Out­back Awards show town just gets it

The Western Star - - NEWS OPINION - Joshua Macree [email protected]­ern­starnews.com

ROMA was last week an­nounced as the next host of the Queens­land Out­back Tourism Awards, which shines a light on the many things the town is good at.

Whether it’s Easter in the Coun­try, the Roma Show or the Roma Races, the town al­ways pulls to­gether to put on a spec­tac­u­lar event for the thou­sands of vis­i­tors that show up.

This is all due to Roma’s proven abil­ity to work as a high-func­tion­ing op­er­a­tor that is al­ways up to the task, no mat­ter how big the as­sign­ment.

This is thanks to the town’s many ameni­ties and at­trac­tions that serve the town so well and stay in the minds of peo­ple who make de­ci­sions about where events should be hosted.

The re­gion’s air­port con­tin­ues to be a huge as­set, with four flights a day con­sol­i­dat­ing the town’s rep­u­ta­tion as an im­por­tant re­gional hub for the south­west.

Hav­ing a high vol­ume of avail­able ac­com­mo­da­tion is also a big as­set and with Roma’s abun­dance of ho­tels and mo­tels, trav­ellers will al­ways have a place to stay when they visit.

Most im­por­tantly though, it’s the pop­u­la­tion that helps the town build the rep­u­ta­tion it has.

Were it not for the hospi­tal­ity and pro­fes­sion­al­ism ex­hib­ited by res­i­dents, then the Mara­noa would not be able to host the mul­ti­tude of renowned events that has de­liv­ered con­sis­tent eco­nomic ben­e­fit for so many years.

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