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A collection of handy resources, assets, information and tools designed to support local visitor economy businesses and events.

The visitor economy plays a significant role in the continued growth of the Maitland Local Government Area. Each year, Maitland attracts 801,000 visitors who support upwards of 1,250 tourism jobs, and tip $114 million into the local economy (Tourism Research Australia, Local Government Area Profile – Maitland, 2019).

The 2020 – 2030 Maitland Destination Management Plan provides a blueprint for the development of Maitland as a destination. This document outlines the shared vision of industry, Government and the community.

The Industry Hub will be updated regularly to support local visitor economy businesses and events. For the latest visitor economy news and updates please subscribe to the Industry Newsletter via the link below.

LIST YOUR EVENT OR BUSINESS

If you have a tourism event or business you would like to promote, there are a number of ways Council can assist you to reach your target audience.                                         

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destination management plan

Maitland’s Destination Management Plan was adopted in late 2020. It provides a collaborative roadmap for the development of Maitland’s visitor economy into the future.

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NSW FIRST PROGRAM

Destination NSW is the lead government agency for tourism and major events in NSW. Their programs assist businesses to develop, promote and sell their tourism products.

marketing and promotion

There are a variety of platforms and tools available to support businesses and events with marketing and promotion.

industry grants and funding

Industry grants and funding opportunities are regularly made available through a variety of government departments. 

DINE AND DISCOVER PROGRAM

With the Dine and Discover program being extended until June 2022, eligible businesses are encouraged to register to participate via the link below.

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INDUSTRY CONTACTS and data

There are a number of government funded organisations and tourism bodies that provide access to information, business development opportunities and research.

INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER

The Visitor Economy team at Council produces a regular newsletter containing important visitor economy news, grants and funding updates, and opportunities for industry.

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COUNCIL BUSINESS SERVICES

Council offers a range of services that provide support to businesses, start ups and investors. The Council website also features a wealth of information on the local economy.

Further questions? Please reach out to your Visitor Economy team on (02) 4931 2800 or via [email protected]

We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.

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