Removal of Tourism Fees

Submissions closing on 28 October 2020, 05:00 PM

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Council has resolved to establish a Joint Tourism Services Agreement between the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre and the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association.

The unified service will be better equipped to market and promote the Hunter Valley tourism brand and offer visitors to our region a more seamless visitor experience.

Under the agreement, a number of Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre tourism fees (outlined below) will be replaced by a tourism membership administrated by the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association.

Council intends to remove the following tourism fees:

a)     Fee For Service – Silver Deal
b)     Fee For Service – Gold Deal
c)     Fee For Service – Diamond Deal
d)     Fee For Service for Community – Not for Profit
e)     Visitor Guide and Map listing
f)      Fee For Service – Additional Brochure
g)     Early bird incentives
h)     Sequential Fee For Service: Multi packages
i)      Accommodation and Activity Bookings Commission

The removal of tourism fees is on public exhibition and we’re seeking your comments.

Submissions are not kept confidential. Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with privacy laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.  When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.