Gold Coast Family Car Rentals CEO Darryl Essington-Wilson: Rise in Business Visits Boosts Economy


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Darryl Essington-Wilson
37 Lemana Lane
Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast Car Rental CEO: Rise in Business Visits Boosts Economy

While theres been a lot of media buzz about the soaring number of tourists thronging to Gold Coast in the past couple of years, its not just holidaying tourists behind the massive increase in visitor numbers. The number of business visitors who are making regular calls to the Australias Gold Coast has been taking off on a similar trajectory. And thats great news in terms of the Gold Coast economy, according to [Gold Coast Family Car Rentals]( CEO, Darryl Essington-Wilson.

Darryl sees nothing but benefits for the city in the current rise in overall visitor numbers, and the fact that business tourists form a growing part of them. And Darryl is someone who knows how to seize opportunities when they present themselves. When the veteran accountant and business consultant arrived in Gold Coast in 2001 and decided to settle there, he bought a house and two car rental companies on the same day.

One in 10 Visit Gold Coast on Business

Visitors to the Gold Coast totalled about 11 million last year, and their financial contribution to the local economy topped AUD5 billion. And they werent all tourists. Seeing this economic injection into the city and the increasing number of business visitors among them is like music to the ears of this Gold City entrepreneur. He believes the growth in the number of business visitors is a testimony to the citys economic vibrancy which in turn points to a rise in business activity in general.

According to the 2017-2018 statistics released in March this year, close on 40% of those 11million visitors were overnighters, with an average stay of three to four nights. And nearly 400,000 of those were international and domestic visitors who did so for business reasons. A further 627 000 made day trips to the city for business reasons, bringing the total number of business visitors to over 1million, or just under 10% of the total number of visitors to Gold Coast City.

Land, Rent and Ride

For those intrastate and international visitors who fly into Gold Coast city for a few days, with tight deadlines and even tighter time constraints, convenience is a priority when it comes to arranging transport, whether they arrive for business or pleasure. Gold Coast Family Car Rentals, which prides itself on being one of the cheapest, and best value for money, car rental companies in the city, makes renting its cars as easy as possible for all those who fly in and fly out of the city with its pick up and drop off service at the Gold Coast Airport.

While Gold Coast Family Car Rentals usual focus is on tourists visiting to enjoy the areas increasingly popular tourist attractions, those attending important meetings, conferences and expos in the city, visit clients, or fly in to keep an eye on one or more of the development projects in Gold Coast city, also stand to benefit from this service. And, who knows, some may well enjoy the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gold Coast in a rental car once the meetings are done for the day. [Gold Coast Family Car Rentals]( can be [booked online]( or by calling their office on + 61 7 5508 3333.

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