Join the welcome crew! Volunteers needed to assist with welcoming cruise ships to Busselton

By September 8, 2022 September 21st, 2022 Cruise Ships

The Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association (MRBTA) is calling for local ambassadors to get involved in its cruise ship volunteer program as Busselton prepares to welcome back cruise ships for the first time since the onset of the global pandemic.

With the first arrival of the cruise ship calendar scheduled for 29th October, MRBTA is working to plan a first-class welcome program for visitors.

The MRBTA is seeking volunteers to cover shifts ranging from three to eight hours to help set up tents, erect signage, meet and greet passengers and provide basic directions and information on local services. All volunteers will be provided with training and refreshments on the day.

MRBTA plays a key role in the facilitation of the cruise ship welcome program to ensure passengers are not only looked after from a logistical standpoint, but made to feel welcome and given an outstanding visitor experience in the region. Passenger surveys carried out during previous arrivals at Busselton have produced overwhelmingly positive feedback, with 97% of passengers saying that they would return to the destination as a result of their visit.

Our goal this year is to really impress the passengers, so they go home and spread the word to their friends and families, and better still, choose Busselton and the surrounding region for their next holiday destination.

Locals who are interested in becoming a volunteer are invited to register their interest via email to Peta Fussell, Visitor Visitor Services Manager at cruise@margaretriver.com.

A morning tea will be hosted on Monday 3rd October 2022 from 11am at the Busselton Visitor Centre in Railway House, 17 Foreshore Pde, Busselton for a meet & greet amongst experienced and new cruise volunteers.