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Bookings for September’s Repco Rally Australia have started flowing in, signally an economic bonanza for Tweed accommodation houses and function venues.

As the official event accommodation providers, the Stella Group’s four Tweed Coast properties – Mantra on Salt Beach, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Peppers Bale SALT and BreakFree Paradiso at Kingscliff – are almost fully booked for the entire week surrounding the four-day event which will run from September 3 to 6.

“The Kingscliff and Mantra properties are totally sold out and Peppers and Peppers Bale are around 70% booked,” said Scott O’Neile, Stella’s Regional Sales and Marketing Manager.

“The majority of the officials, sponsors, factory teams and media will be staying with us, as well as many spectators.

“The rally organisers have also booked up all of our function spaces, including the ballroom at Mantra on Salt Beach which will serve as the Media Centre.

“There are still rooms left, however bookings have been coming in fast since Ticketek released tickets to the stages throughout the local area so anyone wanting to stay at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa or Peppers Bale SALT during the event should make their bookings now through the World Rally Championship website.” (www.rallyaustralia.com)

Smaller accommodation providers are also feeling the impact. Julie Mackintosh at the Kingscliff Seaside Guesthouse reports that their luxury suites have been fully booked out for the week by one of the international teams.

According to Tweed Tourism, several large functions have already been confirmed, including one for 200 Pirelli Tyre dealers at Twin Towns on the Saturday of the three-day event.

“In addition to providing a lifeline for the popular Speed on Tweed/> event, the World Rally Championship will also bring two other major motoring events to the Tweed/Kyogle region,” said Tweed Tourism General Manager, Phil Villiers.

“The Classic Outback Trial will leave Forbes on August 30, travelling through NSW via Coonabarabran and Casino to finish their week-long rally with two days of competition over some of the World Rally Championship special stages.

NOTE: Only a few places remain on RallySport Magazine's official Repco Rally Australia spectator tour.  Contact us by email at tours@rallysportmag.com.au to reserve your place on the tour and download the tour brochure here

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