Today marks a new day for the town of Batemans Bay.
After surviving the 2020 bushfire crisis, flooding, and COVID stopping-and-starting its vital tourism economy, a group of passionate small business have rallied together to launch a new business-for-business tourism marketing campaign.
VISIT BATEMANS BAY, the brainchild of the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber, launches today with a new online guide (www.visitbatemansbay.com.au), Instagram and Facebook (@visitbatemansbay) portals to provide potential visitors with real-time, authentic travel information.
Chamber President Mathew Hatcher is excited at the prospect of tourism operators taking their fate into their own hands. 'There's never been a better time to visit Batemans Bay, and especially now as we head out of summer, there's tourism operators that still very much need Sydney and Canberra to come down for a sneaky mid-week getaway or a long weekend.'
'Tourism is the driving force of Batemans Bay, and we have great hotels, eateries and experiences from Durras to Batemans Bay to Mogo to Broulee to showcase to Australia, and eventually a global market. It's great to see iconic attractions like Mogo Wildlife Park come on board with local hotel operators and restaurants to join forces to tell our story to potential visitors.'
Hatcher is encouraging all local businesses to speak to the Chamber about getting on board with the VISIT BATEMANS BAY, with a new reduced chamber membership fee, with added marketing support for all members.
VISIT BATEMANS BAY will focus on supporting industry by telling the stories of fantastic local tourism operators from today until the April school holidays, when a larger campaign for consumers will be launched in force.