Guest safety across Mantra Group's 55 Queensland hotels and resorts has been taken to a new level with the hotel and resort operator partnering with Surf Life Saving Queensland(SLSQ) to help save lives along the Queensland coastline.
The partnership is a crucial step towards the goal of reducing preventable deaths in Queensland waters to zero.
Mantra Group Chief Operating Officer Tomas Johnsson said the formal alliance focusses on educating guests about water and surf safety.
"With many of our Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties located along the Queensland coastline, it is our responsibility to raise water safety awareness and to especially let our international guests know the only place to swim in the surf is between the flags," said Mr Johnsson.
"Surf Life Saving Queensland is one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in Australia.
"We are trying to help the more than 30,000 members volunteering at surf clubs all over the state by spreading the surf safety message and striving towards zero preventable deaths in Queensland public waters."
SLSQ Chief Executive Officer John Brennan OAM said the organisation is proud to be partnering with Mantra Group to help spread the surf safety message.
"Our volunteer surf lifesavers and professional lifeguards do an outstanding job each year, watching over and protecting millions of beachgoers, but they couldn't do it without the crucial support of our partners such as Mantra Group," said Mr Brennan.
"We're really pleased and proud to be partnering with Mantra Group to spread the surf safety message and, ultimately, help reduce drownings along Queensland's coastline.
"Our overarching vision as an organisation is to eliminate drowning deaths across Queensland and we see this partnership playing a key role in helping to achieve that moving forward."
Photo caption: John Brennan and Tomas Johnsson with two SLSQ lifeguards