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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:06

Upper Hunter Country Tourism on track with new guide

Caption: Members of Upper Hunter Country Tourism gathered at the Linga Longa Inn, Gundy, for the launch of the Upper Hunter Visitor Guide and their AGM. The Guide is available at VICs and many businesses. Caption: Members of Upper Hunter Country Tourism gathered at the Linga Longa Inn, Gundy, for the launch of the Upper Hunter Visitor Guide and their AGM. The Guide is available at VICs and many businesses. Upper Hunter Shire Council

In true country style the brand new 2018 Upper Hunter Visitor Guide was launched yesterday, at the Upper Hunter Country Tourism (UHCT) annual general meeting which was held at the Linga Longa Inn in Gundy.

The 68 page visitor guide promotes events, attractions, and activities from festivals to National Parks, in the Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter shires and also includes town maps, accommodation listings and a business directory featuring local tourism operators who are UHCT members.

The guide is available free at Visitor Information Centres (VICs) and from UHCT members.

Local businesses who aren’t UHCT members are also encouraged to pick up a box of the new visitor guides to make available at their premises. This can be arranged by contacting Scone VIC on 6540 1300.

The visitor guide is just one of the initiatives UHCT is undertaking. Membership has risen to 57 members, an increase of one third in 2017. UHCT are delighted at this growth in membership and encourage any businesses operating in the tourism sector to get on board and join up!

New members from businesses to festival committees, are always welcome. It’s never too late to join the organisation.

UHCT operates a website www.upperhuntercountry.com, Facebook and Instagram and encourage visitors to the region to share their experiences of their trip to the Upper Hunter region.

The UHCT board was re-elected at the AGM with Steve Tilse of Omadale Brook Estate as President, Craig Benjamin as Vice President, and Tamara Petersen as Treasurer.

Mr Tilse said UHCT was focused on production of the high quality Visitor Guide, ongoing improvements to the UHCT website and working with Destination NSW on marketing strategies and funding opportunities to promote the Upper Hunter.

“Most of all we are focused on engaging our locals to become ‘visiting advocates’ sharing great spots to go around the great Upper Hunter,” Mr Tilse said.

For further comment: UHCT President Steve Tilse 0408 498 646

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