Tourists give Young a legup

first_imgIn terms of international visitors, 3000 people stayed 61,000 nights and spent an estimated AUD $3 million in the local economy. “Just imagine the positive impact on the economy if local residents hosting family and friends increased their visitors’ stay by just one day.” Source = ETB News: Tom Neale Of these visitors, overnight travellers constituted AUD $20 million of the AUD $39 million spent and 50 per cent were 55 or over. The figures shows that half of the money was from Young residents and that many people from out of town had stayed with family who are Young local, the Young Witness said. center_img Tourists spent a record AUD $39 million in Young’s economy in 2013, according to new Destination NSW figures. “The figures demonstrate that residents can be effective ambassadors for their town,” Young’s tourism manager David Newberry said. Another key finding of the data was that estimated overnight and domestic day trips were 267,000, with 66,000 overnight stays.last_img

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