Exposure through TV shows 'a massive coup': tourism boss

Dave Hughes, Charlie Pickering and Carrie Bickmore on the set of The Project. A reporter from the show will meet Fraser Coast tourism operators later this week.
Dave Hughes, Charlie Pickering and Carrie Bickmore on the set of The Project. A reporter from the show will meet Fraser Coast tourism operators later this week. Rodger Cummins/brisbanetimes.com.au

UPDATE: Tourism Fraser Coast later recalled its statement saying it seems The Project reporter will not be visiting this week.

"It will most likely be in a fortnight's time," the spokesman said.

EARLIER: Channel Ten's The Project will be featuring stories highlighting the Fraser Coast tourism industry after a reporter meets operators across the region for one-on-one interviews on Thursday and Friday.

Tourism Fraser Coast general manager Pip Close said the publicity the region had secured this week, including Sunrise weatherman Grant Denyer broadcasting from Hervey Bay and Fraser Island from Tuesday to Friday, was hugely significant.

She said it would play a key role in attracting visitors back to the region in both the short and long term.

"Businesses have been doing it tough across the region since the recent flooding - and now that the recovery efforts are well underway it is important to show that we are open for business as a region and the Fraser Coast is a fantastic destination for a holiday," Ms Close said.

"We have been extremely fortunate to secure this publicity, and to have this level of exposure through both Sunrise and The Project in the space of two weeks is a massive coup for the region."

The interviews being filmed are expected to air on Channel Ten's The Project during the week starting on Monday, February 18.

Sunrise will be broadcasting its weather report from the foreshore near Aquavue from 5am on Tuesday before the crew moves to Fraser Island on Wednesday and Thursday, and Pelican Banks on Friday.

Topics:  channel 10, channel 7, flooding, floods, oswald, pip close, programs, shows, stories, sunrise, the project, tourism, tv



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER... STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER BUILDERS Great deals to suite each Individual. Quality, ...
FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD... FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD HOMES $14,990K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m ...
FOR SALE - POINT VERNON... $165000.00
POINT VERNON Spacious park home 2 bedroom lounge dining room side verandah ...
Huge Price Reduction ... $199,000
Residential Land This block is boasting uninterrupted panoramic views of Fraser Island and the ...

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Fraser Coast jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Retail Sales... Torquay Full Time
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
NURSE RECEPTIONIST Hervey Bay Part Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

Your dreams are vivid, and there may be some psychic experiences that will help you come to a conclusion over a problem. Trust your instincts.

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save