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20 October, 2021

Travel the region with Talking Tourism

FOR the past six months a young family has been travelling around Queensland promoting some of the regions lesser-known attractions, all from the comfort of their own caravan.

By Rhys Thomas

Simon, Shylah and Grace Oldham have spent the last six months travelling around the country promoting small, hidden gems of the tourism world.

FOR the past six months a young family has been travelling around Queensland promoting some of the regions lesser-known attractions, all from the comfort of their own caravan.

Simon and Shylah Oldham first started Talking Tourism on the Sunshine Coast six months ago and have been travelling the roads of Queensland ever since. 

They travel to a whole range of regions and towns with their daughter Grace, staying at local holiday and caravan parks documenting it all on their website for others to see. 

This gives travellers the opportunity to see what areas are really like from a travelling perspective and not from a critic.

“We devised a way that we could travel the country but also give back and give more exposure to some of the smaller independent tourism operators,” Simon said. 

“We pretty much sold up everything and put our investment into the van, we can still run the business from the road. 

“There are plenty of people travelling the country as a family or single or what have you, but our approach is different, our angle is to try and bring exposure to the smaller independent holiday parks and tourism activities.

“The little things that often people fly by on the highway and don’t give a second thought to, we really want to showcase that.”

Simon has already had previous experience in the tourism industry having another successful business called Online Tourism running as well. 

Telstra and Jeep have even hopped on board to some degree with Talking Tourism offering advice to Simon and his family or providing services. 

What was initially only supposed to last a couple of months is now planned to last indefinitely as the family plans to make their way across Australia with Talking Tourism.

You can follow along with the Oldham’s journey through the Talking Tourism website at https://www.talkingtourism. com.au/ where they post updates, competitions, in depth reviews and itineraries to follow along with when planning your next getaway.

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