Australian Regional Tourism Network releases program for annual convention
More than 150 regional tourism professionals will convene in the nation’s capital for four days to help formulate a plan for sustainable regional tourism growth and development to 2030.
This year’s speaker line up will feature more than 40 tourism professionals, with a focus on digital disrupters such as Uber and Airbnb.
“The calibre of presenters we’ve secured for the 2017 convention is second to none,” said ARTN chair Simon McArthur.
In addition to increasing regional dispersal and product development, the key themes to be discussed include agritourism, the sharing economy, aboriginal tourism, accessible/inclusive tourism, visitor servicing, air access and cruise tourism.
“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 McArthur.
The Australian Regional Tourism Convention will be held from October 23 – 26 at QT Canberra. For more information or to register visit www.artn.com.au/convention.