Homes­tay for Beef Aus­tralia 2018

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

WITH more than 90,000 vis­i­tors pass­ing through the gates at Beef Aus­tralia in 2015, Rock­hamp­ton is once again gear­ing up to ex­pe­ri­ence vis­i­tor num­bers ex­ceed­ing pre­vi­ous ex­pos.

With these kinds of num­bers, Rock­hamp­ton ac­com­mo­da­tion sup­pli­ers strug­gle to ac­com­mo­date ev­ery­body.

The Beef Aus­tralia team is ask­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions for the Homes­tay Pro­gram, which is run in con­junc­tion with the Lions Club.

This pro­gram gives lo­cal res­i­dents the op­por­tu­nity to rent out their prop­erty for the week and make a lit­tle ex­tra money.

“Lo­cals who have par­tic­i­pated in the pro­gram in pre­vi­ous years have rented out their house and have gone to stay with fam­ily or friends for the week,” Beef Aus­tralia mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion co-or­di­na­tor Sarah Mitchell-Anyon said.

“It is a great op­por­tu­nity to help out vis­i­tors from out­side our re­gion to come and ex­pe­ri­ence the expo and all that Rock­hamp­ton and the re­gion has to of­fer.

“Rock­hamp­ton ac­com­mo­da­tion sup­pli­ers are al­ready heav­ily booked for next year, so we need to source more op­tions. We also have Tent City, which will be a fan­tas­tic glamp­ing op­tion for Beef Aus­tralia 2018.”

If you are in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in the Homes­tay pro­gram you can ei­ther rent out your en­tire house or just a room or two – it is up to you.

Vis­i­tors will then go and se­lect suit­able rooms or prop­er­ties ac­cord­ing to their needs and re­quire­ments.

To ap­ply visit www.beefaus­ and fill out the ap­pli­ca­tion form on the ac­com­mo­da­tion page.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact 4922 2989.

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