GEELONG region businesses will have the chance to spruik their offerings to incoming travellers from next month through a Spirit of Tasmania tourism information service.
The Tourism Brochure Exchange (TBE) has operated a tourism hub on board the famous ferry for 30 years as part of a broader service across more than 200 Tasmanian visitor sites including its major airports.
The vessel’s hub is a fully staffed information centre as a dedicated space that provides advice, itinerary planning and booking facilities for incoming travellers.
TBE general manager Andrew Stack said the business was excited to bring its service to Geelong to give information about the region’s tourism drawcards for passengers that will soon be disembarking at Spirit Quay.
“Many of our team members have been working in the Tourism Hub on board for a number of years – some even since we began operating the Tourism Hub,” Mr Stack said.
“Our staff are passionate about ensuring that passengers get the best advice on where to go and what to do, so that when they disembark, they have all the information they need to make the most of their holiday.
“You won’t find a better team of experts at holiday planning. Our team are currently working with Tourism Geelong and The Bellarine, organising family visits and tours of some of the businesses and tourism experience on offer.
“This way they have first-hand knowledge of some of the fantastic local businesses in the region”.
The Spirit of Tasmania’s first Geelong voyage from its new Geelong port is scheduled for October 23.