Saying G’Day will make them stay
G'DAY: Rebecca Doessel, Amanda Hinds, Fiona Morris, Katherine Mergard, Sherrie Breitkopf, Melinda Jones, Burnsie in the Gully, James Corbin and Faye Whelan are supporting Mundubbera. ‘G’DAY Enjoy Your Stay’ is the new catch cry spreading across the North Burnett to get travelling tourists to stay for just one more day.
Following meetings in Biggenden and Gayndah last week, 53 enthusiastic residents and business people attended a workshop at the Mundubbera Bowls Club.
The workshop concentrated on how to make the experience of dealing with shop owners and staff in town a memorable one and a pleasant experience.
Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism General Manager Rick Matkowski said Mundubbera was already so close to hitting the mark with customer service and fine tuning was the only thing that needed to happen.
“It is all logical, if you can make someone feel welcome they will feel they belong and they will stay longer,” he said.
Mr Matkowski said the North Burnett was one of
the food bowls of Australia and this should be a focus of tourism.
“Promote what you sell as a product from a particular place in your region.”
Guest speaker Amanda Hinds from Indulge Café Bundaberg said her success was put down to using only produce sourced from the Bundaberg and North Burnett.
“People travelling to the North Burnett want to eat food from the North Burnett, not from NSW,” Mrs Hinds said.
“Everything on my menu is from the local area and on that menu it says where it comes from.
“Try to sell produce that comes from only your farms and tell the people that you are proud of what you have.”
If you can make someone feel welcome they will feel they belong and they will stay longer.