MIKALYA & HER BEARS
By magicalgetaway_admin / February 2, 2020

MIKALYA & HER BEARS

Mikayla & Her Bears In December 2017, Mikayla gifted her first 5 bears to the Swinge Family. The bears are handmade, which when squeezed give this special message: You are special, never give up. Since then, Mikayla has gifted over…

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SPRING FAMILY CARNIVAL
By magicalgetaway_admin / November 26, 2019

SPRING FAMILY CARNIVAL

Thank you! Huge thanks to everyone who joined us for our inaugural Spring Family Carnival which was held on Sunday 20 October 2019 at Pirate Park in Keysborough. We would like to sincerely thank our Ambassadors, Kat Stewart & Steven Bradbury,…

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2019 RACV TOURISM AWARDS
By magicalgetaway_admin / November 26, 2019

2019 RACV TOURISM AWARDS

Excellence in Accessible Tourism This year, MGF submitted an application in the 2019 RACV Tourism Awards, under the category Excellence in Accessible Tourism. The Victorian Tourism Awards represent an industry framework for peer recognition which fosters a culture for business…

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VICTORIA TOURISM INDUSTRY COUNCIL FEATURE
By magicalgetaway_admin / March 2, 2019

VICTORIA TOURISM INDUSTRY COUNCIL FEATURE

Pioneering Social Tourism in Australia VTIC Tourism Excellence Magazine, Volume 8 – No. 2 Summer 2018-19 The Magical Getaway Foundation, based in Melbourne, is the only national charity dedicated to pioneering social tourism in Australia. We are the inaugural Australian member…

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INAUGURAL SOCIAL TOURISM FORUM IN AUSTRALIA
By magicalgetaway_admin / November 4, 2018

INAUGURAL SOCIAL TOURISM FORUM IN AUSTRALIA

CONGRATS ON AN IMPRESSIVE EVENT! We are in awe of the support we received on Friday 19 October at the inaugural Social Tourism Forum in Australia. Huge thanks to everyone who joined us on the day. “Congrats on an impressive…

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SURF COAST TIMES ARTICLE
By magicalgetaway_admin / July 7, 2018

SURF COAST TIMES ARTICLE

Business helps family have a magical Lorne holiday BY JAMES TAYLOR  The Magical Getaway Foundation helped co-ordinate the holiday in Lorne for the family of five.  FIVE Lorne businesses generously offered their support to the Magical Getaway Foundation to give a…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / April 14, 2018

NEW BEGINNINGS

NEW BEGINNINGS Last week we were accepted as a new member of the International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO).  The Magical Getaway Foundation is the inaugural member in Australia. The ISTO, initially created under the name International Bureau for Social Tourism…

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GIVING WITH NO EXPECTATION
By magicalgetaway_admin / March 26, 2018

GIVING WITH NO EXPECTATION

GIVING WITH NO EXPECTATION   March Newsletter This newsletter is dedicated to 5 extraordinary people who have given to the Foundation, with no expectation of any acknowledgement. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life…

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BRINGING JOY TO OTHERS
By magicalgetaway_admin / December 6, 2017

BRINGING JOY TO OTHERS

Bringing Joy to Others In December 2017, the Swinge family were gifted their first ever holiday to Lorne for 6 days. Along with all the other surprises, each of the children received a handmade bear, which when squeezed gave this…

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PIONEERING SOCIAL TOURISM IN AUSTRALIA
By magicalgetaway_admin / November 10, 2017

PIONEERING SOCIAL TOURISM IN AUSTRALIA

PIONEERING SOCIAL TOURISM IN AUSTRALIA What is Social Tourism? Have you ever heard of it before? There are many people in Australia who have never heard of social tourism, and many others who only have the vaguest idea of what it…

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