Cobbold Gorge Tours are proud to be a member of QTIC and see great value in our investment. QTIC is the peak body for tourism in Queensland and as such are able to put tourism and our issues in front of ministers and government bodies that we as individual businesses would not be able to. From employment, training, mentoring, awarding and recognising, QTIC assists tourism businesses to become better and more sustainable in an ever changing economy. They are a strong voice for us on the government agenda when we are busy getting on with business and we would be a much weaker industry without QTIC.
Inbound tourism to Queensland is experiencing record demand, driven by Asia and China in particular. As local operators respond, it is great to have QTIC supporting our industry to meet this opportunity as well as to deal with the challenges this also creates. For The Star Entertainment Group, a key focus is to ensure customer service is at the right level to support new improved tourism products and infrastructure. QTIC is a big supporter of the training and development initiatives we are putting into place, and of our efforts to create career pathways for Indigenous people.
Membership with QTIC allows our company to be part of the greater tourism community. Our association bridges the gap with other tourism operators, fostering a positive environment where networking and cross company friendship are encouraged. Direct contact with QTIC has provided opportunities for training and advice that have contributed to the growth of our business, and position within this vibrant and exciting industry.