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Floriade blames it on the rain

By johnboy - 12 October 2009 23

The ABC informs us that bad weather is being blamed for a 25% slump in Floriade attendance.

Overall it is estimated 300,000 people visited Commonwealth Park over the four weeks, but that is well down on last year’s record of 400,000 visitors.

Helen Curzon from Australian Capital Tourism says feedback surveys will be reviewed to consider what is needed in future.

“Weather contingency is something that we will assess again after this event,” she said.

“Certainly having indoor option for both eating an entertainment are really important and will continue to develop with those issues in mind is really important is that regardless of the weather people can enjoy the spectacle that is Floriade.

And there I was thinking this was a tourism event with attendance based on people travelling from far and wide?

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Whatsup 9:32 am 14 Oct 09

This year for the first time we didn’t go.

The weather was a factor, so was the fact that I have been underwhelmed the last few years by the displays so didn’t make an effort.

cleo 12:52 am 14 Oct 09

It’s so interesting I have only been twice in nineteen years, and each time the same old same old, don’t get me wrong I like flowers, but surely they could do a lot more to make it interesting

Pandy 11:27 pm 13 Oct 09

I did not go this year as I found the whole thing boring. Better things to do too.

They need a few explosions (ala Clarkson and Top Gear) to keep things interesting.

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