Echuca has been ranked the ninth popular Victorian tourist destination in an online travel website poll.TRENT HORNEMAN January 11, 2013 4:23am
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.’’
Kyabram becomes immortals after capturing the Goulburn Valley Football League against Rochester to cap off an undefeated season.
Dawn Tabor 10 January 1944 – 10 September 2016
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
MOSQUITOES look set to start biting earlier than usual thanks to our wetter than normal winter.
OUR Lady of the Sacred Heart Elmore was a sea of colour earlier this month for Footy Colours Day.
THERE were picnics galore at St Augustine’s College recently as the school celebrated St Augustine’s Day with a whole college mass and a community picnic on the school oval.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
When Pyalong Primary School does something, it does it well. Here are the students all dressed up for the school's recent Roald Dahl day to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth on September 13, 1916.
Former Moira Shire mayor Marie Martin will be running in the upcoming council election.
Nick Caruso will compete in tumbling at the National Clubs Championships in Bendigo tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.