The Gold Coast is one of the most popular Australian holiday destinations by both local and international tourists for several reasons. The Gold Coast isn’t just the home to some of the world’s greatest, most pristine beaches but it is also where you can find great natural sceneries, breath-taking heritage listed sites, amazing dining and shopping districts and most of all; friendly people and great weather all year-round. If you’re from a country with an unforgiving winter, you’ll find the Gold Coast’s climate extremely refreshing and relaxing. As more and more people make this region their choice of holiday destination, researching accommodation, especially hotels on the Gold Coast is extremely important particularly if you’re coming during the high season.
Who visits the Gold Coast?
Based on the survey conducted by Travel Research Australia that covers data from September 2012 to September 2013, the top 5 main international source markets for the Gold Coast are China (202,000), New Zealand (181,000), United Kingdom (57,000) and Japan (56,000), Singapore (46,000). Other source markets include Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, India, USA, Canada, Germany, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Netherlands, and Switzerland. Their main purpose are for holiday, visiting friends & relatives, business, education, and employment.
Visitors nights by country of residents
The same survey also revealed the list of countries of those visitors who have stayed on the Gold Coast during their visit. New Zealand led the way the number of nights spent on the Gold Coast with 1,775,000 followed by China with 963,000 nights. Japan is in third place with 634,000 nights and United Kingdom is on number four with 599,000 nights. The fifth place was snagged by Korea with 361,000 nights. Other source market for visitors night include Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, India, USA, Canada, Germany, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Netherlands, and Switzerland. If you intend to add to this year’s statistics, consider booking your Gold Coast accommodation at one of the best hotels on the Gold Coast. At GCHR.com.au we offer a wide range of accommodation which you can view on this very site. Simply go to our homepage to start your search.
When it comes to the purpose of their journey, 3,971,000 said that they were here for a holiday. Which such large numbers of tourists flocking to the Gold Coast each year, we suggest you start planning your accommodation at least 2-3 months out for the best deals on hotels on the Gold Coast.
The remaining statistics shows that 1,432,000 tourists visited friends and relatives, 1,582,000 were here to further their education, 261,000 visitors came for business trips while 221,000 people came here for employment purposes.
Gold Coast Tourism Satisfaction
There are two types of visitors on the Gold Coast; those who have been here before and those who are visiting for the very first time. The reason why Gold Coast tourism is improving year after year is because the tourists who have been here before keep coming back for more. Meanwhile, those who haven’t are encouraged by people they know who have visited the region and were extremely happy with their Gold Coast holiday.
Based on a recent report released by Travel Research Australia, local and international tourists primarily choose to visit the Gold Coast because of its great swimming beaches. The secondary reason was to attend a specific event followed by the variety of things to see and do that the Gold Coast offers, to enjoy a family holiday or visit a family members who reside on the Gold Coast. If you’re one of the 22% that are visiting the Gold Coast primarily because you feel it’s a great please for a family holiday, then you’re in luck as here at GCHR.com.au we offer 2 and three bedroom accommodation at some of the best hotels on the Gold Coast.
The report also stated that 90% of those who took the survey said that they were extremely satisfied with the Gold Coast beaches. If you’re going here, the most highly recommended beaches are the famous Surfers Paradise beach along with Broadbeach, Currumbin, Main Beach, Coolangatta, Duranbah, Kirra, Nobby, and Palm Beach. Each beach has its own distinct attraction. While some are perfect for swimming others are famous for their surfing breaks.
Meanwhile, 89% said that they were satisfied with the Gold Coast because it is safe and secured for tourists. This means that unlike other tourist destinations, this region can assure visitors that they don’t have to worry about having to be overly cautious when walking around as a tourist. This is something that a lot of tourists, particularly those who are coming from other countries, really appreciate. Gold Coast also received an 88% satisfaction rating when it comes to friendly service. One of the reasons why visitors keep on coming back is because the locals are very courteous and friendly. It doesn’t matter if you’re dining at a fast food or you’re trying to book tickets for attraction, you can expect that people here are always ready to give you huge smiles and a helping hand.
A total 84% of the respondents said that they were satisfied with the Gold Coast’s attractions which is no surprise considering we have some of the best in the country. The most highly recommended are our beaches which I’ve already mentioned in this article and of course our famous theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, The Outback Spectacular and Whitewater World to name a few.
Because of exceptional satisfaction rate, it is no wonder why it has been predicted that the Gold Coast tourism will continue to improve. Happy days ahead!
GCHR.com.au offers the best hotels on the Gold Coast
If you’re planning a Gold Coast holiday, one of the first things that you need to take care of is your Gold Coast accommodation. Booking early is very important particularly if you’re going during high season. GCHR.com.au offers the best hotels on the Gold Coast and we offer personalised service. Choose from our managed apartments at Chevron Renaissance, Orchid Residences, Moroccan Resort, Circle on Cavill, and a lot more. For questions or to check availability, you may call us at 07 5539 8553. To get latest updates and promos, please follow us on Facebook.