Queensland tourism operators experiencing hard times after airlines cut services to popular holiday spots will meet with federal Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson in Brisbane on Wednesday.
The Queensland government last week announced a $4 million rescue package for the industry, after Qantas and Jetstar cancelled services to tourist centres like the Gold Coast and the Whitsundays.
Queensland Tourism Minister Desley Boyle has cancelled an overseas trade mission to continue working with local operators to overcome "tough times" in the industry.
The state government announced an immediate injection of $4 million for the state's tourism industry late last week after Qantas and Jetstar scaled back domestic and international flights.
The news that flights to and from the Gold Coast have been cut will impact directly on my family. It's easier for us to fly out of Coolangatta than it is to fly out from Brisbane.