Visitor Information Centre supports local travel operator

West Coast Council, Tasmania, has announced it will partner with locally owned and operated start up business, Tassie4Kids, in an exciting new venture that will see the West Coast Visitor Information Centre in Strahan as a direct operator booking engine for the Tasmanian travel website.

Through Council’s partnership with Bookeasy, the Visitor Centre will assist Tassie4Kids by managing bookings and payments on their behalf.

Website visitors will be able to make bookings without being directed to an alternative website to finalise payment.

This third-party agreement will allow Tassie4Kids to convert their website traffic into real-time data, without the need to establish their own online payment system and it will provide access to a modern, responsive and customised booking platform.

Council’s General Manager, Dirk Dowling, says that this is an opportunity to support the West Coast tourism industry as well as locally owned and operated businesses.

“We are leading the way by partnering with a local business to offer this service, which to our knowledge is the only partnership of its kind in Tasmania.

“By continuing to develop innovative ways of operating, the West Coast Council is strengthening the economic development and business opportunities for our region.

“We are breaking new ground here, this partnership is a new concept to Council and through positive communication, we will lead the way for other tourism operators in Tasmania.”

Tassie4Kids owner operator Amy Joseph says that her concept provides a travel website solely focusing on the family.

“When families travel they want value. A genuine experience with opportunities to share and create memories,” Ms Joseph said.