Peel Region continues to grow as popular tourism region, says MAPTO

Peel Region continues to grow as popular tourism region, says MAPTO

THE popularity of the Peel Region to incoming tourists is continuing to rise, confirmed by feedback received by the Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation at the recent Perth Caravan and Camping Show.

MAPTO and local tourism staff from the Mandurah and Murray visitor centres staffed a regional booth at the recent show that attracted more than 47,000 attendees.

Chief executive Karen Priest said interest in caravan and camping in the Peel was high.

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“We produced a dedicated caravan and camping brochure detailing all the camping and caravanning facilities across the Peel region,” she said.

The latest Tourism Research Australia statistics show key increases in domestic and international visitation.

Domestic Overnight Annual Visitors has risen 14.23 per cent from 548,000 (year ending) 2015 to 626,000. International visitor numbers rose 18.31 per cent from 28,314 to 33,501.

Ms Priest said the statistics reflected the region’s increasing capacity in the tourism sector.