Tours a tri­umph

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE -

I WOULD like to put in a let­ter of thank-you to the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil mayor and coun­cil­lors on their fore­sight and ini­tia­tive in set­ting up the re­cent Famil Tours.

Not only were th­ese tours in­for­ma­tive and en­joy­able, they were ex­tremely well or­gan­ised and pro­duc­tive. The first Famil Tour back in Jan­uary was when Biggenden was able to shine and show off just some of the nat­u­ral beauty and his­tory res­i­dents en­joy on a daily ba­sis.

Famil Tours fol­lowed through the months and the trips vis­ited all our won­der­ful towns in the North Bur­nett fin­ish­ing up in Mundubbera. All of th­ese tours were ex­tremely well or­ga­nized and ad­ver­tised and we here in Biggenden would like to thank Melinda Jones and De­nese Temu for their won­der­ful or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Around 34 Front­line tourist peo­ple from Biggenden joined th­ese Famil Tours.

There were some whis­pers of lack of ad­ver­tis­ing and se­cret tours but of course there was no sub­stance to the claims as Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times cov­ered the sto­ries with a con­tact phone num­ber each time and also the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil news­let­ter that is de­liv­ered by the post to ev­ery door had ar­ti­cles from our mayor invit­ing all to join in.

Front­line Tourism folk in Biggenden and through­out our re­gion now have greater knowl­edge of our re­gion and we all have been given the tools to pass this knowl­edge on to vis­i­tors, trav­ellers and tourists that pass through our most beau­ti­ful North Bur­nett help­ing their stay to be a trip to en­joy and a trip they would like to do again.

Tourism is on the rise and all of our towns are al­ready ben­e­fit­ing from the Famil Tours. We would like to thank the many, many vol­un­teers who helped out on their re­spec­tive days feed­ing all with beau­ti­ful treats and hearty meals, cup­pas and friend­ship. To the Coun­cil­lors and ladies from the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil who gave out wa­ter and kept us all very com­fort­able – your con­cerns and friend­ships were very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

On fin­ish­ing I would like to put the spot­light back on the North Bur­nett Re­gional coun­cil­lors con­grat­u­lat­ing them on a great de­ci­sion. Per­haps it is the more prac­ti­cal com­mu­nity events like this in­clud­ing Front­line Vol­un­teers more in de­ci­sions that will keep our North Bur­nett Re­gion in the spot­light in­creas­ing tourism and help­ing to make our towns even more ap­peal­ing to the Tourist dol­lar which in turn helps each and ev­ery res­i­dent. — Lor­raine Proud­lock, Biggenden

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