Proser­pine sets tourism pri­or­i­ties

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY NEWS AND VIEWS -

FREE camp­ing fa­cil­i­ties at Peter Faust Dam, a ‘Sugar Shack’ cen­tre, new bill­boards and sig­nage pro­mot­ing Proser­pine and re-es­tab­lish­ing the Har­vest Fes­ti­val were among the top pri­or­i­ties iden­ti­fied at Tues­day night’s Proser­pine Tourism Fo­rum.

Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment Limited (WMDL) chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Da­nial Rochford said the fo­rum was a pos­i­tive step for­ward in iden­ti­fy­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to grow the tourism in­dus­try for Proser­pine.

“I am very pleased with the pri­or­i­ties that the Proser­pine com­mu­nity has iden­ti­fied for tourism growth, and they will cer­tainly see more vis­i­tors in Proser­pine if they all come to fruition,” Mr Rochford said.

“The at­ten­dees were re­al­is­tic that Proser­pine needs to fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing more tourism prod­ucts, but were also ea­ger to un­der­take some sim­ple mar­ket­ing ef­forts that should lure more tourists off the high­way and into the town,” he said.

The Proser­pine Tourism Fo­rum was the fifth of five in­dus­try en­gage­ment ses­sions that WMDL has held around the re­gion in the past three months.

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