Innovators definitely in with a chance
VANESSA and Rhys Kummerow may receive the ultimate first birthday present tomorrow night.
The Kummerows own Childers Eco-lodge, which celebrated a year of operation at the end of last month.
Now they will travel to the Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds where they are in the running to win the New Tourism Development category at the 30th Queensland Tourism Awards.
“It wasn’t easy,” Mrs Kummerow said.
“It probably took a good couple of weeks putting the submission together.
“It was a long process but it’s great to get a full understanding of our business plan.
“We’re pretty confident; I’d say we have a fairly good chance.”
Childers Eco-lodge will represent the region, along with Hideaway Haven B&B, Platypus Park Riverside Retreat, and Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism at the event.
Mrs Kummerow said she believed they had a strong chance of winning due to their “innovative set-up”.
“There have been smaller unique developments that have taken out awards so hopefully we can,” she said.
ONE YEAR ON: Childers Eco-lodge owners Vanessa, Paige and Rhys Kummerow, pictured when they opened the business just one year ago. They are a contender for the New Tourism Development award at the Queensland Tourism Awards tomorrow.