South West Rocks to host 2019 North Coast Tourism Symposium

Tourism and hospitality business community are being encouraged to join industry leaders and experts for the 2019 North Coast Tourism Symposium at South West Rocks.

Hosted by Kempsey Shire Council and Destination North Coast under the theme Evolving Together, the event on August 1 will focus on business sustainability and the importance of evolving to meet future consumer needs.

It will be the first time the symposium has been held in the area, according to Council’s economic development and tourism coordinator, Marilyn Breen

“The full-day program presents an exciting professional development opportunity for all sectors of the North Coast tourism industry with a host of compelling speakers, an innovative format and updates on Destination North Coast’s activities,” she said.

“It’s not very often that local tourism business operators have the chance to get together and collaborate with industry peers and keep abreast of emerging trends and challenges.”

A range of topics including sustainable, cultural and nature-based tourism, adventure and experience-rich travel, cruises, food and wine trails and education will be covered by guest speakers from Destination North Coast, Tourism Australia, Earthcheck, GreenX7, and The Intrepid Traveller.

The symposium will be followed by the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards gala dinner with both events held at the South West Rocks Country Club.