Minister's Welcome

Message from the Minister for Tourism and Major Events

The Hon Kate Jones MP

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing, one of Queensland’s many great event experiences here in the Whitsundays.

Events like the Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing are vital to Queensland’s tourism prosperity, engaging visitors with the locals and the community, and creating memorable experiences.

The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program, which helps drive visitors to the destination, increase expenditure, support jobs and foster community pride.

There is a story to tell in every Queensland event and I hope these stories help inspire you to experience more of what this great State has to offer.

Congratulations to the event organisers and all those involved in delivering the Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing and I encourage you to take some time to explore the diverse visitor experiences in the Whitsundays.

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Minister for Tourism and Major Events