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Families are being lured to Queensland with a ‘Festival of Free’, in the latest tourism campaign to be launched by Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with My Queensland.

The Festival of Free offers a range of holiday packages including free flights for kids*, free tours and experiences for kids and ‘kids stay free’ inclusions across a range of hotels and resorts. Outstanding packages include:

  • 5 nights at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort at Magnetic Island in a Studio Room inclusive of return flights with Virgin Australia (Bonus. First kid flies free), a lunch time sailing cruise, daily breakfast for two, and more. Packages start from $1499pp* offering a budget saving $1200 in bonus value.
  • 5 Nights at Freestyle Resort Port Douglas flying Virgin Australia (Bonus: First kid flies free) with airport transfers, full-day Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise (Bonus: Kids Free), entry to Wildlife Habitat and more. Packages start from $1199 pp* and includes a blistering $1400 in bonus value.
  • 5 nights at Novotel Surfers Paradise with return flights (Bonus: First kid flies free). Package includes daily buffet breakfast and a choice of experience such as unlimited entry to Dreamworld, White Water World and SkyPoint. Prices start from $999pp* and includes an incredible $1400 in bonus value.

“We want Aussie families to be able to take that Queensland holiday even though times are tough and that’s why we, together with our partners My Queensland, dreamed up the Festival of Free,” Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Events Queensland, Patricia O’Callaghan, said.

“Kids can fly free these great holiday packages, plus options to stay, play and eat free, which will bring welcome relief to Aussies families but also bolster tourism businesses around the state – many of whom are small family businesses themselves.

“What’s more, if you don’t have kids, there’s also deals available for you too.

“This is the latest in a string of campaigns we’ve launched this year to keep Queensland top of mind in what is no doubt an incredibly competitive global travel marketplace. Queensland is Australia’s number one holiday destination and we are laser-focused on holding that strong position,” O’Callaghan, said.

“At My Queensland we set ourselves apart by offering our guests only the best Queensland holiday perfectly packaged at an unbeatable price,” Ryan Thomas, CEO My Queensland, said.

“Our Festival of Free campaign, in partnership with TEQ, takes this to a new level with free flights for kids and extra kid freebies such as hotel stays, local experiences, dining and more. Plus exclusive airfares for the whole family.

“My Queensland’s Festival of Free reinforces our passion and dedication to delivering a unique offering whilst making holidays affordable, stress free and memorable,” Thomas said.

The Festival of Free is on sale from today until 31 May, unless sold out sooner. There are also packages available for families, couples and other travellers without kids, including exclusive airfares and unbeatable package prices.

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