Rottnest’s summer bookings open Monday

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Rottnest’s summer bookings open Monday

Rottnest holidaymakers have been advised bookings for December 2020 (excluding New Year’s Eve), will open at 8.30am on Monday, July 1. 

Bookings can be made online, over the phone, in person at Rottnest Island’s Fremantle offices or at the Visitor Centre on the island. 

Last year, more than 6200 calls were received on the first day of December bookings, with the online and phone system unable to cope with the unprecedented demand. 

Rottnest Island Authority Executive Director Michelle Reynolds said the Authority has deployed every available resource to take calls on Monday and ensure people don’t miss out on making a booking.  

“Our call centre will be taking calls up to 8pm in order to cater for anybody who is unable to contact us during normal working hours,” she said. 

“We want to encourage holidaymakers to be patient and to understand the huge pressures that will exist throughout the day.

 “We have been working with tourism, online and phone consultants to create a system that is robust enough to cope with Rottnest’s huge popularity. 

“Unfortunately, these major upgrades will not be available this year. However, we hope the changes we have been able to make will make a significant difference and minimise booking delays.”

Visit Rottnest Island bookings for more information on accommodation between 1 - 30 December 2020.