TENTERFIELD’S 16th Visitors’ Guide has been launched featuring vivid images of the Tenterfield region.
At a launch of the booklet at this month’s Tenterfield Shire Council meeting, Tenterfield tourism manager Patti Ainsworth said the guide had proven to be an “invaluable tool” for Tenterfield.
“I’m very proud of it and I hope our businesses and groups are happy with it,” Mrs Ainsworth said.
“There are quite a few things this little book does.”
She said this year’s booklet included a “hot deals” page linked in with Tenterfield and District Visitors’ Association website.
About 40,000 copies of the guide are distributed annually. The guide features professional photography and is a far cry from the original printed handout produced about 40 years ago.
Mayor Toby Smith said the new book was “wonderful”.
“It’s very easy to read and there’s a lot of information there,” Cr Smith said.
He said not only had the booklet come a long way, but the Tenterfield and District Visitors Association had also progressed since the early days when it ran on a budget of about $100 a year with a “small band” of workers.
He said the association was one of the few operated through the local council, and helped tourism remain a substantial contributor to the local economy.
The guide is available at Tenterfield Visitors’ Centre.