Alpine Explorer to have 'flow-on effect' to local economy

Bogong Estate owner Bill Tynan believes the Alpine Explorer project will boost the local economy.

His winery is one of the hundreds of Alpine Shire businesses set to benefit from the project which will enable potential visitors to easily build their Alpine Shire itinerary from anywhere in the world.

The project will also feature itinerary building kiosks in each of Council’s Visitor Information Centres.

“It is going to be an extremely useful tool for the tourism operators,” Mr Tynan said.

“The key will be to ensure the visitor gets the most out of their trip.

"It is going to be a great thing for the visitors, which will have a flow-on effect to tourism operators and the economy.

"There has already been some interest but I think there will be a lot more interest as the project gains momentum and then is launched.”

Coinciding with the recent name announcement of Alpine Explorer was the launch of a website (www.alpineexplorer.com.au) dedicated to keeping the local community up-to-date with the project.

The website features a forum where the community can discuss and have questions answered about Alpine Explorer.

Manager Visitor Information Centres Jason Sharp said he was encouraging all business operators and community members to join discussions on the forum.

“We are really keen to hear from the community about Alpine Explorer,” he said.

“The progress of Alpine Explorer will be regularly communicated via the website.

"The website is a great place for the community to ask questions or simply find out more information.

"We hope that the forum discussions will give us a better idea of what the community expectations of Alpine Explorer are, enabling us to deliver a better overall product.”

Council received $433,000 in funding for Alpine Explorer as part of AusIndustry’s TQUAL Grants, a Federal Government initiative.


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