Letter: Why not say thanks to our visitors?

As a struggling community, I would like to put to the council that perhaps we could thank our tourists.

It was a welcoming sight on Friday night to see car after car heading down the mountain.

We, as a community, need this influx in trade to survive and we need to welcome visitors with open arms.

I feel that the least we could do is say thank you on our sign on the Kings Highway. We should do something to thank these people who visit us often and spend money here in one way or another. 

This Christmas we need to really go out of our way to thank our tourists and, instead of complaining about the build up of traffic and the lack of parking, we need to show some community spirit and be bloody grateful that these visitors choose Batemans Bay as their holiday destination.

A message to say “thank you for visiting Batemans Bay...have a safe trip home” is the least we can do. So many towns have these signs in place and, with the number of visitors we get, I’m sure we could too.

Kelly Hadlow, Batemans Bay

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