Plenty of vis­i­tors around

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

DE­SPITE the lat­est weather con­di­tions, the Whit­sun­days wel­comed many vis­i­tors over the past weekend.

Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment Limited (WMDL) chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Da­nial Rochford said that even though some businesses had to sus­pend ser­vices, the re­gion has con­tin­ued to ex­pe­ri­ence strong visi­ta­tion over the past weekend.

“By all re­ports, it was a busy weekend and people have made the most of their Whit­sun­day ex­pe­ri­ence,” Mr Rochford said.

“There is plenty to do in the Whit­sun­days and the town of Air­lie Beach was buzzing with people fill­ing the cosy cafes of the main street and en­joy­ing live mu­sic en­ter­tain- ment as usual,” Mr Rochford con­cluded.

At Ho­tel Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Jeff Aquilina said that his ho­tels were close to fully booked over the weekend.

“We en­joyed very high oc­cu­pancy on both Fri­day and Satur­day and only very few can­cel­la­tions due to the weather,” Mr Aquilina con­cluded.

Mr Rochford said the re­gion is well-pre­pared for wet weather events dur­ing the trop­i­cal wet sea­son and WMDL is con­tin­u­ing its strong mar­ket­ing push to Townsville and Mackay res­i­dents, as well as pre­par­ing mar­ket­ing ac­tiv­i­ties tar­get­ing the south­ern states from April–June.

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