Seymour is expecting a bumper tourist season this summer, with tourists expected to bring $72 million to the Mitchell Shire economy.JENNA BISHOP January 15, 2014 4:09am
Seymour is expecting a bumper tourist season this year, with visitors expected to inject more than $72
Domestic overnight visitors are expected to spend on average $193 during their stay, while international visitors spend more than $3000.
Mitchell Shire Council sustainable development director Kerrie Birtwistle said it was pleasing to note an increasing number of visitors to the Visitor Information Centre, despite tourists beginning to access information through technology.
‘‘Compared to last year, visitation levels at Council’s Seymour Visitor Information Centre increased by six per cent, with more than 11
The Mitchell Shire tourism sector also contributes about 450 jobs, Ms Birtwistle said.
She said for each dollar spent by a tourist in Mitchell Shire, it is estimated that typically $0.33 is spent on accommodation and food services, $0.25 on transport, postal and warehousing and $0.13 on retail trade.
The Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk has also proven to be an enormous success in terms of drawing visitors from across the country.
‘‘Just about any day of the week will see the Commemorative Walk bustling with visitors exploring the site,’’ Ms Birtwistle said.
The Goulburn River Valley Region, which includes Seymour tourism data, received 693
Tourism and Major Events Minister Louise Asher said one priority identified in the report was attracting Melbourne visitors to regional Victoria and a greater focus on intrastate tourism.
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine said the government had made regional tourism a part of Victoria’s 2020 Tourism Strategy.
‘‘A key challenge for Government and the tourism industry is to encourage as many visitors as possible to discover the many world class attractions and rich experiences available across regional Victoria,’’ Dr Napthine said.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
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Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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