OPINION: Hidden potential in M’boro tourism
MARYBOROUGH'S tourism is its meal ticket to the future.
More tourists equate to more jobs.
A few million dollars of Government spend into the heritage area, namely the 118-year-old steam train and Portside wharf area to bring it all back to its former glory could be money well spent.
To encourage an extra 1,000 couples to stay wining and dining in the Heritage City per year, or 19.23 couples per week spending an average of $1,200 between them would generate $62.4 million dollars back into the economy each year.
For the council and government not to see true value in our heritage is anyone's guess.
Spit and polish and proper promotion could, who knows, attract extra 40 couples a week or more.