Tourism operators and organisations across the greater Port Macquarie-Hastings are sending the message the region is open for business in the wake of devastating fires.
Dawn Marchment is the manager at Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park and said at the moment it's a ghost town.
She said the park has been heavily impacted by the fires, as usually they would be at 70 per cent capacity, but are only at 40 per cent.
"We've got people ringing and asking if they should cancel their bookings," she said.
The park took people in who lost everything in the fires and Ms Marchment said staff have worked hard to support them.
During the Christmas period, the park is still at 100 per cent capacity.
However Ms Marchment said bookings have slowed down and she wants people to know they can still come and have a great holiday in Port Macquarie.
Reflecting on the fires, Ms Marchment said in a possible future crisis she will have more staff on board, to personally reassure park residents that they are safe.
Greater Port Macquarie Tourism Association president Janette Hyde said the best way to support the region is to visit.
"Greater Port Macquarie and our Mid North Coast neighbours have been impacted but we are a resilient community and proud of our ability to pull through," she said.
Ms Hyde said there has been no fire impact to visitor and community infrastructure and there is plenty to do and see.
The fires have caused a number of markets on the Mid North Coast to be closed, due to health and safety reasons.
Romi Scriven is the owner of small business Bird and Earth and said the fires have had a devastating impact.
Ms Scriven said she has been impacted by markets closing, or patrons not attending due to the fires.
"It has a ripple effect. People don't want to shop because they've lost interest in Christmas shopping due to money spent elsewhere, or they might have lost their homes," she said.
Ms Scriven said for a lot of stallholders the markets is their full time income and they rely on patrons to support their livelihoods.
Ms Scriven attended The Artist Market over the weekend and she said it was lovely to see the community coming out to support stallholders once again.
Port Macquarie Foreshore Markets manager Sarah Gale said they are calling on patrons to attend the markets and get behind local businesses.
There are three special markets planned to be at the Glasshouse forecourt on December 12, 19 and 23 from 9am-6pm. The Port Macquarie Foreshore Market is on December 14 from 8am until 1pm.
Ms Gale said it's important for the community to come together and support each other.
Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Gary Rainbow said the organisation is hoping people will unite during this difficult time.
He said businesses have been great with supporting the firefighter effort and those who have been forced to leave their homes.
Mr Rainbow is hoping the recent upgrade to High Street will entice visitors to the town.
Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce executive officer Marisha Woods said they want to send the message the region is a safe place to travel to and visit.
The chamber is asking people to shop local in the lead up to Christmas.
Ms Woods said the chamber has been working hard on Christmas festivities and is excited to light the trees in Laurieton this weekend.
It's part of the Lighting up Laurieton project that will be launched with a Lighting of the Tree community picnic.
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