Industry and Product Development Update

Capture Walking Visitors Workshops

Tourism North East are holding a series of workshops to coincide with the launch of the regional Walk High Country Campaign.   This workshop explores how your business can capture the Walking visitor market and is based on the most recent insights and findings from the Quantum Research project.

Beechworth will host a workshop on Tuesday 26 February  This FREE two-hour session can be booked here: Book Workshop

Tourism North East have also released their next round of Industry Development Workshops, check their Eventbrite page for details.


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Webinars of Interest

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The Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), host a monthly webinar with content targeted specifically to the tourism industry. You do not have to be a member of VTIC to access the webinars, and past webinars are available on YouTube. 


The Accommodation Styling Masterclass

Mt Ophir, Rutherglen are hosting The Airbnb Masterclass facilitated by Sarah Andrews and Eliza Rodgers. Designed to be an all in one workshop that will teach you how to style, photograph and manage your property. Tickets for the May 14 and 15 event can be purchased here where you can also read success stories showing the stunning before and after images of past students.


Business Photography - Special Rates

We can’t emphasise enough how important good images are for promoting your business.  That is why the tourism unit at Indigo Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from tourism business operators who would be keen to participate in a group buying project.  Depending upon the interest, we plan to work with local photographers to negotiate a group buying rate.  Participating businesses would receive a suite of copyright free images.  Please contact Clare to register your interest or find out more. 


New Business News

Congratulations to the new owners of Telegraph Hotel Chiltern!  Jo and Adrian look forward to hosting your next family dinner, team parmi night or casual drink in the bar.  Keep an eye on for any future events they have planned.

We also welcome a new management team to Poachers Paradise Hotel, Rutherglen.  Chris and team have developed a new menu, whilst continuing traditional of Parmi night on Thursdays and Friday night Joker Poker.


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 Is your Business Fire Ready?

Visit Victoria and the Country Fire Authority have developed the Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit to ensure businesses are prepared for bushfires.

Designed to help you understand the risks, prepare your business and educate on how to inform your customers.  We encourage all business owners and managers to read the kit and act on areas of your business that are not prepared for Fire Season. Take a read of the Tourism Business Fire Ready kit or if you require any further help in becoming Fire Ready please contact Clare Rowland Tourism Development Officer (Industry and Events).

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Smart Seeds Open

Join thinkers, makers, artists, leaders and doers to grow your impact in North East Victoria.

Presented by Start Up Shake Up you will work with other industry members to take on challenges set by community and industry leaders from across the region.  

This initiative is focused on opening up our region to collaboration and new ways of working.  You will discuss how we might attract a workforce capable of meeting current and future industry needs.

Smart Seeds Open is about discovering the challenges that need to be solved and generating business ideas to address them.

February 23 2019, 10am to 2.30pm, FREE lunch provided, location TBA

Registration here Book Smart Seeds Open


Industry Engagement

The Indigo Tourism team spend a lot of time chatting and corresponding with tourism business operators.  We are pleased to offer advice and support, so please contact us for an informal chat or to arrange a more formal discussion.

Between October and December 2018 the team responded to over 384 industry queries.