Welcome to 2018
The new year has brought some exciting changes for DMR Tourism. We have taken on the responsibility for continuing the outstanding work of Daylesford & Macedon Produce; we have expanded our team in response to the growth in our activities; we are changing our corporate structure from an incorporated association to a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and will shortly be calling for expressions of interest from individuals interested in joining our skills-based Board; and we are now mobilising to deliver a major new event for the region (see announcement below).
The new DMR Tourism team is:
Judith Isherwood, General Manager
Kerry Clarke, Business Development Manager
Melissa O’Shea-Taylor, Administration Manager
Sally Towell, PR Manager
Helen Greenwood, Customer Relations Manager
Zali Nash, Social Media Manager
Andrea Pribaz, Digital Manager
Live. Love. Life. Announced today
Earlier today, the Member for Macedon, Mary Anne Thomas, announced the establishment of a major new tourism event for the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region.
DMR Tourism has received a grant of $450,000 over three years
from the Regional Events Fund to produce an annual event entitled Live. Love. Life. The grant forms part of the State Government’s commitment to showcase regional Victoria and driving the State’s visitor economy. The first event will run from 14 – 18 November, 2018.
Internationally acclaimed musician, Kate Ceberano, and world-renowned artist and Daylesford local, David Bromley, have been appointed as Co-Creative Directors. They are bubbling over with ideas for a program that reflects the area’s reputation as a special place of healing, with a wide array of experiences designed to relax the mind, soothe the body and nurture the soul.
Whilst the first year's event will be centred on Daylesford, it is also planned to extend into surrounding areas to drive the economic benefits through the wider region. We will keep you posted as the plans for Live. Love. Life. Daylesford evolve over the coming weeks and months, particularly as we develop opportunities for you to actively engage with the event.
From left to right: Noel Harvey, Melissa O'Shea-Taylor, David Bromley, Judith Isherwwod, Kate Ceberano, Helen Greenwood, Sally Towell, Andrea Pribaz, Zali Nash
If you are currently a Seasonal Weddings partner, we want to promote your business on our Instagram and Facebook Pages.
Simply use the hashtag #seasonalweddings whenever you post an image or video of a wedding from within our region.
We'll select the best videos and images to repost and give credit to you and anyone else you have mentioned in your description.
Let's show the rest of the world what a beautiful spot our region is to get married in.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Tell us what’s happening this Valentine’s Day!
If you’ve got an event you’d like to share, please let us know. Click here to email Sally.
The arrival of both Spring and Summer brought a flurry of media interest for the region. In early October Qantas Magazine covered the Macedon Ranges wine scene with a 4-page spread in their current January edition. Ballarat Lifestyle Magazine visited Trentham for a feature article in their current January edition and the Editor of Catriona Rowntree’s travel website, ‘Journeys to Come’ came to Daylesford for a story now available to read on their home page - https://www.journeystocome.com/
Freelance journalist Winsor Dobbin, visited the
region in September. His first article was in Ciao Magazine http://ciaomagazine.com.au/daylesfordmacedon-ranges/ There are pending stories with several other publications, including Selector Magazine, James Halliday Magazine and Winestate.
Other published articles over the month of October include “Australia’s Best Cellar Doors 2017” (Gourmet Traveller Wine), “Wellness – Hit Fresh” (Qantas Magazine) and “Bruce & his chickens – Milking Yard Farm” (Broadsheet).
InStyle Australia magazine visited
Daylesford & Hepburn Springs for a 4 page article in their January edition, and November saw the following articles published: ‘The Lure of The Old Rectory’ (Lifestyle Magazine), ‘Budburst Festival’ (Jetstar Magazine), ‘Comfortable Food in a Comfortable Setting’ (Gourmet On The Road), ‘A Warm Reception’ (Country Living) and ‘Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Festival to Attract Thousands’ (Herald Sun).
All articles about our region are uploaded to the PR Mentions section of our website on a regular basis. If you should happen to come across any media relating to the region that we have missed, we would greatly appreciate it if you could please forward it to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, either in a PDF document or URL link format so that we can add it to our media library.