Echuca has been ranked the ninth popular Victorian tourist destination in an online travel website poll.By Trent Horneman
An online travel website has ranked Echuca in the top 10 most popular Victorian tourist destinations for the Christmas and New Year period.
Echuca — and by default Moama — came in ninth overall, putting it ahead of all other Murray River towns, including Mildura and Swan Hill.
The website lastminute.com.au compiled the lists for each state based on the number of rooms booked through its site for the holiday period.
Echuca-Moama Tourism chief executive Pete White said it was a thrill to have Echuca-Moama rated so strongly.
‘‘It’s exciting to see Echuca-Moama in the top 10 for bookings made during the 2012 Christmas to New Year period,’’ he said.
‘‘Needless to say, we’re working in a very competitive environment against destinations that have massive marketing budgets.’’
Mr White put some of the success down to a pre-Christmas advertising and marketing campaign.
‘‘We’re confident that our ‘What we love about Echuca-Moama campaign’ which rolled out in mid-November assisted in achieving this result,’’ he said.
‘‘It was the first of its type in the tourism industry and we had great cut-through in the social media space.’’
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
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A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
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The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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