Each month Tourism North East runs a range of sessions aimed at helping regional businesses enhance their tourism offering.

Click on the links below to register for the sessions, or to arrange a Small Business One-On-One session, call TNE’s Admin Co-ordinator Julie Bent on 5728 2773.

Here’s what’s coming up around the region this September & October:

Small business one-on-one sessions
One-on-one sessions with TNE industry development team members to discuss the issues and opportunities of most relevance to your individual business.
Tallangatta 12 September
Falls Creek 25 September

TNE Cycle Tourism Workshop
Following the Cycle Tourism Research & Insights Presentation Research Forum on 13 September, join TNE for a smaller group session. Workshop these findings and discuss how to incorporate these insights into your own business to maximise opportunities in the cycle tourism space. You’ll also gain an insight into what TNE is doing at a regional level under the Ride High Country brand, and how your business can leverage these efforts.

Mt Beauty 21 September, 10 am - 12 pm
Bright 22 September, 10 am - 12 pm
Yackandandah 26 September, 10 am - 12 pm
Mansfield 28 September, 10 am - 12 pm (A Great Victorian Rail Trail product development workshop will follow this session, please see details below)
Wangaratta 4 October, 10 am - 12 pm

TNE Great Victorian Rail Trail business development workshop
If your business* services the trail or you are interested in ways to leverage from this asset this workshop will provide an opportunity to talk through ideas and connect with other like minded operators.
* Murrindindi and Mitchell Shire operators are welcome to attend this workshop given the trail’s route.

Mansfield 28 September, 1 pm - 2 pm

TNE Nature Based Forum
The Nature Based Forum is for all tourism businesses that operate within the nature/outdoor adventure tourism sphere. Participate in a Future Trends workshop and join Parks Victoria for an update on ongoing and up-and-coming projects. Discuss current tourism trends and unify the nature based tourism sector through robust discussion and idea sharing.

Mansfield 9 October, 10 am -12.30 pm
Bright 10 October, 10 am -12.30 pm

High Country Harvest 2018 Think Tank
A lively two hour workshop for anyone interested in being a part of High Country Harvest 2018, the region’s signature food, wine and craft beer event, or running their own event in this space.

Topics/activities will include:

  • Post event analysis of HCH 2017 including the visitor and operator surveys
  • Key take outs from the 2017 Food and Drink Trends Briefings and a look at some recent research findings
  • Discussion of how the 2018 event should, run and the submissions process

King Valley Milawa Gourmet Region - 12 September
Rutherglen - 13 September
Beechworth / Yackandandah - 14 September
Towong - 15 September

N.B. in each of the locations, three one-on-one mentoring sessions will be available immediately following. Please call Sarah or Julie to book in 03 5728 2773.

More training and development sessions are announced every few weeks so check the TNE website for the latest updates.

Photo Leonard von Bibra