Sunday, August 28, 2011
Visitor number 3 million requiring information
Today, Tourism Central Australia (TCA) welcomed Julie Chester-Master from Brisbane, visitor number three million to use the facilities of the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre on Gregory Terrace.
“This is definitely a milestone,” said Peter Grigg, the general manager of TCA, “and a very strong indication of the great customer service and professional skills of the people who have served the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre since it began back in 1958.”
Back then the visitor’s centre was based in the Connellen Airways buildings at the old airport on Memorial Drive in what is now the suburb of Araluen and was known as the Alice Springs Tourist Promotion Association. The name has changed several times over the years but the service to visitors to Central Australia has always remained of the highest standard.
“Celebrating our 3,000,000th visitor reinforces that tourism is alive and well in Alice Springs and across the region,” said Mr Grigg.
Mr Grigg said over the past 25 years the Visitor Information Centre has averaged about 100,000 visitors a year.
“We are looking forward to continuing to welcome travellers to Alice Springs and Central Australia,” he said. “We want people who come here to know all about the region and what is has to offer.”
The Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre helps people visiting the area with tour and accommodation bookings, travel itineraries, current road condition information as well as a stocking comprehensive range travel guides and maps of the Northern Territory and South Australia.
“Tourism Cental Australia also sponsors an Ambassador Program to help travellers when they first arrive in the town,” he said. “Our dedicated volunteer Ambassadors greet new arrivals at the airport and coming off The Ghan with a friendly welcome to the Territory.”
The Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Image: Julie Chester-Master, three millionth visitor and Peter Grigg, General Manager, TCA. (Image courtesy of Centralian Advocate)