Continuing The Conversation In Gippsland

Gippsland locals have an opportunity to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, as community consultation leading up to the next Gippsland Regional Assembly kicks off. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford encouraged local residents to engage with the Gippsland Regional Partnership ahead of its 2017 Regional Assembly, to be held in Sale on … Read More

BIG4 Beacon Resort, Queenscliff reports a huge increase in tourism in the Queenscliff region over the winter months.

The winter school holidays proved successful for the Borough of Queenscliffe, with Beacon welcoming 43% more guests compared to the same time last year over the July break. This, along with a massive increase of 89% more caravanners, demonstrates taking the family away for a holiday is becoming the cool way to spend the winter … Read More

Using accounting to help children

Overhauling the accounting and management at a school for street children in Guatemala has been a real education for Miguel Del Rio. During a short stint in the Guatemalan city of Quetzaltenango – which sits 2300m above sea level near the foot of the famous Santa María volcano in the country’s western highlands – Miguel Del … Read More

New road rules coming into force on July 1

There are five major new road rules that Victorian motorists and cyclists will have to contend with from Saturday. New road rules will come into force in Victoria from July 1: On-the-spot fines for cyclists using mobile phones New give way rules for vehicles at intersections with bike crossing lights Cyclists and coaches permitted to … Read More

A message from VTIC

Visitors are flocking to Victoria as the recently released International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey results show, with over 2.7 million international visitors coming to Victoria over a 12-month period. Domestic overnight visitors over the same period also grew 6.2% to 22.5 million. Victoria has again reaped the benefits of hosting world class events, with over 90,000 people … Read More

Landmark Tourism Boost To The Iconic Lake Tyrell

One of Victoria’s most remarkable natural attractions, the unique salt lake environment of Lake Tyrrell, will get a new visitor information and tourism infrastructure thanks to $2.3 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Lake Tyrrell is Victoria’s largest salt lake and is especially popular with visitors from China – Victoria’s largest market for inbound tourists, … Read More

New Tourism Push To Bring More Visitors To Gippsland

Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley will benefit from extra tourism funding to attract more visitors, boost local businesses and create more jobs. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced $3.2 million to help Destination Gippsland give more people the opportunity to experience the best of everything Gippsland has to offer. Regions like … Read More

Caravan Park Lifestyle to Feature Nationally on Studio 10 All Next Week

Caravan Industry Association of Australia are taking the whole Studio 10 team caravanning and camping next week.  David (Robbo) Robinson, Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Jess Rowe and a host of special guests will be sharing the wonderful qualities of caravan park environments with their national audience, timed around the school holidays. Tune in … Read More

Latest tourism spending figures released

The latest National Visitor Survey which Australian tourists spent a record $61.7 billion for the year ending March 2017, an increase of $3.7 billion. The figures were released today by Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP. Combined with the record spending of international tourists for the same period, up … Read More