Boobook bags a top tourism accolade
ROMA’S Boobook has taken out a top accolade at this year’s Outback Queensland Tourism Awards held in Cloncurry at the weekend.
Boobook is a ecological consultancy that educates guests on conservation through a series of tours to areas of natural splendour.
The company’s fresh approach to awareness was recognised at the tourism awards, with the group picking up the best new tourism business of the year prize.
Boobook business manager Meryl Eddie said it was a pleasant surprise to have picked up the win.
“We were at the awards night dinner and we had no idea beforehand. They then announced that we had won,” Ms Eddie said.
“The category we won was for a new adventure and we were lucky and proud to be named one of the winners.”
The awards dinner was held at the end of a conference, which allowed tourism operators and promoters to meet, mingle and share ideas.
“There was a day-and-a-half of conference proceedings before the awards dinner, and Cloncurry were great hosts. We managed to make a number of tourism-related stops on the way out,” Ms Eddie said.
“We were also lucky enough to have Councillor Puddy Chandler and Justine Miller come too, they were up there representing Maranoa Regional Council .”
Ms Eddie hopes the award will help to increase the companies coverage.
“We’re continuing to develop tours and we are looking at bringing another few online soon,” Ms Eddie said.
“We are now concentrating on our marketing and looking to increase our audience and what they know about us.
“We’re ecologists by trade, so it’s great to be able to take people out to the bush and show them some critters they wouldn’t usually see.”
We were at
awards night dinner and we had no idea beforehand. They then announced that we had won this category.
— Meryl Eddie
TOP ACCOLADE: Regional Tourism Development Coordinator Justine Miller Boobook business manager Meryl Eddie and Cr Puddy Chandler, via MRC Corporate Communications Team.