Get on board with Instameet

BUNDABERG Instagram users have been busily promoting the best Bundy has to offer ahead of the Queensland Instameet in October 4.

In what organisers hope will become the world's biggest Instameet, keen snappers are being asked to save the date October 4 to simultaneously share thousands of images of Queensland visitor experiences using the #thisisqueensland tag.

And savvy Bundy photographers have been busy getting the ball rolling with plenty of gorgeous pictures sprouting up on the social media site already.

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said Instagram was a powerful social media platform with more than 200 million monthly users worldwide.

She said high-profile digital influencers would join everyday Queenslanders and tourism operators to send a collective nod to the state.

"The Queensland Instameet will involve people coming together to connect, explore and collectively sell our tourism assets to the world by posting authentic and compelling photos to inspire others to visit," she said.

"We will showcase our world class visitor experiences from watching the sunset on Hamilton Island's One Tree Hill through to stargazing in the Outback or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Ms Stuckey said the Instagram event was about developing the world's best digital tourism systems and integrating technological innovations.

She said Tourism and Events Queensland used #Room753 earlier this year to inspire 22 high-profile digital influencers from 13 countries to spread the word about Queensland in line with their passions - from surfing safaris to culinary experiences and romantic getaways to adrenalin-charged adventures.

For more information on the Queensland Instameet visit - http://www.queensland.com/instameet

The NewsMail is keen to see local Instagram users warming up to the main event on October 4.

If you Instagram a photo of your favourite place and tag our account @onelocaltoanother, we could publish your photo in the paper in the lead up to the Instameet.



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