Hamilton Island's big month

Hamilton Island's big month

Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays has just had its biggest month yet in terms of incentive groups and other business events.
Hamilton Island’s Julie Ford, who is in Auckland now for today’s PAICE event, says the biggest month prior to October 2017 was November 2010.
The strong performance in October signalled a quick and dramatic recovery after Cyclone Debbie ripped through the region in March this year.

‘Typically these events book a year ahead so they were already confirmed before the cyclone. But we did have to re-convince quite a few people to travel. Quite rightly, they wanted to know everything was ok.’
Ford says that Housing Industry Australia had a large conference on the island last month but the biggest single event was an incentive –by regional TV network WIN for 500 delegates.
In September, Hamilton Island hosted its largest incentive / conference out of New Zealand for five years – organised by Gilpin Travel.

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