RE­GION HAS THE MO­NOP­OLY

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE -

IT’S al­ready one of the most iconic lo­ca­tions in Aus­tralia but now the Whit­sun­days has truly been im­mor­talised with a spot on Aus­tralia’s very own Mo­nop­oly board.

Af­ter a hotly con­tested pub­lic vote, the Whit­sun­days was picked as the num­ber one Queens­land lo­ca­tion to be in­cluded on the board, beat­ing the Gold Coast and Trop­i­cal North Queens­land. One of the top spots on the board, Bond Street, was se­cured af­ter a mas­sive col­lab­o­ra­tive cam­paign by Tourism Whit­sun­days, Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil and in­dus­try to en­cour­age peo­ple to vote.

Whit­sun­day Mayor An­drew Will­cox was pre­sent for the an­nounce­ment in Syd­ney last week.

Both he and Tourism Whit­sun­days CEO Craig Turner said a spot on the board of the lim­ited edi­tion game was a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity.

“We would like to thank ev­ery­one who voted – it re­ally does high­light the on­go­ing com­mit­ment and sup­port of our lo­cal tourism op­er­a­tors, who I know voted in their thou­sands and of course the whole com­mu­nity, who re­ally got be­hind the re­gion on this one’ so­cial me­dia cam­paign last Novem­ber,” Mr Turner said.

More de­tails on Mo­nop­oly Aus­tralia and the win­ning des­ti­na­tions are avail­able at monopolyaus­tralia.com.au, with the game avail­able to buy now.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON THE BOARD: Whit­sun­day Mayor An­drew Will­cox at the Aus­tralian Mo­nop­oly board launch.

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