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Bowen Visitor Information Centre Receives Accreditation

The Bowen Visitor Information Centre has again been recognised as an accredited centre.

There are about 100 accredited Visitor Information Centres in Queensland and each needs to meet a certain criteria and list of standards in order to achieve the accreditation.

A site audit was conducted by a representative of the Tourism Group, on behalf of Tourism and Events Queensland.

Bowen Tourism and Business received their letter of congratulations last week.

“We wish to acknowledge your centre’s commitment to providing a valuable and important service to the visitors of your local area, the Whitsundays region and the State of Queensland,” the letter stated.

They also received a site audit report which mentioned the addition of the Driver Reviver program to the centre, saying it added to the attraction and was an example of the community working together.

“The Bowen Visitor Information Centre continues to be an example of how council, community and business can work together to create an effective and inviting Information Centre,” the report stated.

“Their enviable merchandise range and super successful mango sorbet sales assist in making the centre operational.”

Manager of Bowen Tourism and Business, Leanne Abernethy said the team was very proud to again be recognised as an accredited centre.

“We have passed accreditation every year for many years but it is always nice to receive the official notification,” she said.

Manager of Bowen Tourism and Business, Leanne Abernethy and Visitor Services Co-ordinator, Glenn Womal with the letter of congratulations. Photo supplied

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