When it comes to local tourism, you’re more influential than you know 

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When it comes to local tourism, you’re more influential than you know 

The most important tourist attraction in Geelong is the people who live here. 

And if you’re reading Forte magazine, there’s a big chance that means you. 

That’s the message behind Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine’s latest marketing campaign that aims to boost visitation and support the local industry this winter.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here.

Around 50% of visitors to the region are here to spend time with family and friends. That means residents, like you, play a huge role in how visitors experience our region. And a little local insight goes a long way.

Everyone’s An Influencer returns this winter to once again encourage locals to use your influence to bring loved ones to Geelong and The Bellarine. Sharing your favourite things or new experiences with your circles is a powerful way to build plans and drive visitation. Those plans may be finally booking in that catch up you’ve been talking about for months, getting tickets to a theatre show or visiting the latest café you’ve heard great things about.

This time around four locals who live, work, study and play in the region are sharing the things they love to see and do with friends and family to hopefully inspire your own activities. 

From Sam’s mix of relaxing at Lon Retreat and Spa to cruising the Bellarine Rail Trail on two wheels with Robbie, there’s a broad range of experiences for all types. 

Everyone’s An Influencer is asking you to exercise your influence and share your favourite things to do with those you love to do them with—friends and family.

Whatever you do, let’s not keep it to ourselves. It’s too great not to share.

So, make that call, tag a mate, or just post a pic—either way, everyone’s an influencer!

Head to the Visit Geelong & The Bellarine website for more ideas on what to see and do.

This article was made in partnership with Visit Geelong & The Bellarine.