In this Update:
- Smooth FM Campaign Gathers Momentum
- February CEO Board Report
- Platypus makes a splash with US Visitors
- RACV Tourism Awards Mentoring Program
- Save the Date – Annual Industry Summit
- Combined Separations Systems Trade Partner Profile
Our Smooth 91.5 Campaign is in full swing, and the first winner of the four weekly competitions has been announced.
Listen to the winner’s on air response
Listen to the on air weather sponsorship
The winners receive a fantastic Mid-Week Mini-Break in the in the Dandenong Ranges, which is one of the key drivers of the campaign.
A big thank you to our prize sponsors in:
- Valley Ranges Getaways
- Puffing Billy Railway
- The Independent Restaurant and Bar
- Coonara Springs
- Burrinja Cultural Centre
- Burnham Beeches, The Piggery Cafe
- Balance Mountain Day Spa
- Elle Naturale
The whole region’s branding is also benefiting from some parallel campaign activity being run by the Yarra Valley Wine and Festival at the same time as our Find Your Self promotion.
For those of you looking to get a detailed snapshot of the activities that are reported at our bi-monthly Board meetings read more here there is always plenty going on.
Thanks to Ralph Henderson of Yarra Gables Motel and Villa who shared one of his guests experiences of a lifetime at Healesville Sanctuary….
Just wanted to share an amazing story with you.
We had two guests stay with us last night from America, mother and daughter.
Their sole reason for coming to Australia was to do the platypus encounter at the Sanctuary. Apparently the daughter is a platypus fanatic.
In coming to Australia the first thing they booked was the platypus encounter, they then booked the rest of the trip.
All up they are spending 15 days in Australia but would not have come here at all if it was not for the platypus encounter, which is a truly unique experience, so well done and thank you to the team at Healesville Sanctuary!!
RACV Tourism Awards Mentoring Program 2017
Ever thought about applying for a tourism award? Is your business is doing amazing things? Come along to an information session about about the awards process, how the mentoring program works and what is involved in preparing a submission. *Grants are available to to new businesses applying for the first time.
Wednesday 1 March 11am-12noon
Yarra Ranges Tourism Office 6/9 Clarke St Lilydale 3140
Thursday 11 May – Box Hill Institute Lakeside Campus Lilydale
12.00-1.30 Trade Show & Networking Lunch
1.30-5.00 Summit Program followed by Drinks
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