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Visitors numbers up

Monday, 30th August, 2010

* The Visitors' Information Centre has recorded a rise in visits by tourists. * The Visitors' Information Centre has recorded a rise in visits by tourists.

Almost 230,000 tourists passed through the city's Visitors' Information Centre over the past financial year, a big increase on the previous year.

City Council considered its fourth quarter performance at its monthly meeting on Wednesday. Councillor John Groenendijk singled out tourism figures as particularly worthy of mention, and Councillor Christine Adams commended the City Library.
In 2009/2010 Council had a target of having 130,000 tourists pass through the centre. That proved much too conservative, with the end tally at 228,813. The previous year's total was 203,898. that's an increase of 12.2 per cent.
Clr Groenendijk commended the staff at the Visitors' information Centre.
He said such a fabulous result emphasised the importance of tourism to the city's financial future.
Clr Adams said the City Library was providing an excellent service and the staff there were to be commended.


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