LIST YOUR BUSINESS

ON THE BRIGHT & SURROUNDS, MYRTLEFORD, MOUNT BEAUTY, HARRIETVILLE & DINNER PLAIN WEBSITES

If you provide a tourism service, product or event in the Alpine Shire, you can sign up to showcase your business on the Bright & Surrounds network of tourism websites.

HOW IT WORKS

Bright & Surrounds is part of the official nation-wide online tourism network that starts with Australia.com at its highest level, filtering down to state tourism websites like Visit Victoria, and regional websites like Victoria's High Country followed by area websites like Bright & Surrounds, which is the official tourism website for all areas of the Alpine Shire, from Gapsted to Dederang, Mount Beauty and Dinner Plain. The website aims to capitalise on the popularity of 'Bright' in online searches then familiarise visitors with 'the surrounds'. To assist, four towns – Myrtleford, Mount Beauty, Harrietville and Dinner Plain – have additional websites to further promote that town and its surrounds.

Business listings across this entire network, from the national level right down to individual towns, are managed by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW). When you create an ATDW listing, your business or event can technically turn up anywhere within the national tourism network, although it is more likely to be displayed on the relevant pages on our local and regional websites. Your listing may even show up on other websites outside the official network that subscribe to ATDW content. For example, when a visitor looks at the Alpine Valley Getaway's website under Explore Bright & Surrounds, they will find information that includes all the local ATDW listings.

BENEFITS OF LISTING

When you list on the ATDW, not only will your business or event be found on our See & Do Search, Accommodation Search or What's On search, but your listing will also create an online presence for your business that ranks highly in online searches by taking advantage of the Bright & Surround's SEO. This is especially handy if your business doesn't have its own website. Essentially, you get a free page on the internet!

You control the images and content in your listing through your online ATDW account. Listings can be updated at anytime, so if your business hours change or you have a special promotion you would like to include, you can jump into your account and include that information on your page. You can even monitor how many times your listing has been viewed.

GET YOUR 'BUY ONE YEAR GET ONE FREE' LISTING

The ATDW delivers enormous value to tourism businesses with a standard listing cost of just $295 per annum - less than $1 a day. Visit Victoria have reintroduced their annual fee after a period of uncertainty over 2020-2022.
Alpine Shire wants industry to remain listed on the ATDW to ensure the best coverage of your business on our destination websites, the regional websites as well as VisitVictoria.com.  As a result, we have introduced "Get two years for the price of one” for Alpine Shire-based businesses. If you, as a tourism business, pay for a new ATDW listing or renewal of an existing listing in FY24, Alpine Shire will cover the cost of renewing that listing in FY25.

It is worth noting that advertising an event has always been and will remain free, which means if you're business has live music or a trivia night, or anything you feel people would like to see in our What's On search, you can add that as a separate listing at no cost.

STEP 1: CREATE YOUR ATDW LISTING

Create an account on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) website.  Follow the steps to create your 12-month listing, complete all steps including payment $295.

To assist you, read this step-by-step guide on how to create your ATDW listing.

If you need further assistance, Tourism North East regularly provides training sessions. Contact TNE for more information.

Once you create your listing, it will be reviewed and approved by Visit Victoria. This process may take a few days. As soon as your listing is approved, it will automatically appear under all relevant categories online. If your listing does not appear on the Bright & Surrounds website, please contact Alpine Shire's Tourism Development Officer on 03 5755 0555 so that we can check to make sure your listing matches the relevant tags on the Bright & Surrounds page.

STEP 2: RENEW LISTING IN 2024-2025 FINACIAL YEAR WITH FREE COUPON CODE

If you are a tourism-related business, located in the Alpine Shire Council, who purchased a listing during 2023-2024 financial year, we will supply a coupon code during July 2024 to renew your listing as required.

 

LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT HAVE LISTED

Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery

New Years Eve Pack Horse Adventure

New Years Eve Pack Horse Adventure

Mountain Monk Brewers

Mountain Monk Brewers

Michelini Wines

Michelini Wines

Rolling Gnocchi Bicycle Tour

Rolling Gnocchi Bicycle Tour

Great Alpine Walk Seven Day - Self-Guided

Great Alpine Walk Seven Day – Self-Guided

ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS

Beyond Bliss Guesthouse Two

Beyond Bliss Guesthouse Two

Beyond Bliss Guesthouse Two is luxury accommodation in Bright Victoria. The township of Bright is truly a piece of heaven on earth. Beyond Bliss is the perfect base to indulge yourself and explore all that this town and its surrounds has to offer. Situated on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, at the foot of…

Silver Birches Holiday Village Unit 4

Silver Birches Holiday Village Unit 4

The Silver Birches Holiday Village offers resort-style, family and group accommodations in the heart of Bright. Stay in one of their 10 fully self-contained cottages or book the whole property to enjoy the grounds facilities with your nearest and dearest – while still keeping your own space! Each unit at Silver Birches features a spacious…

Amaroo

Amaroo

Imagine your perfect Bright getaway. Do you ski, ride, climb? Maybe just catch up with friends and family, work, relax, enjoy the fresh alpine air and starry nights? Amaroo – meaning beautiful place, has been lovingly created to offer everything you could need to complete your perfect experience. This brand new home in the ideal…

Harrietville Cottage

Harrietville Cottage

Take a step back in the regions history in this charming replica miner’s cottage, Harrietville Cottage, it has all the modern features you could need. This two bedroom cottage with floorboards throughout is ideal for a couple or family of four. The property is set on expansive, fully enclosed manicured gardens in an ideal location.…

Aalborg Bright

Aalborg Bright

Aalborg Bright is a unique one bedroom Scandinavian inspired sustainable home for couples in the heart of beautiful Bright. With spectacular views from every room, quality furnishings and contemporary design, it sets the benchmark for couples seeking sustainable exclusive accommodation. Aalborg’s passive energy design means you can still enjoy maximum comfort while minimising your carbon…

Feathertop Chalet

Feathertop Chalet

Feathertop Chalet is located in the heart of Harrietville, at the base of Mount Hotham and only 20 minutes from Bright along the Great Alpine Road. The Chalet provides fantastic group accommodation for all types of groups – schools, families and friends. Accommodation is spread across three lodges, each sleeping 96 people. All rooms, which…

EVENTS THAT HAVE LISTED

Open Mic Night at Bright Brewery

Open Mic Night at Bright Brewery

Arc'teryx Winter Film Tour

Arc’teryx Winter Film Tour

Bright Autumn Festival

Bright Autumn Festival

Myrtleford Flea Market

Myrtleford Flea Market

Bright Alpine Climb - 4 Peaks

Bright Alpine Climb – Four Peaks

ANZAC Day - Mount Beauty

ANZAC Day – Mount Beauty

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