‘Festival of Sailing’ Airlie Beach Race Week has been already in positive mode as the New Year is approaching.
The festival is receiving a decent amount of funding from various resources. Now, one more good news is floating towards ‘festival of sailing’. The event is receiving funding of 80,000 Dollars from (QDEP) Queensland Destination Event.
Minister for Major Event and Tourism of country Kate Jones announced that the ‘festival of sailing’, organized by sailing club Whitsunday is set to receive funding of $80,000. The fund has been given by Queensland Destination Events. This way the club has managed to make a collection of enough amounts to successfully organize the event and make it spectacular. The event is going to take place in the month of August.
Now till the Round 5, the QDEP will leverage the important link between destination and events where they will stage to increase the event’s marketing, economic, and social benefits in-order to benefit the region.
CEO of Whitsundays Tourism, Craig Turner congratulated the organizer of Airlie Beach Race Week and said the event is very important for that area.
He further added that “The funding received by the organizer is decent amount and really great news for sailing community that are working locally as well as for the entire region. The successful execution of the event will return noteworthy economic advantages to the Whitsundays along with sailors visiting here. The family members of sailors, their friends and relative are putting in thousands dollars into our economy that will circulate locally.”
QDEP Round 6 is open now and expected to get close by February 22, 2017. “Receiving of big fund from QDEP is really motivating for us and we will try to use the money in the best possible way by making the event successful and convenient for participants,” said a team member.