Plenty of visitors around
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.