Overseas travellers’ return a boost for region

Published 3:32pm 25 January 2022

Overseas travellers’ return a boost for region
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

The arrival of fully vaccinated international travellers is good news for Moreton Bay Region’s economy, according to one local Chamber of Commerce.

The State Government eased its border restrictions last weekend, meaning fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and South Korea no longer need to quarantine on arrival.

The move has allowed families to reunite with loved ones, and it is also hoped it will entice holidaymakers to spend their cash in the Sunshine State.

Hills and District Chamber of Commerce President Mary Di Marco says money flowing through the region is good for everyone.

“Visitors coming in and spending money is always a good thing. It’s going to be a good cash boost for many industries,” she says.

“The Moreton Bay Region has plenty of drawcards which international travellers would find appealing.

“The first one is our lifestyle – we have beautiful sunshine here every day.

“We have tourism, eco-tourism, agriculture, economic development and property development.

“All of those areas are growing opportunities for international visitors to come and discover, as well as locals and interstate visitors.”

Overseas travellers’ return a boost for region

Worldclass facilities

International visitors to the Moreton Bay Region are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and experience.

The region is renowned for world-class tourist attractions, sun-soaked beaches, island escapes, pristine hinterland, picturesque villages, mouthwatering food, arts, culture, live entertainment and much more.

If you are needing some inspiration to make the most of your visit, be sure to check out this ultimate Moreton Bay bucket list.

Treat your tastebuds

One of the best things about being on holidays is eating and drinking to your heart’s content.

Visitors will never go hungry in the Moreton Bay Region as there is a smorgasbord of eateries to taste-test, featuring everything from fine dining to local pubs and clubs, cafes, coffee spots and the most important, fresh fish and chips spots.

Treat your tastebuds by consulting the Delicious Guide to Outdoor Dining in Moreton Bay.

Get exploring

Don’t spend your holiday relaxing in your room – get out and explore everything that makes the Moreton Bay Region spectacular.

Visitors should pack their swimmers and a towel and visit the Top 5: Waterfalls, swimming holes & creeks to cool off during the warmer months.

Don’t forget to share all your adventures on social media by using @visitmoretonbayregion and tagging #visitmoretonbay in your posts.

A stellar line-up of events

There’s so much happening across the region this year that you won’t want to miss out on!

From art exhibitions to cultural festivities, triathlons, fun runs and the hugely popular Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival, there is something for everyone.

Be sure to add these great events from the Moreton Bay Events Calendar to your diary now.

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