Whitsundays bounces back into top five
CYCLONE Debbie failed to keep tourists away from the Whitsundays for the Easter Holidays.
This is according to Wotif research which found the Whitsundays was the fourth most in demand holiday destination in Queensland and fifth most popular nationally.
Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner said the results weren’t surprising.
“Looking at the calibre of the tourism industry as a whole, we have the best of the best. Our industry punches above its weight to give visitors an amazing holiday,” he said.
First place was claimed by the Gold Coast, closely followed by the Sunshine Coast in second, Great Ocean Road in third and Cairns fourth.
Wotif.com travel specialist Kirsty La Bruiny said the Whitsunday region had bounced back well from the cyclone.
“Many local tourism operators (were) open for business this Easter long weekend and we encourage Aussies to continue to holiday and support the region into the rest of 2017,” she said.
Hamilton Island remains on the top of most Australians’ list when it comes to island destinations with 53% singling it out as the island of choice.
Looking at the calibre of the tourism industry as a whole, we have the best of the best. — Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner