By all counts December was the bumper season the hospitality industry was waiting for to waiver some of the losses incurred during the previous two plus years.
Tourism business owners were upbeat about the festive trade mentioned that a few trading days this season that surpassed previous record turnover days.
Sales seemed to peak in the week leading up to Christmas Day with some businesses reporting buoyant business just after the 25th. The Overstrand was operationally ready to receive visitors, and this paid off with positive holiday experiences. Appreciative comments about how well the traffic officers managed traffic flow in the face of load-shedding and how clean the towns were are well received and will surely benefit the Overstrand’s economy in months to come.