Is your business prepared for Chinese payment systems to capitalise on the expenditure of this growing tourism market? Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) is hosting a Chinese Payment Masterclass on the Gold Coast on November 21, aimed at helping small businesses to understand the importance of payment apps like Alipay and UnionPay to the Chinese market - and how to unlock the spend potential of Chinese travellers for your business.. ..
This month we’re taking a leap off the pages with our regular My Office photographer, Brian Usher from Ocean Road Magazine, to share more of Brian’s photography work from near and far. ..
Nominations are now open for Queensland tourism businesses to enter the 2016 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism, where entrants could win a share of more than $35,000 in prizes. ..
Connecting Southern Gold Coast is launching its new Business Success Program for 2016, commencing in February.
CEO Peter Doggett said the new program, delivered by TAFE Queensland and Small Business Solutions, was designed to enhance businesses across the Southern Gold Coast through targeted learning and skills development. ..
The 2016 Australian and Oceanic Beach Handball Championships will be hosted at Coolangatta Beach from 25 – 28 February. The event organisers are looking for local businesses to get behind the event by supplying any equipment they have to gain exposure for their business in return for providing a great event atmosphere down on the beach. ..
Gold Coast Tourism is inviting its members on the Southern Gold Coast to express interest in participating in their “Gold Coast Engaging the China Market Program” in 2016. ..
Gold Coast Tourism is on track to launch a completely revamped website for visitgoldcoast.com in the coming months. Tourism businesses on the Southern Gold Coast are urged to update their ATDW listing with social media links, videos, updated descriptions and high resolution images immediately. ..
In 2014 City of Gold Coast Coast’s economic development division supported Gold Coast Swim Fashion Festival by funding a capacity building program with 10 selected Gold Coast designers participating in a series of workshops. The selected Gold Coast based swim and resort labels received instruction from top level business, fashion educators and successful labels to accelerate their learning and business capabilities. ..
The Southern Gold Coast has been invited to join EarthCheck’s Leading Destinations of the World program, a global network of destinations, research centres and organisations that share a vision and passion for achieving improved sustainability outcomes. ..
Australia’s leading activewear brand, Lorna Jane, is opening the Gold Coast’s first ever Active Living Room in Coolangatta. The dynamic new space features a move studio offering a full timetable of fitness classes from $5, a nourishing cafe and a Lorna Jane boutique. ..
With a growing arts and cultural scene establishing its roots on the Southern Gold Coast, CSGC is developing a new brochure called the Southern Gold Coast Arts and Culture Trail. The brochure will be available shortly, and will be free to the general public as well as accommodation providers, restaurants, coffee shops and tourism businesses across the region to promote this growing cultural space. ..
Several exciting new events are making their way to the Southern Gold Coast later this year. Coming to our Southern shores in late September, the Gold Coast Festival of Kites is a first for the city, and builds on the much-loved event which commenced as the Kirra Kite Festival several years ago. ..
The Strand at Coolangatta has welcomed a new Marketing Manager at The Strand this month. Sarah Clasen joins the team, alongside new Centre Manager Josh Brown, as the buzz around the redeveloped retail, dining and lifestyle precinct grows. ..
The famous ‘Singing Barista’ and owner or Groove Café at Tugun, James Park, is starting a new afterhours venture, with ‘Hidden’ wine bar opening later in June. The bar lives up to its name in speakeasy style, set up behind the Groove Café on Golden Four Drive.
CSGC is calling all accommodation providers, restaurants and cafés, tours and attractions in the region to submit hero images of their businesses to form a Hero Gallery on the Southern Gold Coast website.
Places are filling up fast for the second round of Small Business Workshops to be hosted by Connecting Southern Gold Coast in June. The courses are run by the Queensland Government’s Small Business Solutions and have had great responses from participants to date.
The five week course ‘Building a Better Business’ is aimed at assisting small business owners to improve their operations through a series of skill development and coaching/mentoring. ..
Two new craft breweries are flagged to open in the bourgeoning Currumbin Industrial Park later this year. ..