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Tourism a winner for the ACT economy

The Tourism in the ACT Snapshot has recently been released by VisitCanberra (based on data sourced from International & National Visitor Surveys and State Tourism Satellite Accounts).  It shows that in 2017:

  • Canberra welcomed a record 4.96 million overnight and day trip visitors, who spent a total of $2.46 billion. 
  • This included some 2 million domestic day visitors, with eleven+ million overnight stays made by the domestic and international visitors.
  • Tourism in the ACT contributed $2.06 billion to the ACT economy and employed 16,000 people.

These results reflect the ACT Government’s commitment to continuing to grow the visitor economy to $2.5 billion by 2020.

The ACT Region’s Renewable Energy Trail

Did you know that Regional Development Australia ACT, under its SERREE Renewable Energy Industry Cluster initiative, has joined forces with the renewable energy technology sites around the ACT and south east NSW region, to bring you a unique tourism experience - the Renewable Energy Trail.

You can pack the family and a picnic and take a self-guided tour around the many sites that represent most of the renewable energy technologies including solar farms, wind farms, solar thermal (ANU Big Dish), geothermal (Geoscience Australia), hydro (Snowy), bioenergy (Woodlawn) and batteries.

Although access to the sites can be limited, you can get a good view at most and if you’d like to know more about both the site and its technology, have a look at the Renewable Energy Trail signs conveniently located at most sites, and then link into the Renewable Energy Trail website for even more.

You can also book a free tour to visit the Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.  Next tour is on Tuesday 22 May 2018.  Or if you and your group would like to take a Renewable Energy Site bus tour, find out more here or talk to us at RDA ACT:   serree@rdaact.com.au

Source: VisitCanberra

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