Wildflower displays, guided tours, open gardens, workshops, long table lunches, train rides, art exhibitions, wine tasting, craft activities and many, many more!
Do you want to learn how to take your tourism product and turn it into an awe-inspiring, positive, word-of-mouth, holiday-of-a-lifetime experience?
This half-day workshop examines the growth in experiential travel and why it is the fastest growing sector of the tourism economy. Discover new methods to make personal connections with your customers. Create experiences that are inherently personal, engage their senses and connect on an emotional, physical and spiritual or intellectual level.
This workshop covers a step-by-step approach to creating authentic experiences that resonate with your customers long after they have departed. Join us to learn:
Places in the workshop are limited. Cost $25 (incl. GST). Register by 28 August using this link to Eventbrite.
NOTE: The workshop is part of a 12 week Mentoring Program. If you are interested in being involved in the FREE mentoring program, please contact GSCORE.
About the Trainer:
Lenore Lyons has over 25 years of experiences as a trainer and public speaker. She has spent the last twelve years working in the tourism industry, including extensive experience in visitor servicing, destination management, and tourism marketing. Together with her husband, FACET Golden Guide winner Dr Dave, she established a tour company that was inducted into the WA Tourism Hall of Fame and won two medals at the QANTAS National Tourism Awards. Lenore is passionate about sharing her experiences and helping others to grow successful businesses.
This workshop is supported by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the ANZ Seeds Fund, the Shire of Kojonup, Kojonup Visitor Centre, and the Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GSCORE).
Do you have a great idea for a tourism business?
Are you looking to expand your tourism business into new markets?
Do you want to learn how to harness the power of customer emotions to grow your business?
The “Turning Good Ideas into Extraordinary Experiences” mentoring program will help new and existing tourism business owners to take their tourism product and turn it into an awe-inspiring, positive, word-of-mouth, holiday-of-a-lifetime experience.
In this 12-week mentoring program, you will work with tourism industry professionals to create memorable tourism products. Through workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions you will address the following topics:
Supported by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the ANZ Seeds Fund, this mentoring program is open to business owners (or aspiring business owners) whose business activities are based in the hinterland shires of the Great Southern (Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet, Woodanilling).
The program begins 20 August 2018 and runs for 12 weeks. Participants must commit to attending three half-day face-to-face workshops and six mentoring sessions (telephone and/or video-conferencing).
Places in the program are limited and participants will be selected through a competitive process. To register your interest in participating in the program, please complete the attached GSCORE_Experience_Mentoring_Program_Application_Form.
Applications close 5pm on 3 August 2018.
To find out more about the program, please contact Dr Lenore Lyons, GSCORE Executive Director on (08) 9892 0113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANZ and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) have announced funding to support the development of new tourism products in regional towns across the Great Southern.
Celebrating its 15th year, the Seeds of Renewal Program funded by ANZ, administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and supported by Lenovo, aims to encourage initiatives that help to build vibrant and sustainable rural communities.
This year, 26 groups across Australia will share in more than $250,000 in funding.
The Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GSCORE) has received a grant of $10,000 to support new tourism businesses across the region.
This project will develop and deliver a 12-week Mentoring Program for tourism businesses based in regional towns in the Great Southern. The aim of the project is to assist business owners to turn the kernel of a good idea into an extraordinary tourism experience.
GSCORE Executive Director, Dr Lenore Lyons, said the project will deliver workshops and training sessions that assist new and aspiring regional tour and activity businesses.
“This program aims to support business owners based in small regional communities such as Bremer Bay, Mount Barker, Denmark and Kojonup, who have limited access and opportunity to attend formal training programs,” she said.
“Most tourism training and development programs are run in larger centres such as Albany. Small business owners rarely have the time or resources to travel to attend these activities. We will use the ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant to deliver training in regional towns where business owners will benefit from it the most.”
Ms Sarah Lang, ANZ Bank’s Regional Executive for WA South said, “Regional prosperity relies on organisations driving initiatives to provide education opportunities to those in regional communities to benefit local businesses and drive key industries”.
“GSCORE’s project will assist local business owners in some of our smaller regional communities in the Great Southern to drive tourism in the often overlooked areas of WA that provide a unique tourism experience,” she said.
Lenore Lyons, Executive Director
M: 0429 018 231