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Industry Testimonials Western Tourist Radio
Industry Testimonials
I was interviewed by Barry Green of Western Tourist Radio in May 2018, to promote my shop “Brain Spice” in Bunbury. I was initially a bit nervous about it, but Barry was fantastic to chat to, and he very quickly put me at ease. I was extremely happy with the way the interview turned out, and it has since been mentioned several times by customers visiting the shop. The interview is also available online, allowing me to share it via social media and our web page. Barry is doing wonderful work to promote the southwest WA region, and he has my highest recommendation. I’ve been listing to Western Tourist Radio myself ever since!
Colin Scanlan  Owner / Manager  Brain Spice     Bunbury January 2019

I was happy to talk about my business with Barry Green from Tourist Radio, and lend support to this very worthy venture. Although not expecting any notable response, I was quite surprised to find a lot of visitors to our gallery in reaction to having heard the show. This does not include those who may not have mentioned it, and all those who may have heard it and not dropped by, for whatever reason.
I found working with Barry quite straightforward and relaxed. The segment was well edited and sounded very professional. Clearly Mr Green has a wealth of experience and insight, as exemplified by the many interviews on his show.
John Miller, John Miller Design   Yallingup Nov 2017
Thanks for your great community and tourist radio station.
It has directed many local and tourists to our shop in need of batteries and our services.
Such a great service to local businesses
John Wallis Battery All Types    1/3 Albert Rd | Busselton | WA
I have had an enormous and very positive response to my interview on Tourist Radio. The amount of people who have listened to, and tell me they really enjoyed, my chat with Barry is ever increasing.
I find it brings people into Barefoot Books that perhaps would never have thought of us beforehand and because it is tourist radio and we talk about all the local issues they enjoy being part of our community, if only for their short stay in our beautiful area.
Peta Semmens Barefoot Books Shop 21-23 Figtree Lane Busselton
Just wanted to let you know that we are still getting comment from customers coming in to tell me that they have been listening to our interview on Western Tourist Radio.
An excellent response I feel for the catchment of the station.
Annie Malone Natural Temptation Café  Bunbury
At the recent Dardanup Art Trail three or four people mentioned that they had heard the interview you conducted with me re the Art Trail. This was very gratifying as no doubt others heard it too who did not mention it.
Denise Gillies Artist/Owner Lyndendale Gallery, 828 Crooked Brook Road Dardanup 97283038
Since joining a couple of years ago, your web site has provided us with a steady stream of enquiries and many of these have turned into bookings for our business. We constantly measure hits on our web site to determine their origin and the Tourist Radio web site has performed consistently…..
It exceeds the performance of far larger, so called specialist, web sites that we are also linked to.I believe that the results we enjoy are the result of your web site providing the right information and environment for the people using it. This is exactly what we hope for with our listings on external web sites.”
Sue and Matthew,
Sunnyhurst Chalets
Eagles Heritage Raptor Wildlife Centre  We have been advertising on Western Tourist Radio in Cowaramup and Karridale for over 12 months and have found it very cost effective in attracting visitors to our Centre.      Like any form of advertising, it is hard to be sure exactly where visitors heard our message. The fact that I frequently have visitors volunteer that they heard me on the Tourist Radio confirms to me that visitors to the area are listening to the service. It is likely that many more visit because of this advertisement but do not necessarily comment.       I am happy to recommend this service to other tourist attractions and would encourage accommodation providers to promote the service to their guests as a way of informing them of the attractions of the area.  Thanking you for your service.                              Kathy & Philip Pain, Owners

Bolganup Homestead Western Tourist Radio's website is a valuable source for tourists likely to be interested in staying at our homestead accommodation.   Kind regards  Peter Faulkner

This letter is to advise you that we have had several enquiries and one booking originating from our new webpage that is attached to your Western Tourist Radio website.
The booking was for early this month and the guests who were from the eastern states had printed our webpage.
We have also directed some phone enquiries to our webpage via your website.
Considering that we have only had the webpage up and going for less than two months I am quite pleased at the responses we are getting.
Kind regards    Brian Byatt  Proprietor  
Donnybrook Motel Motor Lodge

Hello Barry  I am currently planning our Christmas 08 holiday and came accross you website.
Your website has plenty of great links and info about WA that is certainly making our holiday planning much easier.
Thank for a great website...
Cheers   Lyndall (Melbourne)

Sanctuary Golf Resort  Thanks for the opportunity to recognise your fine company and the work it is doing to develop and showcase tourism within the local region.     I promote the service of "Tourist Radio" by having the program available to our guests via channels on our television network system.   The radio station is played between scheduled in-house movies providing an effective way to promote the attractions of Bunbury and the Tapestry region.   Congratulations on a superb job     Mark Adams   General Manager
Hi Barry,
I just wanted to thank you for the CD but also to congratulate you on the wonderful service in the Tourist Radio. It is always the station we have on as we travel through a region, being not only informative but also cleverly scripted and entertaining. It was during our recent visit through Busselton and Dunsborough last week that I came upon the idea of using the information in my listening classes. Going on the Net and seeing how well laid out the website was (as well as being extremely user-friendly), I realised that you can listen to the programs online as well. What a great idea! It means that if you are planning a trip to a new area, you can do some quick and easy research beforehand, finding out what is on offer and what you would like to include. This could even be done by travellers' en-route each night if they have access to the Internet wherever they are staying. I think this is an invaluable aid in trip planning and I just wish this type of service were available in all of the Western Australian country towns (and even interstate).

Thankyou again for the time and effort that you have obviously put into this project and good luck with the future.      Kind regards,       Perri Pires
Dolphin Discovery Centre Bunbury    Dear Barry, The Dolphin Discovery Centre is delighted to recognise the valuable contribution you, as an individual, and Western Tourist Radio are providing to the growth of the tourism industry in our region. Western Tourist Radio has the potential to be a fantastic resource for independent travellers to our region and can directly influence their decision making.     The Dolphin Discovery Centre proudly promotes Western Tourist Radio through signage at the Centre and also plays the station as our on-hold telephone message.    I congratulate you on your efforts to involve the tourism industry in this important and effective marketing initiative and wish you future success.   Andrew Horan General Manager.
Margaret River Resort  Dear Barry, Thank you for your enthusiasm in promoting the many attractions of our beautiful South West.      The Margaret River Resort will most defiantly be a part of what I believe to be an essential marketing tool, a tool which will not only be an asset to our company but will aid those companies which provide products and services to the very guests who keep our company in business.     I congratulate the concept and look forward to a beneficially rewarding future business relationship with you and your company.  Jason Baxter, General Manager.
Cape Naturalist Tourism Assn.   Western Tourist Radio have been a member of the CNTA since 2001.  Under the management of Barry & Dale Green, the tourist radio service has been significantly upgraded in the last 2 years.   The CNTA has assisted in this upgrade through the provision of editorial content on the overall Margaret River Wine Region, thereby ensuring that key non commercial activities and attractions in the region are promoted alongside commercial operators.  The new program is a pleasure to listen to. Information is up-to date, dynamic and includes interesting interviews with local identities who have contributed to the tourism development of our region.   If it has been sometime since you listened to Western Tourist Radio, we would recommend you make time to be familiar with this new service to the tourism industry.   The CNTA supports the endeavours of Western Tourist Radio to provide an alternate means of promoting the Margaret River Wine Region and its many natural attractions to visitors to our region.            Barry Brown   General Manager
Tourism South West  I am pleased to forward this letter in support of your submission for the (2002) Tourism Awards in the category "Media".  Since you took over Western Tourist Radio, you have been constantly aware of your projects influence on the South West Tourism Industry, and the need for continuity of the South West's marketing message.   Every step of the way you have asked Tourism South West for suggestions and comments on your radio format, content and how you can work with us.  Because of this and your contact with many other tourism associations you have designed a product that works well with other South West tourism promotions, including Australia's South West Holiday Planner, the South West promotion at local and Eastern States Caravan and Camping Shows and more.   Barry your 'down to business' regional approach, support of local tourism associations and sheer determination has seen what was once a failing tourism product turn into an upcoming successful tourism media.  Sascha Turner,  Marketing Manager
Margaret River Visitor Centre   The Augusta Margaret River Tourism Assn. Inc endorses the new concept for tourist radio adopted by Western Tourist Radio. Their new programs tell the story of the Margaret River Region including interviews with local characters and utilise local musical talent. The programs also promote unique local attractions, products and services, and we believe that the service is an asset ti the tourism industry and the area generally. Their new format does not include advertising for accommodation, recognising that when visitors are within range of their stations, they most probably already have accommodation booked. Instead the programs advise listeners still looking for accommodation to contact our Visitor Centres and where to find us.            The Tourist Radio service is now promoted with roadside signage and at information bays in the Margaret River Region. In addition some accommodation providers in the South West are now making the radio program available to visitors in their room via a television channel. The feedback we have from visitors is that they appreciate the service and that it does influence their decisions, especially in relation to attractions that are further from the main centres.        Western Tourist Radio have been keen to work closely with the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association to ensure that their message is consistent with the direction of this association, and we are happy to recommend their service to our members.                     Phillipa Heaford   Promotions Coordinator & Membership Liaison Officer
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