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Tourism Research & Economic Impact Study 2011

The data provided in this report relates to the tourism industry in Bass Coast Shire. It provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of visitor markets, holiday home owners and the economic impact of tourism in the Shire.
Bass Coast Shire attracted 3.7 million visitors in 2011, of which 2.1 million were overnight
visitors and 1.6 million were daytrip visitors. The updated PAVE model methodology
estimates that visitation to Bass Coast Shire has grown from 3.1 million visitors in 2009 to
3.7 million visitors in 2012.

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Tourism Research & Economic Impact Study 2009

The data provided in this report relates to the tourism industry in Bass Coast Shire. It provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of visitor markets, holiday home owners and the economic impact of tourism in the Shire.
When compared with the previous estimate of tourist visitation in 2004, the 2009 visitation data is significantly higher. Bass Coast Shire attracted 4.6 million visitors in 2009, of which 2.6 million were daytrip visitors and 2 million were overnight visitors. Of the total visitors to Bass Coast Shire, 3.1 million visited Phillip Island. Visitation has increased significantly since 2004; this is due to increased provision of accommodation and strengthening of tourism product. Visitors to Bass Coast Shire contributed $1.05 billion to the local economy (aggregate output), whilst 2,350 jobs were attributed to tourism in the Shire.

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Browse & book your accommodation

Welcome to the Phillip Island and Bass Coast region, famous for its Penguin Parade and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Although recognised around the world for these attractions, we invite you to visit and experience for yourself the many other activities, natural attractions and events that are available for you to enjoy.
We have a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets from boutique B&Bs to family caravan parks.



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Attractions & Activities

Welcome to the Phillip Island and Bass Coast region, famous for its Penguin Parade and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Although recognised around the world for these attractions, we invite you to visit and experience for yourself the many other activities, natural attractions and events that are available for you to enjoy.



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Destination Phillip Island - DPI

This is the trade and corporate website for Destination Phillip Island.
Phillip Island may be famous for its thoroughly adorable Little Penguins, but the rest of this emerald isle sparkling on the southern tip of Australia is still waiting for the world to discover it. Be one of the first.

Phillip Island is something of a local secret; breathtaking natural beauty and myriad attractions that is virtually untouched by visitors. Not to mention palate-pampering food and wine, and a choice of comfortable accommodation finessed by old fashioned country hospitality.



Destination Phillip Island
Phillip Island Tourism & Business Association

The official tourism association website for attractions, accommodation, apartments, bed and breakfasts, holiday houses on and around Phillip Island.
Supporting members of the Phillip Island Tourism and Business Association Inc



Visit Phillip Island
Destination Gippsland Inc - DGI

Welcome to the Destination Gippsland industry website.
Destination Gippsland Inc (DGI) has been operating as an incorporated association since December 2004 with members drawn from the tourism industry and local government. The Gippsland region incorporates the local government areas of Bass Coast (excluding Phillip Island), Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington. The Committee was administered through a partnership approach between Tourism Victoria and Destination Gippsland via the Regional Marketing Program (RMP).



Destination Gippsland
Inverloch Tourism Association

This is the official business and tourism association website for accommodation, activities, attractions, eateries and events for Inverloch and surrounds that supports members of the Inverloch Tourism Association Inc.



Visit Inverloch
Wonthaggi Business Association

The official business and tourism association website for accommodation, activities, attractions, eateries and events for Wonthaggi and surrounds, supporting members of the Wonthaggi Business Association Inc



Visit Wonthaggi
Bass Coast Visitor Information Centre Network

Bass Coast Visitor Information Centre Network provides free and friendly local information to people visiting and moving to our region. A network of four Visitor Information Centres are centrally located in Inverloch, Wonthaggi and on our world famous Phillip Island at Newhaven and Cowes.



Visitor Information Centres
San Remo District Tourism & Business Inc

The official business and tourism association website for attractions, accommodation, activities, attractions, eateries and events in and around San Remo, supporting members of San Remo District Tourism & Business Inc.



Visit San Remo
Grantville & District Business and Tourism Association

The official business and tourism association website for attractions, accommodation, activities, attractions, eateries and events in and around Grantville, supporting members of the Grantville & District Business and Tourism Association Inc.



Visit Grantville
Tourism Economic Impact Study 2005

The Tourism Economic Impact Study Report includes the following information:
• A survey of visitors to the Shire identifying visitor expenditure, influence of visit, length of stay, activities undertaken and visitor satisfaction;
• A survey of accommodation providers, identifying room nights, guest nights, takings and employment;
• A survey of holiday home owners, identifying reasons for purchasing the holiday home, period of ownership, number of visits, number of days the holiday home was used and activities undertaken;
• A survey of tourism businesses and businesses likely to benefit from tourism identifying: type of business, persons employed, capital investment and income trends.

The Fact Sheet attached is a summary of the study's findings. For a copy of the full report on CD please email Ken Hore on k.hore@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

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Conference Venues in Bass Coast

Bass Coast is conveniently located only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD, Victoria and offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for your next conference. The beautiful, natural environment and the diverse range of activities, cafes and restaurants make Bass Coast one of Victoria's best conference locations.
Visitor Information staff, who have local knowledge of the venues and their facilities, are available to assist with the organisation of your conference. This fact sheet contains brief information on available venues.
Please call 1300 366 422 for assistance or use the on-line link provided.

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Conference Venues - Comparative Listing

This detailed spreadsheet allows conference organisers to compare the facilities available in each of the listed venues.
Please call our Visitor Information staff if you would like more information or assistance with your conference arrangements.
On-line bookings can be made using the link provided.

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Conference bookings
Planning a Conference

The task of planning and co-ordinating a conference is a high profile but demanding role that can be rewarding at the completion of the event. This fact sheet offers a few useful tips to use that will make the task easier.

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