Bumper school hol­i­days for Whit­sun­days tourism

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­days has ex­pe­ri­enced a bumper school hol­i­day pe­riod, with oc­cu­pancy lev­els near ca­pac­ity over the past cou­ple of weeks.

Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment Limited (WMDL) Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Jeff Aquilina, said it was re­fresh­ing to see the towns and Whit­sun­day is­lands buzzing with vis­i­tors en­joy­ing time with their fam­i­lies and friends.

“Most of our op­er­a­tors across Air­lie Beach and the Whit­sun­day is­lands have re­ported oc­cu­pancy lev­els around 90 and even 95 per cent which is a great suc­cess,” he said.

“[And] strong for­ward book­ings in­di­cate that we will con­tinue to see our towns and is­lands busy with vis­i­tors over the sum­mer months.”

Hamil­ton Is­land’s Gen­eral Man­ager of Sales, Phillipa Har­ri­son, said Hamil­ton Is­land had ex­pe­ri­enced its high­est year on year oc­cu­pancy to date, a trend she an­tic­i­pated would con­tinue, thanks to the re­turn of Qan­tas to the re­gion and their re­cent in­tro­duc­tion of the new Bris­bane to Hamil­ton Is­land route.

“Both the Qan­tas Bris­bane and Syd­ney to Hamil­ton Is­land routes ad­dress the grow­ing de­mand among do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers look­ing for a seam­less, pre­mium travel ex­pe­ri­ence to the is­land,” she said.

“This in­creased ease of ac­cess will see the pop­u­lar­ity of the Whit­sun­days grow, not only within Aus­tralia but on the global stage as well.”

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