Tourism and events hub

WELCOME. YURA!

This is your hub, it’s about helping one another to make Redlands the best place to stay, play and visit. It’s a place where tourism operators, event organisers, local businesses and industry can learn about tourism initiatives, events, access tools and resources to grow your business, network with industry, collaborate on projects and inspire and create new ideas.

Have a browse through your hub and visit it often to get the most out of it.

We also encourage you to join our tourism and events database it's quick and easy to register . It means you can stay up-to-date with all the latest tourism, events and industry news in the Redlands.

Registration is required if you wish to receive e-newsletters, updates from Council, complete surveys and feedback forms, post comments in the online discussion forums, upload videos and photos or share a story about an experience or idea.

WELCOME. YURA!

This is your hub, it’s about helping one another to make Redlands the best place to stay, play and visit. It’s a place where tourism operators, event organisers, local businesses and industry can learn about tourism initiatives, events, access tools and resources to grow your business, network with industry, collaborate on projects and inspire and create new ideas.

Have a browse through your hub and visit it often to get the most out of it.

We also encourage you to join our tourism and events database it's quick and easy to register . It means you can stay up-to-date with all the latest tourism, events and industry news in the Redlands.

Registration is required if you wish to receive e-newsletters, updates from Council, complete surveys and feedback forms, post comments in the online discussion forums, upload videos and photos or share a story about an experience or idea.

  • IS YOUR BUSINESS ON GOOGLE?

    about 2 months ago
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    It's super easy to set up your own Google Business page and best of all, it's free! It's one of the best ways to be found both Google and Google Maps.

    Here’s our top 5 hints and tips:

    1. You will need to create a Google account to set up your ‘Google My Business’ page.
    2. When setting up your Google Business page, Google will send you a post-card with a code to verify your address (this can take up to two to three weeks, so don’t worry if it doesn’t arrive straight away).
    3. Add in some stunning...

    It's super easy to set up your own Google Business page and best of all, it's free! It's one of the best ways to be found both Google and Google Maps.

    Here’s our top 5 hints and tips:

    1. You will need to create a Google account to set up your ‘Google My Business’ page.
    2. When setting up your Google Business page, Google will send you a post-card with a code to verify your address (this can take up to two to three weeks, so don’t worry if it doesn’t arrive straight away).
    3. Add in some stunning pictures. A picture tells 1000 words, so this will really help raise the profile of your business.
    4. Once you’re set up, ask your customers for a review and a rating. This will help with your credibility and also with getting found on Google.
    5. Create regular posts on your Google Business page to help promote your business, with the opportunity to add in any special offers you may be running. Continue to keep active here and you should start to see results!



  • REDLANDS COAST WEBSITE LAUNCH

    8 months ago

    We are excited to share with you the new Redlands Coast websites. We have developed two websites to support the roll out of the Redlands Coast brand.

    The new Redlands Coast tourism website www.visitredlandscoast.com.au is where you can find out about Redlands Coast’s little adventures, hidden treasures, intriguing stories, attractions, what’s on, where to stay and more. There is also dual naming for many suburbs.

    For more information about the brand and how you can get involved as a business or local visit www.redlandscoast.com.au. Under the ‘for business’ tab you can download the Redlands Coast logo to add to...

    We are excited to share with you the new Redlands Coast websites. We have developed two websites to support the roll out of the Redlands Coast brand.

    The new Redlands Coast tourism website www.visitredlandscoast.com.au is where you can find out about Redlands Coast’s little adventures, hidden treasures, intriguing stories, attractions, what’s on, where to stay and more. There is also dual naming for many suburbs.

    For more information about the brand and how you can get involved as a business or local visit www.redlandscoast.com.au. Under the ‘for business’ tab you can download the Redlands Coast logo to add to your business email signature and submit your naturally wonderful business. Under the ‘for locals’ tab you can send an e-postcard to friends and family to encourage them to visit Redlands Coast.

    Coming soon will be a suite of sustainable Redlands Coast merchandise that you can co-brand with your own organisation logo and sell to customers.

    Remember to use #RedlandsCoast on your social channels. Share your incredible images and experiences through your own channels and use this hashtag to allow Redlands Coast to easily share your content.

    Keep an eye out for our outdoor advertising promotions including billboards and bus shelters signs, cooperative marketing campaigns, Channel 7 Great Day Out and Queensland Weekender segments, and stay tuned to find out ways for your business to get involved.

    Thanks to all those businesses and organisations already getting on board. For additional information please email us at redlandscoast@redland.qld.gov.au.

  • REDLANDS TOURISM AND EVENTS FORUM

    about 1 year ago

    Thank you for joining us at the Redlands Tourism and Events Forum held on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

    Presentations from the forum are available on the industry hub.

    Just a reminder that to be included on the new Redlands Coast destination website you need to ensure that you have signed up and have an up-to-date listing with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW).

