Spotlight shines on rainy day

RAINFOREST was the destination and rain was the accompaniment for a group of travel representatives who are exploring the Coffs Coast this week.

The eight Australian Tourism Exchange visitors from international travel companies in Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea and Malaysia explored rainforests in the rain, paddled canoes in the rain and admired the Bonville Golf Resort through curtains of rain yesterday.

Coffs Coast marketing co-ordinator Brian Stokes said the ATE visitors were accustomed to plenty of rain in their own countries so were unfazed by the downpours.

The international travel industry buyers stayed at Opal Cove Resort last night and will visit Sawtell this morning where they will browse the village and its shops, as well as taking in a Pet Porpoise Pool sea circus show and enjoying seal kisses before flying out late this afternoon.

The visit by wholesale travel industry buyers offered Coffs Coast tourism operators an opportunity to “pitch” the local attractions to representatives from Asian countries.



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