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January 17, 2020

Increased accessibility & launch of new Convention Centre drive record expenditure for Sunshine Coast tourism

Additional flights to Sunshine Coast Airport and the opening of the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre have contributed significantly to record tourism expenditure in the region in the year to September 2019. The figures were announced today as part of the release of Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor Survey (IVS) and…
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December 20, 2019

Australia’s pioneering destination food and lifestyle festival returns to the Sunshine Coast in 2020

he Curated Plate will return to the Sunshine Coast from 6-9 August 2020. Showcasing the union between local produce and chef expertise, the four-day culinary festival will be filled with once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences and bespoke events in the picturesque surrounds of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The full festival program will be announced in March…
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November 27, 2019

Jennifer Swaine and Zoe Sparks appointed to Visit Sunshine Coast Board

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) has welcomed industry professionals, Jennifer Swaine and Zoe Sparks, to their board. Ms Swaine has extensive experience in business on the Sunshine Coast. She is Chair of the Sunshine Coast Business Awards, an Executive of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance and runs her own marketing and…

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Introductory Level Trade Mentoring – Sunshine Coast

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm

n opportunity will be offered to twenty businesses for an indepth look at what they may need to do to effectively engage with trade. They will walk away with tangible outcomes and opportunities that they can work on. Please note that products participating in this will need to be vetted…

Introduction to Trade Distribution – Sunshine Coast

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 1/2 day workshop will focus on the key strategies to implement into your business to engage with Tourism Trade Distribution. The workshop will take you through the over all structure of the tourism industry and then also the tools that you will need to have within your own business…

Instagram for Tourism & Events

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will cover the following topics: The role of Instagram in your business and destination Maximising the features and functionality How reach and engagement works Creating content that connects with your audience Monitoring and responding Measuring and identifying what works An intro to Instagram Advertising *Please note that should…

Visit Sunshine Coast – Mooloolaba Beach Party!

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The time is near, mark your calendars and grab your gear. The drinks will be cold, the theme is set. We're having a beach party you'll never forget! Barefoot on the beach, leave your shoes at the door, and join us for a beach party on Mooloolaba shore!   A…

Intermediate Trade Mentoring – Sunshine Coast

March 11 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm

These mentoring sessions are designed to go into greater detail on what businesses need to incorporate into there business for a successful engagement with trade. This will look at specific agents and a sales strategy to engage with them or a specific sales activity. Products in these sessions will be…

Selling Skills Workshop – Sunshine Coast

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This 1/2 day workshop will follow on from introductory trade distribution workshop and develop selling skills within your businesses. You will learn about developing your unique selling point and how to convert a sale, ways to follow up and other essential tools. Participating products will be vetted by Visit Sunshine…

Online Booking & Distribution

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will cover the following topics: Customers purchase behaviours Fundamentals of creating a distribution strategy Introduction to working with distributors Choosing the best online booking solutions Optimising your website for direct business *Please note that should minimum attendee numbers not be met, event dates maybe subject to change* TOURISM…

Post ATE Sales Engagement – Getting the most out of ATE – Sunshine Coast

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

These mentoring sessions will be designed for those products who have been through the intermediate mentoring sessions and who have attended ATE. In this session businesses will have their follow up evaluated and best outcomes assessed to gain a tangible business result for their product Register:   TOURISM INDUSTRY…

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