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Sunshine Coast voted 'Most Loved' tourism destination

The Sunshine Coast has been voted as the world's most loved tourist destination in a new study conducted by the annual Tourism Sentiment Index


See below article from to find out more about this incredible achievement.

A new study of almost two billion sources has revealed that Queensland has four of the top nine tourist destinations in the world, beating out international locations like Bora Bora.

The annual Tourism Sentiment Index uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to rate the sentiment of online data, like reviews, about travel experiences to determine the top 100 destinations.

The Sunshine Coast was voted the world's number one most loved tourist destination, followed by The Whitsundays (2), Noosa (5), Cairns (9), Port Douglas (15), Scenic Rim (50), Redlands (58), Bundaberg (61), and the Gold Coast (62). 


Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Matt Stoeckel said the announcement was an endorsement of the Sunshine Coast as a premium tourist destination. 

“With international borders set to open, the fact that the Sunshine Coast resonates so strongly overseas highlights the potential we have to regrow our visitor numbers."

Tourism Sentiment Index's complete list of the world’s most loved destinations can be viewed here.


Original article with thanks to Isabella Quaid,