Winter escape for Canadian ?snowbirds
FLOCKS of older Canadian tourists affectionately known as "snowbirds" are migrating to the Tweed region to escape the cold conditions of their homeland. More than 50 of these snowbirds have arrived on the Tweed so far this year.
Travel agent Bob Fletcher has been singing the praises of the Tweed to his native homeland for the past five years and has been bringing thousands of his fellow countrymen and women to Australia to soak up the atmosphere for which it has become famous.
"The Tweed is the best place I have found and the snowbirds love it, which is why they keep coming back," Mr Fletcher said.
"The chance to escape the Canadian winter and to be able to come to the Tweed to play golf and enjoy the beaches and the restaurants is a big attraction."