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Online invite to real life vacay

Monday 12 October 2020

A new virtual postcard campaign lets Eurobodalla’s locals invite family and friends to come and stay for a while.

With travel restrictions easing, Eurobodalla Council’s tourism manager Tim Booth said shire residents are again thinking about visits from loved ones.

“While we’re still waiting for some borders to open, the vPostcards are a great way to spark some holiday fun, both now and in the future,” Mr Booth said.

“The vPostcard platform is easy to use and already features 36 of the shire’s best loved attractions and activities; just choose your favourite, type in your message, then press send to email it to family or friends.”

The vPostcards can be found at https://eurobodalla.vpostcard.com.au and will run for 12 months so residents can continue to reach out to loved ones when the time is right for them.

Mr Booth invited locals to suggest their favourite places and spaces, activities and businesses to be included as vPostcards.

“Submit your own images or story on the website or on Instagram using the hashtag #eurofav,” he said.

“We’ll have monthly prizes for the best submissions – including a $950 Montague Island snorkelling and whale tour from Narooma Charters – and the chance to be featured in a new vPostcard. All the details are on the website.”

Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes welcomed the vPostcard campaign.

“It’s been a tough time for all in the shire, and our tourism and hospitality businesses were particularly hard hit,” Clr Innes said.

“I’m pleased to say things are finally looking up, we’re hearing occupancy rates over 90 per cent for the current school holidays and bookings for the summer break already well above normal for this time of year.

“The vPostcards complement those strong figures - family and friends staying in spare rooms and granny flats across the shire make a considerable contribution to our tourism economy as they eat, drink and enjoy our fantastic region.”