Travellers around the world have shown their love for a Queensland holiday with Tourism and Events Queensland’s Visit Queensland Facebook page reaching one million ‘likes’.

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier of Queensland

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That many ‘likes”  from travellers around the world makes it Australia’s most popular state tourism web page and one of the world’s most popular tourism pages.

Of the one million fans, 34 per cent are from key international visitor markets including the United States, New Zealand, Malaysia, India and the United Kingdom – sharing images, videos and information about Queensland to the world.

The milestone supports the increase in international tourists to Queensland – up six per cent and outpacing other states.

It is further proof that our efforts to revive the Queensland tourism industry are paying off.

An overview of Tourism and Events Queensland:

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is the Queensland Government’s lead marketing, experience development and major events agency, representing the state’s tourism and events industries.

TEQ operates on a national and international level, looking at new and innovative ways to make the most out of emerging opportunities which benefit the Queensland’s tourism industry and economy.

This website features a wealth of tourism news, research and information, making it a central point for tourism operators and anyone interested in the business of tourism.

An excerpt from the Visit Queensland Facebook Page mission:

Welcome to the official page for Queensland, Australia – established by Tourism and Events Queensland and contributed to by you! We’re the official tourism body who’s responsible for promoting Queensland around the globe and we’re glad you have joined us.

Our goal is to offer Facebook fans a central hub for sharing thoughts, ideas and questions about travel and holidays in Queensland. We’ll embrace your suggestions, answer your questions as well as provide the latest Queensland news and offers. These include hot deals, competitions, videos and photos plus a host of free downloads like brochures, podcasts, iPhone apps and more!

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller to Queensland or are planning a visit sometime soon – or perhaps just have a great love for the Sunshine State – we hope being a fan of Queensland will bring you endless inspiration to come and experience the ultimate in holiday destinations.