Tourism

OPERATOR PORTAL

Welcome to Experience Somerset’s tourism operator portal. We hope the information in this portal will provide assistance to your Somerset tourism business.

Here’s just a few of the ways we can help you promote your business:
  • Somerset tourism operators can display professionally printed DL sized brochures at our two accredited Explore Centres at Fernvale and Kilcoy and unaccredited information centre in Esk at no cost.
  • Assistance to create your free listing on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW). ATDW is Australia’s largest tourism network, jointly owned and managed by all Australian state and territory government tourism bodies.
  • All businesses listed on ATDW are automatically considered for inclusion in the Best of Queensland Experiences Program run by Tourism and Events Queensland. Additional criteria is required for the Best of Queensland Experience program, which can be found here.
  • Opportunities to participate in training programs when available.
  • Assistance to create a free listing on Somerset’s SEQ Food Trails website for eligible food and drink businesses.
  • The opportunity to attend up to three tourism trade shows each year with the tourism team to promote your business and the Somerset region (e.g. Queensland Caravan and Camping Supershow and Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo).
  • Social media promotion.
  • The opportunity to participate in familarisation tours throughout the year which allow our volunteers the opportunity to experience Somerset’s tourism operators first hand and share this with the visitors they engage with on a daily basis across our Explore Centres and Visitor Information Centres. It is a great way for you to connect with the volunteers who are promoting your product to visitors.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact Council’s tourism team if you require assistance or information or would like to organise a meeting to discuss further how we can help you promote your Somerset tourism business:

tourism@somerset.qld.gov.au
07 5424 4000

Join us on social media

Please take a moment to follow our core council brands on Facebook and Instagram.

Make sure to use, and encourage visitors to use, the hashtags #experiencesomerset and #somersetqld so we can easily see and share posts to promote your businesses.

Download our Experience Somerset social media poster here

Resources

The Stonehouse Retreat aerial view

Somerset Tourism Strategy 2021-2025

Somerset Regional Council office

Somerset Regional Council

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Order Somerset Visitor Guides

Advertise with us

Advertise your tourism business on the Experience Somerset website. Stay tuned for the next advertising prospectus in 2023 for the Somerset Visitor Guide

Somerset Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee

The Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee (EDTAC) is an advisory body for Somerset Regional Council.

Rolling hills in Somerset region

Tourism and Events Queensland

Stay up to date with a range tourism resources and updates from TEQ

Best of Brisbane Region Experiences Support Program and Handbook

This Program will enable your business to work towards becoming identified as a Best of Queensland Experience.

Australian Tourism Industry Council

Register here for the Quality Tourism Framework. This online system which captures existing business development programs (Tourism Accreditation, Star Ratings and Australian Tourism Awards) in the one place

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Experience Somerset Image Library

Download and use a range of Experience Somerset images.
We encourage you to access, download and utilise these images, to promote Somerset in a positive manner.
Ensure you credit Experience Somerset with each use.
You can use these resources provided you abide by the Terms of Use.

Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

List your business or event on ATDW, Australia’s national digital platform of tourism information to promote your business on up to 200 websites for FREE

Brisbane Economic Development Agency

Somerset is part of the Brisbane Regional Tourism Organisation, managed by Brisbane Economic Development Agency

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COVID 19 – Queensland Health

Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 information

Keep up to date with Council and industry updates sent out regularly.

Register here to be included on the Somerset Tourism Database.