Boyds Bay Caravan Park manager Margaret Hodge is looking forward to a busy Easter holiday period.
Boyds Bay Caravan Park manager Margaret Hodge is looking forward to a busy Easter holiday period. John Gass

Rooms in demand for Easter

IT WOULD appear Tweed's tourism industry is making a comeback.

Holidays parks, resorts and hotels are booked to capacity for the Easter break after a quiet January holiday period.

All Tweed Coast holiday parks are booked 100% over the Easter weekend with holiday-makers on waiting lists hoping for cancellations.

Boyds Bay Holiday Park manager Margaret Hodge said the park was in high demand due to a combination of reasons.

“They're all our regulars coming back each year as well as a few new faces,” Mrs Hodge said.

“Having the boat ramp at the back of the park is definitely an attraction. People love having such close access to the water.”

The holiday parks aren't the only accommodation providers filling up.

In Tweed Heads and Coolangatta, Outrigger Twin Towns Resort, Reflections Tower Two and Blue C Apartments are more than 80% booked and Oaks Calypso Plaza is at 100% capacity. Salt Village, Mantra on Salt Beach and Peppers Salt Resort and Spa are also completely booked. Destination Tweed CEO Phil Villiers said it was the best possible news for the region.

“It's not just good for our accommodation operators but for all the retail outlets, restaurants, cafes, attractions and activities that rely on the economic flow-on benefits from tourism,” Mr Villiers said.

“Every sector of the Tweed economy was impacted by the rains and flooding in our key tourism target markets during the January school holidays.

“Over the past two months, Destination Tweed has focused on a series of flood recovery marketing campaigns, working closely with Northern Rivers Tourism and Tourism NSW as well as co-ordinating our own advertising, marketing and promotional activities.

“It is extremely gratifying to see that our efforts and those of our local accommodation operators have had an immediate impact in bringing holidaymakers back to the Tweed in such big numbers for the Easter break.”

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