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Queensland hold top state title

Jupiters casino at the Gold Coast.
Jupiters casino at the Gold Coast.

QUEENSLAND continues to hold the title of the top state in the annual Wotif.com top destinations list.

The list is based on more than 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers in 2011.

Queensland managed to hold the most represented state status, with eight destinations in the top 20 including Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Port Douglas, Mackay and Airlie Beach.

Wotif Brands general manager Megan Magill said it was great to see Queensland maintain its place in the tourist market after a tough year.

"2011 was a challenging year for a lot of tourism operators in Queensland with floods and cyclones.

"Despite this we've still seen some exceptional growth in regional areas of Queensland, like Rockhampton, which is largely due to more affordable flights and better access via rail and coach.

"This great result is a real testament to the dedication and hard work of tourism operators in Queensland," Ms Magill said.

New South Wales was the next closest state, with five destinations in the top 20 Australian list.

Queensland's complete top 10 destinations in 2011 were:

 

2011

2010

1

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

2

Brisbane

Brisbane

3

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

4

Cairns

Cairns

5

Townsville

Townsville

6

Port Douglas

Port Douglas

7

Mackay

Mackay

8

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

9

Rockhampton

Hervey Bay

10

Hervey Bay

Rockhampton

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