It’s time to shop lo­cally

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

AIR­LIE Beach Day Spa co-own­ers Scott and Laura Lovekin of­fi­cially opened their busi­ness on Mon­day last week and they have come with a mes­sage.

“Buy lo­cal, the only way we can get peo­ple back in the area is get­ting peo­ple to spend money lo­cally,” Mr Lovekin said.

“It will get back to where it was (pre-Cy­clone Deb­bie) but we need peo­ple to come and spend, we need to sur­vive.

“It’s im­por­tant not to ig­nore small busi­ness.”

Consistent with this mantra, Air­lie Beach Day Spa is of­fer­ing 10% off for lo­cal cus­tomers six days a week ex­cept for hol­i­days.

While they only opened up shop in the di­rect af­ter­math of the cy­clone, the busi­ness co-own­ers and staff are brim­ming with en­thu­si­asm.

They of­fer a wide range of lux­u­ri­ous pack­ages in­clud­ing pedi­cures, man­i­cures, fa­cials, body scrubs, mas­sages, milk baths and ev­ery­thing nec­es­sary for a “full spa ex­pe­ri­ence”.

Mr Lovekin said be­ing based on the quiet side of Main Street near Fish D’vine came with its chal­lenges, but he wanted peo­ple to know they were out there.

“When the cruise ships come in we get a lot of trade, but be­cause we are on the far end of the main strip next to Fish D’vine a lot of peo­ple don’t walk past,” he said.

Mr Lovekin de­scribed their ser­vices as “five star” and said they would aim to keep it that way.


TEAM: Air­lie Day Spa co-own­ers Scott and Laura Lovekin with Natalie Fox.

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