Port Campbell tourism operators have experienced an increase in visitor numbers but many are choosing to visit the town for the day and return home. That's why accommodation providers in the town are relieved they have a number of essential workers staying with them.
Parkview Motel and Apartments owner Kevin Adams said it would be a long road to recovery.
"International visitors accounted for about 70 per cent of our business," Mr Adams said.
He said he didn't believe he would reach capacity until international and interstate visitors could return.
"The summer period should be OK but beyond that, who knows," Mr Adams said.
He said prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people booking an apartment had increased by about 10 per cent.
Mr Adams said weekends were starting to pick up, but bookings during the week remained low.
"We're lucky there are projects around the area," he said.
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