New tools and ideas from a high profile DestinationQ forum will boost the tourist future of the Fraser Coast.
New tools and ideas from a high profile DestinationQ forum will boost the tourist future of the Fraser Coast. Shirley Sinclair

Fraser Coast Represented at DestinationQ

NEW tools and ideas from a high profile DestinationQ forum will help boost the tourist future of the Fraser Coast.  

Aimed at investing, excelling and growing Queensland's tourism economy, the DestinationQ forum is being hosted in Townsville with Government and industry leaders developing priorities for the state's tourism industry to work towards.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell and Fraser Coast Opportunities (FCO) Tourism and Events Manager Tas Webber are representing the region along with representatives from several of the regions tourism operators.

Dave Darmondy of Australian Offroad Academy is at the forum for the third time and said he has always been able to take away a lot of great information, lessons and ideas.

"A standout of the 2015 event has been an excellent presentation on leveraging TripAdvisor and making our tour operators really stand out. This means we can focus on and improve the quality of our guest experiences."

"The DestinationQ conferences are always worth the trip and have given me new tools and ideas to bring back to the Fraser Coast", said Mr Darmondy.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell said it was great to connect with other destinations around Queensland.

"Listening to experts from the industry is a fantastic way to plan the next 12 months for both Queensland and the Fraser Coast." Cr O'Connell said.  

"We will be leaving the forum with key learnings and some great ideas to move into the future and continue to position the Fraser Coast as an iconic destination for domestic and international travellers."

Key decision makers, leaders and experts come together at the DestinationQ forum each year to debate and develop plans for Queensland's future in the tourism sector.

The 2015 event is located in Townsville and runs over October 8 and 9. 

For more information on the current event or to get involved in the next forum, head to destq.com.au.



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