Doors close on Denmark tourist office

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Denmark Tourist Bureau members Fergus MacManus, Andrew Gibb, Caren Blair and Claire Jacobs.
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After more than five decades in operation, the Denmark Tourist Bureau Association has officially closed.

Established in 1966 by a group of passionate locals, the association has enhanced the local tourism industry and served businesses across the region.

The group put down its roots at the local RSL hall in Strickland Street, using the space as the non-official visitor centre before the Shire developed the new purpose-built facility in 2017.

The group continued to serve Denmark tourism operators by setting up a website which proved to be an important tool as an accommodation booking service within the Shire.

Denmark Chamber of Commerce executive officer Liz Jack said the DTB had paved the way for tourism operations in the Shire.

“The contribution from committee staff and volunteers have been massive over the lifetime of the organisation,” she said.

“Now we’re entering the new era of tourism opportunities and the chamber are looking forward to working with the Amazing South Coast to maximise that.”

The DTB website continues to have fantastic and in-depth information about all things Denmark, including a historical walking trail around the town, an indigenous plant trail, fishing spots, plus accommodation and things to do in Denmark.

With the DTB’s closure, the website is now managed by the Denmark Chamber of Commerce and can be accessed through the chamber’s website.

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