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Brisbane Greeters race to celebrate fifth birthday

The city’s much-loved Brisbane Greeters will today embark on an ‘amazing race’ to celebrate five years of promoting our New World City to the world.  

Finance and Economic Development Chairman Krista Adams said the city was proud of its most passionate ambassadors, who were an integral part of the Brisbane community.

“Brisbane is known for its friendly hospitality and Brisbane Greeters is a group dedicated to promoting our fantastic lifestyle to the world,” Cr Adams said.  

“When Brisbane Greeters was officially launched in 2012, there were just twelve volunteer Greeters.

“Now five years on, we have 200 Greeters who have collectively welcomed more than 50,000 visitors to our city.”

Cr Adams said the program ensured Brisbane put its best foot forward, connecting visitors, delegates, international students and migrants with our most welcoming residents. 

“Brisbane Greeters help promote Brisbane through city tours tailored to specific groups that showcase all our city has to offer, including our rich history, cultural diversity and world class facilities,” Cr Adams said. 

“The Greeters continue to do our city proud, and the program’s free daily walking tours are already ranked first in a list of more than 100 Brisbane tours and activities on TripAdvisor.

“The Greeters also link tours with major events held in Brisbane, including last weekend’s inaugural Global Tens rugby tournament and the upcoming World Science Festival.

“2016 was a huge year and saw the launch of CityCycle Greets and Cruise Ship Passenger Greets, and the program will continue to grow in 2017, with a few more surprises planned.”

Brisbane Greeters is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an ‘Amazing Race’ style scavenger hunt today starting from key sponsor The Coffee Club's city stores. 

Around 70 Brisbane Greeters will don their signature red shirts and venture through the streets of Brisbane to collect clues and embrace our great city

Brisbane Greeters were an early member of The Global Greeter Network which are now among more than 150 Greeter programs throughout the world. 

To celebrate Brisbane Greeters' fifth birthday, Visit Brisbane sat down with long-time Greeter Sue Hammond to hear her top five highlights of the last five years.

For more information, visit brisbanegreeters.com.au.

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