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

Alpine Valleys Wine Region

Alpine Valleys Wine Region

Bright Brewery Guided Brewery Tours

Bright Brewery Guided Brewery Tours

Cross Country Ski lessons and Tours at Mount Buffalo National Park

Cross Country Ski lessons and Tours at Mount Buffalo National Park

Rocky Valley Cafe

Rocky Valley Cafe

Bright Boutique Accommodation

Bright Boutique Accommodation

Beechworth Bakery Bright

Beechworth Bakery Bright

ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS

The Kilnhouses

The Kilnhouses

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Autumn Beauty - Alpine Cottage 5

Autumn Beauty – Alpine Cottage 5

Situated on the picturesque Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Autumn Beauty – Alpine Cottage 5 is a perfect holiday accommodation. Just an eight-minute stroll to the centre of town. Perfect location, close to town, situated right on the Rail Trail. A split system in the living area will keep you warm in Winter and cool…

Bright Spa

Bright Spa – Luxury Day Spa

Bright Spa is located right in the heart of beautiful Bright. The Mediterranean-inspired day spa offers luxurious spa rituals designed to relax, restore, uplift and heal. Come in and enjoy an immersive spa experience at the brand new location, 4 Riverside Walk, the dreamy little laneway near the famous Ice creamery in Bright For a…

Bright Country Home

Bright Country Home

Bright Country Home in Bright offers relaxed family living in a peaceful location and is a two minutes walk from the playground, swimming hole and brewery. This well equipped home features spacious open plan living with country style and charm. The comfy lounge features television, DVD player, iPod dock and a gorgeous enclosed wood fire…

Top Deck

Top Deck

Experience Bright from the Top Deck. Uninterrupted views from every room. Top Deck offers the ideal place to getaway with a group, especially two or three families. Spacious multi-level living gives families the space to spread out, but still catch up with a supplied board game around the table. Perhaps a battle on one of…

Leader Reef Luxury Accommodation

Leader Reef Luxury Accommodation

An ultimate stylish holiday home, nestled on the side of a hill in the beautiful town of Bright. Leader Reef is perfect for family or friends getaways wanting a high-end accommodation with amazing views across the mountains and still be within walking distance to town. Designed with luxury and relaxation in mind and every details…

EVENTS THAT HAVE LISTED

North East Skate Park Series - Round Fourteen, Mount Beauty

North East Skate Park Series – Round Fourteen, Mount Beauty

Myrtleford Show

Myrtleford Show

Mountain Monk Brewers Saturday Live Music

Mountain Monk Brewers Saturday Live Music

Mount Beauty Music Festival

Mount Beauty Music Festival

Mt. Beauty Running Festival

Mt. Beauty Running Festival

Buffalo Stampede Festival

Buffalo Stampede Festival

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