Recognising tourism

Cheryl and David Davies from Azjure Studio Retreat together with Richard Hayes and Gail Rider-Hayes from Severn River Cottages exchanged ideas for the Granite Belt market. Pictures: SAMANTHA WANTLING

As the Southern Downs region solidifies its reputation as a premier tourism destination with innovative event concepts, advancements in wineries and breweries, and several unique experiences, last Tuesday, Stanthorpe welcomed influential figures from across the tourism sector.

The information and networking event served as an invaluable opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and gain insights on ways to bolster tourism initiatives in the Southern Downs.

Such events not only highlight the collective efforts of businesses and organisations within the Southern Downs but also garner recognition from key entities such as Tourism and Events Queensland and Queensland Country.

With a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and community engagement, the Southern Downs is well placed to further cement its status as a must-visit destination for travellers seeking authentic experiences and natural beauty.