first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P In an effort to boost Queensland’s Tourism sector the state government has offered business grants for up to 75,000 to attract financial backers, with a total of 500,000 being made available.Although the Queensland Tourism Industry (QTIC) has welcomed the grants, QTIC spokesperson Daniel Gschwind said attracting overseas investment must be a multipronged approach, the ABC reported.”The grants will help it’s an incentive that will push some projects along when it probably would have taken much longer without it or may not have happened at all,” he said.”Those grants are certainly very attractive to some investors who are looking for that extra kick-a-long to make it a reality.”Mr Gschwind said he was eager to see the grant result in new theme parks or accommodation structures being developed in national parks.”There’s no doubt that we could do more with our natural assets from a tourism point of view in a sustainable way,” Mr Gschwind said.”It doesn’t threaten the assets and we can not only keep the assets, but we can actually generate income and employment for regional Queensland.”We do have to do better at it to remain competitive.”last_img