by Glenn Millar
Resort Brokers Australia
Phrases like this are common when I speak with buyers from my database on my regular contact calls. Is frustrating that the press still hasn't got it that we are not only open for business, but we on the Sunshine Coast, were never really impacted at all from the floods and cyclone Yasi, apart from the perceptions from sections of the media who seemed to think all of Queensland was closed for business.
But far from it - The recent Audi Noosa Food and Wine Festival drew an estimated 27,000 people to the Coast and Eumundi’s Body Carnivale and Caloundra’s International Rally also attracted huge numbers.
Last weekend's Winter festival drew a crowd estimated at over 10,000 record bookings for this year’s Noosa Winter Festival are expected to fill accommodation houses and provide another much-needed boost.
Coming up in June The Noosa Long Weekend, one of Australia’s favorite regional cultural events, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a 10-day celebration of theatre, music, literature, forums, dance, film, art and food, from June 17-26. It’s a chance to get close to some of Australia’s best performers, writers, musicians, film-makers, news-makers and commentators. Huge numbers of guests from all across Australia are again expected to attend.
The Noosa Triathlon. Last year's entries into the individual triathlon sold within four days of opening and the teams event within weeks. From the response about entries already and the urgency from within the triathlon community we are tipping another record to fall,”
The world famous Noosa Triathlon boasts many records including being named as one of the top ten events in the world ‘to do’ by the UK’s 220 Magazine. Its’ incredible popularity has seen the demand for places at a premium and was the first triathlon event in Australia to reach sell out status.
A RECORD entry of 96 cars, including 16 from overseas, were here at the International Rally of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast on 13-15 May the biggest championship rally spectacle in Australia for many years.
So - If you look over all the hype and misleading press and you will find a vibrant industry, Yes we have had a few speed bumps along the way and the weather earlier this year was most unkind, but business is moving forward as usual. Come up and see for yourself.....