2016 Convention - Roma, Queensland

Join us at the ARTN Annual Convention to be held in Roma, Outback Queensland from 25-27 October 2016

The Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) is pleased to announce the 16th Australian Regional Tourism Network Convention, to be held 25-27 October 2016 in Roma, Outback Queensland.

Beginning on Tuesday, 25 October and continuing throughout the week with keynote speakers, visitor information centres workshops, streams on regional topics and much more.  The convention is sure to provide many educational, informational and networking opportunities for all attendees.

Roma, Queensland is located 470km west of Brisbane. Roma is itself a capital in it's own right. The town of 8090 residents is famous for its rich and distinguished history in Gas and Oil exploration and is the pivotal business centre for much of Queensland’s southwest.  Roma is often referred to as the 'gateway to the outback'.

The ARTN Convention Committee is collaborating with local groups on key topics and are currently in discussion with Queensland Information Centres Association (QICA) to run visitor centre streams.

The convention provides an opportunity for local councils, Visitor Information Centre management and staff, tourism business owners and Local and State tourism meet to discuss and find solutions on important regional matters.

Click Here to register your interest to attend the 2016 Roma Convention so you will be the first to receive convention updates.

2015 Convention - Victor Harbor, South Australia

Last years 2015 ARTN Convention was held in Victor Harbor, South Australia in October. 

To view video highlights of the Convention, click here.

To view photos from the Convention please, click here.

To listen to the podcast by Go Future Media, click here.

To read the blog by Linda, TILMA Group, click here.


The ARTN Convention

About:The ARTN Convention is the most significant annual event for industry, practitioners and government agencies engaged in regional tourism throughout Australia. The Convention provides a forum to discuss, debate and investigate solutions to issues, challenges and opportunities facing regional tourism. The Convention is for all sectors of the tourism industry to exchange ideas about ways to grow a sustainable regional destination and to showcase best practice success.

The inaugural Convention was held in Port Macquarie, NSW, in September 2001. Subsequent events have been held in Longreach, Hobart, Lorne, Busselton, Norfolk Island, Canberra, the Barossa Valley, Alice Springs, the Yarra Valley & Dandenong, Townsville, Launceston, Margaret River, Port Stephens and Victor Harbor.

Convention attendees are practitioners, organisations and operators who are intrinsically connected to the tourism industry in regional Australia. Those who attend, both members and non-members, attend because the Convention provides opportunities to be part of the solution and to network and gain firsthand knowledge from those who are at the grass roots of tourism experience delivery in regional Australia.

Take a look at our previous Conventions here.

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