DESTINATION PORT STEPHENS MEMBER NETWORKING MEETING for 2nd July 2019
This is a chance to meet your fellow members and a great opportunity for networking discussions to help your business thrive.
Kim Latham, Holidays Parks Section Manager from Port Stephens Council will present an overview on the new Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary. Located in an idyllic bushland setting, the Koala Sanctuary will offer visitors a unique opportunity to see koalas in their natural habitat while supporting their long-term rehabilitation and preservation.
The meeting will be hosted by Broughtons at the Bay.
Where: Level 1, D’ALBORA Marina, 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay
When: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Time: 11am – 1pm
Cost: $5pp for morning tea
RSVP: 5pm Thursday 27th June 2019
** Please DO NOT assume that we know you are coming**
DPS SEEKS INDUSTRY COLLABORATION TO DOUBLE OUR MARKETING INVESTMENT
Destination Port Stephens (DPS) released a new Membership and Partnership Marketing program offering opportunities for tourism businesses and stakeholders to work in partnership with DPS to drive growth to the visitor economy in Port Stephens.
A key focus is to undertake a major destination marketing campaign which requires DPS to work in collaboration with the tourism industry, local businesses and stakeholders. Port Stephens is not only competing with other NSW regions for the domestic tourist dollar but also with the rest of Australia. We want to define our regional identity, cementing Port Stephens as a must-visit destination for domestic tourists.
To achieve this we are asking local business to band together to invest in a new destination marketing campaign which will enable DPS to be eligible to attract dollar-for-dollar funding.
A number of industry partners have already committed to invest in the destination marketing campaign and if you are interested to find out more and would like to organise a time to meet with DPS please contact us on the email below.
We look forward to working together with you to build the brand and the demand for our unique tourism product.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the DPS Membership & Partnership Marketing Opportunities.
There is a form at the back of the booklet you can complete to register your interest to participate with DPS in cooperative marketing programs, alternately you can complete the ONLINE FORM and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
D’ALBORA MARINAS – EOI Event Art; Broughtons at the Bay
D’Albora Marinas are seeking creatives to produce and display visual art pieces along the waterfront for an event on September 20th to 22nd. These installations will be incorporated with light and lighting fixtures and technology to showcase the talent of our local community and to create an atmosphere where art, technology and commerce collide. Download the flyer.
BEANIES FOR BRAIN CANCER
The 2019 Mark Hughes Foundation “Beanies for Brain Cancer” are now on sale for only $25 at the Visitor Information Centre or online. The Mark Hughes Foundation’s mission is to raise much needed funds for research, to create awareness and support brain cancer patients and their families. You can buy a beanie online here.
JUNE / JULY EVENTS 2019
Dark Beer and BBQ month @ Murrays Brewery – whole month of June
Murray’s Brewery dark beer line-up will be unleashed this June during its annual Dark Beer & BBQ Festival celebrations. SEVEN crazy beers will be progressively released and there will be live music every weekend, and BBQ inspired food specials. Full details.
Port Stephens Surf Festival – Thursday 20th to Tuesday 25th June
Port Stephens plays host to the 2019 NSW SUP State Titles the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics Longboard State Titles. Birubi and One Mile beaches will be the prime locations for the these events.
NAIDOC Week Celebrations – Monday 8th to Friday 12th July
A week of celebrations held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Read more.
Human Whale – Sunday 14th July
A World Record attempt to create the biggest human humpback as we celebrate the annual whale watching season. Join all the fun as the mammoth mammal takes shape on the sand of Fingal Beach. Keep an eye on the website, more details to come.
PCYC Nations of Origin – Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th July.
Nations of Origin is a multifaceted sport, cultural, education and leadership program which culminates during NAIDOC week annually at Raymond Terrace. The program has four main components: reconciliation, education, cultural identity and sport. Full details.