Whit­sun­day weddings sec­tor is ex­pand­ing

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

AN IN­DUS­TRY sec­tor worth $115mil­lion a year to the Whit­sun­day re­gion is look­ing even health­ier fol­low­ing a cru­cial meet­ing this week.

Weddings Whit­sun­days is a co­op­er­a­tive of lo­cal busi­nesses that work to­gether to at­tract weddings to the Whit­sun­days, pri­mar­ily through a web-based di­rec­tory backed up by ad­ver­tis­ing.

Dozens of mem­bers at­tended the group’s sev­enth An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing (AGM) on Tues­day, Au­gust 26 at the Coral Sea Resort, as well as sev­eral new wed­ding sup­pli­ers fol­low­ing a re­cent re­cruit­ment drive.

Sev­eral ap­pli­ca­tions for mem­ber­ship were made fol­low­ing the AGM, which in­cluded a sum­mary of the past year’s ac­tiv­i­ties, as well as a pre­sen­ta­tion on the strat­egy for the com­ing 2014/15 year.

“I was re­ally heart­ened by the turnout at the AGM,” Weddings Whit­sun­days’ pres­i­dent Deb­bie Savy said.

“It’s great to see all the new peo­ple in town who want to work to­gether and we had sev­eral new sup­pli­ers ap­proach us re­gard­ing mem­ber­ship. Weddings Whit­sun­days is all about pro­vid­ing brides and grooms with a com­plete pack­age, with ev­ery­one fo­cused on de­liv­er­ing ex­cep­tional ser­vice so we con­tinue our rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing ‘the wed­ding heart of Aus­tralia’ and we wel­come new mem­bers.”

The not-for-profit group is run by vol­un­teers and led by a com­mit­tee with the fol­low­ing lo­cal busi­ness­women voted in at the AGM: Brooke Miles, Deb­bie Savy, He­len Hin­schen, Jade Korosec, Kim Har­ris, Lau­riely Tay­lor, Sandi Hol­man, Sarah Black and Vanessa Moss.

The ‘des­ti­na­tions wed­ding’ mar­ket is worth an av­er­age $115mil­lion a year to the Whit­sun­day’s econ­omy with the in­dus­try sup­port­ing not only the lo­cal wed­ding sup­pli­ers but also pro­vid­ing a boost for ho­tels, tour op­er­a­tors, restau­rants and shops as guests stay and ex­plore the re­gion.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.wed­dingswhit­sun­days.com.

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