Revival scheme of River Murray is yet to heal SA tourism flood hangover

 Wednesday, May 24, 2023 


On South Australia’s River Murray tourism operators have recently said that they are experiencing flood hangover after the voucher program of the government of the state fell short of a complete recuperation.

Remaining stopped for five months, Rob Hughes, the houseboat operator, is all set to get back what he missed out on the total of the Christmas season.

River Murray Houseboats owner said that it’s almost certainly not a good time, however, if we had to select the worst time that was absolutely the worst time for sure.

In November, houseboat operators were all prepared to fasten their fleets as the River Murray reached their highest level in over 60 years.

Mr. Hughes stated that as there were hopeful signs visitors were coming back slowly to the region, business was quieter than usual times.

Mr Hughes also said that for September, the bookings have started coming in but unluckily it’s a little calmer at this moment.

They have just got to see their spending and treat things a little bit tougher than what they did before.

Mr Hughes also added that the uncertainty related to the floods meant that tourists in advance were not able to schedule their trips.

He explained that six months back, if they were thinking about their vacation for the year, the river wasn’t an alternative so they just didn’t know.

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