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 BIG4 Holiday Park Bright's website under What's Local, they will find information that includes 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 FREE LISTING
Thanks to State Government funding, a 12-month listing on the ATDW is currently free for all Victorian tourism services. We are among those lobbying for this subsidy to continue beyond this financial year. 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: GET YOUR COUPON CODE
If you are a tourism-related business, our regional tourism promoter, Tourism North East, can provide you with a coupon code to apply at the ATDW checkout so that your 12-month listing is free of charge. To get your code, fill out this quick online form and a code will be emailed to you within two business days.
STEP 2: CREATE YOUR ATDW LISTING
Once you receive your coupon, head to the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) website. Create a free account and then follow the steps to create your 12-month listing. Enter your coupon code at the checkout to receive your listing for free. 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.