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Visitor Safety

To ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable stay, it is important for tourism operators to have a duty of care to their visitors. Operators can achieve this by providing visitors with a range of helpful tips on enjoying a safe holiday in Queensland.

Key tips include:

  • read and obey road signs, for example at waterways or on roads
  • drive on the left hand side of the road and obey the speed limit
  • always wear your seatbelt
  • don't drink alcohol and drive
  • when at the beach, swim between the red and yellow flags
  • be aware of driving long distances and fatigue - plan journeys and share driving
  • check weather conditions
  • the sun is strong in Australia - drink plenty of water regularly and protect your skin from          burning. Seek shade when outside, cover up with clothing and wear a sun protective hat,  sunglasses and SPF 30+ sunscreen
  • before you light a campfire, check that fires are not banned in the area
  • campfires should be extinguished by using water - not sand or dirt
  • tell people of your plans if travelling alone (friends, accommodation provider, police)
  • use accredited visitor information centres (yellow and blue i signs) for local and regional information
  • Check out the  Travel Safely in Australia Map 2011   for a useful map and safety tips!

    For more safety messages and tips to provide to visitors, check out the Visitor Safety Handbook. This provides a glossary of tourism safety messages for tourism operators and media to refer to covering water, transport, rural and urban areas, weather safety, enjoing nature, health issues, terrorism and what to do in case of an emergency.

    Travel info

    Tourism and Events Queensland also recommends checking with air carriers for the most up-to-date information on flight schedules, http://131940.qld.gov.au/ for the latest road conditions, and the Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/ for the latest weather information in your region. Use this information to update consumers who have trips, accommodation or tours etc. booked with your business.

    Travel Safely in Australia Map

    Water Safety Handbook

    The Queensland  Water Safety Handbook  provides best practice guidelines for tourism operators to assist in keeping Queensland visitors safe in all aquatic environments. It is intended that tourism operators refer to these guidelines to develop their own operations manuals and to use the checklists to conduct regular safety audits. 

     

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