COULD Singleton become the main gateway to the Hunter Valley vineyards?
Broke Fordwich could be one of the big benefactors from an increase in visitors to the region.
That’s the thoughts and hopes of Singleton Council and local tourism operators after the Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre recorded a five per cent increase in visitors compared to this time last year.
The past two months were compared with last year and it showed a correlation between the opening of the Hunter Expressway and an increase in visitors.
With Singleton being the final stop on the highway and the vineyards only a short drive away, instead of just passing through the town, people are making a day out of seeing all there is to offer in the area.
“We’ve experienced an uptake of visitors to our region and we think it has a lot to do with the opening of the new Hunter Expressway,” Broke Fordwich Tourism Association president Eden Anthony said.
“Hopefully this leads to more employment and an increase in midweek traffic to the vineyards.”
Council is working to create more interest in Singleton and it’s surrounds through the revamp of its visitsingleton南京夜网 website.
“We have a unique opportunity to capitalise on the growing domestic market. With award-winning wineries, restaurants, events and accommodation just minutes from our town centre, the future for Singleton’s visitor economy looks bright,” Singleton Council general manager Lindy Hyam said.
Studies by Roy Morgan show that Australians are increasingly planning on holidaying with almost 58 per cent of intended holidays expected to be in Australia in the next 12 months.
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