Inspire future travel to the Sunshine Coast at your next Zoom video call

06 May 2020

Those dreaming about a future Sunshine Coast escape can now find inspiration in a seemingly unlikely place: their next Zoom conference call.

As we swap boardrooms for the home office and online catchups, Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) has launched a series of free Zoom backgrounds to inspire future travel to the region.

The backgrounds feature some of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic destinations, from the boathouses on Maroochy River to the Glass House Mountains.

Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford said the backgrounds were a way to make sure the region remained front of mind for future domestic and international visitors.

“While some stay at home restrictions are set to ease in Queensland providing a glimmer of light for our tourism industry; the fact remains, now is not the time to travel beyond a 50km radius of your home. However in the interim, this online initiative encourages people to continue to dream and plan their future Sunshine Coast holiday,” he said.

“With more people working from home we thought this was a great opportunity to share what we love about the Sunshine Coast with colleagues, friends and family.

“We encourage locals to get behind the campaign and hold their next Zoom video call virtually from the Sunshine Coast.”

The Zoom initiative follows in the footsteps of Tourism Australia who launched their own Zoom backgrounds earlier this month.

It also works hand-in-hand with VSC’s current social media marketing campaign that encourages visitors from outside of the region to ‘#Visit Sunshine Coast Later’.

The campaign includes sharing inspirational destination imagery from across the Sunshine Coast to VSC’s social media pages to help plant the seed for future holiday plans, so when it is safe to travel again, the Sunshine Coast will be front of mind for visitors.

Visit Sunshine Coast Later has been well received, with visitors backing the initiative and pledging to visit or return to the region again when it is safe to do so.

Mr Latchford said VSC would continue to work behind the scenes on a future marketing campaign to be rolled out when travel restrictions ease.

“While there is no timeline as yet for when this will happen, we are fully prepared to react immediately to the market when the federal and state governments say it is safe to travel again,” he said.

“It is likely that the Sunshine Coast’s primary target markets post-COVID-19 will be the intrastate drive market, as that is not restricted by state boundaries.”

To download your free Sunshine Coast sized Zoom background, visit https://utm.io/uvMO

Follow the #Visit Sunshine Coast Later campaign on VSC’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Visit Sunshine Coast Zoom Backdrops

  • Boathouse on Maroochy River
  • Glass House Mountains
  • Moffat Beach
  • Maroochydore Beach
  • Coolum Coastline
  • Gardners Falls, Maleny
  • Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny
  • Double Island Point
  • Marcoola Beach
  • Maleny Botanic Gardens
  • Mooloolaba Beach
  • Noosa Main Beach

Note: To set your Sunshine Coast Zoom background, download your preferred image from the provided link, log in to or create your own Zoom account, open ‘Account Settings’ or click the up arrow next to 'Start Video' in the lower left-hand corner, select ‘choose a virtual background’ and press the ‘+’ sign to upload your chosen photo. 


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