Little 'trickle down' despite tourism success - Chamber
Tourism operators on the Peninsula have been enjoying a successful summer holiday season, according to the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
"Overall, it has been an excellent summer and that has been evidenced by the number of people who are in town," said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales.
"When you look at venues like the Mantra, the Holiday Park at Ocean Beach and Ettalong Tourist Resort, they have done very well this year," he said.
However, Mr Wales said the Chamber was not completely convinced by Central Coast Council's initiatives to promote the region.
"I still think there is a lot of work to do in promoting local tourism and I am disappointed in the direction Central Coast Council has taken.
"I don't believe it is going to serve local needs anywhere near what is required to promote local attractions.
"It is too focused on the big end of town and I have seen little evidence of the trickle-down effect we need for smaller and more local operators to get the assistance they need," he said.
Interview, 11 Jan 2018
Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Reporter: Jackie Pearson
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