Welcome to the first newsletter of 2016. I hope you are enjoying a busy summer and that the peak season continues to be a strong one for our industry and Gippsland visitor economy. I encourage you to take advantage of the information and opportunities presented this month, whether they be in PR, to work with Tourism Australia or to improve your online marketing reach. I also take this opportunity to thank and farewell our Marketing Manager Andrew Wilson. For those that have worked with Andrew you will know what at loss this will be for our team and for our industry. He has been a tireless promoter of Gippsland over the past three years and we wish him well with his next career move. I look forward to introducing a new Marketing Manager in coming weeks to continue our work to grow tourism in Gippsland this year and beyond.