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Queensland 'open for business' following floods

The majority of Queensland's tourism destinations are open for business despite reports of fresh rainfall, according to Tourism Queensland.

Queensland 'open for business' following floods
Queensland 'open for business' following floods
Visitor access to parts of Central Queensland, Western Downs and Outback Queensland has been affected by severe flooding in the region.  

With the exception of Rockhampton airport, the state’s remaining 19 airports are operating normally, said Tourism Queensland acting chief executive Leanne Coddington.  

Operations in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Whitsundays, Townsville, Tropical North Queensland, Southern Downs and Toowoomba are also functioning normally, she added.

Coddington said: "The impact will be felt for a long time to come, but as flood waters recede in some affected regions, tourism operations are returning to normal as quickly as possible. Tourism Queensland is currently working with industry partners, government and other stakeholders to help tourism operators in these regions get back on their feet once access has been restored and infrastructure and businesses return to normal operation."

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