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April Destination Marketing Snapshot & Navigating the Months Ahead

By | Marketing & Membership team blog, What's new from the MRBTA?

Monitoring the travel marketing space throughout April has involved flexibility, listening to community and industry partners, and watching a record number of webinars. The key takeaway we’ve learnt is that consumers continue to feed their interest in travel, even while restrictions are in place. High trafficked travel blogs globally, show…

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Essential Service and Crisis Accommodation

By | Uncategorised

A number of our accommodation members have advised they are able to provide essential service and crisis accommodation within the current government guidelines. MRBTA is fielding a small number of enquiries from those working in essential services seeking accommodation, and those already here, who are seeking safe harbour while the…

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Rescheduling of events due to COVID-19

By | COVID-19

We have updated our events landing page on margaretriver.com with the current status of all major events and festivals. If you are rescheduling your event due to COVID-19, please use this as a guide to prevent overlapping with other major events across the region. Please also keep us informed of…

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Jetstar Flights Postponed

By | Airport, COVID-19

Jetstar has announced that they will delay the inaugural flights from Melbourne to Busselton which were due to commence March 25. It is not sustainable for Jetstar to launch a new flight route at this time. Jetstar will review the scheduled start date in May 2020 and we will keep you up…

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COVID-19: Prepare your Business Communications Plan

By | COVID-19

If there are changes to your business operations, it will be important for the reputation of your business to maintain strong communications with your customers and stakeholders. MRBTA member Janine Pittaway has share the following tips & thought starters to help businesses through the process of communicating issues and crisis…

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