Annemarie, Director of Warratina Lavender Farm, recently attended our Yarra Ranges Tourism ATDW training session to learn how to optimise her attraction and event listings. Here is her feedback from the day.
What do you like about using ATDW?
"My experience with ATDW has been nothing but positive."
"A real person always answers the phone and gives total support to members experiencing some lack of understanding in how to enter details about an event. This is a fantastic support."
What did you find most useful about the recent Yarra Ranges ATDW training session?
"The information session was most helpful despite the fact I did not have my laptop with me. Paige, of the ATDW team was most supportive in showing me how to clone a previous event as we have many events at Warratina Lavender Farm and this is a great time saver. Also to change some technical information regarding our business."
"In conclusion I wish to reiterate how helpful the team at ATDW are and all their expertise and support. Well done."
Annemarie Manders - Warratina Lavender Farm
The team at the Alexandra Hotel in the High Country have been using the ATDW for two years as a tool to promote their dining, accommodation and event offerings.
Why do you use the ATDW?
"We initially started using ATDW online to help us market our events, this is a free option and we were thrilled at the reach of customers that we achieved. Then when we started our hotel adventure we list our events plus listed/registered our business under the accommodation & food sections of the ATDW platform."
What do you like about the ATDW-Online platform?
"I like that I can tinker away whatever time of the day or night and upload our events a few times a year. We’re thrilled when we see our little business pop up on websites, what’s on brochures and other publications that we would not otherwise have known existed or that where possible for us to be a part of."
What outcomes does the ATDW deliver for you?
"It’s not always easy to capture how customers or guests find you but between our online presence through our website, social media and the uptake of many other businesses and tourism bodies via ATDW platform we feel that we have many bases covered."
"Alexandra Hotel loves the partnership with ATDW, it’s a huge part of our marketing strategy. Whether its a one off event, farmers market, music, themed dinner or our annual Boutique Accommodation or Restaurant listing we find the reach that we achieve is fantastic!"
Jackie - Alexandra Hotel
Mandy, owner of Platypi Chocolate in Forrest, recently listed her business on the ATDW and is already benefiting from the increased online exposure.
"We recently had a visit from a couple from Sydney who were showing a close relative around Victoria. They came to Platypi Chocolate in Forrest after seeing information about our hot chocolates on the Visit Melbourne website. We had only just listed our business on the ATDW and I was amazed how rapidly we saw a return on our investment."
Mandy - Platypi Chocolate