Visitors failed to let the forecast of poor weather dampen their enthusiasm for a good time, with positive numbers flocking to the Fraser Coast for the Easter school holiday period, the region’s peak body for tourism and events announced today.
Fraser Coast Opportunities (FCO) said tourism operators were reporting solid bookings, putting to rest concerns that Bureau of Meteorology forecasting of poor weather for the start of the holiday period may deter some travellers.
“It has been a strong holiday season even in the face of the forecasting of some unfavourable weather in the early part,’’ said Tas Webber, manager of tourism and events for FCO.
“The Easter long weekend drew encouraging numbers which provided a good platform for the rest of the holiday period,’’ Mr Webber said.
Mr Webber said the corresponding period last year benefited from the Easter and ANZAC weekends falling together, providing a good inducement for travellers to visit the area or extend their stays.
“This year we were not as lucky with the calendar, however our operator feedback has suggested the region has benefited from strong holiday trading.
“It is very pleasing to have experienced another positive school holiday season, which builds on the success of the excellent summer period,’’ Mr Webber said.