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Queensland tourism threatened by new film 'The Reef'.

Byline: ANI

Melbourne, Nov 3 (ANI): The tourism in Queensland is said to be threatened by new movie 'The Reef', which depicts the Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef, largest complex of coral reef in the world, c.1,250 mi (2,000 km) long, in the Coral Sea, forming a natural breakwater for the coast of Queensland, NE Australia.  as the hunting ground for killer great white sharks.

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 the Cairns Cairns, city (1991 pop. 64,463), Queensland, NE Australia, on Trinity Bay. It is a principal sugar port of Australia; lumber and other agricultural products are also exported. The city's proximity to the Great Barrier Reef has made it a tourist center.  Post, the movie, filmed at Bowen and Hervey Bay, tells the story of four friends who are terrorized by man-eating great white sharks after their boat capsizes on the Great Barrier Reef.ctors Gyton Grantley and Damian Walshe-Howling star in the 3.5 million dollars movie, which is based on a true story.

But it has angered local tourism operators who fear the film will scare visitors away from the famous tourist destination.

"Any kind of shark attack or what they air in the Jaws movies and things like that, there's a drop off in inquiries within the marine tourism industry," News.com.au quoted Association of Marine Park Operators executive Col McKenzie as saying.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Tropical North Queensland is general term referring to varying regions of the northern part of the Australian state of Queensland. The generally accepted definition is an area from about the city of Mackay north to the tip of Cape York.  chief executive Rob Giason also expressed concern.

"The concerning issue for me is this piece of particular creative licensing actually distorts what reality is," Giason said.

'The Reef' is due for release in Australia next year. (ANI)

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