Media Releases: 19 November 2012

Visitor Information Centres Come Together at Historic Village Herberton

Herberton, 12th September 2012 - More than 10 northern managers from accredited visitor information centres in far north Queensland will step back into Australia’s pioneering past with a visit to Historic Village Herberton when they meet tomorrow.

The managers, who come together at least once a year to exchange information, ideas and product knowledge, come from as far afield as Cooktown, Normanton, Tully and Kuranda. These meetings form part of the Tourism Queensland accreditation requirements for visitor information centres throughout the state.  

Organiser Gwyneth Nevard, tourism coordinator with Tablelands Regional Council, said tourism relies on good networks and communication between the regions and this annual meeting was important to achieve this. “The staff and volunteers at the visitor information centres work hard to achieve a seamless network of information services throughout the far north.”

She said key stakeholders in the region such as Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Drive North Queensland, and the Wet Tropics Management Authority would also give presentations to ensure information provided in visitor information centres is accurate and up to date.

“While in Herberton, they will enjoy a working lunch at the Historic Village Herberton, where there are continual improvements being made to the tourism experience,” she added.

Judy Cooper, manager at Historic Village Herberton, said the work employees and volunteers undertake at visitor information centres was incredibly important to the region.

“An accredited visitor information centre is typically the first port of call for visitors to the region. At Historic Village Herberton we are constantly adding to our exhibits and with the support of visitor information centres we are able to share these changes and improvements with visitors to the region.”
For more comments please contact Gwyneth Nevard Tel:  0417 717 802


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