Brisbane Greeters, the city’s most passionate ambassadors, have celebrated the fourth anniversary of their popular welcoming program.
Since being launched by Brisbane Marketing in 2012, the Brisbane Greeters program has grown from 12 to more than 200 volunteers, welcoming more than 30,000 visitors and new residents to the city.
The program particularly came to the attention of the public when Brisbane Greeters welcomed visiting dignitaries to the G20 World Leaders Summit in 2014. More recently, Brisbane Greeters extended a special welcome and shared their local knowledge with directors, producers and actors visiting Brisbane for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2015.
“Brisbane is a safe and clean city full of friendly, helpful people ready to make your trip memorable,” says Brisbane Marketing chief operating officer Brett Fraser. “There’s a surprise around every corner and we love showing our visitors that.”
Mr Fraser says Brisbane Marketing has plans for the continued growth of the program, which is currently ranked at the top of TripAdvisor’s most popular tours and activities in Brisbane.
“The continuing success of hosting visitors is just one of the many reasons why the Brisbane Greeters network will continue to expand,” he says. “As well as hosting event guests and dignitaries, daily greets are offered in the city, parklands and riverside precincts.”
In March, Brisbane Greeters will work in partnership with the Queensland Museum and World Science Festival Brisbane to create and deliver bespoke World Science Festival greets.
If you want to experience Brisbane through a local’s eyes, go to brisbanegreeters.com.au.