That’s the feedback from hospitality businesses across the region as holiday crowds continue to build into the New Year.
Alpine Shire Council’s economic and community development manager Elaine Burridge said the Christmas holidays were a key driver in the region’s economy.
“Anecdotally there were already people setting up camp along the rivers, moving into the accommodation houses in the lead up to Christmas,” she said.
“Whether that was just the way the holidays fall this year and they planned to leave at the end of the Boxing Day weekend I’m not sure.
“But what we do know is that there are 12,000 accommodation beds in the shire, not including the ski fields, and every one of those will be taken in the two weeks across the New Year.
“It’s the biggest time of the year.”