Say­ing G’Day will make them stay

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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

Rick Matkowski

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.

PHOTO: PHOTO NOEL THOMP­SON

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