Tours a triumph
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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