She said an increase in sex workers operating legally out of hotel rooms, without the overhead cost of licensing fees, was also having an impact.
Rebecca said similar initiatives were being tried on the Sunshine Coast."We have promotions like Tradie Tuesday night," she said, adding that the offer of a room discount and free sausage sizzle and soft drink was not having a substantial impact.
"It's the girls dressing up in tradie gear that brings them in more than anything else."Rebecca would not reveal the amount the brothel paid on licensing fees, but said it was "way over the top" because they could only advertise in the local newspaper or on their website.
There are obviously the usual bio and photos in there, but now you can add an introductory video too!
This may be a prime time for tradies on the app to prove their skills.
Rebecca*, manager of the Sunshine Coast's only remaining legal brothel, said business was down by 40 per cent in the last year.
She has blamed the downturn on a rise in the use of internet dating apps like Tinder where people can access sex for free.
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These cities have a larger pool of available singles from which to choose. There are beautiful women in the Down Under for sure.
Don’t worry if you are not in the major cities though. I mean, thank your lucky starts that you are not in countries such as Bolivia or Peru where finding a stunning hot woman is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
"[At] this point, I know that brothels in Queensland are forming their own little ring to get together and try to work hard on regulations that need to be changed," she said."It's a constant battle [so] if we can make people aware of it, we have a chance."She said she believed there were only 12 licensed brothels left in Queensland because they are closing "willy nilly all over the place"."I know Mackay closed in the last few years and Scarlet Harem closed here," Rebecca said.*Rebecca asked for her real name not to be published.