26 July 2010

Tourism Queensland receives top Australian industry award

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Tourism Queensland has received the award for Best National Tourist office in Australia for the third year in a row.

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Tourism Queensland has received a top award for attracting international and domestic tourists to the state.

The win has also meant Tourism Queensland has been inducted into the National Travel Industry Awards Hall of Fame.

Tourism Queensland’s marketing campaigns have received a lot of praise and international attention, particularly with the highly successful Best Job in the World campaign that attracted more than 8.6 million people to their website for the position of caretaker of an island on the Great Barrier Reef.

The position, with a salary of AU$150,000 for six months, was awarded to Ben Southall from the UK after a long selection process where potentials were put through their paces and the public could vote for their favourite.  

More than 17 million international and domestic tourists visit Queensland every year, spending more than $15.6 billion in the state.

All international tourists to Queensland or any other part of Australia must have an Australian Tourist Visa. The most popular of these visas is the Australian ETA Visa, as it can be applied for online and is almost instantly approved. Once approved it is electronically attached to your passport, removing the need for any further stamps or paperwork.

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