North Coast Tourism Receives Major Funding Boost
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced that the NSW Government has granted the North Coast $484,250 to promote tourism in the region.
“This funding will provide a much needed boost to tourism on the North Coast and has been made available under the Government’s Regional Visitor Economy Fund,” Mrs Williams said.
“The money will be used to implement two themed self-drive campaigns promoting The Legendary Pacific Coast.”
“The campaign will invite visitors travelling the Coast to explore a range of destinations, activities and attractions and help entice visitors to journey off the highway to experience the hinterland and coastal destinations.
“This will be a shot in the arm for towns right across the Hastings, Camden Haven and Manning areas, especially businesses who rely on tourists as a primary source of income.
“Our region has plenty to offer visitors and this campaign will highlight that to potential tourists,” Mrs Williams said.
Earlier this year, the NSW Government committed $21.6 million to the Regional Visitor Economy Fund over three years – a $6 million increase – delivering a NSW Government commitment as outlined in the Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan.
Tourism in Regional NSW was worth more than $13.7 billion in visitor expenditure as at year end September 2013, an increase of 11.1 per cent to the previous year.
Information on the Regional Visitor Economy Fund is available on the Destination NSW website, at: www.destinationnsw.com.au/RVEF
Posted on 10 Fri, January, 2014
by Leslie Williams