We’re pleased to note that our own Sandra Stevenson was featured in a recent NIBA Insurance Adviser national industry magazine for her tourism and hospitality insurance expertise. See below for an excerpt with her comments from the article.
Small towns with big potential
The Australian Regional Tourism Network states that almost half of every dollar spent on tourism in Australia is spent in regional destinations. A lot of regional areas and towns are seeing growth and prosperity based on regular influx of tourists whether it’s for a certain season or for an event.
Sandra Stevenson from GS Insurance located in Trundle NSW says, “Tourism, travel and hospitality risks aren’t limited to the usual beach and winery destinations in Australia. Here in Trundle, NSW, our town grows by more than ten times its size for our annual ABBA Festival (6 May this year).”
She elaborates, “Also, our neighbours to the north, Tullamore, NSW, usually stages its Irish Music Festival at Easter. Events like these for regional Australian towns can make a huge difference to the financial wellbeing of the town and businesses within it, but there are also risks to be aware of that are associated with tourist drawcards like this.” One of the very real risks in Australia is a disaster or severe weather event occurring that prevents festivals like these from going ahead.
“A cancellation doesn’t just impact the event organisers, but it filters down to the local businesses as well,” says Stevenson.
You can read the full article (PDF) here or find it online here.
GS Insurance is part of community broker network, which has partnered with CGU to provide world-leading medical advice to our clients.
Best Doctors is an exclusive service that GS Insurance, through cbn, can offer you and your immediate family as part of your Countrypak policy.
Accident & Health International also has access to Best Doctors.
What does Best Doctors do?
Should you or an immediate family member suffer a medical condition, Best Doctors can give you and your treating doctor access to the expertise and insights from a leading international expert in your condition. Best Doctors will perform an in-depth assessment of your condition and ensure that you have the right diagnosis and optimal treatment plan. All it takes from you is one phone call and Best Doctors does the rest.
Being remotely located means you’re not easily able to access leading specialists, which is why Best Doctors makes a real difference and has already helped other farmers get back working quicker.
Best Doctors can help when you’re:
- Unsure about your diagnosis
- Confused about your medical treatment
- Having trouble accessing a second opinion due to location, cost or time
- Looking for more information about your condition
Best Doctors can even help you to identify who the leading experts are in your nearest metropolitan area.
Key member benefits:
- No cost to you in using our service.
- Available for all Countrypak policy holders, their partner, children and parents (including in-laws).
- Can be used for any condition, injury or illness that affects your way of life (except mental health).
- Can be used at any time and as many times as you need.
- Completely independent to any claim, Best Doctors will not share any information with anyone other than you.
For more information contact GS Insurance or view the Best Doctors website.
3 minute Best Doctors overview (video)
How time flies… GS Insurance has now been in business for TEN YEARS!!
Of course we continued on from Brian Goodwin’s establishment of the insurance agency 20+ years before.
That’s an amazing 30 years of continuous service to our community for this agency. I like to think that we must be doing something right!
I sincerely thank you, our valued customers for your support of our business over this time, as there would be no business without you.
To mark our 10 year anniversary, we’ve revamped our logo and getting with the times by establishing a social media presence.
I invite all our community and business customers with a website to contact me if you would like to have a link on our site (and vice versa).
Better scale and leverage, same customer commitment
Just a heads up, by around mid-year, GS Insurance will be undergoing even greater changes when we join a national brokerage. This will give us greater access to more insurers. It will also mean changes in some of our office processes. What won’t change is our commitment to do our best by our clients. More info will follow over the next few months.
Please note that the GS Insurance office will be closed on Monday 24th April 2017.
So far in 2017, GS Insurance has sponsored the Ted Little Ewe Comp, Trundle Rugby League football club, Trundle Grease & Oil Change day, Tottenham Picnic Races and the Tullamore Irish Music Festival.
Events coming up are:
29 April – Marg’s Golf Day at Trundle
6 May – Trundle Abba Festival
May – Parkes M&D Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Central West is a happening place and we love to support our local communities. Thank you for your support too!