It is a good feeling, in writing these lines, to be able to reflect on more good news than bad. Easter, the holidays that followed and the long weekend just gone delivered a much-welcomed boost to tourism activity across the state.
I was fortunate to spend a day in Longreach last week for the start of the celebrations around Qantas’ 100(+1) years commemorations and the Qantas Founders Museum. The optimism in the Outback for the tourism season is palpable. The main challenge everyone is talking about, like in most other regions, is the lack of skilled staff. At QTIC we remain very focused on that, with efforts at both national and state level to seek solutions.