    Thank you for joining us at the Redlands Tourism and Events Forum held on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

    Presentations from the forum are available on the industry hub.

    Just a reminder that to be included on the new Redlands Coast destination website you need to ensure that you have signed up and have an up-to-date listing with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW).

  • LIST YOUR EVENT ON ATDW FOR FREE!

    about 1 year ago

    Listing with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) makes your event visible to over 200 distributors including VisitBrisbane.com.au, Queensland.com and Australia.com - best of all, it's FREE!

    LIST YOUR EVENT TODAY!

    Listing with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) makes your event visible to over 200 distributors including VisitBrisbane.com.au, Queensland.com and Australia.com - best of all, it's FREE!

    LIST YOUR EVENT TODAY!
  • REDLANDS LOOKS TO CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

    about 1 year ago

    The Redlands will learn from New Zealand’s successful tourism model to develop its own world-class cultural tourism identity, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams says.

    Cr Williams, who recently attended the World Indigenous Tourism Summit and visited New Zealand cultural tourism enterprises with representatives of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) and the tourism industry, said there was no doubt the Redlands’ rich Quandamooka heritage would contribute significantly to the city’s economic future.

    “There was a clear message in what we saw in New Zealand, which is a leading example of how to embed tourism into culture, rather than culture simply...

    The Redlands will learn from New Zealand’s successful tourism model to develop its own world-class cultural tourism identity, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams says.

    Cr Williams, who recently attended the World Indigenous Tourism Summit and visited New Zealand cultural tourism enterprises with representatives of the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) and the tourism industry, said there was no doubt the Redlands’ rich Quandamooka heritage would contribute significantly to the city’s economic future.

    “There was a clear message in what we saw in New Zealand, which is a leading example of how to embed tourism into culture, rather than culture simply being a commercial opportunity,’’ Cr Williams said.

    “The traditional stories and traditions of the Maoris thrive through tourism … and people want to experience them. We visited great examples of how this is done well, such as an arts and cultural facility born out of a small group of traditional weavers and carvers that has grown into a centre that supports a school for these ancient skills and generates income through commissioned pieces sold world-wide.

    “We can learn so much from how they ‘culturalise’ an experience rather than commercialising culture, with our Quandamooka traditional heritage and natural environment really quite breathtaking. There, as we are doing in the Redlands, local government has helped by creating a climate for such enterprises to succeed and investing in destination marketing and tourism development. And, like the Redlands, there are strong relationships and a desire to make it happen on all sides, with the Quandamooka Festival a wonderful example.”

    QYAC CEO Cameron Costello said the Quandamooka Coast was ideally placed to become the region’s leading international-standard indigenous tourism destination, particularly with new glamping accommodation, a cultural centre, whale interpretive facility and new recreational trail projects in the pipeline.

    “Our Quandamooka heritage is increasingly being embraced and celebrated in the city through events such as the annual Quandamooka Festival,’’ Mr Costello said.

    “Indigenous tourism, done sensitively and authentically, can be the unique tourism driver that the Redlands needs. The trip gained valuable insights into global best practice and strategies for world class tourism experiences.

    “We are well placed to be the first in South East Queensland to really nail our cultural tourism opportunities and capitalise on state and council infrastructure investment, including the billions being poured in to Brisbane’s airport, Queen’s Wharf, cruise terminal and Howard Smith Wharf and Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour.

    “All connect with the bay and can benefit from access to authentic traditional cultural experiences. Along with Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), our Quandamooka culture can provide it, helping to make the region an internationally desired destination.”

    The delegation, organised by Brisbane Marketing, included Member for Redlands Kim Richards and Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell, as well as Queensland tourism industry representatives.

    “We greatly appreciate the support and commitment from Council, the State Government, Brisbane Marketing, Flight Centre and Air New Zealand to take positive steps to realise our vision for the Quandamooka Coast to become a global eco cultural tourism destination,” Mr Costello said.

    Brisbane Marketing CEO Brett Fraser said the further development of traditional cultural experiences would enhance the Greater Brisbane region’s appeal as a tourism destination, particularly from international markets.

    “By identifying world’s best practice in New Zealand, the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation is well-placed to share its culture to visitors in a unique way that will resonate and create long-lasting memories,” he said.

    “We know that authentic traditional cultural experiences and story-telling are highly sought-after by visitors and these offerings will help grow tourism numbers, contribute to the local economy and aid the region in standing out as a world-class destination."

    Flight Centre marketing manager Tara Young, who was part of the delegation, said the trip gave the company confidence that Quandamooka Country had a lot to offer the world tourism stage.

    “Flight Centre is excited to be on this journey with the Quandamooka People and looks forward to helping the people celebrating and showcasing their culture and country, to Australian and international markets,’’ she said.

