The Noosa Edition#6 - 20 November 2019 - Highlights

Tourism Noosa's Isa Grube on the Emerging Tourism Leaders Panel at DestinationQ.

Strengthening the future of tourism at DestinationQ

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.

Welcome to new members of Tourism Noosa - we look forward to working with you!

  • Mr Jones And Me, Restaurant Bar And Grill, Noosaville
  • Boiling Pot Brewing Co, Brewery And Tap Room, Noosaville
  • Le Bon Delice French Patisserie, Traditional French Patisserie, Peregian Beach
  • Five Key Elements, Boutique consultancy specialising in events, escapes and experiences
  • Nucleus HQ, professional services to technology companies
  • Xalapa Taqueria and cafe, crafted taqueria and café - Mexican with a Noosa twist, Noosa Heads
  • Noosa Heads Thai Massage
  • Appsolutely.com.au, App development and digital media
  • Red Lock Escape Rooms, Fun group activity, Noosa Junction
  • Jucy Car and Campers, car and camper hire
  • Jungle & Co, Gut health café, Noosa Junction
  • Di Henshall Interior Design, Noosaville
  • Log Rolling Australia, Aquatic sport for fun and fitness
  • Deep Sea Fishing Co, tours leaving from Noosa Marina
  • Noosa Eco Retreat, Pomona
  • Surf and Sports Myotherapy, health provider, Noosaville
  • Noosa Basics, Organic apothecary and handcrafted personal care products
  • Heritage Motel Management (Saw and Mill), Restaurant and bowls club, Cooroy

Welcome to the Year of Indigenous Tourism

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.

Reviewpro: What guests are saying about Noosa

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.

Main results include:

  • Noosa received the most positive customer service reviews which is fabulous as we continue to promote exceptional customer service through our Welcome to Noosa Program. For enquiries about the program, please email Isa Grube at Tourism Noosa.
  • Noosa received the least positive ‘rooms’ reviews, with issues including dated décor and older furniture impacting on our overall results – our Refresh Noosa program is helping boost this area. Please email Anna Macklin at Tourism Noosa for details.
  • Byron Bay was overall considered a better value proposition by reviewers, scoring 67% positive reviews for value compared to our 63%.
  • Noosa had the most positive mentions overall for location!

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.

Refreshed Noosa Country Drive Map

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.