Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Busy Holiday Bookings

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Busy Holiday Bookings

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Byline: Mitch Crawley

HOTEL, caravan park and resort operators are expecting strong Christmas bookings to be the icing on a successful 2013 cake.

Some operators are booked out or near to it for the peak Christmas holiday period and said they had experienced improved trading this year compared with the preceding two years.

"We usually get booked out from Boxing Day onwards for about a week-and-a-half and we're pretty close to already being booked out for that period," Maaroom Caravan Park's Jaeson Brache said.

"It (the year) has been a lot better ... a lot better without all the rain, although we could probably do with a shower now."

Ramada Hervey Bay Resort general manager David Hutcheon said bookings for the Christmas period were already full, with the resort trading close to capacity since mid-year.

"We are already fully booked for Christmas and we have operated at about 85% or more since July," Mr Hutcheon said.

"We're up about 15% in occupancy on last year. …

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