Talk­ing tourism in south west Queens­land

Western Times - - NEWS -

TOURISM op­er­a­tors in south west Queens­land are cur­rently pol­ish­ing up on their skills and knowl­edge as part of a re­newed fo­cus on tourism in the re­gion.

Eight tourism op­er­a­tors have spent the past few months work­ing to­wards a Cer­tifi­cate IV in Travel and Tourism with Bris­bane Busi­ness and Hos­pi­tal­ity Train­ing (BBHT).

The train­ing is a re­sult of a part­ner­ship be­tween South West Re­gional Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (South West Red), the Mara­noa, Balonne, Quilpie, Mur­weh and Bulloo coun­cils, the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing and re­gional tourism op­er­a­tors.

The aim of the train­ing pro­gram is to en­hance knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of tourism in the re­gion by bring­ing coun­cils and schools to­gether through the com­ple­tion of a tourism qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

As part of their on­go­ing train­ing, tourism op­er­a­tors re­cently trav­elled from Charleville to un­der­take five days of des­ti­na­tion train­ing in Quilpie, Ero­manga, Thar­go­min­dah, Eulo and Cun­na­mulla.

They were ac­com­pa­nied by BBHT trainer Tim Frost, who has been on the ground train­ing the re­gion’s tourism op­er­a­tors.

The next train­ing for tourism op­er­a­tors will com­mence in St Ge­orge from Au­gust 8-9.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AT­TRACT­ING TOURISTS: The Ero­manga Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum, with its large di­nosaur sculp­tures, is one of the must see tourist at­trac­tions in south west Queens­land.

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