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Merry Christmas and a bumper summer season!

As the weather warms up and we work to meet the Christmas deadlines, I would like to thank you for your support and continued hard work.  Tourism is an industry that relies on many people and organisations working together to provide great experiences, employ staff and generate benefits for the Gippsland visitor economy.  For many businesses the next two months are very important for their cashflow for the remainder of the financial year.  On behalf of the team at Destination Gippsland we wish you not only a merry and safe Christmas but also a bumper summer full of big spending visitors enjoying and being inspired by the best region in Victoria - Gippsland.

Kind regards,

Terry Robinson

Gippsland Tourism Leaders and Industry Forums 2017 – SAVE THE DATES (Update)

We will be hosting a series of four Gippsland Tourism Leaders and Industry Forums across Gippsland in 2017.The Forums will provide an opportunity for a greater number of operators and industry leaders to engage with Destination Gippsland and receive updates on relevant policy issues affecting the Tourism Industry (Visitor Economy).  

UPDATED: The proposed dates are:

• Central Gippsland (Latrobe City/Wellington Shire Council) - Tuesday 4 April 2017
• South Gippsland/Bass Coast - (TBA) May 2017
• East Gippsland - Tuesday 18 July 2017
Baw Baw - Tuesday 19 September 2017
(Dates maybe subject to variation)

For more information contact Janine Hayes jhayes@destinationgippsland.com.au

How to get involved with our social media activities

We understand visitors and businesses want to be part of our social media platforms. It is as simple as making sure you include our tags and handles in your own social media activity.  Over 40,000 people have used the hashtags #inspiredbygippsland and #visitgippsland to engage with us. 

Summer is the time to create great content for your tourism business.  Here are some steps you can take to join in our social media conversations and share your photos with a broader audience:

  • Upload your photos directly from your business / region Facebook profile to the Inspired by Gippsland Facebook page and participate in fan conversations on our wall
  • Hashtag your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter photos with #inspiredbygippsland and #visitgippsland or tag them @VisitGippsland for the opportunity to be featured on the @VisitGippsland profile
  • Tweet your news or any interesting images to @VisitGippsland on Twitter
  • Engage! Comment on posts to be noticed by not only us but your fans too.

For more information read our blog post here.

News across Gippsland

• Baw Baw Shire
• Bass Coast Shire - Event Calendar
• East Gippsland Shire - Visit East Gippsland
• Latrobe City - What's on in Latrobe
• South Gippsland Shire - Prom Country
• Wellington Shire Council - What's on in Wellington

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
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