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Tourism Future 14 – what a great event!
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EVIC volunteers enjoy high tea
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Whale-watch season already looking positive

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.

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EVIC volunteers enjoy high tea

Volunteers from the Eden Visitor Information Centre were treated to a magnificent High Tea last Wednesday in celebration of Volunteers Week.  Centre Manager Shannon Wollashyn welcomed the group and thanked them for their tireless work in providing a vital service to Eden tourism.  Eden Lioness Club members put together the spread which was truly a wonder to behold – and eat!  Tea served with fine china by smiling ladies – what more could we ask?

Interested in becoming a Volunteer at EVIC?  Give Shannon a call on 6496 1953.  The main skill we need that you have is your passion for this town and region.  Give it a go. It’s so much fun!

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Whale-watch season already looking positive

The appearance of a small humpback whale amongst the fleet anchored at Snug Cove wharf this morning caused quite a buzz.  We normally don’t see humpbacks so close to shore during the annual northern migration so this was a pleasant surprise for those who happened to be enjoying the beautiful spring morning at one of the cafes at the wharf.  Keep an eye out folks – as humpback numbers are increasing at about 10% per annum, we are likely to see more whales more often here in our whale town!

Thanks to our friends from Cat Balou Cruises for the images.  Visitors wishing to know more about the amazing whale-watching opportunities on the Sapphire Coast – or just about anything you need to know about these magnificent creatures should visit the following websites:

http://www.sapphirecoast.com.au/whales/whale-watching/
Wild About Whales
Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

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