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Tourism Darling Downs was formed to develop and promote our region and its experiences to visitors, boosting the benefit to the local community. We are committed to quality, innovation and excellence in this endeavour.

Industry-led, our primary focus is to increase awareness and appeal of our region, thereby generating more visitors, increased length of stay and increased spend per day. We will develop and enhance the existing assets of the region and co ordinate and motivate the addition of new events and experiences in the region.

Sponsorship – The Opportunity

We are uniquely positioned to partner with companies of any size to meet key business and brand objectives.

In aligning your brand/company with ours, you will demonstrate a commitment to the region, to tourism – and to the broader community also. Corporate Partners also demonstrate their own commitment to quality, innovation, and excellence.

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The Darling Downs

The Darling Downs is a spectacular country region of Queensland noted for its adventure, outdoor offering, hospitality and country lifestyle.

In recent years the region has come of age, as quality accommodation, bars and dining is matched with great landscapes, adventure, festivals and events. This is underpinned by world class farmers, and world class produce, together with some great wines from the region.

Our 2.1 million visitors per year generate more than $1.3 billion per year in direct and indirect revenues – this equates to over $3.5 million per day!

Our key objective is to drive the all important tourism metrics through the development and promotion of the region and its experiences.

We will be working with the more than 2,500 tourism operators, plus the affiliates, which will include farmers, producers and those enterprises indirectly involved in Tourism.

Wellcamp airport has made the region accessible for domestic and international tourists, and has been instrumental in putting the region on the map, with direct Qantas, Airnorth and Rex flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Townsville.

Tourism Darling Downs Board
The board comprises best practice operators from the region, and includes chairman John Wagner, and directors Mrs El Kratzmann (The Bunyas), Mr Geoff Davenport (Happy Valley Retreat and Granite Belt Brewery), Mr Tony Heckendorf (Motel Glenworth), Mr David James (Tangalooma Island Resort), Mr Isaac Moody (Gabbinbar Homestead), Mr Russell Peters (Peters Coaches and Peters Travel). Ruth Wetmore, CEO pictured bottom left.

The Tourism Darling Downs Board

Tourism Darling Downs is a not for profit organisation, limited by guarantee and wholly owned by the members.

The CEO is experienced Marketer, Ruth Wetmore, who has worked extensively in the Darling Downs region, and has robust strategic marketing expertise gained in consumer product/services marketing, agribusiness, hospitality and tourism.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Tourism Darling Downs please contact us, email Ruth Wetmore CEO or call 1300 DARLIN.

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Our Sponsorship Levels

We have tailored sponsorship categories, from Foundation sponsors, through Platinum –
all the way to Bronze. To meet the objectives and budgets of all sponsors.

Foundation Sponsor

We have the opportunity to tailor a Foundation sponsorship package to your enterprise’s strategic objectives, providing access to our media, our campaigns and our events – along with our extensive membership and contact base.

We are in the process of building a database of all tourism operators in the region, and this base already exceeds 1500 businesses.

We have developed powerful and differentiated brand assets for Darling Downs Tourism, to create an impactful and compelling media strategy. There is the opportunity to leverage the Tourism Darling Downs sponsorship logo and assets, and we would be proud to carry your corporate logo and web link on our website.

Foundation Sponsorships start at $40,000.

We are thrilled to announce that we already have three foundation sponsors.

Platinum Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships take their lead from the Foundation sponsorships.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Tourism Darling Downs please contact us, email Ruth Wetmore CEO or call 1300 DARLIN.

This Sponsorship Includes

  • Tailored marketing to meet the sponsor’s needs
  • Prominent marketing leverage
  • Round table strategy meeting with the chair and board
  • Foundation partner dinners
  • Exclusive business strategy retreat with business leaders and experts
  • Money can’t buy experiences
  • 10x Level 2 memberships for your clients
  • Boardroom briefings
  • Event sponsorship

Platinum Sponsorship

We have the opportunity to tailor a Platinum sponsorship package to your enterprise’s strategic objectives, providing access to our media, our campaigns and our events – along with our extensive membership and contact base.

We are in the process of building a database of all tourism operators in the region, and this base already exceeds 1500 businesses.

We have developed powerful and differentiated brand assets for Darling Downs Tourism, to create an impactful and compelling media strategy. There is the opportunity to leverage the Tourism Darling Downs sponsorship logo and assets, and we would be proud to carry your corporate logo and web link on our website.

Platinum Sponsorships start at $20,000 and above.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Tourism Darling Downs please contact us, email Ruth Wetmore CEO or call 1300 DARLIN.

This Sponsorship Includes

  • Tailored marketing to meet the sponsor’s needs
  • Prominent marketing leverage
  • Opportunity for tailored networking events
  • Round table strategy meeting with the chair and board
  • Platinum sponsor dinner
  • 5x Level 2 memberships for your clients
  • Boardroom briefings

Gold Sponsorship

We have the opportunity to tailor a Gold sponsorship package to your enterprise’s strategic objectives, providing access to our media, our campaigns and our events – along with our extensive membership and contact base.

We are in the process of building a database of all tourism operators in the region, and this base already exceeds 1500 businesses.

We have developed powerful and differentiated brand assets for Darling Downs Tourism, to create an impactful and compelling media strategy. There is the opportunity to leverage the Tourism Darling Downs sponsorship logo and assets, and we would be proud to carry your corporate logo and web link on our website.

Gold Sponsorships start at $10,000 and above.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Tourism Darling Downs please contact us, email Ruth Wetmore CEO or call 1300 DARLIN.

This Sponsorship Includes

  • Tailored marketing to meet the sponsor’s needs
  • Prominent marketing leverage
  • Opportunity for tailored networking events
  • Round table strategy meeting with the chair and board
  • Gold sponsor lunch
  • 3x Level 2 memberships for your clients

Silver Sponsorship

We have the opportunity to tailor a Silver sponsorship package to your enterprise’s strategic objectives, providing access to our media, our campaigns and our events – along with our extensive membership and contact base.

We are in the process of building a database of all tourism operators in the region, and this base already exceeds 1500 businesses.

We have developed powerful and differentiated brand assets for Darling Downs Tourism, to create an impactful and compelling media strategy. There is the opportunity to leverage the Tourism Darling Downs sponsorship logo and assets, and we would be proud to carry your corporate logo and web link on our website.

Silver Sponsorships start at $5,000 and above.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Tourism Darling Downs please contact us, email Ruth Wetmore CEO or call 1300 DARLIN.

This Sponsorship Includes

  • Tailored marketing to meet the sponsor’s needs
  • Prominent marketing leverage
  • Opportunity for tailored networking events
  • Silver partner networking event
  • 2x Level 2 memberships for your clients

Bronze Sponsorship

We have limited opportunity to tailor a Bronze sponsorship package to your enterprise’s strategic objectives, providing access to our media, our campaigns and our events – along with our extensive membership and contact base.

We are in the process of building a database of all tourism operators in the region, and this base already exceeds 1500 businesses.

We have developed powerful and differentiated brand assets for Darling Downs Tourism, to create an impactful and compelling media strategy. There is the opportunity to leverage the Tourism Darling Downs sponsorship logo and assets, and we would be proud to carry your corporate logo and web link on our website.

Bronze Sponsorships start at $2,500 and above.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Tourism Darling Downs please contact us, email Ruth Wetmore CEO or call 1300 DARLIN.

This Sponsorship Includes

  • Limited tailored marketing
  • Marketing leverage
  • Opportunity for tailored networking events
  • Networking event
  • 1x Level 2 membership for your clients