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Caravan Park Owners, Tourism Operators Across North-West Experienced Weekend Surge

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Tourism operators in Devonport (Australia) and the surrounding areas have had one of the busiest weekends since the start of the pandemic.

As per a report, due to the hillcrest AFL tribute match, the Devonport Regatta, the SAP soccer festival, the Tasmanian Junior Life Saving Championships, and other sporting events throughout the North-West that happened during the weekend, accommodations were limited.

Mersey Bluff Caravan Park owner Luke Emmett said they were fully booked on Friday and Saturday night.

“There was a lot of shortage for accommodation, we had many guests ring in to try and get cabins,” Emmett said.

“From what I’ve been told, along the Coast here, it was basically booked out from Burnie through to Deloraine,” Emmett added.

Emmett also stated that so far, the overall rate of vacancies has been high throughout the year.

“We forgot what it was like to be busy. Every weekend, we’ve been quite full at the caravan park,” he said.

Emmett said he attributed the increase in bookings to the favorable weather across the North-west this summer.

“The numbers on Friday and Saturday nights have been amazing. We’ve had this caravan park for years, and I don’t remember a summer this good weather-wise.”

Port Sorell Lions Caravan Park Manager Michelle Jungfer said some guests went to the nearby concert in the Vines event at Ghost Rock Winery.

She also mentioned that the caravan park had been busy during the summer.

“We only took over the park in September, but we were booked out over the summer period until school went back.”

“We didn’t really drop off because the weather was so lovely, and people were thinking, let’s go camping.”

Jungfer calculated 40% of the guests who visited the caravan park were from the Latrobe, Kentish, and Devonport council areas.

“It’s very much a place where locals can come to relax, and not having mainlanders here has not had a great effect on the park.”

This story originally appeared on The Advocate.

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