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Destination NSW has awarded local tourism operator Tweed Byron Transit $100,000 funding to develop its Green Cauldron Tours.

The new full-day group tour will allow visitors to explore the Green Cauldron and Nightcap National Park and will feature an Aboriginal cultural experience as well as the opportunity for tourists to learn more about local organic food produce.

Member for Ballina, Don Page, announced $100,000 yesterday as part of the NSW government’s $5 million Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program.

Mr Page said an independent panel of industry experts recommended Tweed Byron Transit against a number of applications put forward in a highly competitive selection process.

‘This is another great boost for our community as it is in addition to the $250,000 that I was pleased to announce on behalf of the NSW government at a tourism industry forum in Byron Bay last week,’ Mr Page said.

Last week’s funding announcement included awards made to nine tourism operators in the Northern Rivers region.

Minister Souris said Destination NSW has awarded a total of $1.75 million under the major funding section of the program, which will see funding provided to 16 tourism businesses across NSW to expand their visitor attractions.

‘The value of tourism in regional NSW is more than $8.7 billion in overnight visitor expenditure, and is critical for boosting the NSW economy. The aim of the Regional Tourism Product Development Program is to improve the visitor experience and encourage tourism spending in regional NSW,’ Mr Souris said.

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