The Gold Coast is set to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games
The Gold Coast is set to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast’s successful bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games will provide a much-needed boost for the accommodation industry, as well as the broader business community in the region, says the Accommodation Association of Australia.
Accommodation Association of Australia Chief Executive Officer Richard Munro said that hosting a major event of the magnitude of the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be a giant step towards lifting the flagging business environment on the Gold Coast.
“Having the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be a real fillip for local business, notably one of the most important sectors on the Gold Coast – the accommodation industry,” Munro said.
“Preparing for and hosting this major event will inject confidence into the economy in south-east Queensland and will trigger further investment in tourism accommodation infrastructure in the region.
“It goes without saying the Gold Coast’s famously stunning beaches and scenery will provide a spectacular backdrop which will remind consumers – both within Australia and internationally – about the attraction of visiting.
“Accommodation and tourism operators welcome the opportunity to host international and domestic travellers, and make their time on the Gold Coast truly special and memorable.
“The Accommodation Association congratulates the Queensland Government, Gold Coast City Council, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Bid team on their successful bid.
“The Association looks forward to working with the State Government to ensure the event is a success,” Munro said.