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Royal Visit Sparks Interest in Australia’s Red Centre

April 24, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Luxury desert retreat Longitude 131° has reported a massive spike in web traffic since yesterday’s arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their current Australian tour.

Lodge operator Baillie Lodges said hits on the Longitude 131° website had been recorded at up to 250 per second during the Royal visit, at times challenging the server’s capacity.

Baillie Lodges Managing Director James Baillie said there had been a clear increase in interest in Longitude 131°, including online, via social media and in direct calls to the reservations team.  Over coming months, it was hoped this would translate into greater bookings and increased interest in Australian tourism.

“It was an absolute honour to host the Royal couple at Longitude 131° and we’re very glad they were able to experience the spiritual heart of Australia during their tour,” Baillie Lodges Managing Director James Baillie said.

“Uluṟu is a truly remarkable place with a deep significance to the Anangu people and a special place in the hearts of all Australians,” Mr Baillie said. “It has been a privilege to help share that with the Duke and Duchess and we’re delighted they chose Longitude 131° for their stay.”

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