Get involved! Become a member! Make sure you support us on social media, join the debates, help us work toward developing a more sustainable business model for the South Coast tourism businesses. We will keep you regularly informed and feel free to call our hotline about your concerns and ideas.
Click on the link to the application form below for membership levels and pricing or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Independent representation for tourism businesses on the South Coast
· Industry led
· Action oriented approach
· Totally South Coast focused
· Advocacy at Local, State and Federal Government level.
· Great networking opportunities with peer operators
· Communication and referral to funding and business support for your business through Tourism Australia, Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), DNSW and Aus Industry.
· Association applies for grant funding to support association activities such as the development of touring routes & a consumer facing website.
· Collaborative destination sales and marketing opportunities with media and industry distribution channels.
· Additional ‘opt in’ activities (additional cost); representation at the Australian Tourism Exchange, ATEC Meeting Place, in-market sales missions, supporting industry agent and media familiarisations
· Workshop training opportunities
· Access to advice from our panel of industry experts
· Association stakeholder engagement and representation with:
o Councils – Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Shires
o Aboriginal Land Councils
o Destination networks
o Destination NSW
o Tourism Australia
o Inbound Tour Operators working in domestic and international markets
o Online Travel Agents (OTA’s)
o Carla Grosetti – Writer, copywriter and freelance journalist
Carla’s 22-year career in journalism has been as rich and varied. In 2016, she won Best Food Travel story with the Australian Society of Travel Writer’s Awards. Her articles have appeared in Good Food, SMH’s Traveller, SBS Food, BBC Travel, Luxury Travel, QantasLink Spirit, Australian Traveller, Escape, The Guardian Travel, delicious. magazine, SBS Feast, Voyeur, Escape, Spa Life, Out & About with Kids, Stamford Life magazine, Out There, CNN Traveler, Going Places, Cuisine, Cruisecritic.com.au and Tiger Tales. She has also created custom content for tourism bodies such as Tourism Australia, Australian Insider, Destination NSW, Visit Queensland, Visit Canberra and write a monthly blog for Visit the Shire.
o Elisa Elwin – Owner, Publisher + Editor in chief 'Out & About with Kids' and 'Travel Play Live'
Elisa owns, publishes and contributes to Australia's most popular family travel magazine and digital platform, Out & About with Kids. The addition of Travel Play Live women’s adventure travel and wellness title to her expanding publishing portfolio, under her company Elwin Media Pty Ltd, now sees her as Editor in chief of both titles. Elisa was President of the Australia Society of Travel Writers from 2020, 2021. Elisa has a wealth of experience and leadership in creating a successful travel brand and family market partnerships and custom publishing opportunities. She will continue to build and strengthen relationships with key travel and tourism partners.
o Sally Burleigh, Director - SBCo is a leading collective of communications experts who live in and love the worlds of fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. With a successful legacy built over two decades, SBCo know that audiences feel connected to brands through authentic storytelling across multiple platforms. The agency has continually evolved their business with shifts in culture, communications and technology, and have chosen to work with clients and brands that they love.
o Karen Dempster, Principle - KD Marketing
Karen is a highly skilled tourism and marketing professional with over 25 years experience. She has worked in both the public and private sectors across accommodation, transport, tour operators and attractions, including many years working in domestic and international tourism markets. Karen is a strategic thinker that targets all facets of managing a business with the objective of growing destination, brand awareness, revenue and customer engagement.
Jessica Taunton - Director, Navigate Tourism - Owner & operator of Navigate Expeditions
Jess leads the team at Navigate Tourism Solutions, she brings to this a wealth of experience and knowledge of running a small business. Specialising in photography, drone photography and social media management.
Jess's qualifications and experience include; B. Social Science, Human Geography, 15+ years as a professional photographer and owning and managing a remote luxury eco-lodge, Swell Lodge.
Photography Navigate Tourism are a team of photographers and videographers who are creative and passionate about showcasing tourism business and destinations in a new light. We have experience in photographing and videoing tourism accommodation, services, experiences and destinations.
Social Media Management: Our team has decades of experience of managing social media content for tourism business and destinations. We stay up to date with current trends and can create photography and videography content, schedule engaging social media posts, reels and stories across all platforms.