Regional Tourism Organisation Merger Updates
On 30 August 2012, Southern Queensland Country Tourism was officially launched by Minister for Tourism, the Hon Jann Stuckey MP, at Preston Peak winery. The new RTO has been created by bringing together Toowoomba Golden West and South Burnett Tourism and Southern Downs and Granite Belt Regional Tourism into one organisation for the first time.
For information on how to get involved with the new Regional Tourism Organisation, find out how to become a marketing partner
of Southern Queensland Country Tourism.
30 August 2012 - The brand new body promoting local tourism in Southern Queensland has signed its first marketing partner today at an event celebrating some of the best attractions on offer West of the Great Divide. (Read more)
28 February 2012 - Two of Australia’s leading tourism consultancies, EC3 Global and the Stafford Group, have been appointed to coordinate the merger between regional tourism organisations Toowoomba Golden West and South Burnett Tourism and Southern Downs and Granite Belt Regional Tourism. (Read more)
4 May 2012 - Tourism industry leaders recently converged on Toowoomba to discuss the formation of a greater regional tourism organisation that will market the region including Toowoomba and Darling Downs, Southern Downs and Granite Belt, South Burnett and the Western Downs. (Read more)
15 August 2011 - Interest is high amongst the region’s tourism operators ahead of the vote on a merger with their neighbouring regional tourism organisation, Southern Downs and Granite Belt Regional Tourism. (Read more)
15 July 2011 - The long awaited merger of two regional tourism organisations is now in the hands of their membership when a vote will be taken on the issue at Special General Meetings next month. (Read more)