Terrigal listed in top 10 travel destinations

Terrigal has featured in a list of the top 10 trending domestic travel destinations in Australia recently released by Booking.com.

A year after Australia closed its borders to international visitors and overseas travel in the light of COVID-19, the online reservation service revealed the top trending travel destinations as at February, 2021, with Terrigal coming in at number 8, the only Central Coast destination to make the list.

Central Coast Council Director Corporate Affairs, Natalia Cowley, said it was exciting to see the Central Coast performing strongly as a domestic travel destination.

“Tourism and hospitality contribute significantly to the Central Coast economy – $900M annually – and it is wonderful to see Terrigal make (this list),” Cowley said.

“The Central Coast really does have it all – stunning beaches, picturesque hinterland, beautiful bushwalks, a burgeoning café culture, bespoke retail experiences, a host of adventure activities – and we invite visitors from all around NSW and Australia to experience first-hand all we have to offer.”

Gosford Erina business Chamber (GEBC) President, Rod Dever, said Terrigal was one of the most well-known destinations on the Coast.

“The GEBC is not surprised to see it listed as one of the top trending destinations as domestic travel is highly popular, particularly as we move toward the Easter holiday season,” Dever said.

“The Chamber would encourage businesses in the event and hospitality sector to register to accept the Dine and Discover Vouchers provided under the NSW State Government as this will add to the income stream and open affordable opportunities for visitors to further spend and sample the local offerings.”

Terry Collins