Free Wi-Fi latest initiative to boost tourism

August 6, 2017 by  

The City of Brisbane has extended its marketing services to include free public Wi-Fi at the iconic tourist site of Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Located just up the road from the Brisbane Cricket Ground at Woolloongabba, the chance to hook up with the web for free is seen by Finance and Economic Development Chairman Krista Adams as another way to promote the 'New World City'.

She said Brisbane has a great deal to offer and it is Council’s intention to showcase its fantastic lifestyle to everyone around the world.

“Our tourism economy continues to grow, and the number of international visitors to Brisbane reached 1.2 million last year, which is why we continue to invest in initiatives that support this growing industry in our city.”

said Cr Adams.

The Kangaroo Point Cliffs revitalisation was promised at election in 2016 and it is now being delivered, she said.

“Council is revitalising the River Terrace parklands and installing free public Wi-Fi to encourage tourists to share their experience with the world and build on our growing reputation as an international destination.”

Cr Adams said foreign language signs have also been installed recently in the area as a guide for visitors to prominent city locations.

She said free public Wi-Fi access is fast becoming a new benchmark in many of the world’s modern cities and as part of Council’s four year, $1 million commitment, high-speed services will continue to be rolled out across the city.