Since 1975, we’ve been a membership-based destination marketing organisation with the charter to increase visitor demand, arrivals and expenditure for the benefit of the greater Gold Coast. We collaborate with local industry, state and national tourism bodies, the City of Gold Coast and travel trade to best promote our beautiful city, world-wide.
Learn more about DGC including our vision, purpose, charter, strategic priorities as well as annual reports and action plans.
With leading the charge to grow visitation and expenditure to the Gold Coast, we have launched a portfolio of marketing campaigns to showcase the Gold Coast's splice of experiences and invite key markets to come play the day away.More
We understand the importance the media plays in co-promoting the Gold Coast with us and appreciate the valuable exposure we’ve generated in collaboration.More
Destination Gold Coast employs marketing and sales professionals to positively promote the Gold Coast as a premier leisure and Business Event destination through global consumer, trade, media and travel industry channels.More
Research and information on international and domestic visitors to the Gold Coast.
Australian families make up the largest visitor market to grace the Gold Coast's shores. Dive into data insights covering their travel trends, spending habits and more.
The 50+ crowd are Australia’s fastest growing demographic, enjoying new found freedom as empty nesters. They’re happy to spend on premium experiences, making them valuable contributors to the tourism industry.
High Spending Travellers
High Spending Travellers are a market we strive to grow as a top priority. With a love of luxury travel, HSTs are the foundation of Gold Coast’s long term success as a destination.
City of Gold Coast
City of Gold Coast remains the second largest local government in Australia, based on the Gold Coast's estimated resident population. The City provides a range of services, organisations, activities and facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy.More
Major Events Gold Coast
Major Events Gold Coast is responsible for managing a whole-of-city strategic approach to major event acquisition and management, increasing the reputation of the Gold Coast as a major events destination and driving strong tourism and economic impacts for the Gold Coast. The team of event specialists produce and support a vibrant array of festivals, sporting and cultural events that embrace diversity and showcase the Gold Coast as a world class, global events destination.More
Study Gold Coast
Study Gold Coast is the peak education and training body for the Gold Coast promoting the Gold Coast as the ideal destination for education on a domestic and international scale. Study Gold Coast not only markets the Gold Coast as an ideal education and training destination, but is an active advocate for the industry.More
Tourism Events Queensland
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.More
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. The organisation is active in around 16 key markets and activities include advertising, PR and media programs, trade shows and industry programs, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.More
Queensland Tourism Industry Council
Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) is the peak industry body for tourism in Queensland, acting as “The Voice of Tourism”.More
Tourism and Transport Forum Australia
Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is the peak industry group for the Tourism, Transport and Aviation sectors.More
Gold Coast Airport
Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta is Australia’s fastest growing airport and is the 5th busiest international airport in Australia. Previously named "Coolangatta Airport" this is an Aboriginal word meaning "Place of Good View".More
Adrienne Readings is the General Manager of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC). Focused on the emerging convention and incentive markets out of Europe and China, Adrienne is establishing networks within these countries to better facilitate business events requirements and identify opportunities.
Clark joined Village as Director of Strategy in 2009 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2012. He also holds title of Chairman of Village Cinemas Australia, Chairman of Village Roadshow Theme Parks Asia and Board ember of Golden Village Entertainment. In april 2017, Clark was appointed as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Village Roadshow Theme Parks Group.
John is an original member and founding director of Destination Gold Coast. He has been a continuously serving member of its board since its formation in 1975 and has previously served as deputy chair. He is currently the honorary secretary and a life member.
Adam joined QAL in 2017 as General Manager Business Development and Marketing, before moving into the role of Executive General Manager Business Development and Marketing in July 2018 and Chief Commercial Officer in August 2021.
Adam is a Partner at KPMG and has 15 years assurance and advisory experience. His experience also includes property & construction, financial services and mining industries. Adam has extensive professional experience locally on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane and internationally in the UK and USA.
Alfred Slogrove is no stranger to the education industry on the Gold Coast, having spent over 13 years as an industry leader and a passionate Gold Coaster, where he has accomplished a wide variety of achievements including State and National Awards for his leadership in the industry.
Amy Watts joined Accor in Sydney in early 2018 before being appointed as Vice President Talent & Culture, Accor Apartments & Realty based on the Gold Coast later that year.
Councillor Hermann Vorster serves the people of Division 11. Cr Vorster was elected to the City of Gold Coast in 2016. He is the appointed Chair of the Lifestyle and Community Committee and also serves on the Economy, Planning and Environment, and Transport and Infrastructure committees.
Nick Scott has spent thirty seven (37) years working in senior roles within the media; much of this time being based on the Gold Coast. He has held the positions of Director, Group General Manager, General Manager and National Sales Director.
Sarah Colgate is the General Manager and Managing Director of Aquaduck Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast, Southern Cross Tours and the Tours & Attractions Group.