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Series 4 Gippsland Tourism Leader & Industry Forum Warragul

Destination Gippsland in conjunction with Baw Baw Shire will be hosting the final forum for the year at the Warragul Country Club on Thursday 5 October 2017 commencing at 10.30am.  

The forum is an opportunity to be updated on relevant policy issues affecting the Tourism Industry (Visitor Economy), share insights and understand how your business can access a range of opportunities through industry networks. The theme of the forum is centered on Accessibility from a broad perspective.

Program details for the forum can be found HERE. Follow the link to REGISTER NOW.  For more information contact Janine Hayes jhayes@destinationgippsland.com.au

Marketing Partner Opportunities with Destination Gippsland

The new Marketing Partner Opportunities brochure is now available, with an overview of our marketing activities for the 2017-18 year.

By working together our marketing effectiveness will have a greater impact and we encourage you to reach out and discuss what products and services meet your needs.

Contact the marketing team on 03 5668 2141 to become involved or download a copy of the Marketing Partner Opportunities brochure here.

Expressions of interest for Destination Gippsland Board

Do you have a strategic vision for tourism in Gippsland?

Do you have the time, desire, and connections to contribute through an active, not-for-profit peak body?

Do you have a range of excellent skills which you believe would enhance our Board of Directors and committees?

Destination Gippsland is calling for expressions of interest from individuals seeking appointment to its skills-based Board of Directors. The expression of interest form can be found here and will close by 5pm on Friday 15th September 2017.

Please contact our Company Secretary, Helen Rose by phone 03-5156 1303 or email, helen@destinationgippsland.com.au for further information.

Gippsland Tourism Business Feature - Prom Country Cheese

Prom Country Cheese is a vertically integrated agritourism venue owned and run by 2nd generation cheesemakers Bronwyn & Burke Brandon and their children, from their fertile farm in the beautiful hills of South Gippsland. Their focus is producing sheep milk for cheesemaking in the purpose-built cheese rooms overlooking the farm and dairy, and showcasing its transformation into distinctive regional cheese. To read more.

Burke's top 5 business tips

1. Start with a passion for what you do. This will shine through in your business engagements and is critical for success.
2. Be prepared to go above and beyond. The buck stops with you. Make it happen. Critics and customers don't care how many hours a day you work, but make time for family. Look after yourself and enjoy personal moments whenever you can.
3. Network. Get involved with your peers, industry and customers at every practical opportunity, otherwise you will be left in the dark and miss out. Collaborate with like-minded interests. Work together.
4. Have a top quality product and believe in it, although this is not enough - you have to continually tell your story and benchmark this with competitions, awards and media content.
5. Run a professional business. Pay your bills on time. Analyse but don't let paperwork take you away from what you are good at. Sometimes you have to just go for it - invest and make sure it works. Bigger isn't always better. Find a comfortable business size that enables you to remain hands-on and in control of quality. If you want to continually grow, get really big. If you can't accept risk or any of the above - go get a job!

If you have a story to share with us about someone in the Gippsland tourism industry please contact jhayes@destinationgippsland.com.au

Marketing Wander Victoria: Limited Editions Spring and Summer

In partnership with Visit Victoria, Destination Gippsland would like to identify amazing experiences our region offers that are available for a limited time only.  If you are aware of any events, natural or man-made then we would like to hear from you.  To read more

For further information contact Alison Conroy aconroy@destinationgippsland.com.au

Business Events Gippsland showcasing our region.

Destination Gippsland's new Meeting Planners guide can be found HERE. For more information on current and future marketing activity please contact Alison or Phoebe or read the blog.

Alison Conroy aconroy@destinationgippsland.com.au or

Kelly McCarthy kellymc@destinationgippsland.com.au

Trends in Tourism

Upcoming VTIC Events

Victorian Tourism Awards.  To book your seat for this auspicious occasion please contact.  VTIC here.

Resources from the recent VTIC conference can be found here. 2017 Victorian Tourism Conference (VTC17)presentations

Check in with our Social Media

Check into Social Media by tagging us in your posts.  To share using Gippsland Hashtgas read more HERE.  To see what  #Hashtags are all about you can read this article from Hootesuite.

Business Awards in Gippsland

Business Awards are held across the region to recognise and reward businesses for their business excellence. Please see the links to current award information.  To read more.

Gippsland Events

Gippsland has many events - follow the local guides from across the region to see what's on in your area.

Bass Coast Shire
Baw Baw Shire 
East Gippsland Shire
Latrobe Ciity Shire
South Gippsland Shire
Wellington Shire

Build your business with assistance from your local Council

Visit Destination Gippsland for a list of Industry links to local and  regional tourism associations and local government.  Industry Links.

Tourism in Gippsland = 12,400 Jobs

The Gippsland Visitor Economy generates an estimated $1.2b in Gross Regional Product (11% of the total Gippsland economy). It supports 12,400 jobs (12% of all Gippsland employment) in over 3,000 businesses across every community in Gippsland. Tourism in Gippsland is everyone’s business.

Destination Gippsland Team

Find out more about our Board of Directors here

Contact our team here