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

Olsen Penthouse

Olsen Penthouse

Situated in the heart of Bright’s food, wine and distillery district, Olsen – Penthouse is the largest of five luxury appointed townhouses offering a new standard in designer penthouse comfort in Bright. While exteriors evoke an ultra-modern European urban appeal mixing timber, stone, and steel; interior design styling is centered around the Art, with soft…

River Run

River Run

Spread across half an acre of parklike gardens and established trees, adjoining Bright’s famous Ovens River, this Resort-like executive retreat gives seclusion and magnificent bushland views. With its subtle blend of a North American lake house vibe in a modern Australian way, this two-storey home, with all the modern finishing’s and encompassing five generous bedrooms…

Collins Retreat

Collins Retreat

Collins Retreat is a brand new four bedroom home with a swimming pool, plus games room and Austar. This gorgeous, spacious, four bedroom home with linen is just three kilometres from Bright. It is newly built and has every modern appliance. Swim in the large pool or soak in the spa (not heated). Relax, read,…

Bowen Art House Townhouse

Bowen Art House Townhouse

Raising the bar to a new level of Australian contemporary twin-level accommodation, Art House Townhouses Bright offer an uncompromised, luxury designer living experience. Situated in the heart of Bright’s food, wine and distillery district, Bowen is one of four luxury appointed townhouses offering a new standard in designer penthouse comfort in Bright. Named after contemporary…

The Cabin

The Cabin

This rustic and charming log cabin has been updated and renovated to offer everything you could need including open plan living leading to a sunny deck, perfect for an afternoon platter with local wine. The large, fully fenced grassed yard is great for the kids to run around your dog is welcome too. Spend the…

The Wooden House

The Wooden House

Jam packed with treasured pieces and unique spaces all handmade by the owner, this three-bedroom two-bathroom home is certainly one of a kind. Decks to the north and south provide for covered indoor/ outdoor connections and effectively double the living area of the house. The secure backyard means plenty of fun for the kids, so…

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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