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For the first time, the Sunshine Coast recently hosted some of the State's biggest industry events - DestinationQ, Destination IQ, the Queensland Tourism Awards and Sunshine Coast Business Awards. The sold-out events attracted more than 900 industry members who heard from inspiring speakers and attended thought-provoking seminars and workshops - all aimed at strengthening the future of our tourism industry.
Tourism Noosa's Industry Development and Sustainability Executive Isa Grube was invited to participate at the Emerging Tourism Leaders Panel as part of DestinationQ and shared thoughts on the future of the industry together with four other young professionals. It was great seeing many Tourism Noosa members attending the events.
A selection of presentations from DestinationQ are available for download here.
The Queensland Government has declared 2020 as the Year of Indigenous Tourism. First Nations tourism experiences will take centre stage to profile Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism offerings and capitalise on growing demand.
The efforts will be bolstered by $3.4 million in funding to create tourism jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.
For tourism operators looking to promote First Nations tourism experiences, Tourism and Events Queensland’s Connect with Culture e-book is a resource you can share with your guests, promoting a range of options available to visitors across the state.
Tourism Noosa is working with traditional Kabi Kabi owners in the Noosa region on a range of tourism-related activities.
Tourism Noosa has a Reviewpro subscription that allows us to see how our region rates against other similar destinations when it comes to guest reviews. We’ve nominated Byron Bay and Port Douglas among our competitors and over the past 2 months, Noosa ranked number 2 behind Byron Bay.
Tourism Noosa’s ReviewPro subscription tracks results for 102 accommodation members. If you would like to receive a summary of your results, please email Anna Macklin for a free report.
Tourism Noosa has just released a new version of the popular Noosa Country Drive map which showcases Noosa’s hinterland areas including country townships, lookouts, lakes, country pubs, galleries, B&Bs, markets, farm gates and more!
Experiences in the Mary Valley are also featured as the project is a collaboration with our neighbouring tourism body, Destination Gympie Region.
The map now has updated imagery, branding, icons and new hinterland members.
The Noosa Country Drive map is a popular resource for visitors and its usage has increased from 17,000 printed maps in 2015 – 2016 to 60,000 maps in 2018 – 2019.
Also see the Noosa Country Drive website.