Albany hops up to top spot

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Albany is going to be bursting at the seams this Easter with the town receiving the crown as No.1 Easter destination in WA.

Travel data from Wotif revealed Albany had beaten Margaret River, Cable Beach, Busselton and Kalbarri to the top spot.

Albany accommodation is almost all booked out for the Easter long weekend, with only two rooms available on the Wotif website yesterday.

Wotif managing director Daniel Finch said Albany was a fantastic family destination with a rich Anzac history, great scenery and amazing beaches.

“Having been crowned runner-up in the 2019 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year Awards, Albany continues to establish itself as one of the top destination in Australia,” he said.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said local businesses should take this opportunity to open shops throughout the long weekend.

“It’s not that often that you get a fully booked town, so people should take the opportunity to make some business out of it,” he said.

“Easter is generally a really good time for Albany.

“And with school holidays at the same time, it’s perfect timing for everyone to come down and take a look on what Albany has got to offer.”

In January, Wotif ranked Albany as the second-best town in Australia after it was pipped at the post by Port Fairy in Victoria.

Wotif Travel Expert Chris Milligan said Albany’s tourism growth and high accommodation scores were the reasons for its podium finish.

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