“TELL your friends and relatives about Junee”.
That’s one of the messages behind a Junee Shire Visitor Economy Forum which is scheduled for May 13.
Visiting friends and relatives is one of the largest markets for tourists and Junee Shire Council’s tourism development officer, Linda Tillman, hopes to harness the power of “local ambassadors”.
“It’s all about getting local residents to know what’s on offer in town,” she said.
“Instead of locals going for a drive to Coolamon or Temora, we want to encourage them to invite their family and friends to enjoy Junee.”
While many visiting friends and family already visit Junee anyway, Mrs Tillman said the forum was about nurturing further growth in the segment as advertising in the Canberra tourist and visitor market had increased the number of people from the ACT visiting Junee.
“In essence our local residents are key and need to be aware of what’s available in their backyard and proud enough to take friends and family around town or out to lunch,” she said.
And it’s more than the Licorice Factory or Monte Cristo.
Mayor Lola Cummins said Bethungra Dam, Wantabadgery’s Sandy Beach and the Roundhouse and Broadway museums were places which were and would be popular with visitors.
“We’ve got to make residents more aware of what we’ve got in our town and what there is to see and do,” CrCummins said.
“People come and rave about the verandahs in Broadway; because we walk and drive by them every day, we get complacent,” she said.
Junee Visitor Economy Forum
5.30pm, Tuesday, May 13
RSVP by May 9 to NicoleBarton for catering on 6927 2866or at [email protected]南京夜网.au
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