17 August, 2021
Mackay Visitor Information Kiosks First Birthday!
Mackay Isaac Tourism celebrates the first birthday of the Mackay Region Visitor Information Kiosk at the Bluewater Lagoon.
The Visitor Information Kiosk, which was opened in partnership with Mackay Regional Council, has served as an important source of information for visitors to the region.
The Mackay Visitor Information Kiosk was opened once national restrictions on COVID-19 had eased in August 2020.
Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson said the Visitor Information Kiosk has proved to be a boon to the tourism industry in Mackay.
“The Visitor Information Kiosk has helped tourists from across Queensland explore the Mackay Region better,” Cr Williamson said.
“The development of the kiosk provides the Mackay Region with a second hub for tourists to frequent after the Mackay Region Visitor Information Centre.”
Since opening one year ago, the Visitor Information Kiosk has helped serve more than 5,500 tourists and helped sell over $11,000 in merchandise. Mackay Isaac Tourism CEO Tas Webber said the Visitor Information Kiosk is key in helping visitors discover our home better.
“The Visitor Information Kiosk is manned by volunteers so that they can share their invaluable local knowledge with tourists,” Mr Webber said.
“The opening of the Visitor Information Kiosk completed our Visitor Services Strategy, which has helped showcase a 66% increase in visitation to the region.”
The Mackay Region Visitor Information Kiosk makes accommodation and tour bookings for visitors while
also selling tickets for the one-off day trip to Uluru.