The 140th EKKA is here and the annual extravaganza of rides, show bags, and dagwood dogs means a busy time for taxi operators across south-east Queensland.
Over 400,000 visitors from across Queensland and Australia are expected to visit the show over the ten days and will generate more than $200 million for the Brisbane economy.
Parking is minimal around the showground and even the RACQ is advising attendees to leave the car at home and use other means of transport such as taxis to travel to the show.
There is a dedicated taxi zone located on Costin Street and Taxi Council of Queensland CEO Blair Davies says taxis will be in heavy demand throughout the ten days.
“Taxis are the perfect mode of transport for taking families to the Ekka and then getting them home again safely,” Mr Davies said.
“I encourage all drivers to see themselves not just as ambassadors for the taxi industry but also as tourism ambassadors and to help ensure people see the very best that Brisbane has to offer.”