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RE: Money to mar­ket re­birth of Air­lie Beach’ ( Whit­sun­day Times, Oc­to­ber 3).

I can­not un­der­stand why Racheal Kl­itscher TEQ would want to ‘re­po­si­tion Air­lie Beach from a back­packer haven’ to a what? Has she walked through Air­lie Beach main street lately? It is ab­so­lutely buzzing with young peo­ple.

Why would you want to dis­cour­age th­ese won­der­ful peo­ple, cus­tomers, visi­tors? They have such a great time that per­haps in a few years they will bring their own fam­i­lies here.

They are here spend­ing their hard earned cash on div­ing cour­ses, is­land trips shop­ping and night clubs. They do not sit for three hours on some cafe veranda watch­ing the sun go down sip­ping a glass of house wine.

Eight years ago ‘they’ who­ever ‘they” were, tried the same thing ‘get rid of the back­pack­ers’ and look what hap­pened.

As a point of in­ter­est does Da­nial Rochford agree with this idea? San­dra Flisk AIR­LIE BEACH

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