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Working together builds and drives business for tourism operators!

Partnerships are the key to successful tourism businesses; the more that we work together the better the outcome. Working with the City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Tourism provides a tremendous opportunity to have your business penetrate new markets and distribution points that would be difficult to achieve by working alone. Membership with Bendigo Tourism provides a range of other benefits such as networking opportunities, updates on market performance and visitor preferences. Enrichment opportunities such as e-marketing and online workshops build your knowledge and expertise with minimum costs. So it is with great pleasure that the tourism team brings to you the delivery of a range of benefits for the 2016 and 2017 year which will assist in growing and building your business. Join with us for the 2016 and 2017 year to access these business opportunities..

To obtain a copy of the prospectus, please contact:
Melissa Russell
Tel: 03 5434 6123
Email: m.russell@bendigo.vic.gov.au

Bendigo Tourism Board Inc. Annual Report 2015-2016

2015- 16 Annual Report

2015 - 16 Highlights Report

Should you wish to receive a printed copy, please email us at tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au with your mailing details.

The Bendigo Tourism Board

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Bob Downing –Chair

Bob and his wife Joy own Downing Estate Vineyard, just north of Heathcote. Bob and Joy established the vineyard in 1995 and began producing wine from the 1999 vintage. They have been operating a commercial cellar door since 2003. Bob has been President of the Heathcote Winegrowers Association and is a Council appointee on the Bendigo Tourism Board.

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Sharon Carlson – Deputy Chair

Sharon, along with her husband Tim, is the owner of twenty2, a café in the Bendigo CBD. Having created this business in 2006, she has a key understanding of the many benefits and challenges of running an owner operated business in this area. Sharon is committed to the vital role tourism plays in the sustainability and growth of our regional city.

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Amy Moylan

Amy Moylan

In December 2014, Amy Moylan made the “tree change” from Melbourne to Bendigo to take up her new role as Hotel Manager at The Schaller Studio. Since leaving the city she has not looked back, with the thriving art and culinary scene in the cultural hub captivating her. She is experienced in the hospitality industry and is a valuable asset to the board. 

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Kathie Bolitho

Kathie Bolitho - Treasurer

After spending 20 years working in all areas of hospitality, restaurants and event management, Kathie Bolitho launched Tough Cookie Marketing in 2012 with a desire to work specifically with small service based businesses, regularly liaising with a variety of businesses across the hospitality, retail and events sector, and is the Events committee member of the local food network ‘Food Fossickers’.

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Cr Barry Lyons

Cr Barry Lyons

Cr Barry Lyons is a retired businessman who moved to Kangaroo Flat in 1981 and established strong links to the local community. Cr Lyons was first elected to represent the City of Greater Bendigo as the Kangaroo Flat Ward Councillor in 2008. He was returned as one of three Councillors to represent the newly formed Lockwood Ward in 2012. Cr Lyons was selected as the Mayor for the 2013-14 term.

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Evonne Oxenham

Evonne has been the Sales and Marketing Manager of the Bendigo Trust since 2008. The Trust plays a pivotal role in maintaining Bendigo’s reputation as an entertaining and historically relevant tourist destination. Evonne’s background is in corporate communications and marketing communications.

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Brent Curran

Brent Curran

Brent along with his wife Jody have been operating the Tea House Motor Inn for the past 6 years. Brent has had experience in his family businesses including bakeries, supermarkets, hotels and motels and has valuable background knowledge of the service and hospitality industry. Brent is also a member of the Bendigo Motels Association.

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Paul Greblo

Paul Greblo

Paul, together with his brother George and their partners, own and operate Sandhurst Ridge Vineyard and Winery.  Vineyard plantings began in 1989, with their first vintage produced in 1995. The partners operate a cellar door which is open daily, together with boutique accommodation in the vineyard. Paul is currently on the Bendigo Winegrowers Associaton executive committee, and has also been a past president of the same organisation.

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Tony Edgar

Tony Edgar

Tony and his wife Sue run Bendigo Cottages which is a boutique Bed and Breakfast located near the centre of Bendigo. They are also shareholders in Handlebar, which is located in Mitchell St. Tony and Sue have lived in Bendigo for over ten years and enjoy what they consider to be the best regional city in Australia.

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Bruce Phillips

Bruce Phillips

I'm a retired civil engineer, Government administrator and City Councilor. With my wife, Sue, I operate a Boutique bed & breakfast property at Maiden Gully, and a retail garden centre and nursery at Strathfieldsaye.  I'm currently the President of the Bendigo Regional Boutique Accommodation Association, and Secretary of the Beefsteak and Burgundy Club of Bendigo - which patronises and encourages the region's restaurants and wineries.

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