Summer spending heats up

Eurobodalla visitors spent up big over summer according to the latest data from Spendmapp.

Spendmapp gives an accurate snapshot of the local economy by using bank data on actual expense transactions by location, time and industry.

Data made available to Eurobodalla Council this month showed spending was up across the shire, not just on last year but also on the summer before the fires.

Over the 2020/21 summer period, the shire’s total spending was $270 million. Of this, $132 million was from visitors. This compares to the $201 million ($72m from visitors) in 2019/20, and $224 million ($110m visitors) in 2018/19 summer.

Eurobodalla Council’s tourism manager Tim Booth said it bode well for local businesses.

“We’re also seeing strong growth with accommodation bookings through March and April, so we are looking forward to seeing this data in the coming months,” he said.

Eurobodalla Tourism will launch a new marketing campaign at the start of May showcasing the shire’s great offerings through the winter months to the Canberra, Sydney, Regional NSW and Regional Victoria markets.

Meanwhile, flagship events like the Narooma Oyster Festival and Goodnessgravel Mogo during May are also expected to be visitor drawcards.

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