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:
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.
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.
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.