In­no­va­tors def­i­nitely in with a chance

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: SI­MON YOUNG BUN181013BAK9

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.

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