The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is encouraging conference organisers and event managers who are seeking information in relation to the impact of the bushfires on business events destinations to contact the local convention bureau authority.
“There is a lot of misinformation spreading globally about the Australian bushfires via mainstream and social media channels that needs to be addressed,” said AACB CEO Andrew Hiebl.
“Australia’s convention bureaux are best placed to provide up-to-date business events information given they are on the ground in each state and territory with direct connection to industry operators in their respective regions.”
Those convention bureaux with regions directly or indirectly impacted, including smoke haze, will be able to assist conference and incentive organisers to provide relevant communication to their delegates.
“We deeply express our gratitude to the frontline services facing the bushfires – protecting people, homes and local infrastructure,” Hiebl said. “Our hearts go out to the communities that have been impacted.”
Another resource for the business events industry is Tourism Australia’s Bushfire Information page which includes a live map of Australia clearly depicting the many tourism destinations open for business.