Non-stop flights from Wuhan in China have begun to arrive on the Gold Coast from September 30 on Jetstar. Several Southern Gold Coast properties are involved in packages with the new Chinese scheduled charter flights, which will see an influx of mainland Chinese visitors into the region for the next 7 weeks. ..
Outrigger Twin Towns Resort on the border of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads is expected to change management at the end of June 2015. Hawaii-based Outrigger will be replaced by Mantra, now the largest Australian based hotel and resort marketer and operator. ..
CSGC invited 21 Southern Gold Coast accommodation operators to attend a joint discussion with Gold Coast Tourism on upcoming market opportunities, with a meeting at Currumbin RSL last week. ..
CSGC CEO Peter Doggett was invited to attend the Official Welcome Party for Japanese Wholesaler and Inbound Tour Operator, JTB, in Sydney on September 1 to welcome JTB World President & CEO Mr Satoshi Inoue. ..
Opera on the Beach, the largest cultural event ever staged on the Gold Coast, has won Best New Event for Queensland in the Australian Event Awards held earlier in September. A great achievement for all the team from CSGC and Opera Australia who worked tirelessly to put on such a spectacular performance. ..
The retro La Costa Motel at Bilinga, opposite the Gold Coast Airport, has been judged Queensland’s best budget hotel on leading travel website TripAdvisor. Owners John and Diane Cartmill also received the honour of Queensland’s most outstanding service for their tireless efforts. ..
Coolangatta’s $85 million residential development, Sanbano, is nearing completion. The 25 level residential tower along Marine Parade is set to cater for those seeking a ‘5-star hotel’ lifestyle, complete with concierge. ..
Spotting a ‘For Sale’ sign on a run-down Bilinga property 12 years ago, John and Diane Cartmill saw a prime opportunity for redevelopment of the old La Costa Motel built in the mid-1950s. It didn’t go according to plan, but the story of their transformation of the property – and the successful business they have created – has now captured international attention. ..