For Immediate Release 23 August 2016
Authorised by Wendy Tuckerman #221827
VisitCanberra confirms $10,000 tourism partnership agreement with Hilltops Council.
A $10,000 tourism partnership between Hilltops Council and VisitCanberra was announced today by Hilltops Council Administrator Wendy Tuckerman.
Mrs Tuckerman said the tourism partnership is a cross-border collaboration agreement to drive visitors to the ACT and Southern NSW and includes sponsorship of events in the region.
“This agreement acknowledges that visitors do not see lines of maps and barriers and neither should we,” said Mrs Tuckerman.
“People will be drawn to the ACT and Southern NSW for a variety of different experiences and we should be working together not competing against each other.
“The agreement also sponsors local events such as National Cherry Festival and
Irish Woolfest and also advertising in the new Hilltops Region Visitor Guide which is currently in development.”
Mrs Tuckerman said the direct international air services into Canberra will benefit businesses and communities on both sides of the border.
“This new relationship will bring multiple economic opportunities to our region and I am excited about the prospects that lay ahead,” Mrs. Tuckerman said.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism Andrew Barr said the ACT Government was keen to support more joint tourism marketing in the region.
“The ACT’s tourism industry is booming – and a part of this success is the focus on selling the Canberra region. With direct international flights from Canberra airport set to commence shortly, as well the arrival of a low cost carrier domestically, I hope to see more collaboration in our tourism efforts to ensure the broader CBR region benefits from these new services.
Wendy Tuckerman, Administrator, Hilltops Council – 02 6380 1200