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Hello Fleurieu Lovers,

What an extraordinary 1st half of 2019 it's been. Anyone else just looked up to see it's mid-June? So this is your May, I mean June update. 

The Fleurieu welcomed 10 of Adelaide's top hotel concierges for a 2-day familiarisation of the region recently. What a show the weather put on - we even swam with Tuna and that was at the end of Autumn! With their awareness heightened, the concierges continue to send day trippers and overnight stays to region. This event was closely followed by a lot of love from the Adelady gals - again, mostly superb weather (...mostly), read more below, or better still - watch it in the coming weeks.
 
I really love the winter on the Fleurieu, which is one reason why FPT ran a digital winter campaign in 2018. It was a great success and we're off the blocks again in 2019. Is it just me or is the vernacular around a miserable winter generally changing to 'embrace the brisk'? Please embrace our socials to spread the word.

And great news... there's been a couple of big funding announcements of late with $6 million to the reinvigorate the Heysen Trail project and $20 million to the long-awaited repairs or replacement of the causeway between Victor Harbor and Granite Island. And to top it off our beloved horse tram to Granite Island is back in operation! 

Until next we meet, embrace the brisk.

Warm Regards,
Nat Kirby  😎
Executive Officer, Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Inc.


Fleurieu Peninsula Winter Campaign

'Embrace the Brisk' Campaign
We've kicked off our winter digital campaign and it's going great guns! 2 prizes to be won across the Fleurieu and the idea is to embrace our winter, rather than just put up with it because the alternative is going somewhere warm. Nope, we love it just the way it is, so please help us promote our beautiful, temperate winter. It's all relative! Includes 4 cool blogs across the Fleurieu to read.

Fleurieu on TV

Travel Guides
The Fleurieu Peninsula episode which was aired in March was a huge success for the region, with an approximate 3.5M viewers, which equated to an Advertising Space Rate of roughly $2M. AND it replayed without our knowledge, but we know people who watched it again. The numbers on this are quite extraordinary.
Adelady
Pretty much a whole week was spent with the Adelady gang recently, and I can tell you they scored some magic weather during filming! Did you see the gang at Bremerton, Bleasdale and Kimbolton at Langhorne Creek last Sunday? Next up are some of the finalists at the 2018 SA Tourism Awards on the 23rd and another whole-of-Fleurieu episode on the 30th June. Woot-woot.

Grants

SA Heritage Grants - 1st Round Announced
Congratulations to Kay Brothers winery who have been awarded $10,000 from the first round of this grant to assist in the renovation of the south wall of the winery cellars - this project will bring the south wall back to its original condition through the use of traditional methods and materials.

Operator Opportunities

TiCSA ServiceIQ Workshop: How to Optimize your OTA Listing
A chance to hear from Expedia Group about how to best optimise your Online Travel Agency listing, as well as book in 15 minute appointments with Expedia Group, the SATC and FPT and TiCSA. 
When: Monday 22nd July 2019 | Location TBC
Register.
ATDW - the what's, why and how.
FPT collaboration with the SATC is one way the Fleurieu maintains its high success rate of visitor expenditure. Our tourism products and operator engagement is another key. So, why do we struggle to list our products on ATDW? It's free and the listings get visibility on both FPT and the SATC websites.
But, let's bring the ATDW guru Brooke Williams to McLaren Vale to give you some updates and refreshed training.
When: Tuesday 30 July save the date
Where: Northern Fleurieu region
Register - places limited

2019 SA Tourism Awards

SA Tourism Awards - Nominate Now
Nominations for the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards are now open for all SA tourism businesses across more than 25 categories. The FP had a whopping 17 finalists in 2018, with 5 national finalists. FP represents!
If you didn't attend our information session on 7th May, read about how to enter. Come on ... you can win it. You need to Submit your awards nomination by
24th June but you have until 12th August to complete your submission.
FPT Annual General Meeting
As a not-for-profit incorporation, Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism is governed by committee which includes council representation and skilled business owners. It's that time of year again when FPT opens nominations for volunteer committee members. If you're interested you have until 30 June 2019 to submit an expression of interest. Tenure is 2 years.

Did you know?

Instagram
The Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Instagram page currently has 16.4K followers and average comments per media jumped a whopping 188% on same time last year. Our followers are an engaged lot and if you're not following, then you're missing out.

SATC News

Regional Expenditure
Year-end figures to December 2018 shows the average annual regional expenditure in the Fleurieu Peninsula region to be $460M.
See the full Visit to Regions breakdown.

Tourism News
Keep up to date with the latest news from the South Australian Tourism Commission.
Read the latest SA Tourism News.
Whale Watching Cranks Up on southaustralia.com
SATC has begun promoting winter activities across the state to consumers, including our Whale Watching hot spots. Read the blog.

New to the Fleurieu

Southern Ocean Walk
The Southern Ocean Walk is a 4 day, 3 night adventure that showcases the full majestic beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula coastline.  From sandy beaches and rugged cliff tops to stringybark forests and secluded waterfalls, the ever changing scenery makes for a memorable experience. Arguably best in the cooler months.
Stars and Vines IV
The Backyard Universe is back with another Stars and Vines event at Vineyard Road Winery in Langhorne Creek. Visitors will experience a personalised and multicultural tour of the night sky with laser pointer and telescopes, along with award-winning wines and supper.
 
Oceanic Victor Island Discovery Package
Not just swimming with the tuna! Oceanic Victor now offer a package tour that combines their Sea Aquarium Experience and seafood tasting platter (including bluefin tuna sashimi).
 

Promote Your Business or Event

FPT Advertising
There are a number of ways that a Fleurieu Peninsula tourism business can increase their online exposure through FPT, including Banner Advertising and our popular new Fleurieu Stories blogs.
To find out more, download a prospectus.
Questions? Email Lara sales@fleurieupeninsula.com.au

What's On

Always so much happening in the flourishing Fleurieu - here's just a few...
4th May - 14th July
'Stringy Bark and Other Stories', Red Poles, Mclaren Vale

26th-28th June
3 Day Photography Tour: Fleurieu Peninsula
6th July
Winery Blues! The New Savages at Fox Creek Winery
27th-28th July
Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
10th-11th August
Langhorne Creek Cellar Treasures Weekend


These are just a few... so much going on in region. Head to the FPT website for more events.
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