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Major Events from April to June on the Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019

Over the next three months, the best surf, cinema, youth and cultural events take over our southern coastline from Currumbin to Coolangatta.  ..

Lendlease appointed to deliver airport terminal expansion

Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2019

International property and infrastructure group Lendlease has been appointed to deliver Gold Coast Airport’s southern terminal expansion – the next phase of the $370 million airport redevelopment, Project LIFT. ..

ILS goes live at Gold Coast Airport

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2019

A significant milestone has been reached, with the Instrument Landing System (ILS) switched on at Gold Coast Airport to help pilots land during severe weather conditions. ..

Skal Southern Gold Coast Celebrates 5 Years in March

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2019

Local tourism and travel industry network, Skal International Southern Gold Coast, turns 5 this month.  ..

Construction Begins on Gold Coast Airport Rydges Hotel

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Work has started on a $50 million Rydges-branded hotel at Gold Coast Airport, which is a milestone in the development and activation of the precinct. ..

New Digital Marketing Program Launches for Tourism Businesses

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tourism operators are invited to participate in a new Digital Ready program to move their business to a higher standard of performance in the digital age.  ..

CSGC CEO Peter Doggett – 44 Years Promoting the Gold Coast

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tourism industry stalwart and CEO of Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC), Peter Doggett, has announced his retirement, effective from 22 February, 2019.  ..

Video Highlights Southern Gold Coast Region

Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018

A new promotional video has been made, highlighting all there is to love about the Southern Gold Coast regions of Coolangatta and Kirra. ..

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival delivers for the Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018

New data released shows the Gold Coast’s iconic Cooly Rocks On™ Festival generated more than $6 million for the local economy this year. ..

HTR Launches on Alexa Devices

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018

As a first for Australia, Hotel & Tourist Radio – HTR has launched the HTR Gold Coast skill for Alexa, which makes it simple and convenient for listeners to ask Alexa to play the only tourist focused radio station in Australia, HTR Gold Coast. ..

WSL Changes Dates of Quiksilver and Roxy Pro in 2019

Posted on Friday, October 05, 2018

The World Surf League (WSL) has released its 2019 Championship Tour calendars for the men’s and women’s surfing tours, announcing that the 2019 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks will be moved from the traditional March period to April 3 - 13, 2019 - coinciding with Queensland school holidays. ..

Tigerair resumes Gold Coast-Hobart service

Posted on Monday, September 03, 2018

Gold Coasters will be able to fly to Hobart year-round with Tigerair Australia resuming its Gold Coast-Hobart route as a permanent service from October 30. ..

CSGC Welcomes New Intern

Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2018

Connecting Southern Gold Coast welcomes Kazuki Ueda to the team as a student intern from Griffith University. ..

SGC Profile – Mike and Maggie Best – Managers, Meridian Tower

Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mike and Maggie Best took over the management of Kirra’s Meridian Tower in March 2018. With more than 20 years of industry experience behind them, the husband and wife duo have a range of knowledge in all facets of facilities management including residential high rise, hotels, motels, construction and development. ..

Gold Coast Airport Introduces New Mascot

Posted on Friday, July 06, 2018

In a city renowned for its colourful icons and representatives, a new identity is set to land – providing a warm and friendly “Goldie” welcome to passengers at Gold Coast Airport. ..

Hong Kong Airlines Suspend Gold Coast Services

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hong Kong Airlines has announced that it will be suspending its Gold Coast to Cairns services from October 2018 due to a change in its business strategy in the market. ..

Destination Gold Coast Announces New CEO

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018

The Gold Coast Tourism Corporation Limited (GCT) board has announced that Ms Annaliese Battista has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer. ..

Small Business Opportunity through Griffith University

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Are you a tourism small business wanting to create and capture value? Would you like some proposals from final year tourism students to help you? ..

Southern Gold Coast Celebrates Tourism Week

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The inaugural Tourism Week will kick off across the Gold Coast from 1 – 7 July and the Southern Gold Coast will be joining the festivities. ..

SGC Represented at ATE in Adelaide

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2018

The Southern Gold Coast was represented at the annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) held in Adelaide in April. Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Peter Doggett, attended the four day event which saw 2,000 overseas buyers and Australian sellers converge on the Adelaide Convention Centre.  ..

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