PORT STEPHENS ‘INCREDIBLE BY NATURE’ CAMPAIGN
It was very exciting last week to launch the new brand campaign for Port Stephens. The campaign is currently in market with sponsored digital and social media advertising, influencers, Concrete Playground and We are Explorers (digital/social) in partnership with Destination NSW. The campaign has been extended to feature outdoor billboards, train exterior advertising panels, Australian Traveller print and digital and TV commercials on NBN and WIN Network (on air now).
The primary call to action is portstephens.org.au. Please ensure your listing and availability is up to date to make the most of this campaign for your business.
LOVE SEA FOOD – NEXT EVENT WILL BE HELD IN AUGUST 2021
Due to Covid-19 restrictions on mass gatherings and social distancing requirements, Destination Port Stephens has made the decision not to hold the 2020 event.
Love Sea Food is a month-long event that showcases the fresh local seafood, the people who catch, farm, and cook (local chefs) and the incredible place it comes from – Port Stephens.
Love Sea Food is a great driver of visitation to Port Stephens and will be bigger and better in 2021 with a fantastic month-long program already planned.
COVID SAFE PLANNING FOR TOURISM OPERATORS
Destination NSW has compiled industry-specific advice that is relevant to the tourism sector, as at 19 June 2020. Click here for more information
As business activity across NSW continues to pick up, tourism operators are reminded to follow all NSW Government and health advice.
The NSW Government continues to publish updated advice in line with the current Public Health Orders to best inform businesses and individuals about their responsibilities – refer to NSW.gov.au for the latest updates
2020 DIPLOMA OF EVENT MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR REGIONAL NSW
Applications for the 2020 Diploma of Event Management scholarships program has opened. Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) has developed this Diploma of Event Management, specifically to accommodate study by distance learning for people already working in the events industry in regional NSW.
NOW’S THE TIME TO LOVE NSW CAMPAIGN
The Now’s the Time to Love NSW campaign toolkit was released earlier this week and is now available to download from Destination NSW’s corporate website, along with the campaign factsheet:
NEW SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT – please read to see if your business is eligible
Thousands of small businesses reopening across the State after the COVID-19 shutdown will benefit from funding of up to $3,000 under a new Small Business Recovery Grant. Applications will open on 1st July to help businesses safely relaunch their operations with funds remaining from the $750 million. Read full media release.
BUSINESS EVENTS BOOST PROGRAM
Launched as part of Business Events Australia’s coronavirus recovery strategy, the program will see Tourism Australia’s specialist business events unit work closely with industry on activity which encourages business events to take place in Australia as pandemic recovery progresses.
Read more about the activity the program supports in the Business Events Boost Program Fact Sheet
Further information is available in the Business Events Boost Program 2020/21 Prospectus
CONFERENCES & TRAINING
Adventure Travel World Summit: 6th – 9th October 2020
Registration is open for the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) Adventure Travel World Summit 2020, to be held in Adelaide in October. The summit will be delivered by ATTA in partnership with Tourism Australia and the South Australian Tourism Commission. Register here.
Australian Tourism Export Council Covid Ready sector specific workshops
Tourism businesses looking to re-open their businesses with confidence can join the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) COVID Ready program. The program supports businesses with a tourism-specific COVID Ready toolkit, provides online ‘how-to’ sector specific workshops to guide businesses through developing their ‘COVID Ready Plan’. For more information and to register for upcoming sector specific online workshops visit here.