Pine Rivers MP Spends A Day Talking Tourism
Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, has spent a day volunteering at local Visitor Information Centres as part of an on-going commitment to spend time with various community sectors.
Mr Holswich spent time volunteering at Dayboro and Strathpine Visitor Information Centres in order to gain a fuller understanding of the local tourism industry.
"Tourism is one of the four key pillars of Queensland's economy that the Newman Government is determined to build as we move towards our 4% unemployment target," Mr Holswich said.
"I am committed to assisting to develop the local tourism industry and to do that effectively I need to spend time on the frontline, understanding the issues, challenges and opportunities."
"I have met with many tourism operators over recent months and felt it was just as important to spend time on the ground talking with tourists and the volunteers who assist them."
Mr Holswich was impressed with the services provided by both Centres.
"These Centres are staffed by hard working volunteers who have a genuine passion for our region. It was good to see them in action."
"I have confidence that visitors to our region are being well looked after by these fantastic volunteers."
Mr Holswich was put to work at Strathpine, making phone calls to local accommodation providers and assisting visitors with their enquiries.
These visits were part of Mr Holswich's "A Day in the Life of" commitment. More information about this commitment can be found at www.seathholswich.com