Geelong’s tourism sector is having fun with a post-pandemic rebound with new figures revealing it’s just about again to the place it was previous to the arrival of COVID.
There was a 66 per cent improve in customer spending within the final monetary yr, returning the customer economic system to its pre-pandemic price of $1.1 billion.
Tourism Higher Geelong and the Bellarine CEO Brett Ince mentioned the bounce had come a lot sooner than anticipated.
“To have the spend up at that stage is extraordinarily optimistic and a very sturdy signal of shifting in the direction of a powerful restoration for the area,” he mentioned.
Mr Ince mentioned a number of the tourism prior to now 12 months has been from the home market.
“That is really not together with worldwide spend and we all know that may return within the subsequent 12 to 18 months.”
Native operators are getting ready for the upcoming Summer season holidays.