The travel and tourism marketing industry is big business both internationally and domestically. Some services offer free business listings, however increasingly businesses are receiving unsolicited emails encouraging them to signup for paid listing services. Tourism North East is often approached by industry to help explain where some of these companies fit in the list of online promotion services.
Two online distributors we are frequently asked about are HighCountryOnline.com.au and VictoriaTourism.com.au;
VictoriaTourism.com.au is a QLD based organisation and list tourism related business under the Victoria Tourism brand amongst others. This organisation is not to be confused with Visit Victoria (visitvictoria.com) the Victorian state tourism organisation. In the past this business has been investigated by the QLD Department of Consumer Affairs for misleading conduct. We do not recommend listing your business with this provider.
HighCountryOnline.com.au is a local business that provides business listings and editorial about NE Victoria and Southern NSW. The business provides a range of listing package options, however listing with this website does not ensure your business is listed on the state, regional and local tourism websites. We encourage businesses to carefully assess the value of listing with this provider.
For further details around these and other providers please contact anyone within the TNE Industry Development team.