Central NSW Tourism Product Development Newsletter 2

Creating your visitor experience – Newsletter 2

Welcome to all new members of the Central NSW Tourism’s Enewsletters and product development programme. We have now added many local cafes and restaurants to our mailing list and you will   be receiving invitations to our Presentation Day events. This is when we launch the new Tourism Trails to develop the value of tourism.

100 Mile Diet experience

Food producers, cafes and restaurants can participate in the 100 Mile Diet experience and feature in a tourism promotional materials

This programme, which promotes local produce, will be incorporated into our new Tourism Trails. Visitors will be guided to see our attractions and encouraged to buy local produce or visit cafes and restaurants which use local food and wine in their menu. This way visitors can see and taste the difference, they are also encouraged to spend money supporting our local communities. We are now compiling an up to date list of markets and local producers and will make this freely available to you all.

Creating a competitive edge for your business

Every community can have its own special story

We have prepared an information sheet that explains how you can create a strong point of difference for your business or community groups with tips and examples. Christopher, director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, is available to assist you in developing new ideas for your business. Send any questions to this link: The free sheet can be downloaded here Activity and is part of the Central NSW Tourism’s project funded by Destination New South Wales.

World best practice

Centroc and Central NSW Tourism recognised

This product development programme being implemented by Centroc (Central NSW Councls) (that includes the Tourism Trails, 100 Mile Diet and the community project 100,000 Hands) and Central NSW Tourism, has been recognised as world best practice.  This programme is being showcased as part of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s supported activity called World Responsible Tourism Day. This seeks to recognise good tourism initiatives that help communities and are mindful of their environmental footprint. Centroc is an official supporter of World Responsible Tourism Day which culminates at the World Travel Market (held in London). This is the first time any Australian region has participated and there is sure to be strong media interest. By participating in the new Tourism Trails and supporting local food and wine through the 100 Mile Diet you will be helping your region stand out as amongst the best. You can also directly participate, to find out how.

Museums

A full list of local museums with their opening time, key exhibits and website details will feature in the next edition. Your local museums are a treasure trove of ideas to help inspire you for your business. The volunteers at the museums are very willing and keen to assist you and discuss the local history. Very soon there will be a number of recorded interviews available on line. These provide further background to the stories that make Central NSW so very special.

More helpful information

To help you develop your visitor experience or prepare your business plan there are now a range of helpful reports and links to get you started, some are more detailed than others. Explore the website pages here. If you have any questions please contact  the project facilitator, Christopher Warren. More resources and links will also be added during the course of the programme.

Q&A

You can ask Christopher a question by going to this online page Question and Answer. He will respond promptly to assist you with identifying information sources, providing marketing advice or help you plan your goals and how you might develop a new initiative. There is no cost for this service which will run the duration of this CNSWT project. Commercial confidentiality will be respected at all times.

 

 

This Central NSW Tourism development and training project has been funded by Destination New South Wales.