Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Sunshine Coast promotion to focus on attractions and events

Sunshine Coast promotion to focus on attractions and events
June 12, 2015

A new joint venture between Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) and Australia Zoo, marks the start of a deeper level of promotion for Sunshine Coast attractions and events to Australian and international travellers.

As a first step, a co-branded billboard has been unveiled targeting the 75,000 vehicles that travel to and from the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports daily. The billboard will combine the promotion of Australia Zoo with 13 different events in the Sunshine Coast region.

Through the new partnership, SCDL and Australia Zoo aim to make the Sunshine Coast one of Australia’s premier destinations for attractions and events.

Introducing the partnership, SCDL Chief Executive Simon Ambrose said the regional tourism organisation was pleased to deepen its existing relationship with Australia Zoo, the region’s largest tourist attraction.

Ambrose stated “events and attractions bring the region to life and play a vital role in attracting visitors and supporting the region’s $2.5 billion tourism industry.

“Australians and international travelers generally know about the Sunshine Coast’s beaches and increasingly the Hinterland areas, but we also have a dynamic range of attractions that make the region ideal for tourists and conference groups. Australia Zoo’s extensive collection of exotic and Australian wildlife is a great way of highlighting this.

“Each billboard will be designed to get people talking. This initiative is just one component of SCDL’s leveraging campaign that promotes the great events portfolio that has been secured by the Sunshine Coast Council Tourism and Events levy. We want to be attracting the attention of every traveller who passes through Brisbane Airport and remind them that there is always something new and different to experience on the Sunshine Coast.”

Welcoming the agreement, Terri Irwin, Owner of Australia Zoo added “it's important to work together to better showcase our spectacular Sunshine Coast and the many exciting events visitors can experience here.

“From the breathtaking natural beauty, to our incredible wildlife, sport, and fabulous festivals, we are proud to be sharing this innovative marketing strategy with SCDL.”

Images show Terri Irwin and Simon Ambrose with one of Australia Zoo’s white rhinos, DJ, and also with a friendly koala. Credit: Ben Beaden / Australia Zoo

2nd January 2015 - AUSTRALIA ZOO OPENS NEW BINDI’S ISLAND ATTRACTION

11th December 2014 - SUNSHINE COAST RECORDS 11% INCREASE IN DOMESTIC VISITORS THROUGH WINTER AS VICTORIANS HEAD NORTH


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

COMMERCIAL AQUATICS AUSTRALIA

Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

SimplySwim

    SimplySwim is a school management solution that helps swimming school owners and managers optimize operations by automating functions such as managing class schedules, billing and…

read more

Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety / Technology

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

SportEng

SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues

 
 
 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business