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Australia tourism gets a boost from Masters Games

11/10/2009 15:38

With many of the 28,000 athletes from the World Masters Games likely to stay on and see the sights, Sydney Chamber of Commerce executive Patricia Forsythe said they are expecting a boost in tourism.


Government and business leaders believe they will pump about 50 million Australian dollars (US$45.2 million) into the economy, with a big slice of the spending expected outside the central business district (CBD).


Forsythe said the range in competitors' ages means they have different interests and spending patterns to typical athletes. "Their life is not necessarily built around sport[s], so they are not in a training regime after the games," she said. "They will be here to enjoy the benefits and opportunities of travel in Australia."


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