Andrew Barr is letting the world know that Floriade has been a smashing success in 2010:
Mr Barr said official event evaluation results show Floriade was an outstanding success this year – providing a record economic return to the ACT, record levels of interstate visitation and the highest attendance figure seen at the event since the introduction of turnstiles in 1999.
“Floriade 2010 attracted a massive attendance of 471,979 over 30 days, which is up 30 percent on last year’s figure of 362,684,” Mr Barr said. “As part of this result, NightFest also fared very well in its third year, with an attendance of 29,522 compared to 16,294 in 2009.”
Mr Barr said Floriade had a long and proud history as one of Canberra’s premier tourism events and delivered significant economic benefits to the local community.
“The staging of the 2010 event generated additional direct expenditure in the ACT totalling $26.9 million – a record for the event and an increase of $4.2 million on 2009,” Mr Barr said.
Well done all involved.