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1. Visit Knysna Website / Stakeholders Login – from the Stakeholders Engagement
On Tuesday morning, we hosted a stakeholders engagement to a small (unfortunately) yet enthusiastic group of local product owners.  Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt of Knysna PR, as project manager for the mobile-first website for Visit Knysna, presented on the material that is included in this extensive, content- and image-dense site.  We encourage everyone to sift through the site and utilise the content therein when promoting your product, complimenting it by promoting the destination at large – and its many offerings:  www.visitknysna.co.za.  

Simon Thomas, with on-site support from Sharon Laughton, both of S2 Web Solutions, then directed the product owners in a step-by-step process through the ‘product login and registration process’ so you can ensure your content is up-to-date and the search tags are relevant for your product in order to garner the best benefits from the site’s searches.  Our site then directs people directly to your site for further details (e.g. pricing, availability, etc).   Please be sure to register so you can update your product details.  In this section, you can also upload your specials, events, and all happenings within the greater Knysna area. 
Login Page: https://www.visitknysna.co.za/stakeholder-login/
Login & Registration Manual: Manual.pdf
2. @VisitKnysna Instagram Competition – Tourism Month
On Monday we launched our Tourism Month Instagram competition to ‘win a 3 night stay in Knysna’ for two lucky travellers.  Follow @visitKnysna, ‘like’ the competition post and tag at least 3 friends in the comments, as well as @visitknysna.  The launch of this competition follows the engagement hosting of Content Creators / Influencers, Mandla & Cwenga of @MomentWithUs over the weekend of the Simola Hillclimb.  The competition ends on World Tourism Day, the 27th September.  Be sure to share the competition to your social media pages.   There certainly is keen interest therein, with already nearly 16 000 comments on this post….
3. Spring Clean Greater Knysna – Saturday, 18 September 2021
Thanks to the coordination of the Ocean Odyssey / Springtide Charters team, the annual ‘Spring Clean Greater Knysna’ on ‘International Coastal Clean-up Day’ will be taking place tomorrow.  We hope you have joined a clean-up team, or at least please ensure that the area surrounding your business / property is clean and tidy.  Together, we need to and can make a difference.
4. Garden Route International Film Festival (GRIFF) – 48 Hour Film Race – this weekend
Although registration for participation has closed, the GRIFF 48 Hour Film Race takes place from 18h00 today, 17th until Sunday, 19th September.  Good luck to those participating and remember to have fun.
5. WESGRO’s Domestic Campaign Regional Videos Launched
Wesgro’s new destination campaign, using GPS coordinates to encourage travellers to ‘find your place, find yourself and get in a good space’ in the Western Cape, released this week in a press statement: Read more here
Click here to link to the Garden Route & Klein Karoo video.  Please use this content to your advantage and the promotion of the Western Cape.
6. Western Cape Business Events Support Programme - Applications
Wesgro’s Convention Bureau has launched a support programme aimed to stimulate short- and medium term national business events in the Western Cape, with the intention to reignite confidence in hosting in-person and hybrid business events by assisting eligible event organisers with funding.  If you are a business event organiser and interested to know more, read more here.
7. Digital Content Creator in the Greater Knysna Area
Wesgro’s Cape Town based junior digital content creator, Raphaella Joannou, is currently working remotely from Knysna, #WFK.  Whilst here, she is doing a number of local experiences whilst gathering and creating content for Wesgro’s social media platforms. 
8. Reminder:  COVID-19 Mythbuster Webinar
Through SATSA, a reminder that the 'COVID-19 Vaccine: Myth Buster Session' will take place at 14h00 on Monday, 20 September.  Presented by Dr M Moodley MBCHB (UKZN) MBA (UCT), Director-Health Impact Assessment, Department of Health, this interactive session is aimed at dispelling myths and addressing vaccination hesitancy. This jam-packed session will provide all the credible information you need as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions about vaccinations and more.   Join the Meeting on Microsoft Teams, by clicking here.
Imagine with all your mind,
Believe with all your heart,
Achieve with all your might.
- success portal
Take care, stay safe and please continue to observe protocols.

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