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23 September, 2021

Bat tours continue to prove popular

THE Tolga Bat Hospital has once again been recognised for their high-quality tourism experience after receiving yet another two separate tourism awards, two years in a row.

By Rhys Thomas

Hannah Thompson and Jenny Mclean of the Tolga Bat Hospital are excited for the hospital to have received two different tourism awards two years running.

THE Tolga Bat Hospital has once again been recognised for their high-quality tourism experience after receiving yet another two separate tourism awards, two years in a row. 

The Hospital offers the chance to be a part of a small private tour showcasing the many kinds of bats within the hospital, tourists and locals alike get the chance to see these unique animals up close and personal. 

Due to this they have been awarded the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award and Best of Queensland Experiences Award in both 2020 and 2021. 

The Tripadvisor Award is given to businesses that consistently get great reviews, with only about 10 percent of businesses listed on Tripadvisor receiving a Traveller’s Choice Award. 

The Best of Queensland Experiences Award seeks to identify and recognise experiences that best “bring the Queensland story to life” and consistently deliver an exceptional customer experience. 

Director of the Tolga Bat Hospital Jenny Mclean said the hospital gives people the chance to see the bats in a different light then they would normally. 

“These awards show that the customer service we offer is great, but we want people to respect and value bats,” she said.

“So, if people come here and have a good experience meeting all these beautiful little bats then they’re more likely to have positive attitudes towards them.”

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