WITIA Works 17.2

What’s Inside

  • WITIA Global Sponsor Profile – Worldwide…more than just print
  • Member Profile –  Louize Godlonton, Australian Attractions
  • Vietnam Educational 21-28 September 2022
  • On the COVID Beat & COVID Final Roundup by Beverley Auerbach
  • Russia/Ukraine
  • Member News

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From the Presidents Desk

WITIA’s new website is now up and running at www.witia.org. We ask members to log on and check their profiles to ensure that all information, particularly contact data, is up to date. You should have received an introductory email with your login information. If you have not, please contact webdeveloper@witia.org. We will be uploading short tutorials on how to use some of the features on the website and also activating more functions during stage II of this project – expect exciting updates! We encourage you to promote your business, tour or product line on the WITIA site by uploading an article, blog or special offer (via the ‘Members Only ‘section of the website).
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for this year’s WITIA Educational to Vietnam. The 7-night / 8-day land-only itinerary will take place from 21-28 September 2022.

Educational host Varini DeSilva of Ceylon Express International has put together a comprehensive array of experiences that will give you an excellent grounding in the culture and natural scenic
beauty of this exciting country.

For more information on the Educational and post tours please contact

Varini DeSilva at tours@ceylonexpress.com @ceylon

This year we changed the schedule for our virtual Hand of Friendship member Zoom meetings to the second week of the month, on Thursday or Friday, depending on where you are located. WITIA’s next Hand of Friendship meeting will be on 12/13 May, and will include a presentation by New Zealand member Patricia Parsons of Mir Pilgrimages about packages to Medjugorje, the Shrines of Europe, the Holy Land and Catholic pilgrimages through New Zealand. Details and Zoom link will be emailed to members a week prior to the meeting, with reminders posted on WITIA’s Members Only Facebook page.
To reserve a date for your own virtual FAM presentation, please contact me at president@witia.org.
Presentations can be up to 15 minutes duration and should be about the member’s tourism products or a country/ region /city of interest. I hope members continue to take the opportunity to connect, share experiences and exchange ideas on how to kick start their businesses.

Kind Regards, Leah


Global Partner Offer


Headed by WITIA Gold Sponsor Eileen Mellor, “WORLDWIDE … more than just print” Bundall, Burleigh and Robina’s core business is graphic design and printing. Their graphic designers create visually effective artwork for a host of applications including logos for new businesses and press ads for corporate entities.
Worldwide’s print products range from core stationery lines such as business cards, letterheads, presentation folders, envelopes, NCR booklets and custom shape labels through to large format printing, such as shop signage, outdoor banners, retractor banners, posters and canvas. These are just a few of the items Worldwide can produce with their latex machine. Large format printing for outdoor use has a guarantee of 3-5 years for UV– resistance. The company owns the latest high quality digital and offset production machines that can handle any printing requirements on a day-to-day basis. Naturally they offer binding, laminating, drilling, etc.

‘WORLDWIDE … more than just print” offers online print management solutions for corporate entities and franchise groups, and is happy to extend services to companies of every size throughout Australia. Eileen’s company philosophy is succinctly expressed in their mission statement: “Our goal is to provide the best possible products with the greatest service possible. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional service by every staff member of “WORLDWIDE … more than just print” Bundall, Robina, Burleigh.”

“WORLDWIDE … more than just print”, BUNDALL, ROBINA, BURLEIGH
Unit 4, 5 Frigo Court, Bundall Queensland 4217, Australia
PO Box 5460, GCMC, Queensland 9726 Australia
Tel: +61 (07) 5538 0871; Mobile: +61 0408 025 227;
Fax: +61 (07) 5538 6976

Tel: +61 414 344 269


Member Profile

Louize Godlonton


Australian Louize Godlonton was born in Bowral, the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, about ninety minutes southwest of Sydney. After living in Sydney and Victoria, she and husband Roman Peldys followed the sun two years ago to the tropical Coral Sea town of Palm Cove, near Cairns in northern Queensland.
For years Louize worked as a property manager in real estate but set out on a career in tourism via a fortuitous intermediary step as a sales executive with Where Magazine. Capitalizing on her greater visibility there, she came into contact with tourism guru Ken Corbett, an acknowledged expert on inbound Australian tourism. Ken saw in Louize the right person to handle sales and marketing for his young company, Australian Attractions Pty Ltd. She worked out so well that after a short period of time he asked her to be his business partner. As Louize comments, “That was 26 years ago and I have never looked back!”

Australian Attractions is an international representation company with offices in Australia and Korea. Prior to COVID, there was also an office in China. With the title of Director of Sales and Marketing, Louize oversees the Southeast Asia, India and rest-of-world markets (US & UK/Europe).
Although the pandemic created a devastating tourism drought in Australia, Louize writes, “Our company has survived COVID and we look forward to wonderful tourism years ahead.” To that end, she is exhilarated to hit the road again, going on her first sales trip to Singapore in more than two years.
She’ll be visiting select tour operators to present her company’s fabulous attractions. These include Scenic World Blue Mountains, the Sydney Zoo, BridgeClimb (atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge), Fantasea Cruises, Hunter Valley Resort, Pearls of Australia, The Tank Stream Hotel and the Hard Rock Café. Most of these attractions are located in New South Wales, but they also have product in other states including Victoria and Queensland.

Louize’s professional enthusiasm and tireless, personal involvement with Australian tourism has brought visibility and success to the products that Australian Attractions represents. Her commitment and creative abilities teamed with exemplary planning, computer and operational skills have translated to excellent sales throughout the world.
Perhaps part of her success has been her visibility through WITIA. She has benefitted from frequent free advertising in WITIA NETWORKS! to promote local Australian attractions to an international audience. She writes, “I was introduced to WITIA by Leah Gage and have been a member for many years. This is a great opportunity to connect with thousands of like-minded people in our amazing industry.”

Louize enjoys traveling with her husband Roman, having eagerly explored places around the world for the past 26 years, both for leisure and business. Her favorites include Italy, France (especially Paris), in fact, Europe in general. Add to those India, Singapore, and many places in the US and UK that she loves. “But there are so many more places to visit!” (Lucky for the tourism industry!) Louize and Roman are very social, loving to catch up with friends all over Australia as well as abroad. Louize has been an active SKAL committee member in SKÅL International Cairns. She has been a qualified life coach for many years, promoting skills that facilitate a work-life balance. Louize writes, “Following a 90% plant-based diet, I have a passion for nutrition. I used my spare time during COVID to graduate as a qualified nutritionist and wellness counsellor.”

LOUIZE GODLONTON, Director Sales & Marketing (Queensland-based)
Level 1, 299 Elizabeth Street, Sydney New South Wales 2000 Australia
Tel: +61 02 8251 0078; Cell: +61 0414 704 778

louize@australianattractions.com.au www.australianattractions.com.au


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