TOURISM IS THE TRUE WINNER OF THIS WEEKEND’S ‘BATTLE OF BRISBANE’
Tourism will be the real winner of this weekend’s ‘Battle of Brisbane’ bout, Australia’s largest-ever boxing match between Brisbane’s own Jeff Horn and world champion Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 2 July, as most hotels in the city near capacity.
The event, which is expected to attract tens of thousands of boxing fans from across Australia and the world, has generated a strong spike in bookings at Mantra Group’s nine hotels in Brisbane, which are already boasting a combined average occupancy of more than 92% this Saturday and more than 84% on Sunday.
Mantra Group Executive Director of Sales, Revenue and Distribution Luke Moran said the Group is anticipating all of its remaining rooms in Brisbane for fight night will be sold between now and the event.
“Major events like this play an important role in unlocking the city’s true tourism potential, contributing millions of dollars to Brisbane’s growing economy and, together with our wider tourism industry, supporting local jobs,” said Mr Moran.
“It will also place Brisbane firmly in the international spotlight and re-affirms the city’s ability to host world-class events."
“For those yet to secure their accommodation, there are still some rooms available for event-goers at Mantra Richmont Hotel, Mantra on Queen and Mantra Midtown.”
To book, visit MantraHotels.com or call 1300 987 603.
About Mantra Group
Mantra Group is the leading Australian-based hotel and resort operator. Mantra Group’s portfolio consists of 128 properties with more than 21,000 rooms in properties under management, across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii. Operating three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree - MantraGroup operates the second largest network of accommodation properties in Australia (by room number). The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full-service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats. The Group successfully listed on the ASX in June 2014 and in its first year as a public company was elevated to the ASX 200:
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