Gloomy Days Ahead For Queensland’s Tourism Market

The Great Barrier Reef is a popular tourist destination but there is as much beauty that can be discovered in the northern Australian paradise. The region stretching from Cairns to the Atherton Tableland is a stunning space of dramatic geography, ancient rainforests and beautiful tropical rivers. There is also Cairns Airport to Cairns Northern Beaches airport transfer as an effective transport solution.

Last July, yacht operators started to enjoy a surge in bookings as Queensland’s tourism market started to recover. However, the government of Queensland started to reimpose restrictions on the NSW border because of concerns regarding the second wave of coronavirus infections down south. With the borders closing again, a whole lot of bookings were lost.

Businesses across the state that rely on tourism were left reeling after the border closure was announced. Domestic tourism was the only source of revenue for small business enterprises after it lost $6.1 billion revenue from international tourism. For the time being, Queensland expects interstate travellers from Brisbane and other parts of the state to drive business in the region.

Businesses in Queensland that cater to tourists are some of the hardest hit by the pandemic. These businesses are dependent on tourism dollars. They expected the summer months to revitalize local businesses but since Victoria, NSW and Australian Capitol Territory were still considered as Covid19 hotspots, the prospects of good business have become slim.

McNally, owner of Cumberland Charter Yachts is trying her best to drive business to the region. The company website is updated frequently but the market was not built to rely on interstate tourism. State and federal government support is helping businesses but there is the challenge of long-term impact for the community. Businesses are heading towards the summer period with no definite timeline on when restrictions will be eased. Everything is uncertain particularly since international travel restrictions are still in place.

Meanwhile, Cairns Airport to Cairns Northern Beaches airport transfer is now open for business. You have the option on whether to travel in buses or avail of private transfers. First rate comfort and safety are guaranteed on your travel from Cairns Airport to the Northern Beaches.