Alpine Explorer name, website announced

Alpine Explorer has been announced as the name of the Great Alpine Time Machine project.

The announcement coincided with the launch of a website ( dedicated to keeping the community informed on the project. The website will include a timeline of milestones, detailed information on the project and discuss the impact it will have on local businesses and the local economy.

Council CEO Ian Nicholls said that the website and name announcement gave a better indication of the project.

“The name is designed to identify the region it represents and the adventure it could provide,” he said.

“This website will not only provide information, it will provide a forum for people to have their say and share their ideas.”

The Alpine Explorer will feature itinerary kiosks in Council’s three Visitor Information Centres as well as an accompanying website. Tourists will be able to individually develop an itinerary to their time constraints, budget and interests, either in a Visitor Information Centre, or on the website before they arrive in the region.

Mr Nicholls said that Council expected the project to have a positive effect on tourism in the region.

“We are very excited about this project,” he said.

“We hope to create the same level of excitement throughout the region by keeping our local community involved. When Alpine Explorer is launched we expect it will make a difference to local tourism.”

Council received $433,000 in funding for the project as part of AusIndustry’s TQUAL Grants which is an Australian Government funded initiative. The objective of TQUAL Grants is to stimulate sustainable growth in the Australian tourism industry by supporting initiatives that develop innovative product, services systems in the industry.

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