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Big smoke folks using G20 lockdown for Hervey Bay holiday

WHAT do you do if your hot city is locked down, the sounds of army choppers keep you up at night and you've got a long weekend?

Go on a holiday to Hervey Bay seems to be the answer for many Brisbane residents as the city locks up for the G20 this weekend.

While world leaders continue to jet into Brisbane, holiday-makers will join us lucky residents on our warm beachside paradise for some rest and relaxation.

Travel site Wotif.com has reported a 69% increase in bookings for Hervey Bay this weekend

Wotif.com product director Donna Rodios said Brisbane hotels were already fully booked and people were heading away to the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.

"Hervey Bay will also be bustling with holidaymakers - recording booking increases of 69%," she said.

"Brisbane locals are jumping on the chance to take a mini break."

Workers within the Brisbane City Council area will get a day off on Friday while police completely close the CBD as dignitaries arrive.

Delfinos Bay Resort resident manager Andrew Crewe said he wasn't cashing in on the influx.

"We've got a few bookings in for the weekend," he said.

"At this stage we would probably be 30% full."

But Mr Crewe and his wife Diane aren't worried about the slow weekend.

They and their team will take the opportunity to completely clean and wash down the hotel in preparation for a solid Christmas season.

Mr Crewe said they were booked out from mid-December through to the new year.

The optimism leading into the summer season comes off the back of a successful whale watching year.

According wotif.com only a few hotels in the region are sold out this weekend.

Topics:  brisbane g20 tourism visitors



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