Tourism survey to assess economic impact of Hunter storm
Tourism operators across the Hunter are being urged to take part in a survey designed to assess the economic impact of last week’s devastating storm. Tourism Hunter says many businesses have suffered devastating damage to property and infrastructure. There has also been a severe decline in the visitor economy that it says will impact on operators long after the flood waters recede. It says business and wine tourism has been particularly hard hit, with the perception by many outside the region that the Hunter is still not capable of handling visitation.