2016 Southbound | Tourism offers for ticket holders

SOUTHBOUND ticket holders will have an opportunity to check out the festival from above with offers from regional tourism operators.

Southbound ticket holders are being encouraged to take part in extra activities in the South West to enhance their festival experience. Photo supply by Skydive Geronimo.

Southbound ticket holders are being encouraged to take part in extra activities in the South West to enhance their festival experience. Photo supply by Skydive Geronimo.

The Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association and Southbound promoters teamed up to offer ticket holders to the three day music event extra activities to enhance their festival experience.

Tourism operators in the region will offer a skydiving experience over Southbound, helicopter rides, jet boat rides, jet ski tours, brewery tours, nature experiences and surfing lessons.

The MRBTA chief executive officer Pip Close said by working closely with Southbound promoters they could increase the overall awareness of the diversity of products on offer in the region.

She said the MRBTA provided a one-stop personalized booking service, catered to Southbound festival goers, including transport to and from the event via MRBTA tour operators.

“Teaming up with Southbound to promote the region helps us to broaden our reach, particularly with an important demographic we may not otherwise get to speak directly to,” she said.

Sunset Events managing director and promoter Dave Chitty said they were thrilled to join forces with the MRBTA.

“With Southbound now held between the prime Christmas and New Years holiday time frame, the alliance is the perfect way to showcase to our Southbound attendees all that South West has to offer during this peak summer time period,” he said.

Skydive Geronimo marketing manager Amy Stutt said it was great for tourism in the region to have Southbound and the MRBTA team up and encourage ticket holders to stay longer.

Ms Stutt said Skydive Geronimo would offer ticket holders the option of a skydiving experience with a birds eye view of the festival.

“Ticket holder will get a scenic view from above and be flown over the festival, the jetty and Geographe Bay,” she said.

“We will return them to the festival after their jump.”

To see the full list of offers available to Southbound ticket holders visit margaretriver.com/southbound2016/.

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