Marketing opportunities

As part of the overall Visit Sunshine Coast trade marketing strategy, VSC attends annual trade events and hosts key trade in region in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Tourism Australia (TA) initiated trade events and familiarisation (famil) visits.

To ensure the international markets are sustained and new markets are identified and developed, Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) works in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and industry partners to implement an International Strategy. The purpose of this strategy is to attract overseas visitors, drive regional dispersal and define priorities and activities for the region.

The Sunshine Coast's primary international markets are New Zealand, UK, Europe and North America, with Asian markets. Singapore, Malaysia and Greater China identified as key emerging markets.

VSC participates in cooperative marketing campaigns and promotions in partnership with key industry stakeholders and distribution partners including airlines, tour operators, wholesalers and inbound tour operators, with a primary focus on leveraging Tourism Australia (TA) and TEQ brand activity in shared markets.

The award-winning Australia’s Nature Coast joint marketing partnership between the neighbouring regions of Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast, formed to jointly promote the combined regions as one united world-class eco-tourism destination, has proved to be a powerful marketing platform in key source markets of Europe and the UK.

To assist international buyers to experience and sell the Sunshine Coast, VSC produces the annual International Travel Planner, conducts regular sales calls, trade missions, workshops and familiarisation visits for trade and media partners. As part of this effort, VSC exhibits annually at various trade events including Australia’s premier travel trade show, Australian Tourism Exchange.

VSC also works in partnership with TEQ and peak tourism bodies to provide International Ready workshops and information sessions for industry. This plays a pivotal role in ensuring the Sunshine Coast tourism industry is provided with opportunities to gain the education and skills required to successfully target international markets.

To inquire about trade marketing opportunities with Visit Sunshine Coast, please contact VSC’s Trade and International marketing team via email at trade@visitsunshinecoast.com