Peninsula Tourism Partners are finalising plans for future events so they are ready to go when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
President Ms Kim Cole said the group was ready to promote and market Peninsula businesses and events as soon as the uncertainty eased.
“We will be back, bigger and better than ever,” she said.
Ms Cole said there were quite a few incentives on the drawing board such as Ettalong Dollars, the fifth annual Red Carpet Day and the Christmas Lights competition for local businesses.
“We are ready for when the present threat and uncertainty ends, and at that time all Ettalong businesses will need support and our events and marketing can be implemented,” she said.
“The Partners are preparing for our Red Carpet Day which is planned for September 13, but we know we might have to postpone and we are flexible with a new date.
“The main attraction of that event is the Car and Bike Show and Shine in Ettalong Diggers Club carpark.
“It promises to be even bigger than previous years and will be feature the Central Coast Holden Club and bikes from the Ulysses Club of Woy Woy.
“Ettalong businesses are encouraged to get ready to roll out their red carpet welcome for the event which will also include a rock’n’roll stage show with dancers, artists with easels and exhibitions from community support groups.”
Ms Cole said another planned event, with a date yet to be set, was the second annual business networking launch of the tourism season to be hosted by Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch, as well as a Destination NSW board member as guest speaker.
“To finish off the year, the Partners have organised the always popular annual Ettalong Beach Christmas Light Competition.
“Hopefully the launch can take place in late November or early December when judges will visit the displays and participating shops can win prizes, donated by the Peninsula News.”
Ms Cole said even though things were quiet at present, Peninsula Tourism Partners was still working behind the scenes to make sure Ettalong was ready to welcome visitors when they could get out and about again.
Media release, 8 Apr 2020
Kim Cole, Peninsula Tourism Partners
This article appeared first in The Peninsula News print edition #493