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Working Holidaymakers in The Whitsundays 

Working holidaymakers tend to stay longer, spend more and disperse more widely than most other target segments. Click here for more information

Study Tours & Edu Tourism Groups

Operators can deliver bespoke products that are available specific to school groups. Click here for more information and to get involved. 

Regional BOGO campaign

BOGO to drive people within the 400km market to holiday local! Click here for more information. 

Trade training video 

Talk directly to front-line travel sellers from around the globe to increase their knowledge of your product and keep The Whitsundays top-of-mind when the world is ready to travel. Click here for more information and how to get involved. 

Adapt your social media messaging during COVID-19 

With a large portion of the global population currently at home, activity on social media platforms has increased significantly. At present, our feeds are filled with a lot of doom & gloom, information on essential services, who's open, who's closed, and a plethora of other do's and dont's. 

Now, more than ever, with the current travel ban in place, we need to activate and engage with our followers and adapt our existing messaging to suit the current global situation. Click here for more information on how to adapt your social media messaging throughout the COVID-19 crisis. 

Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

ATDW listings will receive a free 24-month extension for industry listings which are registered and live by 15 May. Click here for more information. 

Whitsunday YouTube Channel

Drawing on inspiration from the daily zoo feeding we are now able to view online, TW is keen to relaunch the Whitsunday YouTube Channel by presenting a series of 'behind the scenes' in The Whitsundays videos. This content will then be shared through social media platforms and our networks.

How can you get involved? Members and stakeholders are invited to get involved and contribute one or a series of content pieces by filming behind the scenes videos of their product, experience or even, farm. While these videos are aimed to inspire anyone, the target audience is children/families – we want to get children inspired with the various things in The Whitsundays, so they encourage their families to make the first holiday out of isolation, The Whitsundays!
For more information, click here 

360° tour of The Whitsundays    

Thanks to our partnership with Mackay Tourism, Tourism Whitsundays has the opportunity to promote next-level virtual tours of the region on our social channels and website. This will enable consumers to 'Explore' the region through the images.

How can you get involved? If you have any 360° images in 2:1 equirectangular projection image ration at a good size, please send them through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The timing is tight, as we need to ascertain if we have members with these images available to us before we confirm we can participate in this initiative. The size quality needs to be better than 8Mb and less than 20Mb (normally 12-14Mb is good quality).

Opportunities with Virtually Australia

Virtually Australia is an innovative media platform showcasing tourism operators and destinations all over Australia. This is achieved through live and on-demand virtual tours; inspired through a time of great adversity the platform aims to provide an innovative solution for the Australian tourism industry to support them during and beyond this tumultuous time.
 
As a special offer, Virtually Australia have waived their set up fees for members of Tourism Whitsundays.            

This platform allows consumers to experience destinations and experiences through live and on-demand virtual tours, journeying through your experience as if they were really there, with tour guides sharing local stories with passion. All this is done over the Internet interacting in real-time with people from all over the world who are looking to escape and are dreaming of their next holiday, this is also a great way to ‘wet their appetite’ encouraging customers to come and experience it for themselves once restrictions are lifted.

For further information, please visit www.virtuallyaustralia.com.au/for-tourism-operators or contact them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tourism Whitsundays Membership Wavier

On Monday 23 March, the board passed a motion that any 2019/20 Members of Tourism Whitsundays will be entitled to a six-month waiver of membership. Either commencing on 1 April 2020 (for those who are on direct debit and would like to access this now) or from 1 July 2020. If you would like to advise what open suits you, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Whitsunday Mental Health Support Services

These are tough times for our community, our industry, and our region. You are not alone. Click here to see a range of support services available to you.

The Suicide Prevention Community Action Planning group (SPCAP) launched its website, which includes information about services and resources in the Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay region. For more information, click here.

Deb Rae Solutions has also created a helpful resource on Grief and Loss in the Workplace During the COVID-19 Outbreak which can be accessed here.

The Black Dog Institute is now offering their seminars and presentations as webinars. Click here to find out more about mental health on their website.  

Business Impact Surveys

Tourism Whitsundays will continue to track impacts on businesses within the region from loss of jobs to financial loss. Please help us in painting a real-time picture of the impacts to the region by completing this survey and sending through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note we do not share your business information, we collate into a regional summary and then send that to key stakeholders and government partners.

The Queensland Government also has a survey they are seeking as many businesses to complete; we ask you to please complete this one as well as the TW one

Click here to return to the COVID-19 information page

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