Tourism alive and well on the Sunshine Coast

 

Festive season report

Same number of visitors but on shorter stays

TORISM GURUS: Sunshine coast Tourism (SCT) manager Sandy Birch, left, and chairman Dr Rick Pryce reported on the past festive season at the network meeting, held at the Royal St Andrews Hotel recently Picture: ROB KNOWLES

ACCORDING to Sunshine Coast Tourism’s (SCT) manager, Sandy Birch, there were as many tourists who visited our area over the most recent Christmas and New Year as in other years, but the difference was the shorter length of their stay.

Birch was giving an overview of last season at the SCT networking meeting at the Royal St Andrews Hotel last Thursday evening. She said that the number of new events that had taken place, specifically at Kenton-on-Sea, was great for the younger people of the area.

However, because these events clashed with long-standing favourites Birch said it may be necessary to move the Ox Braai a few days earlier, or the next set of Kenton events may have to begin earlier.

For the full story, see this week’s Talk of the Town.

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