Tourism website reveals Logan’s hidden gems

Published: 14 May 2013

Logan City has taken an innovative approach to showcasing tourism offerings in the city, launching a new website today.

The Visit Logan website is the first major step of the Logan City Tourism Strategy, which was also unveiled to the public today by Logan Mayor Pam Parker and the Honourable Jann Stuckey, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games.

Councillor Pam Parker said the website was not only a first for Logan City, but it was also an Australian-first for a tourism website to use new responsive design technology.

“The design of the website will ensure it is displayed optimally on all computers and mobile devices with the ‘mobile-first’ approach tapping into the millions of devices on the market,” she said.

Cr Parker said the new website was also part of the strategy to change people's perceptions of the city and to build tourism as part of the city’s future economy.

“We know there is great potential for tourism in Logan City with our growing population and ideal location, and the new Visit Logan website is a great way to get the ball rolling,” she said.

“The site features categories such as attractions, dining, entertainment, shopping, parks, arts and culture, sports, places to stay and more. There are also interactive maps to find what's closest to you to plan your activities, an events calendar and information about Logan and its history. We know tourism sees no boundaries and the website provides a great tool to connect to our surrounding regions.

“Logan City is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, but, just as importantly, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week show Australia’s tourism industry grew faster than the total national economy last financial year.

“There is no better time to be prioritising tourism in our city and that’s what we are proud to be doing today.”

Ms Stuckey said the Newman Government understood the tourism industry and its importance as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy.

“That’s why I am very pleased to be here today with Logan City Council as it unveils its innovative website - the first step of implementing the Logan City Tourism Strategy – which will market this wonderful region to domestic and international markets.”

“It is estimated that tourism currently injects $387.5m a year in to this region’s economy and supports about 2600 local jobs; and great initiatives like this can only boost those figures.”

To check out Logan City’s new website jump on to visitlogan.com.au.

Logan Mayor Pam Parker and Queensland Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey