A warm welcome

At Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC), our focus is to attract visitors to the Sunshine Coast and as a member-based organisation support your tourism business to succeed. If we do this well, the tourism industry on the Sunshine Coast will continue to support more than 22,000 jobs by bringing in more than $2.7 billion to the local economy.

But let’s not sugar coat it – times have been tough over the last few years to achieve these results. However, despite this the destination has set new milestones, even in the face of the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19. This is a testament to the continued effort by our tourism businesses to provide a world-class experience and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

I put this success down to “Team Sunshine Coast”. Through collectively working together we are more than a group of individual tourism businesses, we are a destination with a common brand, purpose and direction.

It’s this approach which has earned us the title of “Most Loved Destination in the World”.1 With borders reopening to the world and for us to remain competitive and a top performing destination, it’s going
to be more important than ever for us to continue to work closely together as Team Sunshine Coast.

We do this through our marketing campaigns as well as through development programs that are designed to take your business to the next level. These are available to our members and the benefits of joining VSC are outlined in this document.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member in 22/23 and can’t wait to work with you… For real.

Matt Stoeckel
CEO

Membership Options

Working with you!

We represent all Sunshine Coast tourism businesses – from the small BnB operators to the biggest resorts and conference venues, fishing charters to wildlife attractions.

We offer a wide range of development programs to support our members reach their potential. Whether you’re new to tourism or an established business, being a member of VSC is a great way to stay connected with the Sunshine Coast tourism industry and take advantage of our programs and services.

Add on options

Trade and International Membership

$ 500

VSC Membership entitles you to the following opportunities: Promoting the Sunshine Coast to our trade and international Markets has never been more important. The Trade and International add-on will enable your business to leverage VSC’s promotion to key industry partners and invitations to participate in sales missions, trade shows and familiarisations. The experienced trade and international team will provide guidance and training opportunities to assist your business.

Opportunities include:

  • Invitation to participate in trade and international ready programs and scholarships. *
  • Your business listed in the International Travel Planner.
  • Opportunities to showcase your business to travel trade familiarisation visits.
  • Inclusion in relevant VSC tradeshow representation and trade training programs. **
  • Invitation to participate in VSC led onshore/offshore sales missions. **
  • Opportunity for inclusion in international marketing campaigns. **

* Additional costs may apply
** Access to trade and International benefits on provision of product suitability and operators
agreement to pay required commission levels

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Business Events Membership

$ 500

Business Events add-on will enable members to leverage additional promotion and networking opportunities specific to the business events industry. You will be invited to participate in business event workshops, trade shows and familiarisations to further promote your event offering. We encourage this add on for related businesses including venues, suppliers, accommodation providers, tours, transport, team building, event hire and restaurants who either attract or support the business event industry.

  • Full product listing on the businesseventssunshinecoast.com
  • Promotion via ‘Hot Deals’ on the dedicated business events website
  • Opportunity to join the regional stand at relevant business events trade shows*
  • Product promoted by business events staff to corporate, association and government event planners and Professional Conference Organisers (PCO’s)
  • Receive relevant sales leads via business events as a result of their marketing activity
  • Your chance to showcase your product in domestic corporate and PCO familiarisations*

*Additional costs may apply

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Become a Tourism Supporter.

This is for you, if your business is a non-Tourism Business that would like to be in touch with the Tourism Industry.

Membership Team

We are proud to be a part of ‘Team Sunshine Coast’, we love the region and we want to share our passion. VSC has a dedicated team ensuring our industry are maximising their membership opportunities. With years of industry experience the team can relate to our members and provide practical suggestions to combat common struggles faced in their businesses. Please contact the team if you have any questions.

Andrew Fairbairn
Head of Industry and Trade Development
[email protected]inecoast.com

Industry and Operations Coordinator
[email protected]

Not sure which level suits your business?