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Tourism Future 14 – what a great event!
Register now for FREE NSW FIRST Workshops
Great guest speakers at August Meeting!

Tourism Future 14 – what a great event!

If you missed out on participating in Tourism Future 14 you missed an amazing and inspirational event!  Businesses that now recognise the endless tourism potential of our beautiful wilderness coast were there from all over the Shire and beyond to learn and network amongst like-minded businesses, developing partnerships and bundling their businesses for even greater reach.

Sapphire Coast Tourism showcased the many many new business opportunities in this region at the Tourism Summit held over the last week at several venues across the Shire. Guest speakers from Canberra Airport (wow!), Carnival Cruises (inc. P&O), Bob Wood Cruise Group, Tourism Australia, Destination NSW and a number of business owners who have tapped into the new ‘experience seeker’ visitor market with great success.

Anyone wanting help with developing new tourism businesses to meet the demand of growing visitor numbers is urged to contact Bega Valley Shire Council’s Business Growth Co-ordinator Bob McAlister, who can help you work your way through the processes required to start your business successfully.


Register now for FREE NSW FIRST Workshops

See below for a great opportunity to gain some great insights and advice into improving YOUR business.  Don’t kid yourself.  Every business can be improved.  These workshops are FREE of charge so register now and take advantage!


NSW FIRST Workshop Program 2014 – Merimbula September 2&3
Following the success of the workshop program to support the development of the NSW tourism industry in 2013, Destination NSW is pleased to once again run the NSW FIRST Workshop Program in 2014. The program’s three free of charge workshops will be delivered across 13 regional NSW locations, in addition to two full-day Sydney workshops.Industry Development Workshop
This workshop is designed for NSW tourism businesses with presentations on marketing, digital promotion, public relations, tourism research, product development and distribution. Due to demand, registration is limited to two people per company and priority will be given to businesses with a listing on visitnsw.com (through Get Connected).Regional Visitor Economy Fund Workshop
Now in its second year, the Regional Visitor Economy Fund workshop will provide an overview and update of the program; tips and case studies on how to successfully apply for funding, how to develop key performance indicators and calculate return on investment against the program’s four key selection criteria; and will provide an overview on Destination Management Plans as an essential tool to assist with developing a Regional Visitor Economy Fund application.

Regional Conferencing Business Workshop
Have you got what it takes? This introduction to business events will examine conference market sectors, current industry trends and expectations. Take a realistic look at your region, develop ideas on sourcing and delivering business to best suit your region and work on lifting your conference profile. This introductory workshop will be held in a selected number of locations.*



Great guest speakers at August Meeting!

Don’t miss the next General Meeting of the Chamber on Monday 4th August from 5:30pm at the Eden Fishermen’s Club (in the upstairs Captains Table room).  Guest speakers this month will be Anthony Osborne, Tourism Manager at Sapphire Coast Tourism and his colleague Sarah Chenhall.

“It’s all about coming together for everyone’s success”, says Anthony about the future of our region with regard to business and tourism.  The August Chamber meeting will focus on the many opportunities arising from many years of strategic planning and actions at multiple levels as far as tourism development goes.

Get updates on key projects such as:

  • Cruise Eden – we already have several vessels booked into the Port of Eden from early 2015. What will this mean for your business and our region?
  • Whales! – Australian Geographic has named Eden as THE top destination in Australia for whale-watching. This is very significant recognition and will bring even more focus on the town and its surrounds.
  • Walking – yes walking – is the fastest growing tourism sector in the world. Learn what walks are available locally and what is being developed to encourage repeat visitors and extended stays.

Not yet a Chamber Member?  Come along and see how you can benefit by joining. 

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