Tourism leaders paint the town
MEMBERS of the international tourism networking organisation Skal were given a guided tour of Port Douglas during the weekend.
They frequented a number of favourite establishments around town and got to know the locals.
More than 120 members of Skal International, a worldwide organisation of tourism leaders promoting tourism and friendship, attended events during the four-day program, from golf at the Sheraton Mirage to a cocktail party on the
and a pleasant trundle through Port Douglas aboard the Bally Hooley train.
Port Douglas businessman John Morris attended some of Friday’s activities when members visited Choo Choo’s cafe.
“It was a real pleasure and honour to welcome the Skal attendees to Port Douglas and particularly to introduce them to Choo Choos and aboard the speedy steam train to The Reef Marina,” Mr Morris said. “It was certainly a coup for the Cairns chapter to bring these very important tourism identities to our region.”
Skal Cairns International president Ivana Patalano said the AGM and assembly had been held in Cairns before but it was the first time it had ventured north to Port Douglas.
John Morris, Ivana Patalano and Cam Charlton.
Cheryl Wellham and Katie Wellham.
Jackie Foggett, Tamara Allnut, Marilyn Condor, Leigh Rawlings and Peter Dunn.