Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

To as­sist the tourism busi­ness com­mu­nity TPDD has asked can­di­dates run­ning in the lo­cal elec­tion the fol­low­ing ques­tions to bet­ter un­der­stand their po­si­tion re­gard­ing tourism. The an­swers will be avail­able in the weeks lead­ing up to the elec­tion. If you would like a copy of the an­swers once they are avail­able please con­tact Mikala on info@tpdd.com.au 1) How would you best rep­re­sent and sup­port the tourism in­dus­try in the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil? 2) What do you see are the re­gion’s cur­rent strengths and weak­nesses in tourism? 3) What do you be­lieve are the key is­sues fac­ing tourism for the Dou­glas Shire? 4) Do you sup­port the role of Tourism Port Dou­glas Dain­tree as an in­de­pen­dent body work­ing with in­dus­try and coun­cil to un­der­take desti­na­tion tourism mar­ket­ing of the shire? 5) Do you be­lieve tourism should be a pri­mary fo­cus for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in­vest­ment by Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil? 6) Will you ac­tively sup­port the con­tin­ued fund­ing by coun­cil to TPDD of at least $451,500 per an­num? 7) Would you sup­port in­creased fund­ing for tourism mar­ket­ing to help the in­dus­try bet­ter com­pete with other des­ti­na­tions? 8) What are the key poli­cies for Dou­glas that you will work to achieve as a coun­cil­lor?

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