Queenstown Hotels are getting in behind the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival (22-25 June 2017) with $100,000 worth of support once again this year.
The generous support will assist event organisers to accommodate Festival acts and media covering what is expected to be another successful event. The local hoteliers are also providing office space to the Festival team as well as accommodating the many people that the event brings to Queenstown.
Destination Queenstown CEO Graham Budd says, “The Queenstown Winter Festival is the biggest promotional event on the Destination Queenstown calendar heralding the arrival of Winter to our key winter markets and driving the success of Queenstown over the winter season. This long standing event will under-go some changes over the next few years with this year the event changing to an exciting four day format.”
The Festival requires the support of the community and sponsors. Festival events are still being added to the programme which is said to have some old favourites along with new and revised events keeping it action-packed.
“Putting on a premium event for locals and visitors without the support of local businesses would be a challenge,” said Queenstown Winter Festival Director, Lisa Buckingham.
“We very much appreciate the support we get from the local hotel sector and welcome involvement by any business that is able to participate in the Festival in some way.”
Local Hotelier and Chamber of Commerce Board Member Jim Moore explains that the local hotels have always supported the event, in the past giving rooms that at the start of the season were unlikely to be utilised.
“These days there is a real cost to this support but the hotels understand the importance of the Queenstown Winter Festival and feel that their support is the right thing to do for Queenstown. To be able to support to the tune of $100,000 is just one way that our sector is able to contribute to the local economy,” said Mr Moore.