have boosted Gold Coast’s tourism industry last year. The report revealed that domestic visitors have significantly contributed with numbers increasing by 12 percent compared to the same data gathered in 2012. No doubt these visitors enjoyed their stay even more with the great Gold Coast accommodation deals that have been on offer. Due to the drop in tourism the Gold Coast experienced since the GFC, accommodation operated have been offering some awesome accommodation deals for the Gold Coast and visitors have been snapping them up.
These official figures show that the number of Gold Coast’s domestic visitors surged to 2,207,000 and as mentioned above, this is a 12 percent jump compared to 2012 (Also read ‘Domestic overnight stays are on the increase‘). These visitors have spent a total of 10,281,000 nights in the region, a healthy 14 percent increase on the previous year. Meanwhile, the length of say was 4.1 days.
If you’re going to the Gold Coast for some R&R, you’d be happy to know that you’re not alone. Last year, 1,029,000 visitors chose the region as their choice of holiday destination and no doubt took advantage of the great Gold Coast accommodation deals on offer. Meanwhile, there were 534,000 who were here to visit friends and family members while 159,000 were here for business purposes.
A big percentage of domestic visitors came from Sydney (3,326,000) followed by Brisbane (2,427,000), and Melbourne (2,359,000).
Reasons why more domestic visitors choose the Gold Coast
Do you ever wonder why more and more people choose the Gold Coast as their holiday destination year after year? Well, let me enlighten you. The Gold Coast can be compared to glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and Miami but it is way more charming. With mix of high-rise apartments, million-dollar theme parks, gigantic shopping centres, and endless dining and entertainment districts, the Gold Coast is definitely the perfect place to relax and to have great time. Also, the Gold Coast pride itself for its 35km strip of golden sand and world-renown pristine beaches. So if your idea of a great holiday involves sunbathing, enjoying water sports, or learning how to surf, then the Gold Coast should be on top of your list. Aside from great beaches and excellent surfing, the Gold Coast also features breath-taking Hinterlands; a densely forested region where you’ll find the region’s best national parks. Indeed, the Gold Coast can offer you everything that you need to have the grandest, most memorable holiday and let’s not forget the great Gold Coast accommodation deals currently on offer to boost tourism. If you’ve ever considered visiting the Gold Coast, there is no better time than the present.
After reading all the great things that the Gold Coast has to offer, I hope you’ll now consider checking out our beautiful region. Should you decide to visit, make sure you look for Gold Coast accommodation deals first here at Gold Coast Holiday Stays. This is if you want to ensure that you’re going to get high quality, spacious apartments that are strategically located in the heart of Surfers Paradise at awesome prices! For questions, please click “Enquiries” on our main menu or give us a call on 07 5531 6911 for bookings.