Today’s guests want more than just to see the sights. They are looking for experiences that emotionally connect them with real and authentic people, places and cultures – experiences they will never forget.
Browse through the below resources for help turning your idea into a reality.
New tourism experiences can help attract new customers and bring back old ones. Find out how your tourism business can deliver world-class visitor experiences.
Tourism and Events Queensland has developed a handy set of guides, modules and online learning to help you develop your skills in creating experiences.
Get Skilled Access and TravAbility have created a tool kit on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport to help you become more accessible for all visitors.
Experiences in nature are a key drawcard for visitors to the Scenic Rim and nature-based tourism is a significant and fast-growing sector in Queensland’s tourism industry, ranking among top travel motivators for visitors.
The Scenic Rim’s unique environment, wildlife and cultural heritage, provides our local tourism industry with a competitive advantage – but it must be appropriately protected, managed and developed.
Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism in natural areas. It fosters environmental and cultural understanding, and appreciation for and conservation of nature.
The Scenic Rim Regional Council has commenced the process to obtain internationally recognised Ecotourism certification for the region with Ecotourism Australia, through their partnership with WWF-Australia.
As travellers become more ecologically aware and seek nature-based tourism accommodation, experiences and attractions, supporting tourism operators delivering these experiences is a priority for the Scenic Rim region.
Use the resources below, and take advantage of this growing market.
A great resource to help you understand, develop your service and flourish in Ecotourism.
Visit the Ecotourism Australia site below, and learn how to become Eco-Certified.
Agritourism, or food tourism, is becoming an increasingly important sector of the Australian economy, providing benefits to Australian agribusinesses and regional economies. Food and wine experiences are being increasingly sought after as consumers desire to better understand where their food comes from, learn how it is produced and experience the ultimate in low food miles by enjoying produce where it is produced.
The Scenic Rim has been evolving as an agrifood and agritourism destination for many years. As a predominantly rural area with a strong agricultural sector, including a diverse range of award-winning artisanal producers, the region is well-equipped to develop as a leading destination for food and wine experiences in Australia.
In August 2019, the Scenic Rim was awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Region’ at the prestigious delicious Produce Awards. The region continues to shine on the national stage for its authentic local food movement, underpinned by the highly successful annual Scenic Rim Eat Local Week initiative.
Many Scenic Rim businesses have become Accredited Locavores. The Eat Local Scenic Rim Accreditation Program helps Scenic Rim locals and visitors to find, taste, buy and connect with local food and drinks all year round. To join this esteemed group, download the Eat Local Scenic Rim application form linked below.