Hall of famers

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

THE Dain­tree Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre and Hart­ley’s Croc­o­dile Ad­ven­tures will be in­ducted into the Trop­i­cal North Queens­land Tourism Awards Hall of Fame.

Six busi­nesses will be in­ducted into the Hall of Fame at the 14th an­nual TTNQ Awards at the Cairns Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on Satur­day night.

Hart­ley’s Croc­o­dile Ad­ven­tures will be hon­oured in the ma­jor tourist at­trac­tion cat­e­gory while the Dain­tree Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre is be­ing recog­nised af­ter win­ning best tourist at­trac­tion three years in a row - the sec­ond hon­our for the cen­ter af­ter al­ready be­ing in­ducted for the eco­tourism award.

Dain­tree Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre owner Ron Bir­kett said they were thrilled and the hon­our was a trib­ute to the staff.

“It rounds things off nicely to be in the hall of fame twice and it’s re­ally down to the staff, they re­ally make the busi­ness and it’s a great achieve­ment,” he said.

“We al­ways look at ways to im­prove and of­fer a bet­ter ser­vice, it’s ob­vi­ously tough times for ev­ery­one in tourism in Far North Queens­land.

“We’re de­vel­op­ing the Chi­nese mar­ket, we’ve now got au­dio in Man­darin and Can­tonese in an­tic­i­pa­tion of that mar­ket and have also launched a chil­dren’s tour as well on our au­dio units.

“Hope­fully we can continue to grow our busi­ness and keep our busi­ness look­ing good, we’ve had a good sea­son and hope­fully that will continue into the Christ­mas school hol­i­days.”

HALL OF FAME: the Dain­tree Dis­cov

ery Cen­tre

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