  • QUEENSLAND'S BOLD NEW MARKETING INITIATIVE

    over 1 year ago

    Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) in consultation with Brisbane Marketing and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has recently launched the Best of Queensland Experiences Program to identify experiences that best bring the Queensland story to life and consistently deliver a high-quality visitor experience.

    To be eligible for program assessment, businesses require an ATDW membership and a live up-to-date product listing.

    If you want a chance for your business to be promoted by TEQ this program is essential!


    Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) in consultation with Brisbane Marketing and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has recently launched the Best of Queensland Experiences Program to identify experiences that best bring the Queensland story to life and consistently deliver a high-quality visitor experience.

    To be eligible for program assessment, businesses require an ATDW membership and a live up-to-date product listing.

    If you want a chance for your business to be promoted by TEQ this program is essential!


  • TOOLS TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS

    over 1 year ago

    Digital Scorecard

    The Digital Scorecard will help businesses identify ways to improve their digital capability and be more competitive in a global digital economy.

    Small to medium enterprises and not-for-profits can use the scorecard to find out how digitally aware and capable they are compared with others in similar industries.

    Businesses that complete a digital assessment will be invited to targeted workshops, to be held in coming months, to improve their digital readiness in areas including website development, social media, and the use of mobile and other new technologies. Complete your Digital Scorecard today.


    Be China Ready

    Want help to...

    Digital Scorecard

    The Digital Scorecard will help businesses identify ways to improve their digital capability and be more competitive in a global digital economy.

    Small to medium enterprises and not-for-profits can use the scorecard to find out how digitally aware and capable they are compared with others in similar industries.

    Businesses that complete a digital assessment will be invited to targeted workshops, to be held in coming months, to improve their digital readiness in areas including website development, social media, and the use of mobile and other new technologies. Complete your Digital Scorecard today.


    Be China Ready

    Want help to grow your share of the China tourism market? Tourism and Events Queensland has developed a number of guides, including factsheets, a digital marketing workshop and posters, to give you the best tools to successfully market your business. MORE


    Brisbane Regional Snapshot

    View the latest Brisbane Regional Snapshot on the Tourism and Events Queensland website. The snapshot provides the number visitors to Brisbane, along with high-level trip details. It includes why visitors came, where they came from and what they spent during their visit.


    Want More?

    Check out the resources link on the hub homepage for access to more useful tools to improve your business.

  • EVENT GUIDE

    over 1 year ago

    Queensland Events Guide

    The Queensland Events Guide has been designed to assist local organisers throughout an entire event lifecycle, to ensure they are equipped to stage the best event possible. The comprehensive resource provides advice on everything leading up to an event, event delivery, through to post-event activities, whilst highlighting the important link between events and tourism. The Queensland Events Guide is available as an online resource from Tourism and Events Queensland.


    Queensland Events Guide

    The Queensland Events Guide has been designed to assist local organisers throughout an entire event lifecycle, to ensure they are equipped to stage the best event possible. The comprehensive resource provides advice on everything leading up to an event, event delivery, through to post-event activities, whilst highlighting the important link between events and tourism. The Queensland Events Guide is available as an online resource from Tourism and Events Queensland.


  • SHOW ME THE MONEY!

    over 1 year ago

    Available Funding Opportunities

    QTIC Grants Gateway

    The QTIC Grants Gateway provides information on available funding programs and sources of information and advice for prospective, new and existing tourism operators, community and not-for-profit organisations, and individuals.

    The QTIC Grants Gateway provides information on relevant funding programs and grants for the tourism industry and is updated daily. Visit the Queensland Tourism Industry Council website for further information.

    Small Business Digital Grants

    The Queensland Government office of small business has just opened its next round of Small Business Digital Grants. This is a great opportunity to improve your digital experience for your guests...

    Available Funding Opportunities

    QTIC Grants Gateway

    The QTIC Grants Gateway provides information on available funding programs and sources of information and advice for prospective, new and existing tourism operators, community and not-for-profit organisations, and individuals.

    The QTIC Grants Gateway provides information on relevant funding programs and grants for the tourism industry and is updated daily. Visit the Queensland Tourism Industry Council website for further information.

    Small Business Digital Grants

    The Queensland Government office of small business has just opened its next round of Small Business Digital Grants. This is a great opportunity to improve your digital experience for your guests - it's the perfect time to optimise your website, add online payments and booking systems or create social media plans. Digital technology is the key to improving your business make use of the government funding. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

    The Grants Guide

    Visit the Tourism and Event's Queensland Grants Guide to find out information on how to become grant ready. It provides advice on how to search for the right grant, and how to write a winning grant application.

  • COUNCIL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

    over 1 year ago

    Get involved in free business workshops

    Council regularly offers free business workshops to all who live, work or do business in the Redlands. These workshops are presented by experts in their fields and usually run outside business hours.



    Get involved in free business workshops

    Council regularly offers free business workshops to all who live, work or do business in the Redlands. These workshops are presented by experts in their fields and usually run outside business hours.