There's nothing like Ipswich
WHETHER it’s the roar of a V8 engine or a quaint high tea, Ipswichians have been encouraged to share their favourite activities with the world.
Floating Images operator Graeme Day said Tourism Australia’s There’s Nothing Like Australia campaign encouraged people to tell the world what was unique and special about their part of Australia.
Ipswich residents still have the chance today to upload photographs and share stories of their favourite attractions on the campaign website, www.nothinglikeaustralia.com, before entries close at midnight.
“It is a tremendous opportunity to promote Ipswich,” Mr Day said.
“There’s nothing like a balloon ride over the city, or visiting local wine trails or even a picnic in Queens Park.
“It is free promotion of the city and the region.”
Mr Day said tourism benefited the city as a whole and was worth millions to the local economy.
“We are not shouting the message about Ipswich loud enough in south-east Queensland,” he said.
“Over the nine years we have flown, international people have loved Ipswich and the Scenic Rim.
“People from outside the city are surprised at how much Ipswich has to offer.”
Scenic Rim chair of Council’s Corporate and Community Services Committee Cr Heather Wehl said the Tourism Australia campaign presented Scenic Rim residents with the chance to promote their favourite parts of the region to Australia and to the world.
“This campaign presents the ideal opportunity for us all to rally friends, neighbours, colleagues, customers, students, residents – in fact, everyone we know – to promote the Scenic Rim as an amazing holiday destination,” she said.
“Importantly, Tourism Australia will choose a number of the best entries and use these in online and print advertising globally.”
By sharing their holiday stories, people also have the chance to win prizes.
One person from each State and Territory will win an Australian holiday valued at $5000, and an overall winner will receive a $25,000 Australian holiday.