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Portarlington Looking South

Portarlington in FEB 2018 Jetstar Magazine

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Just to let you know of a fantastic article featuring Portarlington in this month’s Jetstar Magazine.

Freelance journalist Tim Richards travelled to Portarlington on Port Phillip Ferries in November 2017 and did a couple of activities and stayed in Port as organised by Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine.

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Tim’s article that now appears in all Jetstar Magazines inflight for the whole month of February – starting today.

Inflight magazines cater to a very captivated audience. I’m one of them, always flicking through the magazine when I travel and getting inspired. As researched by Jetstar, nearly 70% (68.6%) read as an activity when they are taking their flight.

As of 2016, 1.6m passengers travelled with Jetstar on average each month. The magazine is available in every seat pocket of the Jetstar Airways fleet on every flight. There are 75 aircraft travelling to 34 destinations.

Happy reading! There is mention of some great local businesses in there.

The whole article equates to $40K in advertising spend.

Narelle Needham
Marketing & Communications Officer
Level 1, 48 Brougham Street, GEELONG VIC 3220


Portarlington Ferry in Safe Harbour

Proposed ferry service from Portarlington into Collins Landing

“We are interested in running a ferry service from Wyndham, Portarlington and Williamstown into Collins Landing.”

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Mr Little told Fairfax Media on Tuesday 20th OCT. 2015.

The ferries would dock in the heart of the Docklands precinct in Melbourne and Mr Little says the economics and viability of the services are being rigorously modelled.

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SeaLink is eyeing expansion into other cities and in Melbourne is working on several options including a trial of a passenger service from Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula across Port Phillip Bay to Melbourne. Mr Ellison said the company has held preliminary discussions with Mr Little’s private companies. The trend for state governments to want to get cars off increasingly clogged roads in Sydney and Melbourne delivers strong growth opportunities for ferry passenger services, he said.

Fast forward to February 2018 –  A daily dedicated Docklands to Portarlington Ferry is now part of the seascape.

The Portarlington Safe Harbour has just been officially completed with a dedicated floating berth for the Ferry and Cruise Ship tenders if visiting.

CLICK HERE for more https://pbda.net.au/portarlington-safe-harbour-completion-feb-2018/


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