March 30, 2021

Trust all is well with you.  Things remain busy, and while I expect that the end of Job Keeper won’t send us off an economic cliff, my social media feeds are full of posts from former colleagues in the international travel sector who have been made redundant.  Let’s be grateful for the fact that most businesses in the region are sustained by intrastate visitation…

March 4, 2021

Hope all is well and you’re still busy.  We’re looking forward to Chillout this weekend over the Daylesford side and excited about Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s upcoming Autumn Festival.

Feb 18, 2021

It has been a while since my last email; I figured you’re all pretty busy so I’ll leave you to it. What a cracking couple of months it has been. Woohoo! Anyway, there is some important info and a time-critical request in this one. Fairly soon I’ll give you an update on all things DMT (what we’ve been doing) but for now, I wanted to get this out to you.

Feb 9, 2021

It has been a while since my last email; I figured you’re all pretty busy so I’ll leave you to it. What a cracking couple of months it has been. Woohoo! Anyway, there is some important info and a time-critical request in this one. Fairly soon I’ll give you an update on all things DMT (what we’ve been doing) but for now, I wanted to get this out to you.

Dec 10, 2020

I daresay you have heard of the Regional Travel Vouchers Program.  This is a State Government initiative, to drive travel demand into regional Victoria.  It is designed to be very simple, with no onus on operators, other than the need to provide receipts.  You may receive questions from people, so we’ve tried to distil the facts into a list. 

Nov 17, 2020

Hooray!  After being forced to cancel the winter and spring mag’s, we have just produced what is, without doubt, our best mag yet.  Thanks to the team for producing, all contributing authors, all businesses who got involved in the competition and articles, and above all, the advertisers.  We can’t afford to produce this without advertising support and I’m absolutely sure that those who invested in the magazine will see a great ROI.

Oct 15, 2020

I hope that the regional visitation is enough to keep the till turning over. Visitation in the last few weeks has been reasonably good based on conversations I have had with a few of you.  As mentioned previously, we are running a regional social marketing campaign which seems to be tracking well. But regional visitation is not enough.

Sep 16, 2020

Firstly…WAHOOO!!! We’re open baby!!! OK, only region to region but it still feels great.

We’ve been pushing for greater clarity around what the easing of restrictions means. No doubt you’ve found these links yourself, but if not, they’re handy:

Sep 8, 2020

Further to my email yesterday, I am working on a coordinated response to the Premier’s Roadmap. I have spoken to a number of you over the last 48 hours, and here is a summary of the key issues for me to raise, loosely broken down by the accommodation and hospitality sectors, with some broader needs noted further down.

Sep 7, 2020

No doubt you’ll have seen the ‘Roadmap’ to reopening announced by the Premier yesterday. While it’s always good to have a plan, like many of you who have been in touch with me today, I believe that greater clarity on a few points is required.