If you are thinking of purchasing property or selling property in Merimbula, Eden or Tura Beach on The Sapphire Coast you will welcome a plan hatched during a visit to China that could see the Sapphire Coast become the wedding capital of NSW, boosting overseas tourism to the area.
The plan, that could see 100 Chinese couples visiting the local area to get married, is under consideration by Chinese officials after a visit to China by a Bega Valley Shire Council delegation which included representatives from local chambers of commerce reported the Merimbula Weekly News this week. A photographer in the delegation, Robert Hayson who is from Bega,came across a bride in China who had no one to take her photo. Mr Hayson said that after he had taken photos for the bride it occurred to him that there might be an opportunity to encourage bridal tourism to the Sapphire Coast with its spectacular scenery that is ideal as a backdrop for wedding photos.
The idea is that the Bega Valley would host 100 brides and their families in either May or October which are considered the most auspicious months to be married in China. Michael Guo, CEO of the Australia International Trade Association, Australia China Sister City Summit & Australia China Business Summit was enthusiastic about the concept and many discussions were held in China. After some discussion it was suggested that October 2014 would be the first possible date.
This can only be good news for home owners in Merimbula, Eden and Tura Beach looking to sell, as they will benefit from the boost to the economy brought about by increased overseas tourism to the Sapphire Coast. Potential property buyers will look more intently at purchasing investment properties on the Sapphire coast as they see the opportunity for accommodation for bridal parties and the general flow on effect created by this type of tourism.
Fisk & Nagle are leading Real Estate Agents in the region and will assist those wishing to sell their houses or apartments and those looking to purchase in Merimbula, Eden, Tura Beach or Bega. With offices in all these towns and a range of listings on their books, they are the go to Real Estate Agents on the Sapphire coast. Call 1800 For Sale or 1800 367 7253 to inspect your potential new property on the Far South Coast of NSW.