Driving from Melbourne to Adelaide

When you fly somewhere, it’s all about getting to your destination as quickly as possible. You step on a plane at one end and leave the plane at the other end. Whereas when you drive to your destination, you get to see and experience what is along the way, and maybe even take a detour… Continue reading Driving from Melbourne to Adelaide

Plan your Aussie getaway after the coronavirus pandemic

Australians are living through a period unknown to most – a period where things we take for granted are restricted or no longer permitted. Travel across some state borders is regulated, cafes and restaurants can no longer serve dine-in customers, many attractions are closed, events are postponed and entertainment severely limited. Our leisure activities have… Continue reading Plan your Aussie getaway after the coronavirus pandemic

Amanda Stichbury, Accommodation Find, Internet Find and Special Days false billing scam continues

Many business owners, particularly those in the travel and tourism industry, will be familiar with the long running false billing scam perpetrated by Amanda Stichbury – director of the companies Special Days Pty Ltd, Accommodation Find Pty Ltd and Internet Find Pty Ltd. How the scam originally functioned was that business owners would receive what… Continue reading Amanda Stichbury, Accommodation Find, Internet Find and Special Days false billing scam continues

Booking accommodation direct – is it really cheaper?

Over the last few years, there has been a push in the Australian travel and tourism industry to encourage travellers to book their accommodation directly with the property owner or manager, rather than through an online booking agent. The advantages in doing so include: Cheaper rates Dealing directly with the provider makes it easier to… Continue reading Booking accommodation direct – is it really cheaper?

Tourism regions in Victoria

The state of Victoria is divided into 12 tourism regions which group together areas of similar geography, environment, history or culture. How are region boundaries defined? In general, tourism regions consist of several local government areas (also known as local councils or municipalities), with region boundaries following the lines of municipal boundaries. There are a… Continue reading Tourism regions in Victoria

Free listings for tourism businesses and events in Victoria

Tourism businesses and event organisers may spend a significant amount of money and time on promotional activities, but did you know there are many high exposure opportunities on the internet where they can be promoted for free? Events There is always plenty going on in Victoria.  From community festivals to markets, concert, sports tournaments, shows… Continue reading Free listings for tourism businesses and events in Victoria

Beechworth – the place to be this Easter!

Beechworth is quickly becoming a trending holiday destination for Victorian families. There’s little wonder why, with the town known for its picturesque views, scenic bike paths and country atmosphere. Located 270 kilometres or a three hour drive north-east from Melbourne’s CBD, Beechworth plays host to many fun events for the whole family during the 2018… Continue reading Beechworth – the place to be this Easter!

Trademark registration scam from WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks

Businesses in Australia who have registered a trademark are currently being hit by a scam that originates from a company that calls themselves WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks.  Their website is located at wotra-register.com. An example of one of their letters, which strongly resembles an invoice that requires payment, is shown below. Registering a… Continue reading Trademark registration scam from WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks

How to get to Wilsons Promontory from Melbourne

Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula at the southernmost tip of of Victoria that is surrounded by water on three sides and extends into Bass Strait. The Wilsons Promontory National Park covers around 50,000 hectares of this peninsula, consisting of stunning granite mountain peaks, beautiful beaches, lakes, forests and gullies.  It is home to a large… Continue reading How to get to Wilsons Promontory from Melbourne