NSW Travel Guide
Natural disasters ain't too good for business and the northern region of New South Wales--that's the chunk of Australia north of Sydney--has spent most of the month being lashed by severe storms. While the rain and winds have eased a bit, there's still some bad weather and flooding about, and all of that stops Sydney-siders and tourists taking holidays up the coast.
Hotels don't like this, and the Crowne Plaza chain is in major damage control already, pumping out press releases that their hotels in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Terrigal are undamaged and fully open for business. During the storms they suffered a few power outages but everything is now functioning properly. Watch out for special deals in the near future--the regional manager said:
Like the Newcastle and Hunter tourism bodies, we'll be making our own contribution to attracting people back to the region over the coming weeks and months.
Perhaps the next couple of months will be a smart time for a reasonably-priced holiday on the coast north of Sydney.
· Cookin' Up Storms Near Sydney [Jaunted]
· Crowne Plaza Hotels in Sydney's North Open For Business [Asia Travel Tips]