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