Tourism recommendations approved
  • Thursday 21 August 2008

Council today embraced recommendations from the Sunshine Coast Tourism Partnership (Caloundra Tourism, Maroochy Tourism Industry Advisory Board, Noosa Tourism and Tourism Sunshine Coast) that will change the way Council drives, manages and invests in tourism on the Sunshine Coast.

The recommendations include, consultation with the tourism industry to -

  • create an incorporated Local Tourism Organisation for the central area of the Sunshine Coast to formally commence no later than 1 July 2009
  • consult with stakeholders and report on a best practice model for a regional Major Events Advisory Board
  • review the existing tourism and economic development levies, reporting findings back to Council for consideration during the 09/10 budget process.

Key representatives of the tourism industry are available for comment at 3.00pm today.

Where: Tourism Sunshine Coast's Industry Update Forum, Ginger Factory, Yandina