‘The past few weeks, since Noosa has been able to welcome our intrastate visitors, has been a positive boost for the region.'
‘The past few weeks, since Noosa has been able to welcome our intrastate visitors, has been a positive boost for the region.'

WELCOME BACK: Noosa businesses ready for tourist influx

The news that Queensland borders will open to all states, except Victoria, from next Friday, July 10 was music to the ears of Noosa businesses.

Tourism Noosa CEO Melanie Anderson said it was certainly welcome news for the tourism community and also for many other businesses in Noosa that rely heavily on visitors.

“Our tourism operators have been working to this date outlined in the ‘Queensland Roadmap to easing restrictions’ with many businesses doing refurbishments and importantly implementing new systems to ensure their businesses are COVID safe,” she said.

Tourism Noosa CEO Melanie Anderson.
Tourism Noosa CEO Melanie Anderson.

As Noosa gets set to welcome interstate travellers, they are reminded that visitors will require a Queensland Entry Pass.

Ms Anderson said it was encouraging to hear the news that flights from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast will soon recommence with both Virgin and Jetstar flying several times a week.

This also follows the recent announcement of the new Cairns service due to commence mid-July with Alliance Airlines.

“As a region, it is vital to our economy to have the Sunshine Coast Airport on our doorstep and as locals we should certainly all be considering supporting this airport – perhaps a flight up north to support our regional friends,” she said.

As more and more restrictions are lifted, Noosa businesses are beginning to breathe a sigh of relief.

“The past few weeks, since Noosa has been able to welcome our intrastate visitors, has been a positive boost for the region and many of our operators have reported how wonderful it has been to see Queenslanders supporting Queenslanders,” the CEO said.

“We hope this continues and look forward to welcoming more Aussies to our beautiful region from next week.”