New app excites business owners
A TOURISM project will bring the North Burnett into the digital world.
Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism’s Digital Information Project will use mobile, internet and touch screen platforms to provide information on the region.
General manager Rick
Jo Dowling Businesses here are really excited.
Matkowski explained the project to 29 business owners at a Gayndah Chamber of Commerce meeting last Thursday.
“Sixty-one percent of grey nomads and baby boomers research their destination online and that’s the biggest demographic that comes through this region,” Mr Matkowski said.
“They talk to each other and recommend information.
“We get about 600,000 visitors a year that spend the night but there are millions that pass through and we’re missing them.”
The project involves a new app suitable for tablets and smartphones which will provide information on the region.
A touch screen information kiosk will also be installed at Eidsvold’s RMWilliams Visitor Centre.
Gayndah Chamber of Commerce president Jo Dowling said the project was well received.
“Businesses here are really excited about it, there was a good positive response,” Mrs Dowling said.
The project asks businesses to pay $60 to be part of a business directory.
“We want visitors to stay here, spend money in our pubs, stay at our motels and spend money in our community.”
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