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Kingscliff Welcomes Visitors At New Information Centre

April 17, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

YESTERDAY the new Visitor Information Centre at Kingscliff was officially opened by Member for Tweed Geoff Provost, providing a timely opportunity for visitors to access information about the Tweed’s attractions, accommodation, tours and transport services during the Easter and school holiday season.

Destination Tweed CEO Bill Tatchell said the Kingscliff Visitor Information Centre, a joint initiative of Destination Tweed and the Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce, is a much-needed addition to the village, with statistics showing Kingscliff and the Tweed Coast have rapidly become a ‘holiday hot-spot’.

“Our Visitor Information Centres at Tweed and Murwillumbah currently provide information and booking facilities for over 60,000 visitors and residents each year,” said Mr Tatchell. Bill Tatchell chats to volunteers at the opening of the Kingscliff Visit.

“We expect this number to double with the opening of the new Kingscliff Centre, which will service an area that is home to many first class hotels and resorts, popular B&Bs, coastal retreats, holiday apartments and caravan parks, which attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year,” he said.

Destination Tweed’s research has shown that more than 35% of visitors use a Visitor Information Centre to help them with holiday planning and 86% of people consider changing their plans after picking up a brochure.

Mr Tatchell said the new Centre is fully stocked with brochures and information and he hopes that by stopping by, holidaymakers will quickly become aware of many highlights, tours and attractions of the region they may otherwise have overlooked.

“We hope to encourage tourists to spread their holiday dollars across the shire, providing a boost for many local businesses as well as tourism.”

Mr Tatchell also encourages locals to call into the new Visitor Information Centre to learn more about the businesses,  attractions and tourism operators they may not be aware of in their own backyard.

Destination Tweed will work in partnership with the Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce at the new Centre, which will be staffed by volunteers from the community and local community groups.

Mr Tatchell said that Jayne Henry from the Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce had been instrumental in getting the project off the ground as she recognised the need for an information hub for Tweed Coast visitors.

“The Chamber will be working hard alongside Destination Tweed over upcoming months to ensure volunteer staff are fully trained in all aspects of Tweed-based tourism,” said Bill.

The new Visitor Information Centre is located in the kiosk of the Community Hall on Marine Parade.

All Tweed tourism operators, local businesses, restaurants and tours are encouraged to visit the Destination Tweed website  or contact their Office on 0266 72 4955 to discuss placing their brochures or marketing collateral at the Kingscliff Visitor Information Centre.

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