From the editor's desk
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.