Sensational Ebola reporting ruined Gold Coast: Tourism chief

Tourists reportedly cancelled holidays and changed flights amid reports a 27-year-old man had been admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital with "Ebola-like" symptoms.

Michael Walsh, 27, a fly-in, fly-out miner from Western Australia was later cleared of having the deadly virus after two blood tests returned negative results.

But Gold Coast Tourism chief executive Martin Winter says the seven-hour gap between Mr Walsh's admission to hospital and his clearance of the virus resulted in