Travel-happy tourists get new go card option

The Queensland Government has launched an unlimited public transport option for tourists

Travel-happy tourists get new go card option
Travel-happy tourists get new go card

November 5, 2012

South east Queensland tourists will soon have an unlimited public transport option, with the government set to introduce a variation of the pay-as-you-travel go card.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the new three-day and five-day go cards, dubbed SEEQ go cards, will be available to interstate and international tourists from Wednesday.

"Tourists now have the option of a regular pay-as-you-travel go card with tourist information packs or they can plan ahead with the new pay-up-front unlimited travel SEEQ go card," Emerson says.

The new SEEQ go cards will allow adults to travel for three consecutive days for $79 or five consecutive days for $129.

Children will be charged $40 for
three-day cards and $65 for five-day cards.

Emerson will join Gold Coast MPs Michael Crandon, Verity Barton and Mark Boothman today to launch the SEEQ go card.

"The SEEQ go card will also provide tourists with great offers and discounts for many major tourist attractions, restaurants and hotels across the region," Mr Emerson says.

"The SEEQ go card also includes two Airtrain trips which for an adult is normally valued at $31.

"There are 12.3 million domestic and international tourists who visit South-East Queensland and the SEEQ go card can be pre-purchased before you arrive or when you arrive."

The SEEQ go card will be available for purchase at various locations across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast including the Brisbane International and Domestic Airports and Queensland Rail CBD stations and can be pre-purchased through the TransLink website.

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