Please select your home edition
Edition
T Clewring One Design

Hamilton Island - Social media initiative

by Sophie Baker on 7 May 2013
Whitehaven Beach, on Whitsunday Island - Ultimate Instameet : Returntoparadise Hamilton Island www.hamiltonisland.com.au
Return2Paradise is being held from 17th to 19th May 2013. Hamilton Island has secured a lineup of the country’s top talent to be ambassadors for its social media initiative the Ultimate Instameet: Return2Paradise.

The who’s who list of Australian fashion, business, food, TV, sport and radio personalities includes model and TV presenter Rebecca Judd (@becjudd), We Are Handsome Co-Founder and Designer Jeremy Somers (@wearehandsome), world swimming champion Michael Klim (@michaelklim1), mother, businesswoman and Balinese princess Lindy Klim (@lindyklim), food photographer and cookbook author Billy Law (@atablefortwo), comedian and radio announcer Scott ‘Dools’ Dooley (@scottdools), plus photographer, designer and one of Australia’s top 10 Pinterest users Luisa Brimble (@luisabrimble).

When speaking of the Instameet Rebecca Judd said she can’t wait to take part: ‘I'm really excited about finally being able to visit qualia on Hamilton Island. This gorgeous destination has always been high on my wish list and to be able to visit it as part of an Instameet adds a whole new dimension – I can’t wait!’

These talented Aussies, boasting a combined Instagram following of over 115,000 fans, will be joined by Australian, UK and Chinese Instagrammers and competition winners for a weekend Whitsundays’ getaway.

The group will experience the best of the region’s delicious produce, incredible sights and unique experiences, which they will capture and share instantly with their social networks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr and China’s Tencent Weibo, reaching hundreds of millions of social media users in Australia, United Kingdom, China, and beyond.

Sophie Baker, Hamilton Island’s Senior Communications Manager said: ’Instagram is a modern-day postcard; a way to share your travel experiences in real-time with friends, family and followers around the globe. By credibly tapping into the power of social influence and the vast networks of these well-known Instagrammers, we’re able to promote Hamilton Island to a much broader, connected and socially-savvy audience who like to emulate the experiences of those around them.’

A bespoke itinerary showcasing the best the Island has to offer has been created and will include three-course feasts at qualia’s waterside Pebble Beach, a day trip to nearby Whitehaven and Chalkies beaches for snorkeling, swimming and sumptuous local Whitsundays seafood, sunset cocktails on Australia’s only Golf Course on its own Island at Hamilton Island Golf Club, a gourmet BBQ dinner on picturesque Catseye Beach, mountain peak climb to see sunrise over the tranquil Whitsunday islands, a cuddle with Australia’s native koalas, and more.

The eclectic group is staying in varying accommodation around the Island to showcase the broad offering available to Hamilton Island guests, including the renovated Palm Bungalows, scenic Reef View Hotel, boutique Beach Club, luxury Yacht Club Villas and of course, qualia, recently named Best in the World by readers of US Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

To see Hamilton Island’s Ultimate Instameet Return2Paradise unfold in real-time, follow on Instagram @hamiltonisland, @qualiaresort, and:

Ambassadors: Rebecca Judd (@becjudd), Jeremy Somers (@wearehandsome), Michael Klim (@michaelklim1), Lindy Klim (@lindyklim), Billy Law (@atablefortwo), Scott ‘Dools’ Dooley (@scottdools), and Luisa Brimble (@luisabrimble).

Competition winners: Mark Seabury, Sydney (@markseabury), Robert Read, Sydney (@bobby_j), Matt Glastonbury, Hobart (@mattglastonbury), Mia Glastonbury, Hobart (@miaglastonbury) and Ido Simyoni, London (@ido8all).




T Clewring J-classNaiad/Oracle SupplierInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

PredictWind - One stop shop
PredictWind have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software PredictWind the world leader in forecasting believe that more is better, and have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software.
Posted on 15 Aug
Marine Resources job updates
Marine Resources specialises in providing expert recruitment services to the leisure marine industry worldwide. Marine Resources specialises in providing expert recruitment services to the leisure marine industry worldwide. Jobseekers register your CV now to receive the latest vacancies and be matched to your ideal job. Employers choose from a variety of recruitment options which include a full consultancy service as well as a unique job advertising package.
Posted on 11 Aug
America's Cup - Southern Spars to build AC50 for Emirates Team NZ
Southern Spars has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 wingsailed foiling catamaran One of the world's leading composite engineering companies, Southern Spars has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 wingsailed foiling catamaran for the 35th America’s Cup campaign. The move marks a shift away from Cookson Boats who have been Team New Zealand's boatbuilder since 2000. No reasons have been given for the decision to change the builder.
Posted on 24 Jul
Upffront.com - Tuff Luff and Harken Headfoils
Upffront.com is a comprehensive online purchasing platform for performance sailing hardware and rigging systems Upffront.com is a comprehensive online purchasing platform for performance sailing hardware and rigging systems; orders are processed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we deliver to customers located anywhere in the world.
Posted on 8 Jul
Barz floating sunglasses - Ideal for sailing in rough conditions
Our SAN JUAN floating model fitted with 1.1mm Acetate Lenses have a density of 0.95 GM/ML Barz floating sunglasses float in rough conditions. Most sunglasses that say they float, only float in the bathtub as once they break surface tension (or if there is any movement on top of the water)... down they go...
Posted on 7 Jul
Free $US3,000 Carbon Vang with SouthernFurl boom orders in July
Southern Spars is giving a free carbon vang - valued at US$3,000 - with SouthernFurl in-boom furlers ordered in July Southern Spars is giving away a free carbon vang - valued at US$3,000 - with all of their SouthernFurl in-boom furlers ordered in July. Carbon gas vangs make a great addition to the furling boom package, though if you’d prefer to keep your existing one, Southern Spars will offer you a 5% discount on the price of your boom instead.
Posted on 29 Jun
11th Hour Racing to present at annual Green Sports Alliance Summit
11th Hour Racing is headed to Houston, Texas, to present at the annual Green Sports Alliance Summit 11th Hour Racing is headed to Houston, Texas, to present at the annual Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 28-30, the world’s largest gathering for the sports community around sustainability, including both professional and collegiate sports teams, leagues and venues.
Posted on 25 Jun
PredictWind - Stunning new forecast maps
When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. The mapping technology was rebuilt to be faster, have smaller downloads and be able to smoothly animate PredictWind’s advanced forecasts. Following the success of the Offshore App, we’re releasing this unique display technology across all other platforms, including the forecast website, Android and iOS Apps
Posted on 24 Jun
Extreme Sailing Series™ partners with Cisco Systems
The global technology company will provide exclusive networking solutions that will transform wireless connectivity The first venue at which members of the public, race officials and sailors will benefit from the Cisco WiFi solutions will be Cardiff – the third Act of the 2016 season – where the action gets underway on the water on 23 June. As an Official Series Supplier, Cisco will provide similar facilities at the remaining Acts of 2016.
Posted on 22 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race makes key changes to its leadership team
The re-shuffle which follows Mark Turner’s appointment as CEO, is aimed at driving innovation of sailing’s offshore race Lawrence is currently Race Director of the Extreme Sailing Series, and arrives with bags of sailing and commercial expertise, having previously managed events in all of the territories that will be visited during the 2017-18 edition.
Posted on 21 Jun