Bendigo NEXT tourism conference looks to the future

Bendigo NEXT
Bendigo NEXT returns to The Capital in November.

Tourism conference Bendigo NEXT returns to The Capital on November 21 featuring experts from industries including tech, marketing and the tourism sector.

Visit Victoria’s Diana Morgan and Kirsty Malapa from Tourism Australia will unpack post-pandemic international travel.

Joel and Cory Thorsen from Bliss Search Agency will discuss digital marketing and growing market share, and tech expert Yvonne Adele shares tips to stay innovative and creative in an everchanging market.

The event is presented in partnership by the City of Greater Bendigo and the Bendigo Tourism Board, and is supported with grant funding from Business Victoria’s Business Chambers and Trader Groups Program.

“This is an essential opportunity for all businesses, both local and further afield, who are involved in tourism, customer service, accommodation and events to capture new and best-practice information from inspiring speakers,” City Manager Tourism and Major Events Terry Karamaloudis said.

“There will be an abundance of expertise to provide guidance on emerging trends, what’s next for the industry and what businesses need to do to move forward effectively.

“Highlights will include what travellers and consumers are looking for next, how to create an award-winning experience or attraction, and a session discussing what to expect for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games.”