Travel and tourism operators across New South Wales are expected to report an increase of up to 10 percent in summer holiday bookings this season.
The NSW government said Tuesday it was expecting a “billion dollar summer” due to early trends which indicated a strong season for domestic tourism.
“It’s no secret 2009 has been a difficult time for tourism operators across the State, however we are heading into typically the strongest month for domestic tourism” said Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay.
“We are expecting more people to travel in 2010 as families take a hard earned break from what has been a tough year.”
Within NSW, McKay said Sydney would play a significant role, the city’s Sydney Festival predicted to draw in 250,000 for the first night alone.
“Regional tourism operators are also expecting a boost as more residents look for holiday options closer to home.
She added that the NSW Coast also expected a strong summer trading period with more families showing an interest in caravan and camping holidays
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L