Humbling gold for spring event
THE “big call” to hold this year’s Spring Break Whitsundays paid off with gold in the Festivals and Events category.
Organisers said they were humbled the four-night extravaganza had prevailed after there were so many hurdles in their way postTropical Cyclone Debbie.
“Our key selling period was the months immediately following Tropical Cyclone Debbie, which meant we had lot of hard work ahead of us,” event director Ryan Aitchison said.
“Although the risks were clearly there, it was a no-brainer for us as there was no way we were going to abandon our region in its hour of need.”
Mr Aitchison said he was sure everyone who attended Spring Break Whitsundays 2017 would attest to the region’s beauty.
“The natural wonder of the Whitsundays is still enough to wow even the most seasoned traveller,” he said.
“It rivals any international destination and it’s right on our doorstep.”
Mr Aitchison said the Spring Break team was proud of the role they played in the region’s growth.
“We’re more than just an annual event that takes place showing guests a good time,” he said.
“We’re an all-year-round marketer of the region, showcasing the best of the Whitsundays with a strong digital presence in the youth space.”
TOP EVENT: Spring Break’s Yasmin Tan and Ryan Aitchison. whitsundaytimes.com.au PERFECT TIMING: GM Greg Waites (centre) with the team. Thursday, October 5, 2017