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Date of issue - 29 April 2016
DESTINATION SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
INDUSTRY E-NEWS APRIL 2016
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CONTENTS:
Tourism Australia Update
NSW Tourism Awards
Tulip Time Launch
Biggest Morning Tea
DSH Online Workshop
ATDW Free Webinar For Industry
DNSW Export Ready Workshop
Tourism After Hours & Artemis Thank You
DSH 2016-17 Membership Update

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TOURISM AUSTRALIA UPDATE
ATTRACTING INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

Tourism Australia Management, will be in the Southern Highlands on 4 and 5 May for a product familiarisation and to undertake a presentation for industry.  They will be joined by DNSW staff to provide a comprehensive and invaluable tourism industry presentation and update outlining opportunities for you to engage in the high yielding and growing market. The details are below, please RSVP by COB Monday 2 May to attend this important industry event.  REGISTER NOW!

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RSVP HERE - BY COB MONDAY 2 MAY
NSW TOURISM AWARDS
Nominations for the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards are now OPEN. These Awards aim to recognise and promote excellence in tourism. The Awards support improved business planning, development and internal analysis of tourism businesses as well as celebrate the creativity, professionalism and innovation of the region's tourism industry.

Destination Southern Highlands encourages our industry to enter these awards and help showcase to the rest of the state what an amazing array of quality product we have in our 'backyard'. Whilst acknowledging your business, product or experience as the best in category.

The Awards are an online submission and site visit based competition for all tourism businesses and industry suppliers based in NSW. The NSW Tourism Awards Ceremony and Dinner provides an opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase the State's finest tourism operators.

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MORE INFORMATION & TO ENTER
TULIP TIME 2016 LAUNCH
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Spring is not far away and Tuesday 3 May will see the launch of the 2016 Tulip Time Festival with the official bulb planting ceremony to be held in Corbett Gardens.  

This year's theme is Alice In Wonderland and the colour is purple.


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REMINDER
BIGGEST MORNING TEA AT THE
WELCOME CENTRE
May is TEA TIME in the Southern Highlands, so what a great way to celebrate and join the BIGGEST MORNING TEA event at the Welcome Centre from 10am to 11:30am. Everyone is welcome and RSVP's would be appreciated.

This special Tea Time event will also encompass the May VIP Red Carpet Day, with Wine Tastings from Southern Highland Wines and some delicious delicacies from Stones Patisserie for our visitors into the Welcome Centre (all VIP's) from 2pm to 4pm.  So if you can't make it in the morning, the celebrations will continue through the afternoon too.


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RSVP HERE - BIGGEST MORNING TEA
2016 TOURISM AFTER HOURS
SAVE THE DATES
A HUGE thank you goes to Artemis Wines for hosting our April Tourism After Hours event. Everyone in attendance on the evening were treated to amazing hospitality from the Balog family and their incredible staff, amazing food and a setting to thoroughly compliment it all.  There was even a visit from a huge Owl, just popping in to check out what was happening.  Check out some of the images from the evening here.
2016 Tourism After Hours 
June - Thur 9 - 
MOSS VALE GOLF CLUB

August - Thur 11 Venue TBA
October - Thur 13 Venue TBA
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WORKSHOPS WEBINARS & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
DSH ONLINE WORKSHOP
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH DIGITAL MARKETING?

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MONDAY 30 MAY
5:30PM TO 7:00PM

SPEAKERS:
Liz Ward - Digital Coaching International &
Melissa Ritchie - Wisdom Design


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DNSW - ATDW FREE WEBINAR
Is your product / business listed on the Australia Tourism Data Warehouse? You need to navigate to the new interface for ATDW-Online and learn how to get the best out of the new tool to improve the profile of your business online with this FREE webinar.
D: 31 May  
T: 12:30pm to 1:00pm  
V: Online
$: Free  
REGISTER HERE  

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EXPORT READY WORKSHOP
DNSW will conduct a special Export Ready Workshop in the Highlands as follows:
D: 26 July 2016
T:  1:00pm to 3:30pm
V:  Mittagong RSL Club 
C:  $25

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 DSH 2016-17 MEMBERSHIP 
The end of the financial year is now clearly in sight and Membership renewals will be forwarded out in Mid June.  There are some great updates and changes to the Membership Program including a HUGE $$$ cash giveaway for Early Bird Renewals.

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 FACEBOOK
If your business is on Facebook and don't already 'LIKE' the Destination Southern Highlands AND My Southern Highlands Facebook Pages - we would encourage you to do so NOW.  We all need to cross promote to get the word out about our great products, services and attractions.

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