Friendly faces welcome visitors
A NEW tourism video showcasing local people and attractions has been launched by Tourism Geelong and the Bellarine.
The 60-second “See You Soon” video features nine businesses, what they’ve been up to during the lockdown and the key message that they can’t wait to welcome you back and see you soon.
Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine’s executive director Brett Ince said the video paid homage to the dedicated tourism businesses in the region, their commitment to stay on track, their resilience during trying times and the strength of their character and their willingness to see visitors back in the region.
As restrictions ease, and life starts to return to (sort of) normal, we can't wait to welcome you back to Geelong & The Bellarine.
“With the easing of restrictions in Victoria, Geelong and The Bellarine are looking forward to seeing visitors back in the region to experience the many fine eateries, sip the cool climate wines, stay in our unique accommodation venues and get out in nature,” he said.
“The businesses in the region were quick to adapt, extremely innovative and kept the community engaged, but there’s nothing like welcoming visitors back to the region and seeing people face to face, whether that be on a short break or visiting friends and relatives.”
Geelong and The Bellarine recorded 6.4 million visitors last year and the tourism industry is worth $1.1 billion to the region.
Mr Ince said it was no surprise the tourism industry couldn’t wait to welcome visitors, but the video went one step further in expressing this is in the warm, friendly manner for which the region is renowned.
“We’re not too far away and an easy place to escape and relax, we can’t wait to see you soon.”
The footage was filmed and produced by Ocean Grove videographer, Jarrod Boord, of Streamline Media and features Russell Watson, from gin and whisky distillery The Whiskery, owner operator Lorraine Golightly of BIG4 Beacon Resort in Queenscliff, owner operator Terry Jongebloed of Clyde Park Vineyard in Bannockburn and owner operator of Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Leura Park Estate, Flying Brick Cider and Curlewis Golf Club, Lyndsay Sharp.
The See you Soon video will be distributed through social media, YouTube and directly to the tourism industry to share.