It's been a long time coming with a lot of heartache for many businesses for quite a few months, but the re-opening of the borders will relieve a bit of that pain. Bookings for the Festive Period have been steady but there's still a bit of trepidation for many interstate travellers.
Summer has kicked in early this year by several weeks and shall remain for a little while yet until a genuine rain pattern settles in. To date it has been a warm period in the tropics and it's been a consistent 33 degrees during the day and a balmy 23 degrees at night.
In August we saw a crippling effect on our fishing charter vessels due to COVID with an 85% reduction in trade. We are not sure how the September figures will pan out but we know it will be a mere shadow of normal times in what is typically one of our busiest periods of the year
Once again in the tropics we find ourselves in turbulent times with the COVID situation. For several months we were tracking nicely and now we have found ourselves watching tens and tens of thousands of dollars of bookings fall by the wayside with cancellations from right across the country.