East Gippsland Towns Call on Tourists to Help Rebuild Communities

Source – https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news

MONIQUE HORE AND REBEKAH CAVANAGH, Herald Sun

Tourism towns in East Gippsland have declared themselves “open for business” amid fears tens of ­millions of visitor dollars will be lost this ­summer due to the bushfires crisis.

Lakes Entrance, Paynesville, ­Metung, Bairnsdale and other destinations, all ­deserted as fires ravaged the region, are up and running again — but there are no holiday-makers.

Business owners across the region fear well-meaning Victorians and ­interstaters will stay away for the rest of the summer, afraid of intruding on major rebuilds.

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