FIVE Singaporean food and travel bloggers will embark on a whirlwind culinary journey tasting everything there is to love about the Tweed this weekend.
The group have a combined online audience of hundreds of thousands and organisers Destination Tweed are hoping their stories of food and Tweed-focused experiences will encourage more Singaporeans to visit the region.
The bloggers will kicks off their weekend at Tropical Fruit World this morning, followed by a picnic lunch and then dinner at Fins at Salt at Kingscliff. They will also get to kick-back and relax at Peppers Salt Resort and Spa.
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On Sunday they will enjoy a buffet breakfast poolside at Peppers, meet Chillingham’s ‘Bush Tucker Man’ Buck Buchanan to sample some gourmet produce, enjoy lunch at Mavis’s Kitchen, have a cheese-making class at Burringbar Hall,and feats on traditional Nepalese and Tibetan for dinner at Kathmandu Kitchen.
Destination Tweed CEO Bill Tatchell said the Tweed is a great destination for Singaporeans to enjoy.
“The Singaporean market is a perfect match for the Tweed as they are predominantly classified as ‘adventure experience seekers’. They enjoy regional food and wine, paddock-to-plate experiences and aren’t afraid to hire a car for a self-drive experience.
Destination Tweed Marketing Manager Emma Cao said said increases in the number of direct flights into the Gold Coast by low-cost carrier Scoot have encouraged Singaporeans to travel to Australia more frequently.
“Singapore is Australia’s fifth largest inbound market for visitor arrivals and seventh largest market for total expenditure. Last year alone, Australia welcomed 340,500 Singaporean visitors who spent a total of $1.1billion and generated around five million room nights,” she said.
“Our aim is to lure more Singaporean visitors and their tourism dollars to the Tweed for the benefit of tourism operators and local businesses right across the Shire,” she said.