Domestic travel on the rise

Despite lower visitation numbers, calls and enquiries on local attractions are up
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GREAT ESCAPE: Friends Trish O’ Loughlin (from Carlton) and Helen O’Keefe (from Moriac) are spending a week at the Valley View Caravan Park in Whitfield. Trish and Helen have known each other since they were around six years old and in more recent years have enjoyed adventure holidays together both overseas and around Australia, often in their petite caravan, which is decorated with their postcodes on each side. Sharing a fondness for Prosecco, the pair were drawn back to the King Valley and chose to use the Valley View Caravan Park as their base to explore the region and revisit some of their favourite wineries. PHOTO: Anita McPherson

WANGARATTA and surrounding towns can expect to see more domestic visitors in the coming months, off the back of a busy Christmas/New Year period.

Despite a drop in numbers for December 2020, enquiries have been on the rise with the trend expecting to continue, according to the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre.

“Visitation definitely picked up on Boxing Day with the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre receiving up to about 90 people a day on average over the Christmas/New Year period, which is great,” Rural City of Wangaratta economic development and tourism coordinator Janine Rolles said.

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