Rive­rina Tourism to stand alone

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RIVE­RINA Re­gional Tourism (RRT) is opt­ing to con­tinue to stand alone, de­spite some Re­gional Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tions (RTO) choos­ing to amal­ga­mate.

Con­cerns that an amal­ga­ma­tion of lo­cal tourism ar­eas could see the lo­cal area linked with the out­back or a sim­i­lar RTO.

RRT ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Tina Jones, how­ever, has said that this was ‘‘not the case’’.

Ms Jones said some tourism groups had con­sid­ered merg­ing, but said it was not on the agenda for the Rive­rina group.

‘‘There are amal­ga­ma­tions hap­pen­ing with other groups, and there have been in­cen­tives for do­ing that, but at this stage we’re not pur­su­ing amal­ga­ma­tion,’’ she said.

‘‘As a board we would pre­fer to stand alone, and we are large enough that we can. Our area cov­ers 19 lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas.’’

RRT in­cor­po­rates Jer­ilderie and Conargo Shires.

RRT is a mem­ber­based or­gan­i­sa­tion, which has a board of nine skills-based di­rec­tors and an ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer.

The key role of RRT is as a tourism mar­ket­ing body for the Rive­rina.

The RRT is cur­rently seek­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for a new di­rec­tor.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to re­ceive an in­for­ma­tion pack, con­tact Ms Jones on 0427 630 349, or email nat­u­[email protected]­na­tourism.com.au. Ap­pli­ca­tions close at 5pm on the Septem­ber 23.

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