Kevin Brown, Bob "Sleepy" Manning, and other so-called tourism leaders have taken junket after junket to Mainland China. All focused on getting our share of the Chinese tourism ¥uan.
Chinese OUTBOUND tourism exceeds 100 MILLION people this year.
Think about it. 100 MILLION. Five times the entire population of Australia.
Cairns received less than 220,000 Chinese tourists last year.
Even Guam, our US neighbour in the Pacific, received 450,000 Chinese last year.
So the headline above is a shock when we find that permanent flights from Shanghai to Brisbane have now been snagged by the management at Brisbane Airport.
What are they doing that Kevin Brown (on $500K/year), his (now on stress leave) "Aeronautical Manager" on $250K/year haven't been able to do??
CAPTURE AIRLINE ROUTES THAT ARE GOOD FOR THE BRISBANE/GOLD COAST TOURISM INDUSTRY!
It's time the whole Cairns Airport staff are sacked. They're stealing from Cairns. Their non-performance is hurting is all, far more than a few cruise ships.