From the edi­tor's desk

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

ANY­ONE who watched “When Love Comes to Town” on Chan­nel Nine on Tues­day night would have to agree that this was a fan­tas­tic pro­mo­tion for Air­lie Beach.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to con­tes­tant Doug Davy who “found love” on the show and well done to the other lo­cal con­tes­tant, Ken­dal Nash, who also pro­moted the re­gion as a great place to visit and live.

Ken­dal is likely to have a lot of other women who watched the show in­ter­ested in meet­ing him.

Be­fore the show was even over on Tues­day night, the Whit­sun­day Times re­ceived an email from some­one want­ing his de­tails. The footage of Air­lie Beach was spec­tac­u­lar and the girls spoke very pos­i­tively about their visit.

It is pro­mo­tion like this that can do won­ders for our tourism in­dus­try with­out cost­ing tourism oper­a­tors any­thing.

The Whit­sun­day Times Face­book page shared the link to our web­site about the guys ap­pear­ing on the show. The weekly reach of the page this week was up 5000 people from the week pre­vi­ous. There is no doubt that the “When Love Comes to Town” story helped to con­trib­ute to that.

On an­other mat­ter

THE con­tro­versy at the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil is not likely to go away any­time soon. The 2010 fi­nan­cial sus­tain­abil­ity re­port is now be­ing re­leased to the pub­lic. The gen­eral pub­lic are prob­a­bly not even in­ter­ested but the blame game continues over whether or not this re­port was pre­sented to the full coun­cil back in 2010.

Leanne Aber­nethy

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