Special offers for locals
WHITSUNDAY tourism businesses are continuing to offer discounts for locals who live between Mackay and Townsville over the next ten days as part of the 'Love the Whitsundays' campaign.
Now in it's third year, the campaign has lured increasing numbers of visitors from the nearby region to holiday in the Whitsundays.
The campaign started on Monday.
Whitsundays Marketing and Development Ltd Acting Chief Executive Officer Danielle Seymour said it was a great opportunity to snag a bargain and support the local economy.
"We are so lucky being locals that we don't have to travel far to holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of the world," Ms Seymour said.
"And the best thing about living so close is that you can keep coming back and discovering something new each time," she said. "There are big discounts on accommodation on the Whitsunday Coast and at island resorts, and there's also some great value packages which include accommodation and tours to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach,"
"Sailing is synonymous with the Whitsundays and if you've been thinking of giving it a go, there are also some skipper yourself bareboat holidays on offer,"
A total of 18 Whitsundays businesses are participating in the campaign, offering deals on sale from 16-29 July for holidays all the way through until December 14.
The two week campaign is running from Mackay to Townsville encouraging local residents to take a short break in their own backyard.
For details, go to www.lovethewhitsundays.com.au