Tourism Fraser Coast members give merger tick of approval

TOURISM Fraser Coast members have voted to merge with newly formed Fraser Coast Opportunities at a meeting on Thursday night.

Tourism Fraser Coast chairman David Hay said from a tourism perspective, the new structure presented a positive step forward for the region resulting in a doubling of resources for the sector.

"Tourism Fraser Coast has been previously operating with four full-time staff compared to 22 full-time equivalent staff under the new FCO entity," he said

"After giving the matter careful consideration, Tourism Fraser Coast members were in support of the merger given FCO's demonstration of a very strong emphasis on tourism."

Mr Hay said Fraser Coast Opportunities would work to promote the region's unique, enviable lifestyle in addition to its business, employment and learning opportunities.

The new group consisted of four departments: tourism, regional events, marketing and communication, and investment attraction.

Mr Hay said all campaigns and industry development activity such as internationally ready programs, domestic ready, social media and other development workshops would continue as normal.

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