Press Releases
Gold Coast Family Car Rentals CEO, Darryl Essington-Wilson, Welcomes Tourism Boom

Burleigh Heads businessman Darryl Essington-Wilson is set on keeping the tourism wheels turning even faster. And, as CEO of Gold Coast Family Car Rentals, he’s got plenty of wheels to turn.


, 19 October 2018

Gold Coast Family Car Rentals CEO, Darryl Essington-Wilson, Welcomes Tourism Boom

Gold Coast Car Rental CEO Welcomes Tourism Boom The tourism boom has pushed the Gold Coast to second place in the TripAdvisor’s top 10 rankings of the most popular places in Australia and it’s showing no sign of dropping its momentum anytime soon. Burleigh Heads businessman Darryl Essington-Wilson is set on keeping the tourism wheels turning even faster. And, as CEO of Gold Coast Family Car Rentals, he’s got plenty of wheels to turn. Darryl said that the surge in tourism held both challenges and opportunities for Gold Coast businesses and service providers. And it would certainly impact on the car rental sector in particular, because of the intrinsic link between tourists and the need for temporary transportation. The well-established car rental company proprietor said that if handled correctly, with integrity and a service mind-set, tourism and the service sector would both benefit and continue to grow. The Gold Coast is still around 2million below Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, in both the domestic and International tourism tables in 2017. However, its rise in popularity indicated by the TripAdvisor. In the traveller-rated Top 10, Gold Coast topped the capital by two places. And this despite it’s being home to a population less than a third of the size of Brisbane’s. The latest statistics set domestic overnight visitors to the Gold Coast during 2017 at over 8 million. Just more than 2 million of those were intrastate overnighters from within Queensland. A further 8 million day-trippers, and over a million international tourists, also took the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the Gold Coast experience. And that was before the 2018 Commonwealth Games pushed the numbers up still further with an estimated visitor boost of around 600,000, and sales of more than a million tickets. The only sector to see a percentage drop in figures was the domestic day trippers, who dropped off by 6%. However, this was overset by a 30% increase in overnight intrastate visitors. Darryl said that this could indicate longer stays during the 11-day Commonwealth Games period, followed immediately by school holidays, feeding a desire by intrastate visitors to stay longer in the Gold Coast area to enjoy its popular attractions. The area is, after all, known for its surf and beaches, night life, shopping, and theme parks, and for the natural areas within easy reach of the city. Darryl also said that a hallmark of both International and Interstate visitors to the Gold Coast is that they regularly repeat their visits, some several times a year, some annually and others bi-annually or similar patterns, leading him to be confident that last year’s 6% drop will quickly be corrected. The car rental service expert said that car rental offered the perfect solution to DIY exploration of the area. It enabled overnighters and short-term visitors to choose their own destination, and decide just how much time they would spend in one place. This was particularly relevant to those who flew in from other centres for a short stay, as time was of the essence and an organised tour might lead to their spending too long at a place which didn’t catch their interest, and too little time at another which they found more attractive. If you are looking for a car rental in the Gold Coast area, particularly from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise, and including the Gold Coast Airport, visit Darryl’s website Cheap Car Hire Gold Coast and Gold Coast Airport Car Rental to get an online quote or book online. Written & Syndicated by Baxton Media.

# # #


Submitted by prcagency, Press Dev on Friday, 19 October 2018 at 1:10 PM
Category: Automotive & Travel
Related News

India Industrial Lubricants Market Outlook to 2023: Ken Research
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

Immerse yourself in the Amazing Wildlife and Striking Beauty of China with Absolute Panda
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

Business Travel Startup Travelstop Strengthens Its Presence in Asia, Launches in Seven Markets
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

Get Professional Trucker Advice & Financial Guidance From This Lifestyle News & Insider Information
Monday, 21 Jan 2019

India Travel Market To Nordics Will Reach Close To US$ 125 Million By The End Of Year 2024
Monday, 21 Jan 2019

Related Events

Aerial Search & Rescue APAC, 21 - 22 February 2019, Melbourne, Australia
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019

Automotive Testing Expo Korea 2019 - Seoul, South Korea - 6-8 March
Wednesday, 6 Mar 2019

Digital Travel APAC in Singapore - 01 - 03 April 2019
Monday, 1 Apr 2019

Everything EV Conference in London - April 2019
Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019

EyeforTravel's Digital Strategy Summit
Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Latest News

Anti-aging Market - Rising Demand for Products and Services to Boost the Market Growth
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Market - Improvement in Healthcare Infrastructure to Boost Demand
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

Health Intelligent Virtual Assistant Market Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Fore
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

Compounding Pharmacy Market Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

Tracheostomy Products Market Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

Want to get your press releases, event listings, and job ads on Scoopasia? Register now for a FREE account or login if you already have one!
Scoopasia v1.0b. Copyright © 2019
Today is Wednesday, 23 January 2019

About Scoopasia | FAQ | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Press Releases
Event Listings
Job Listings
Arts & Entertainment
Architecture & Construction
Automotive & Travel
Consumer Technology
Enterprise Technology
Food & Fashion
Government & Policy
Health Care & Medical
News & Media
Science & Research
Sports & Fitness
Login / Register
Get Scoopasia through RSS Feeds & Email Notifications!

Journalist's Toolbox
Hello journalist, welcome to Scoopasia--a powerful online resource for media information in Asia. Scoopasia has press releases and media events for every beat and industry. All content on Scoopasia is 100% FREE. You don't even need to login!

  • Scoop Line
    (Instant Information Request)
    The easiest way to ask questions and request information from the PR community.

  • Advanced Search
    Drill down, dig deep, for media information the way you want it.

  • Journalist's Resources
    Resources and tools you can't do without.

  • PR Tools
    Scoopasia Blog Search
    Search the largest handpicked collection of Asia's most prominent and influential blogs.

  • PR Bookmarks
  • Web 2.0 Bookmarks
  • Media Bookmarks

    More Coming Soon...

  • Upcoming Events
  • Mayo Clinic Urology Review 2019
  • Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Strategy for Directors Training Course
  • 6th ACAD International Conference
  • 8th Trial Master File Summit

  • Latest Jobs
    Sorry, there are currently no entries posted here.