People working in the Tropical North Queensland tourism industry can expand their knowledge of the World Heritage areas they work in at a workshop next week.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Chief Executive Officer Pip Close said it was important that all members of the industry were knowledgeable about the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforests so they could answer questions from visitors.
“The Wet Tropics Ambassador Program Workshop is a shortened version of the full Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program to assist those working in tourism to build their knowledge of the Reef and rainforest as World Heritage-listed areas,” she said.
“It explains values, stories, benefits of heritage conservation, indigenous perspectives, flora, fauna and landscape values, visitor experiences and includes a resources list.
“Attendees at the workshop will receive a manual, badge and certificate to become an endorsed interpreter or presenter.
“Facilitator Russell Boswell has a background in education, marketing, tour and safari operation, magazine publishing and tour guide training.
“He manages the Savannah Guides which operates across northern Australia providing training and accreditation, and conducting guide training twice a year.”
The workshop costs $20 and is being held in Cairns at TTNQ, Level 2, 51 Esplanade, Cairns on Friday October 19 and in Port Douglas at the Sheraton Grand Mirage on Tuesday October 23.
It is part of the TNQ Tourism Small Business Development Program and is for TTNQ member and non-member businesses that receive a significant portion of revenue from tourism and have less than 20 full-time equivalent employees.
For more information on the workshop or to book your spot, go to tourism.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au and check out the Corporate Events Calendar.
For more information contact:
Kelsey Andersen – [email protected]