Qld govt dives into domestic tourism push

Queenslanders can forget sunning themselves in Bali, Thailand or the Greek Islands. 

The premier is instead urging Brisbane travellers to take time out in the Whitsundays after unlocking COVID-19 restrictions on how far people can venture from their homes.

“It’s really important that we continue to support our industries across Queensland,” Annastacia Palaszczuk said. 

“If you want to see natural beauty, if you want to see paradise, come to the Whitsundays.”

She said the government was in talks with airlines to bring on more flights and cut the price of tickets. 

Government officials have been promoting instrastate tourism for days after months of economic hardship for the industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But the state’s borders will remain shut. 

There were no new cases of coronavirus recorded overnight, with just a handful of people yet to recover from the illness.

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