Annika van Wegen, 17, chose to head to Airlie Beach with a few close friends, and said people who went to the Gold Coast in previous years described it as “overrated”.
“You can have a relaxing holiday [at Airlie Beach], as well as have fun and party,” she said.
“Gold Coast was going to end up being a lot more expensive, and the majority of places are already booked out a year in advance.
“I find the Gold Coast tacky.”
Matt Lloyd, the CEO…