Into the Home Stretch

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After eight months and five states (well, four states and a territory) the Installs team have almost finished their round-the-country upgrade tour. Battling extreme heat, technical difficulties, and a temporary vehicle breakdown just ahead of the Nullarbor crossing, the crew have made it into South Australia with upgrades and maintenance performed on every site along the way. The teams at Denmark Visitor Centre, Streaky Bay Rural Transaction Centre, and Cowell Roadhouse (pictured below, left to right) have all been upgraded to the space-saving Quest kiosk, and the Aspire kiosks at Esperance Visitor Centre and Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre have also received a routine service and clean-up.

Denmark Visitor Centre - Kylie & Soshana
Denmark Visitor Centre – Kylie & Soshana
Streaky Bay Rural Transaction Centre - Jill, Michelle, & Veronica
Streaky Bay Rural Transaction Centre – Jill, Michelle, & Veronica
Cowell Roadhouse - Colin & Ursula
Cowell Roadhouse – Colin & Ursula

 

Notes from the ARTN Convention 2013

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Datatrax is very proud to have been a sponsor of the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) Convention 2013, which was held in Margaret River WA from October 21st to 25th. Through representing Datatrax at the Convention I had the privilege of networking with some great people who work in regional tourism all over the country, seeing the beautiful Busselton and Margaret River regions, and learning so much through interesting and informative seminars.

In particular, there was much discussion among the delegates and speakers about the types of activities that regional destinations are currently undertaking to market to visitors from overseas and other parts of Australia. For Datatrax this is an opportunity to review how we work with other stakeholders to promote our clients and partners and to provide visitor information. We’ll definitely use the experience in formulating our ongoing plans for the network.

Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend it to any tourism professional focusing on regional Australia. I am really looking forward to seeing the strategies and initiatives that materialise over the next year and hope to be able to be involved in future Conventions. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in organising the week!

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Dunsborough
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Dunsborough
The grapes at Brookland Estate & Flute's Restaurant, Margaret River
The grapes at Brookland Estate & Flute’s Restaurant, Margaret River
Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory, Busselton
Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory, Busselton
Stalactite shawls at Jewel Cave, Margaret River
Stalactite shawls at Jewel Cave, Margaret River

 The Busselton and Margaret River regions have some excellent tourism products and services on offer. I was fortunate to be able to experience some of what there is to see and do in the area.