Budding businesses get a leg up

Budding businesses get a leg up

Budding Logan tourism operators learned how to get their ideas off the ground at a Logan City Council-sponsored tourism forum at Tamborine.

The Business of Tourism information session at Plunkett Villa drew 13 attendees who were keen to learn about how to crack into the lucrative tourism market.

The event was organised by the Logan Office of Economic Development as part of Council’s drive to increase tourism experiences and boost the visitor economy.

Regional tourism business development consultants, Regionality, hosted the session.

Managing director Rose Wright said Logan’s diverse culture, natural environment and food production industries appeal to a range of leisure and business visitors.

“For example there is a honey-making business in Logan that has established a customer base with visitors from the Middle East,” she said.

“That’s one example of how to use Logan’s natural advantages to create unique experiences that visitors can’t get anywhere else.

“But taking the first step can be daunting and that’s what today’s workshop was about – empowering potential operators with the knowledge they need to get started with confidence.”

Logan City Council is dedicated to developing the city’s tourism potential through its Destination Management Plan which aims to identify investment and tourism opportunities across accommodation, cultural, food and sporting experiences.

Its aim is to use the city’s cultural diversity, natural environment, food production and strong events and sporting centres to appeal to a range of potential leisure and business visitors.

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