Online portal launched
Following the recent announcement that Melbourne’s lockdown will be extended until midnight Thursday 10th June with Melburnians not permitted to travel regionally over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Grampians Tourism are calling on regional Victorians to support tourism operators once again being hammered by cancellations.
To encourage bookings over the next two weekends and to make the process as streamlined as possible, Grampians Tourism have created an online portal listing all accommodation providers who now have availability and are eager to welcome visitors to the beautiful Grampians region.
With long weekends a peak time for regions that rely on tourism, the loss of Melbourne visitors over the Queen’s Birthday is a huge blow for tourism operators who have already endured a devastating year of business in 2020.
“Tourism operators throughout the Grampians were prepping for a big weekend over the Queen’s Birthday with the region fully booked, so it is dreadful to see them once again being rocked by the impacts of COVID-19. We are hoping our regional neighbours will show their support for the local businesses and embrace everything the Grampians has to offer. With the whole region theirs to explore, there’s no better time to visit,” said Marc Sleeman, CEO, Grampians Tourism.
With breathtaking scenery, outdoor adventures, cultural sites and some of the state’s most celebrated food and wine, the Grampians offers an abundance of experiences catering to all tastes and interests. After a week confined to their homes, the fresh air, lush greenery and wide-open spaces found in the Grampians will be the perfect lockdown antidote for regional Victorians.
The accommodation options are also wide-ranging to suit all preferences and budgets, including luxury accommodation, family holiday parks and cabins and unique camping and glamping experiences.