Whitsunday weddings sector is expanding
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.