Tourism on the agenda at annual meeting
THE tourism drawcard of Agnes Water and 1770 has been highlighted at the Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce annual general meeting.
In front of more than 40 business representatives, outgoing president Neil Mergard and all sub committees reported excellent results in the past 12 months, including the group successfully staging the Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival for the first time.
Off the back of these results, more than $50,000 in funding has been secured for next year's festivals including the 2015 Captain Cook 1770 Festival, with funds for a causal event co-ordinator position and applications also being sought.
New DCTC President Amber Rodgers said she was looking forward to helping the region continue to grow.
"The latest statistics from Tourism Research Australia clearly demonstrated that Agnes Water and 1770 was a very attractive destination to domestic and international visitors," she said.
"Also, our indicators on social media networks are skyrocketing, with both the community and visitors alike engaging and sharing stunning imagery."