The Brisbane Greeters welcome 1000 visitors
The Brisbane Greeter Program has hit new heights, welcoming and showing more than 1000 visitors around Brisbane since it started six months ago.
Since the program launched in February, 52 people have volunteered to become Brisbane Greeters and they are aged from 21 to 71.
Between them they can speak 18 languages including English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Russian, Hokkien, Cantonese and Japanese, accommodating visitors from around the globe, as well as those closer to home.
Of the 1000 visitors who have used the program, it is estimated around 15 per cent are locals.
Part of Brisbane’s Economic Development Plan 2012 -31, the Brisbane Greeter Program has expanded to offer a range of set daily tours which depart from the Queen Street Mall Visitor Information Centre from 10am.
The daily Brisbane Greeter tours accommodate a maximum of six visitors and will depart from the Queen Street Mall Visitor Information Centre and run to the following seven day schedule:
|| A Feast of Public Art Tour
|| Paddington Queenslander Tour
|| Churches & Shrines Tour
|| Major Heritage Buildings Tour
|| Artful Nature Tour
|| Major Cultural Attractions
|| A River Runs Through It Tour
The Brisbane Greeters
The tours are free and take between two to four hours. Visitors only pay for public transport they use during a tour and any applicable admission fees.
Greeter Set Daily Tours can be booked by phoning the Queen Street Mall Visitor Information Centre on 07 3006 6290 or by visiting the Queen Street Mall Visitor Information Centre.
The program is part of the Global Greeters Network, which began in New York in 1992 and has since been successfully adopted by 27 cities around the world including Toronto, Paris and Berlin as well as Adelaide and Melbourne in Australia.
For further information visit www.brisbanegreeters.com.au