Donna Foster

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About Donna Foster

Manager Tourism and Economic Development at City of Mount Gambier
20 12, 2017

Shop the Mount Gambier way

By |2018-11-02T13:11:37+00:00December 20th, 2017|Family, shopping, To Do, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This is the season for celebrating and shopping! We may be not be a large metro, but we have plenty on offer! This regional city in South Australia has retained the old fashioned country feel. We greet you with a smile and we like to take the time to chat. A must during a visit is a trip to the CBD and stroll along historic Commercial Street in Mount Gambier and discover shops that are unique [...]

20 12, 2017

Hot Rods rolling in

By |2017-12-20T12:54:24+00:00December 20th, 2017|Entertainment, Event, Family, Sport, To Do|0 Comments

Hot Rodders from around Australia are coming to town, and are bringing their amazing cars for a national weekend event! How cool is that for the Mount Gambier region? Whether you are an auto’ enthusiast, a ‘Hot Rodder’ at heart, or just appreciate nice cars in a carnival atmosphere, you will love the Australian Street Rod Federation Street Rod Nationals coming to Mount Gambier 24-25 March 2018. This exciting event is sure to create a [...]

20 12, 2017

Freebies on foot

By |2017-12-20T11:16:04+00:00December 20th, 2017|Family, Spring, Summer, To Do, Tourist Drives|0 Comments

Freebies on foot in the central business district of Mount Gambier. I'm local, and I still get so much pleasure exploring my own town. There is plenty to see and do in the centre of Mount Gambier, let me take you on a relaxed stroll through my town. This unique city is blessed with a fabulous water supply from the Blue Lake, so the gardens are green and lush year round, and starting within the CBD [...]

13 12, 2017

It’s now easy to reach the Chinese visitor!

By |2017-12-13T07:49:12+00:00December 13th, 2017|Members|0 Comments

UWAI (游外 yóu wài - ‘travel abroad’) making it easy to reach the Chinese visitors!   Are Chinese tourists passing you by? South Australia Tourism Commission is working with UWAI to make it easy for you to reach this valuable market. In Mount Gambier we are making sure our operators can benefit from this great new initiative. In September 2017 the world first app, UWAI (游外 yóu wài - ‘travel abroad’) was launched as a pilot [...]

13 12, 2017

New Help Desk for Tourism Industry

By |2017-12-13T07:20:38+00:00December 13th, 2017|Members|0 Comments

Sometime all the new information coming through can just be too much! In Mount Gambier we are working to ensure our operators have access to the support they need. The City of Mount Gambier  is working with Tourism Mount Gambier  to deliver events to encourage networking, training workshops to up-skill and now a newTourism Operators help desk at the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre (Lady Nelson). This is a new service for our industry to access help [...]

7 12, 2017

SA’s growing presence in the digital world

By |2017-12-07T11:42:49+00:00December 7th, 2017|Members|0 Comments

At Tourism Mount Gambier we are passionate about getting our region in front of the online audience, and making sure our tourism businesses are seen.  This email was received from Rod Harrex, CEO, South Australia Tourism Commission:  Having an online presence in the digital world is a critical part of the marketing mix to attract visitors to South Australia. All our digital channels have registered significant growth over the past year and the South Australian [...]

24 11, 2017

The Importance of SATC Campaigns

By |2017-11-24T12:27:43+00:00November 24th, 2017|Members|0 Comments

South Australia Tourism Commission is rolling out the promotions of the Drive Routes in South Australia. The Southern Ocean Drive is where Mount Gambier and the Limestone Coast is featured. You will see a few of these signs popping up on the route. The image featured is located on the rim of the Blue Lake.  Already there are posts appearing on social media of visitors on their tour and the locations they visit. This is [...]

20 11, 2017

China, does it really matter to Mount Gambier?

By |2017-11-20T12:46:09+00:00November 20th, 2017|Members|0 Comments

    Everyone is going on about  China, the size of the market and the potential for Australia. Does it really matter to us in Mount Gambier? If you are interested in growth and developing our economy then the answer is a resounding YES! This is why:   The China market is growing  2017 is the Year of For the first time China is positioned to overtake New Zealand as the largest visitor market for [...]

20 11, 2017

Getting Your Online Presence Right

By |2017-11-21T13:48:05+00:00November 20th, 2017|Members|0 Comments

Tourism Mount Gambier and City of Mount Gambier are committed to help the industry upskill and learn more about getting the most our of the online environment. Workshops and events about getting your online presence working for you are being made available to the Tourism industry. Most recently we hosted one-on-one meetings for businesses, and prior to that we had Scott Groves join us for an overview of trends and how to start future proofing [...]