Win A 500 Staycation

Council’s Economic Development Team have launched a new Support Local competition, this time focussing on our wonderful local accommodation providers.

For the month of November, residents are encouraged tag their favourite accommodation business (or somewhere they would really love to stay) on Facebook, explain why in 25 words or less, and post a photo of the business.

All entries will go in the running to win a luxurious travel voucher for a Hunter Valley staycation valued at $500. For the entry to be valid, ensure you tag the business and use the hashtag #supportlocalcessnock.

This competition forms part of a series of competitions designed to encourage residents to support their local businesses. With 10 campaigns planned via social media, there will be a total of $5,000 in prizes to be won including gift cards, restaurant and accommodation vouchers, hampers and more.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent encouraged residents to get involved in this wonderful initiative.

“Our local tourism industry has taken a massive hit with COVID restrictions in recent months, so now more than ever, it’s important that we support and promote our local businesses where we can.”

“We have so many wonderful accommodation providers across the Cessnock LGA, from luxury hotels and resorts to small boutique B&Bs. There really is something for everyone,” added Cr Pynsent.

The competition will run from 1 to 30 November 2021. For more information and to enter, visit the Advance Greater Cessnock Facebook page or website.

Local business owners can access a Support Local Campaign Toolkit from the Advance Greater Cessnock website which is designed to encourage their own creative ideas. Here, businesses can easily access the images and logos, and supplement the main campaign with their own messages.

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