Australian Regional Tourism (ART) has received more than 100 registrations for the annual Australian Regional Tourism Convention, which will be held on October 21-23 at Paranaple Convention Centre in Devonport, Tasmania.
The Convention theme is ‘Getting ready for the spotlight’ – Is regional Australia finally a genuine part of our national tourism agenda, and are we ready?
“The Convention is a fantastic forum in which regional tourism practitioners can exchange ideas, discuss and debate some of the most important issues, challenges and opportunities facing regional tourism” said ART chair Coralie Bell.
The three-day event will attract delegates from across the country and feature an exciting line-up of more than 45 speakers including the likes of Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman; Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonathon Duniam; John Hart from the Australian Chamber; John Fitzgerald, CEO Tourism Tasmania; and Karen Fitzgerald from Tourism Australia, to name just a few.
“In addition to regional dispersal and the power of collaborative marketing in region, key presentations include aboriginal tourism, accessible tourism, visitor servicing, business events, accommodation platforms, tourism route and journeys, tourism membership and regional case studies,” said Bell.