Gympie hotel bookings rise ahead of G20 exodus

THE Gympie region will play a part in this year's G20 Leaders' Summit in November.

People are expected to exit Brisbane before the high-security event when many of the world's most influential economic decision-makers meet at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Gympie Regional Council Acting Mayor Tony Perrett said several local accommodation operators had indicated an increase in bookings at the same time as the G20.

"These bookings were booked further in advance than normal and many people who booked mentioned getting out of Brisbane for G20 as the reason," he said.

To enhance the tourism dollar injection for the region, Destination Gympie Region invested in a half-page advertisement and a 300-word article for a great escape magazine set to be distributed to 50,000 households in Brisbane.

The magazine will be distributed to New Farm, Ascot, Hamilton, The Gap and Ashgrove as families consider moving away from what will be a hectic Brisbane City.

Cr Perrett said the advertisement featured the line, Looking for an escape? We found it, with a picture of sunrise of Carlo Sand Blow.

In addition to the household exposure, Cr Perrett said the Gympie region product would be showcased in more than 300 lunch packs delivered to G20 delegates during the summit.