Victorian Tourism Industry Awards
The 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards were held at Crown Casino on Thursday November 22nd and brought some big wins for the Great Ocean Road.
The calibre of the competition was high, however some of our operators won gold and will continue on to enter the Australia Awards next March in Launceston, in fact half of those who entered from our region won in their categories.
Congratulations to Worn Gundj at Tower Hill for winning the Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism for the 3rd time, elevating them to the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame! Our accommodation entrants were equally successful with Alkina Lodge winning gold for best luxury accommodation and Heytesbury House in Cobden also winning a gold for best hosted accommodation. We wish you all luck for the national awards!
Well done to the 2018 TABCORP Warrnambool May Racing Carnival who won silver in the highly contested Events and Festivals category. We also acknowledge and congratulate Timandra By The Sea and the Kids Adventure Outdoors Festival who also entered the awards, which is an achievement in itself.
If you would like to know more about the Victorian Tourism Awards, the entry process or how GORRT can support entrants, please get in touch with Lee Malady firstname.lastname@example.org
November Business Development Update
It’s hard to believe we are weeks away from Christmas again! It’s been a big year with the introduction of our new Preferred Partner Program and we now have over 50 operators across the region who are now preferred partners since it’s introduction in July.
The key benefit of the Preferred Partner Program is that it gives tourism operators the opportunity to engage with us further and gives great exposure of your business through all of our our digital platforms. One of the many benefits that all Preferred Partners receive is the opportunity to promote a deal or offer that is published on the deals module located on the home pages on both the Visit Great Ocean Road and Destination sites.
Preferred Partner Packages start from as low as $49 per month. If you would like to find out more about the Preferred Partner Program you can download the prospectus here or give me a call.
Get your website listings live prior to the holiday season!
With the huge influx of visitors coming to the region over the holiday season the traffic to our regional and destination websites increases significantly with almost double the amount of traffic! (the Visit Great Great Road website had over 100,000 unique visitors to the site between Dec and January in 2017-18)
Visitors use our websites as a resource to find out everything from where stay, where to eat, what to do, check out tours and much more. We also have suggested itineraries, blog articles and other great information on our sites for visitors to the region so make sure your business is on there as well!
To purchase a website listing with your credit card – go to our online store here or purchase one of the Preferred Partner Packages starting from just $49 per month!
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Brown Magpie Wines Christmas Industry Offer!
Our 2018 conference partner – Brown Magpie Wines have a special offer for all of our tourism operators across the region on their fabulous range of wines.
OFFER – 25% off all wines bought online from www.brownmagpiewines.com .
Offer valid until 11 December 2018 Minimum order 6 bottles always applies. Free delivery* fee applies remote areas
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Andrew Humphris – Business Development Manager
Ph. 0422 158 855